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Hong Kong Airlines coming to Los Angeles, Cathay still in trouble, Skylux to launch massive capacity between US and Asia, new Philippine Airlines 777-300 business class

– after a successful Vancouver launch Hong Kong Airlines will soon come to Los Angeles with their brand new A350s – Cathay pacific can’t shake the bad bets on fuel and the huge competition from Chinese mainland carriers buying jets by the dozen and reports another stinging $250+ million loss – Skylux is the latest […] Read on →

Air Berlin files for bankruptcy, 5,000 Miles and More for a hotel booking, free 1,000 Marriott Rewards points

– Air Berlin has finally filed for bankruptcy protection – ostensibly this is just to complete the restructuring According to the ailing German carrier, the German federal government, Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int’l) and other partners are assisting Air Berlin in its restructuring efforts with the government providing a bridge loan allowing it to continue flight […] Read on →

Qatar $1,080 to Ho Chi Minh, Vule Airways launch plans, 100,000 bonus with a Chase Ink Preferred, 10,000 Hilton points per authorized user, Ethiopian upgrading the 767 fleet

– great Qatar fares from Moscow to Saigon again (there most competitive route for some reason) at $1,080 RT in Business Class (HT Flyertalk) – Vule Airways headquartered at Entebbe airport has announced launch plans with 12 destinations in Africa in Europe – let’s hope it happens and the super high fees at Entebbe airport […] Read on →

new IHG Accelerate promotion, fantastic Wyndham get a free night with two stay promotion, unlimited Wifi on planes for $10!, Ctrip bookings now eligible for Marriott stay credits

– IHG is out with the fall Accelerate promotion – I seem to always get around 43,000 points offered and so far I have been able to make good use of them Check your offer. – fantastic new promotion from Wyndham Rewards – get 7,500 points after one stay – up to 15,000 which is […] Read on →

Honolulu to Caribbean for $1,128 RT in Business Class, cheaper access to the Escape lounge at Oakland Airport

– Delta (and American for slightly more) have flights from Honolulu to Nassau and Havana for $1,128 Round Trip in Business Class, this also works in the other direction – Groupon has a deal for discounted access to the Escape lounge at Oakland airport for $29 American Express Platinum card holders have that access included […] Read on →

Wow Kenya Airways South Africa to Asia in Business $800 Return, 50,000 miles Cathay Pacific credit card, Grubhub buys Eat24, 20% bonus for ThankYou points transfer to Asia Miles, 20% off Ebags, Kayak buys Mundi

– Kenya Airways has loaded some excellent fares from Johannesburg to Bangkok and Guangzhou in Business Class under $800 Round Trip The fares come up only on the German OTAs – but from my experience they are very legit. – the Cathay Pacific Asia Miles credit card now comes with a 50,000 sign bonus This […] Read on →

Frontier 50% off code, 45,000 Marriott Rewards from social media campaigns?, what not to do when a plane is taxiing, Virgin Atlantic improves online booking interface for Delta awards, ANA profits increase eightfold(!)

– Frontier is serious about going after United and breaking the US airline oligopoly – their latest row of new routes and fares are out and the company now also has a 50% off code Use Promo code SAVE50 I liked my experience with Frontier (REVIEW) – very low frills but efficient and clever. – […] Read on →

Europe to Cape Town for $1,200 in Business, Sri Lankan Business Class Jakarta to Bahrain under $1,000, Addis Abeba to Djibouti railway link to open, Nairobi to Mombasa trains now running, RwandAir opens base in Benin

– Kenya Airways has flights from London and Amsterdam in Business Class to Cape Town starting at $1,200 for the Round trip – Sri Lankan has great fares from Jakarta to Bahrain for $916 Round Trip earning 13,000 miles and or 560 British Airways Executive Club Tier Points – Ethiopia is getting ready to open […] Read on →

You can soon wear a bikini and go visa free to Saudi Arabia!, Qatar adds Santiago de Chile and Rio de Janeiro, City National Infinite returns with 50,000 bonus, American Express EveryDay card & Alaska to add $125 redeposit fee?

– Saudia Arabia is working on a huge ‘independent tourism development zone’ that is the size of Belgium Apparently most of the tourism unfriendly rules like the prohibition of alcohol and the inability to wear a bikini at the beach will be lifted inside the area. Saudia Arabia has tons of unspoiled scenery that we […] Read on →

China Eastern Business Class to Asia under $2,000 RT from New York, Qatar abandons American investment, Uber drivers rig surge fares in New York City, Juno and Gett merge w $20 free rides, Lufthansa record profit

– China Eastern has good fares from New York City to most of South East Asia starting at $1,980 Round Trip earning 175%/200% on Delta Skymiles. – Qatar is abandoning plans to invest in American Airlines – that wasn’t their smartest move anyways – Uber drivers in New York City have figured out how to […] Read on →

WOW $357 Round Trip to SE Asia from many US cities, 10x at Walmart, new AMEX offers with Hilton and AMEX Travel, China now adds 160 planes in six months, 20,000 BusinessExtra points, Air Canada record profits and their vision of aviation

– great prices on China Eastern from many East (!), Central and West Coast cities to most of their destinations in SE Asia starting at $357 Round Trip with lots of availability – Chase is pushing Chase Pay at Walmart with a 10x if you use it online – AMEX has a new round of […] Read on →

Book your Pointbreaks hotel now, Qatar dealing with Golden Ticket aftermath, Taiwan hit by two storms in one weekend (and I was in the middle of it), new Bank of America rewards card, Lyft and Uber planning credit card launch, Malaysia Airlines to go lie-flat on regional Business Class

– the new PointBreaks list is now ready for booking – somehow the IHG IT is having trouble displaying the full list – but the properties I recommended last week all show the correct 5,000 points now – Qatar Airways has left all confirmed bookings untouched from yesterdays ‘Golden Ticket’ sale but cancelled any reservations […] Read on →