new Istanbul airport opens with 5x elite qualifying miles, Singapore Airlines falls in love with Alaska, Radisson expands in Nigeria and China Eastern paying the price…

Posted on November 1, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Lufthansa is adding non-stop flights to Seattle – another nod to partner Alaska Airlines which has their primary hub there and away from United which seems to be more a competition – maybe we will see an Anchorage flight one day?

amazingly the new Istanbul airport has opened up almost perfectly on-time

Flights will be switched over the next coming weeks.

Turkish Airlines Miles & Smiles now also offers a 5X on status miles if you venture to book and complete a flight from the new airport before the end of the year.

So far only Baku and a few domestic destinations are flown from the new airport.

– Radisson has found two more eager franchisees in Nigeria in Ikeja and Victoria Islands (Lagos)

China Eastern is paying the price for high fuel prices with much diminished net profits (though accounting in those heavily state owned vehicles is always an inexact science)