Travel Deals Archives | MightyTravels Blog Posts

New Cebu airport to open July 1st, Chase revamps Marriott Business cards, Orbitz kills $50 BRG coupons, Airbus adds range to the A350s

New Cebu airport to open July 1st, Chase revamps Marriott Business cards, Orbitz kills $50 BRG coupons, Airbus adds range to the A350s

– Cebu’s gorgeous new airport will be open by July 1st – I will check it out next month! – TAP Portugal – an airline with a (much deserved) reputation for being late all the time – is planning to add service to San Francisco – well better late than never! – Chase has revamped […]

Posted on June 14, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Air Canada big in Romania, Virgin Atlantic keeps A330, world’s worst long-haul flight now from San Francisco, Priority Pass adds lounges at EWR, IAD, LAX

Air Canada big in Romania, Virgin Atlantic keeps A330, world’s worst long-haul flight now from San Francisco, Priority Pass adds lounges at EWR, IAD, LAX

– Air Canada’s Rouge is now flying to Romania’s capital Bucharest direct from Montreal and Toronto – Virgin Atlantic is keeping the Air Berlin A330’s for good (I reviewed Air Berlin Business Class last year) and is upgrading them by adding a Premium Economy section but keeping the (in my eyes better) Business Class seat […]

Posted on June 12, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

European Travelers now pray their flights get delayed and cancelled, another airline ranking from Airhelp

European Travelers now pray their flights get delayed and cancelled, another airline ranking from Airhelp

– if you are flying from the European Union you can just pray that your flight catches a massive delay – even connecting flights from the EU are eligible for the EU 261 compensation Passengers whose onward connections outside Europe are delayed or cancelled can claim EU compensation, according to a landmark ruling. The European […]

Posted on June 8, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

AirBnB takes you for a drive in Japan, RwandaAir’s closing in on US service, Wizzair close to base in Tel Aviv, whaaat Sheraton’s will get a ‘Coffee Bar Bar’

AirBnB takes you for a drive in Japan, RwandaAir’s closing in on US service, Wizzair close to base in Tel Aviv, whaaat Sheraton’s will get a ‘Coffee Bar Bar’

– self policing works – well at least in the case of AirBnB Japan has a new law that comes into effect and requires hosts to register and be licensed. Fair enough. But AirBnB just dropped 80% of their rentals in the country and cancelled all the reservations with it. If you have a trip […]

Posted on June 7, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Mighty Travels Premium – How many miles will I earn for my flight (oh and what’s a Fare Class anyway)?

Mighty Travels Premium – How many miles will I earn for my flight (oh and what’s a Fare Class anyway)?

Rule of Thumb – How many miles will my flight earn? The amount of miles earned is often a decisiveargument when booking a Premium Cabin flight. While many airlines (but not all!) have restricted earning on their discounted Economy tickets the earning rates for Premium Economy/ Business and First Class have largely stayed intact. As […]

Posted on June 4, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Qantas to codeshare with Air New Zealand, 2,500 Hyatt points in an easy promotion, Norwegian drops Oakland, British Airways to pay you back Avios

Qantas to codeshare with Air New Zealand, 2,500 Hyatt points in an easy promotion, Norwegian drops Oakland, British Airways to pay you back Avios

– bad news for passengers in Australia/ New Zealand the (former) rivals Air New Zealand and Qantas will set up a codeshare agreement (read revenue share) Airfares and airport taxes are already sky high in the region – something that will only get worse. – one of Norwegian’s first routes to the US was Stockholm […]

Posted on June 1, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Air France Flying Blue First Class bookable (and more changes to awards), under $2,000 Business Class to Asia, 20,000 American Express Membership Rewards points for $1,000 in flights

Air France Flying Blue First Class bookable (and more changes to awards), under $2,000 Business Class to Asia, 20,000 American Express Membership Rewards points for $1,000 in flights

– Air France/KLM Flying Blue has changed their award booking prices (there was no award chart before either) – biggest surprise Air France First Class seems now bookable by any Flying Blue member (elite status was required before) Airports with low fuel surcharges such as Hong Kong and Sao Paulo come out at 320,000 miles […]

Posted on June 1, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Singapore Airlines brings back direct Singapore to Newark (don’t book it!), BA 50% off award sale, new Radisson Blu Phu Quoc

Singapore Airlines brings back direct Singapore to Newark (don’t book it!), BA 50% off award sale, new Radisson Blu Phu Quoc

– Singapore Airlines is bringing back the non-stop service between Singapore and Newark on a new A350 ULR (Ultra Long Range) The Singapore to Newark flight is just of range for most aircraft right now and the airline will just have 170 passengers on board. Talk about long and thin! I found the Business Class […]

Posted on May 31, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

New Design and Summer Hiatus

New Design and Summer Hiatus

– we finally got a new design for Mighty Travels, Mighty Fares and Mighty Rates today There are still a number of small bugs to hunt down but it’s a big step up from our old theme. It is easier to read and has even less clutter. We hope you enjoy! – I will take […]

Posted on May 31, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Spotify $9.99 for three months, this is the season for award chart changes, South African Airways struggling to keep services up

Spotify $9.99 for three months, this is the season for award chart changes, South African Airways struggling to keep services up

– Spotify is back with their ‘summer offer’ perfect for lots of offline listening until late August and offers a three month subscription for $9.99 for any cancelled account before April 15th 2018 – the month of May seems to be the time to tinker with award charts (before everyone is off for summer holidays) […]

Posted on May 29, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Fly to Africa from the US for just 13,050 miles one-way with South African Airways JourneyBlitz

Fly to Africa from the US for just 13,050 miles one-way with South African Airways JourneyBlitz

South African Airways Voyager members have had their share of massive devaluations over the past. Awards on South African Airways generally require A LOT of miles and incur high fuel surcharges (partner awards are not much better). However South African Airways Voyager runs semi-frequent  ‘JourneyBlitz’ promotions from time to time and the award rates are […]

Posted on May 26, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

World’s best Business Class deal is back, Kayak to search for compensation for delayed flights, why are Australian airports so expensive?

World’s best Business Class deal is back, Kayak to search for compensation for delayed flights, why are Australian airports so expensive?

– South East Asia’ best Business Class Deal (if not one of the best in the world!) is back – just $131 Round Trip for Malaysia Airlines from Bali to Kuala Lumpur The fare includes all taxes and fees (both Bali and Kuala Lumpur have departure taxes). Malaysia Airlines operates an A330 widebody once a […]

Posted on May 25, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Uber scuttles self driving car operations, Asia Miles makes changes to earning and redeeming miles, South African Express flights grounded

Uber scuttles self driving car operations, Asia Miles makes changes to earning and redeeming miles, South African Express flights grounded

– the NTSB has some preliminary findings about the fatal crash an Uber self-driving car was involved in Much of the report has been previously reported, including the fact that Uber had disabled the Volvo XC90’s factory settings for emergency braking and other driver assist features. And there is no mention of the vehicle’s software […]

Posted on May 24, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Qantas’ tired pilots, British Airways axes Luanda, IHG to add 2,000 hotel beds in this country…

Qantas’ tired pilots, British Airways axes Luanda, IHG to add 2,000 hotel beds in this country…

– Qantas is having a tough time re-adjusting pilot schedules for their new Perth-London route which is significantly longer than Perth- Dubai – British Airways is dropping service to Luanda, Angola It is rather surprising that this service existed for so long after the oil price crash killed most investment and travel to Luanda a […]

Posted on May 23, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Singapore Airlines to fold SilkAir, launches vroom hotel booking options, Air Belgiums second chance to make a first impression and Emirates’ dangerous games with pilot fatigue

Singapore Airlines to fold SilkAir, launches vroom hotel booking options, Air Belgiums second chance to make a first impression and Emirates’ dangerous games with pilot fatigue

– good news from Singapore Airlines – the Silkair brand will soon be folded into the ‘mainline’ Singapore Airlines brand The changes are part of a turnaround program that is already increasing profits for Singapore Airlines. Singapore Airlines also promises to install lie flat seats in the new 737 MAX Business Class that Silkair has […]

Posted on May 21, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Great Air New Zealand deals to New Zealand & beyond, Asiana’s second daily flight to Los Angeles is an A350

Great Air New Zealand deals to New Zealand & beyond, Asiana’s second daily flight to Los Angeles is an A350

– I’m currently in Queenstown, New Zealand taking advantage of the Business Class award space that has opened up on Air New Zealand for ANY partner (Star Alliance or others). Air New Zealand does not have fuel surcharges so miles from a program that charges them are ‘more valuable’ for booking the airline. I used […]

Posted on May 13, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Etihad can’t find a match, in-flight WiFi actually makes money, beloved South African Airlines gets another check (to stay afloat)

Etihad can’t find a match, in-flight WiFi actually makes money, beloved South African Airlines gets another check (to stay afloat)

– struggling Etihad Airways can’t find anyone who wants to merge with them However all is not lost – Etihad COULD be surviving on its own – it has a strong (yet somewhat tarnished brand), some great planes and products and a committed shareholder base. – in-flight WiFi DOES make money – if Spirit install […]

Posted on May 11, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

WOW Air now going to India!, Emirates improves results, Alaska changes changes & Westjet’s cool new Business Class

WOW Air now going to India!, Emirates improves results, Alaska changes changes & Westjet’s cool new Business Class

– no joke WOW Air is about no announce flights to New Delhi, India – and yes there is a good reason for having flights to Asia seemingly Mogensen is seeking a counter-cyclical hub outside Iceland to redeploy WOW Air’s excess capacity during the slower winter season. At the time, he declined to comment on […]

Posted on May 9, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Trump administration has US airlines’ back in Chinese censorship, will there be a pan-Korean open skies agreement?

Trump administration has US airlines’ back in Chinese censorship, will there be a pan-Korean open skies agreement?

– airlines must love the Trump administration even more – it has their backs in the Chinese attempt to censor airline maps “This is Orwellian nonsense and part of a growing trend by the Chinese Communist party to impose its political views on American citizens and private companies,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. […]

Posted on May 7, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

impressive Vietjet results, IAG low-balls Norwegian, rare Chase backtracking on rewards, Etihad cancels orders, Sheraton Bamako opens

impressive Vietjet results, IAG low-balls Norwegian, rare Chase backtracking on rewards, Etihad cancels orders, Sheraton Bamako opens

– strong numbers from Vietnamese (and now Thai) LCC Vietjet which reported $60 million in quarterly profits on $600 million in revenue just for Q1! I quite liked Vietjet – though both their Saigon hub and increasingly their operations suffer from overcrowding (as it is the case with Air Asia). – IAG is apparently low-balling […]

Posted on May 7, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

Chase launches 100,000 Marriott Premier Plus, Southwest’ new Hawaii routes announced, mystery prevails about what caused the ‘almost crash’ at SFO last year

Chase launches 100,000 Marriott Premier Plus, Southwest’ new Hawaii routes announced, mystery prevails about what caused the ‘almost crash’ at SFO last year

– Chase is out with the Marriott Premier Plus that comes with 100,000 bonus points The product is not available to either (i) current cardmembers of the Marriott Rewards Premier or Marriott Rewards Premier Plus credit card, or (ii) previous cardmembers of the Marriott Rewards Premier or Marriott Rewards Premier Plus credit card who received […]

Posted on May 3, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more

40,000 JetBlue Barclays card, IndiGo COO under fire, Air India mauling 787 for spare parts, Norwegian adds more London to New York flights, Qantas says goodbye to 747 and your Greece holiday plans to be changed?

40,000 JetBlue Barclays card, IndiGo COO under fire, Air India mauling 787 for spare parts, Norwegian adds more London to New York flights, Qantas says goodbye to 747 and your Greece holiday plans to be changed?

– Barclays is out with an improved offer for the JetBlue Business card worth 40,000 points The points are worth about $600 in airfare (to be used on JetBlue only). Good deal! Keep in mind that annual fee of $99 is not waived! – Go Air is suing IndiGo COO Prock-Schauer who has a colorful […]

Posted on May 2, 2018 by in Travel Deals

Read more