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Qantas First Class Lounge Melbourne Review

Qantas First Class Lounge Melbourne Review

Qantas runs a surprisingly large operation at the smallish Melbourne Airport. Qantas has flights to Los Angeles and Asia on an A380, as well as several flights with codeshare partner Emirates. The company runs a dedicated first class lounge (similar to what you may have seen at Los Angeles Airport). The lounge occupies the upper […]

Posted on August 20, 2017 by in Cathay Pacific Reviews, Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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Primera Air to launch trans-atlantic service, Hyatt changes BRG to $50 payout, China Airlines regional Business Class, Emirates and Air Seychelles in near miss, Norwegian adds Denver

Primera Air to launch trans-atlantic service, Hyatt changes BRG to $50 payout, China Airlines regional Business Class, Emirates and Air Seychelles in near miss, Norwegian adds Denver

– Primera Air is the latest trans-atlantic low cost airline offering $99 one-way flights in a space that is increasingly crowded with Norwegian, Level, WOW air, Joos (Air France), Eurowings and Condor. Primera started as JetX and has been run as a charter airline that sold some of the inventory as low cost tickets. Service […]

Posted on July 21, 2017 by in Best Rate Guarantee, Cheap flights Norwegian, Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Air France Economy Review San Francisco to Paris AF 85 and Air France-KLM Lounge San Francisco Review

Air France Economy Review San Francisco to Paris AF 85 and Air France-KLM Lounge San Francisco Review

Air France is one of the few long-haul economy products I have flown in the last few years. This was due to a mistake fare three years ago (though it would be considered more a ‘low fare’ now). I liked my experience on the Air France Economy A380 to Paris but wasn’t happy with the old […]

Posted on June 20, 2017 by in Air France/KLM Flying Blue, Airline Reviews, Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews, Priority Pass Lounges

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Business Class deals to South East Asia, Santiago de Chile, and the US from Europe, Virgin Atlantic offers status match, Emirates offers visa deal, Gulf Airlines planning a growth spurt?

Business Class deals to South East Asia, Santiago de Chile, and the US from Europe, Virgin Atlantic offers status match, Emirates offers visa deal, Gulf Airlines planning a growth spurt?

– Aeromexico has a good Business Class deal from the SF Bay Area to Santiago de Chile -the last leg is the excellent Aeromexico 787 Business Class – for $1,668 Round Trip – Philippine Airlines now undercuts the excellent ANA fares to South East Asia from Vancouver in Business Class – starting at US$1,756 for […]

Posted on June 11, 2017 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Great Business Class fares to San Francisco, Jakarta and Singapore, is Wizzair taking over Europe?, Emirates is honoring Maldives mistake fare!

Great Business Class fares to San Francisco, Jakarta and Singapore, is Wizzair taking over Europe?, Emirates is honoring Maldives mistake fare!

– Aeromexico has some great Business Class fares from Santiago de Chile to San Francisco for $1,540 Round Trip The last leg from Guadalajara to San Francisco is in Economy though. All segments earn miles (i.e. on Delta Skymiles). I really liked the ‘hard product’ of the new Aeromexico Business Class 787 going to Santiago […]

Posted on May 26, 2017 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Travel Industry Flight Status

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100,000 Marriott Rewards credit card, Uber credit card, UK follows electronics ban, does the US electronics ban punish Etihad, Qatar and Emirates?

100,000 Marriott Rewards credit card, Uber credit card, UK follows electronics ban, does the US electronics ban punish Etihad, Qatar and Emirates?

– Most (if not all) Marriott Rewards members with a US address should have received an email yesterday with a 100,000 Marriott Rewards Bonus points credit card It contains this link (the link does not mention the 100,000 offer though). The personal Marriott Rewards card is subject to 5/24 and you won’t receive a new […]

Posted on March 22, 2017 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Travel Industry Flight Status

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75,000 Citi Hilton Honors (no annual fee), IHG 100% Buy Points bonus, Air Asia cancels Mauritius, Emirates buying narrow body planes now?

75,000 Citi Hilton Honors (no annual fee), IHG 100% Buy Points bonus, Air Asia cancels Mauritius, Emirates buying narrow body planes now?

– Citibank is back with the 75,000 Hilton Honors no fee credit card Yes you read that right – no annual fee – all you need to do is spend $2,000 in the first 3 months after approval. This card is a no brainer and you should get the sign up bonus if you have […]

Posted on February 14, 2017 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Travel Deals

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Lufthansa & Etihad ‘mini merger’, new South African 330, RwandaAir A330 Business Class, World of Hilton, 2,000 points per Hilton stay, 70,000 Chase United card, buy access to Emirates lounges & more

Lufthansa & Etihad ‘mini merger’, new South African 330, RwandaAir A330 Business Class, World of Hilton, 2,000 points per Hilton stay, 70,000 Chase United card, buy access to Emirates lounges & more

– Etihad and Lufthansa already agreed ‘mini-merger‘ goes much further than people think – Etihad will relocate into the sacred halls of Lufthansa in Munich and Frankfurt and the companies will work together in a number of areas – if that’s no preparation for a merger – what is? – RwandAir’s First Airbus A330-200 is […]

Posted on February 2, 2017 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Travel Deals

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Etihad First Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) to San Francisco (SFO) EY183 777-200

Etihad First Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) to San Francisco (SFO) EY183 777-200

After taking Etihad Business Class San Francisco flights twice recently, I was curious to how the Etihad First Class version from Abu Dhabi would play out. After our visit to the Etihad First Class Lounge we were looking forward to some sleep. However, in between the lounge and the plane is the dreaded pre-clearance to clear US […]

Posted on November 29, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Upside.com Review – We compare Upside’s package deals for business travelers with other sites

Upside.com Review – We compare Upside’s package deals for business travelers with other sites

Use our link to get an additional $125 off your first booking using upside.com. Tell me about Upside… Upside is an innovative package deal site for business travelers, created to benefit both your company and yourself. Upside currently operates from airports in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and San Francisco to more than 40 […]

Posted on October 27, 2016 by in Cheap flights, Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Hotel deals with Points

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Cuba travel, 50% off Gulf Air, RwandAir’s bullish plans, Emirates Business Class lounge renovation & KLM restarts Teheran service

Cuba travel, 50% off Gulf Air, RwandAir’s bullish plans, Emirates Business Class lounge renovation & KLM restarts Teheran service

– I’m still somewhat in the dark what you can and can not do when traveling to Cuba – I always had another passport to travel but never got around to see the island anyways – this handy guide spells it all out There are 12 categories of authorized travel to Cuba: family visits; official […]

Posted on October 23, 2016 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Travel Industry Flight Status

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5,000 Starpoints, amazing AMEX and Norwegian results, Copa launches Wingo, $1,000 off Emirates tickets, OMG Arik Air!

5,000 Starpoints, amazing AMEX and Norwegian results, Copa launches Wingo, $1,000 off Emirates tickets, OMG Arik Air!

– American Express and SPG give you 5,000 extra Starpoints when paying with an AMEX card for 15 stays (i.e. your Starwood American Express card) – Register here – Hilton & AMEX offering 5,000 points of you add an authorized user and spend $500 (seems targeted) – Visa and Emirates have decent discounts (especially in […]

Posted on October 20, 2016 by in Cheap flights Norwegian, Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Travel Deals

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Etihad Business Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) to San Francisco (SFO) EY 183 777-300ER

Etihad Business Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) to San Francisco (SFO) EY 183 777-300ER

Etihad Airways only started San Francisco flights about 1.5 years ago and joined Emirates as the second major Middle East carrier to fly to San Francisco. Qatar Airways is rumored to start service as well if and when they have an aircraft. We had used 67,500 American AAdvantage miles for the whole trip from New […]

Posted on August 24, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Emirates Skywards and Air Mauritius Kestrelflyer start partnership – what are great values?

Emirates Skywards and Air Mauritius Kestrelflyer start partnership – what are great values?

Emirates Skywards and Air Mauritius Kestrelflyer have quietly started a reciprocal partnership this week. Air Mauritius has been affiliated with Air France so far as the French airline brings in big numbers of visitors to the region. This role seems to have shifted to Emirates now as the Dubai based carrier has two (!) daily […]

Posted on May 11, 2016 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards

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Newsroom April 9th – $479 New York- Honolulu, 2,000 easy Qmiles, new Emirates redemption and the endless wavering of the Marriott/ Starwood merger

Newsroom April 9th – $479 New York- Honolulu, 2,000 easy Qmiles, new Emirates redemption and the endless wavering of the Marriott/ Starwood merger

– Virgin America is offering $479 RT from New York to Honolulu – I found my last flight with Virgin America to Honolulu in Economy (Review) horrible – don’t buy this! – Malaysia Airlines Enrich now partners with Emirates to earn and redeem miles (but no First Class redemptions) Enrich miles are easy to get […]

Posted on April 9, 2016 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Travel Industry Flight Status

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AWESOME FARE! Multi-trip Rome to Africa & Asia (inc to Johannesburg, then from Durban to Bangkok & back to Rome) for $324

AWESOME FARE! Multi-trip Rome to Africa & Asia (inc to Johannesburg, then from Durban to Bangkok & back to Rome) for $324

What’s the deal with this awesome fare? There is always a chance that the airline could cancel, so avoid making additional plans until your flights have been confirmed. Check out this incredible fare from Rome to various cities around the world on a multi-trip for the amazing price of 291.19 euros (US $324) – that’s around 1 cent […]

Posted on March 13, 2016 by in Cheap flights, Emirates Reviews & Skywards

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Emirates launches second daily flight from Dubai to LAX

Emirates launches second daily flight from Dubai to LAX

What’s the scoop with Emirates? Emirates has announced that beginning July 1st this year, the airline plans to launch another daily service from Dubai International to Los Angeles International, in order to supply customer demand for travel between Dubai and the western US. Tell me more about the extra Emirates service… Flight EK217 will be operated on an […]

Posted on January 8, 2016 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards

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Emirates Skywards Gold or Platinum status match for a limited time

Emirates Skywards Gold or Platinum status match for a limited time

What’s the deal with Emirates Skywards? Emirates Skywards has a limited-time status match offer for you to get Gold or Platinum status through the end of November. The applicable criteria state that you should hold a top-tier frequent flyer membership with another airline and have similar travel patterns to the Gold and Platinum tier requirements acquired on regular […]

Posted on November 15, 2015 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards

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Emirates companion fare offer – Two round-trip tickets to Milan from New York for $1,099 economy or $3,800 business class

Emirates companion fare offer – Two round-trip tickets to Milan from New York for $1,099 economy or $3,800 business class

What’s the deal with the Emirates companion fare? Starting today, you can book two round-trip companion tickets from New York to Italy’s Milan from $1,099 in economy class or $3,800 in business class. These are good fares for an excellent airline, but you need to get your skates on and book by November 16th, 2015. The outbound travel period is […]

Posted on November 13, 2015 by in Cheap flights, Emirates Reviews & Skywards

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Spend $500 on Emirates flight with Amex to get $125 back [targeted]

Spend $500 on Emirates flight with Amex to get $125 back [targeted]

What’s the deal with the Emirates flight? Select American Express cardmembers can get $125 statement credit back on a $500 spend on airfare or seat upgrades at Emirates.com through December 18th, 2015. How do I get the Emirates flight deal? Check your Amex Offers to see if you’ve been targeted for this great deal, then add the […]

Posted on September 28, 2015 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Emirates Reviews & Skywards

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Emirates Skywards members triple miles and 30% off Hilton Dubai hotels, food and beverage

Emirates Skywards members triple miles and 30% off Hilton Dubai hotels, food and beverage

What’s the deal with Emirates Skywards? Skywards members can get 30% off stays, food and beverage at all participating Hilton hotels in Dubai, as well as earn triple miles through November 30th, 2015. The participating properties include: Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Conrad Dubai Hilton Dubai Creek Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort Hilton Dubai The Walk Doubletree by Hilton Dubai […]

Posted on September 12, 2015 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Hilton Honor

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Fly Emirates with up to $1,000 off plus register by today for up to triple Alaska Mileage Plan miles

Fly Emirates with up to $1,000 off plus register by today for up to triple Alaska Mileage Plan miles

What’s the deal with fly Emirates? You can save $1,000 off all Emirates First Class fares, $500 off select Emirates Business Class fares and $50 off all Emirates Economy Class fares, when you book with the code ALASKA5 by September 15th, 2015, for travel until February 28th, 2016. Plus you can earn up to triple Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles […]

Posted on September 7, 2015 by in Best use of Alaska Mileage Plan miles, Emirates Reviews & Skywards

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Cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) from Dusseldorf (DUS) $553.80 RT

Cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) from Dusseldorf (DUS) $553.80 RT

Here’s a cheap flight to Kuala Lumpur (KUL) from Dusseldorf (DUS) flying with Emirates June 25th – July 1st for just $553.80 RT. You can search possible dates for this deal on ITA Matrix and book on Emirates. Fare Class for this trip: Unknown  Miles Flown (actual mileage may vary): 12,500 (4 cents per mile) Where to credit your miles:  3,000 miles […]

Posted on May 29, 2015 by in Cheap flights, Emirates Reviews & Skywards

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Emirates promo codes give you $50 – $1,500 off flights – Book by May 11th 2015

Emirates promo codes give you $50 – $1,500 off flights – Book by May 11th 2015

What’s the deal with the Emirates promo codes? Two Emirates promo codes are circulating right now – USJLS15 and USOID15 – which both expire 11.59PM EDT May 11th, 2015. Both codes work on either economy, business class or first class flights departing from various US airports: New York Los Angeles San Francisco Boston Seattle Chicago Houston Dallas […]

Posted on May 9, 2015 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards

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Airfare Deal Barcelona (BCN) & others to Jakarta, Singapore (CGK, SIN) starting at $491.50

Airfare Deal Barcelona (BCN) & others to Jakarta, Singapore (CGK, SIN) starting at $491.50

Emirates, Etihad (in conjunction with Alitalia) and Qatar have currently filed interesting fares from Europe (Barcelona, Madrid and Amsterdam) to Asia (Singapore and Jakarta) all in the $500 range for the round-trip. Historically, that’s pretty cheap! You can search possible dates for this deal on ITA Matrix and book on Priceline and CheapOair.com. ITA Matrix […]

Posted on April 23, 2015 by in Cheap flights, Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest, Qatar Airways

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