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Somon Air coming to the US?, Alitalia launches Nairobi and Johannesburg, AMEX Centurion lounge in London, Hyatt double points, Skyteam lounge Vancouver

Somon Air coming to the US?, Alitalia launches Nairobi and Johannesburg, AMEX Centurion lounge in London, Hyatt double points, Skyteam lounge Vancouver

– crazy – tiny Somon Air, which is headquartered in sleepy Dushanbe, Tajikistan has just ordered a 787 (yes just one) and is planning flights to the US! – Italians are the master of the game of waiting it out! We all thought Alitalia will not see the light of 2018 – but the airline […]

Posted on November 16, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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flyDubai’s new Business Class, Emirates new First Class and B787 orders, LATAM to add Tel Aviv, ThankYou points and Ultimate Rewards add partners and 2,500 bonus MR for Alaska purchases

flyDubai’s new Business Class, Emirates new First Class and B787 orders, LATAM to add Tel Aviv, ThankYou points and Ultimate Rewards add partners and 2,500 bonus MR for Alaska purchases

– flyDubai’s new 737MAX are getting the cool JetBlue Mint seat configuration – yeah! – Emirates has started the Dubai Air show with a bang – showing off their new First Class Suites AND ordering Boeing 787 en mass (instead of the much expected A380 orders) – LATAM is planning to add Tel Aviv as […]

Posted on November 13, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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40,000 Business Aviator card, how safe are mileage brokers for premium tickets?, 50,000 American AAdvantage Bonus miles for holiday activities

40,000 Business Aviator card, how safe are mileage brokers for premium tickets?, 50,000 American AAdvantage Bonus miles for holiday activities

– there is now again a working link for the Barclays 40,000 Aviator Business Credit Card (Thanks MtM There are no real reason not to get this card if you have a business. – a good summary about discount business class ticket brokers I generally find them to be in-transparent but savings can be great […]

Posted on November 10, 2017 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Turkish and Emirates bouncing back, new Uber Express Pool, five new Hilton airport hotels, Uber’s flying cars ambitions still alive

Turkish and Emirates bouncing back, new Uber Express Pool, five new Hilton airport hotels, Uber’s flying cars ambitions still alive

– Turkish and Emirates are both seeing much improved revenues and profits for Q3/2017 in a much expected rebound – you’d think there are enough airport hotels already but Hilton is announcing five more in Boston, Los Angeles, Nashville and Toronto – Uber is introducing Express Pool as a way to compete better for people’s […]

Posted on November 9, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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120,000 Marriott Rewards card, Radisson Bali Uluwatu to open, OTA’s now control 99% of hotel inventory!, Emirates new First Class and 30,000 Aeromexico bonus credit card

120,000 Marriott Rewards card, Radisson Bali Uluwatu to open, OTA’s now control 99% of hotel inventory!, Emirates new First Class and 30,000 Aeromexico bonus credit card

– Chase now offers the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card with 120,000 bonus points That’s a solid increase from the usual 80,000 offer, however (unlike the Business version) this card falls under the dreaded 5/24 rules with Chase. – the Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu is about to open in January 2018 It looks gorgeous! – […]

Posted on November 8, 2017 by in Chase Ultimate Rewards, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Indigo has 1,000 daily flights now!, Lufthansa’s new Brussels Airline strategy, $9.99 one-way rentals for most US airports, Singapore back in the black

Indigo has 1,000 daily flights now!, Lufthansa’s new Brussels Airline strategy, $9.99 one-way rentals for most US airports, Singapore back in the black

– my favorite Indian LCC – Indigo – is having a huge milestone this week – 1,000 flights operated in a day! – Lufthansa is secretly giving Brussels Airlines a makeover and is now using the planes for their new Dusseldorf Eurowings branded Low Cost service (replacing many Air Berlin routes) – Avis is running […]

Posted on November 7, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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Qatar buys into Cathay Pacific, Etihad 10% off any flight, WOW Air and LEVEL on a roll

Qatar buys into Cathay Pacific, Etihad 10% off any flight, WOW Air and LEVEL on a  roll

– Qatar has closed a deal for almost 9.6 % of Cathay Pacific for $682 million Qatar is VERY confident about the future of aviation and has been trying to find investment vehicles outsides of markets it operates right now. Unlike Etihad has decided to invest in local champions (though arguably Cathay Pacific is reeling […]

Posted on November 6, 2017 by in Best use of British Airways/ Iberia Avios, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Cheap Business Class from Pakistan, Iran to US, cheap Philippine Airlines Business Class, Fastjet Mozambique launches, Flying Blue and Avios to be revenue based for earning and redeeming soon?

Cheap Business Class from Pakistan, Iran to US, cheap Philippine Airlines Business Class, Fastjet Mozambique launches, Flying Blue and Avios to be revenue based for earning and redeeming soon?

– the Gulf carriers have some great fares from Lahore, Pakistan and Teheran, Iran to the US East Coast starting at $1,432 Round Trip Those are obviously not an easy visa option for US Passport holders but Pakistan offers rather hassle free tourist visa for a $199 fee. – Philippine Airlines now has the direct […]

Posted on November 6, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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Etihad cancels Dallas, Singapore Airlines new A380 cabin layout and seats, Citi Hilton cards will become American Express cards in 2018

Etihad cancels Dallas, Singapore Airlines new A380 cabin layout and seats, Citi Hilton cards will become American Express cards in 2018

– Etihad is suspending (i.e. cancelling) their Dallas flights Qatar Airways and Etihad are hurting from the cancelled codeshare agreement with American. The North-East US destinations and Los Angeles are safe but other QR/EY services to the US may get cancelled soon. Etihad needs to get its game together – after the disastrous equity investments, […]

Posted on November 2, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Travel Industry Flight Status

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