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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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Norwegian Halloween sale, Amex changes Hilton cards, Kenya Airways axes Asia, JetBlue two day sale, Centurion SFO lounge closed today

Norwegian Halloween sale, Amex changes Hilton cards, Kenya Airways axes Asia, JetBlue two day sale, Centurion SFO lounge closed today

– Norwegian is running a Halloween sale with code HALLOWEENUK17 I couldn’t find any immediate savings though. – American Express is making changes to their Hilton Cards The new Hilton Honors American Express Aspire Card will come with a huge $450 annual fee but also $250 airline credit and $250 resort credit plus an annual […]

Posted on November 1, 2017 by in Travel Deals, Travel Industry Flight Status

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ANA, Cathay and more airlines joined TSA Pre, United resumes San Francisco-Auckland service (but where is the award availability?)

ANA, Cathay and more airlines joined TSA Pre, United resumes San Francisco-Auckland service (but where is the award availability?)

– ANA (All Nippon Airways), Cathay Pacific Airways, Contour Aviation, Finnair and Korean Air have joined TSA Pre which makes US departures much easier as you can use the dedicated TSA Pre lanes if you are signed up for the program – United is resuming the seasonal San Francisco – Auckland service Sadly award space […]

Posted on October 29, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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$325 Round Trip to Hawaii, Norwegian makes low-cost model work, 2,000 bonus Hyatt points for Hyatt House Dusseldorf, American Express Centurion Lounge Philadelphia Update

$325 Round Trip to Hawaii, Norwegian makes low-cost model work, 2,000 bonus Hyatt points for Hyatt House Dusseldorf, American Express Centurion Lounge Philadelphia Update

– Hawaii has seen a pretty impressive drop in fares lately – sales never touched under $399 Round Trip – but Alaska and United now have plenty of dates in the coming weeks for under $325 Round Trip – Norwegian seems to get their burgeoning growth under control and they seem to make the long-haul […]

Posted on October 27, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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5,000 United miles with Club Carlson, Air Canada’s record Q3 profit, PerksPlus offers another 5,000 United miles

5,000 United miles with Club Carlson, Air Canada’s record Q3 profit, PerksPlus offers another 5,000 United miles

– Club Carlson has a great new promotion where you can earn 5,000 United miles with just two stays Do yourself a favor and register. – Air Canada is joining the club of ‘rich North American airlines’ with a record Q3 profit of $763 million – PerksPlus offers 10,000 points (worth 5,000 United miles) just […]

Posted on October 26, 2017 by in Club Carlson / Radisson, Travel Industry Flight Status, United Mileage Plus

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Singapore orders 39 long haul planes from Boeing, United offers Star Alliance partner boarding passes via the app, 90,000 Virgin Atlantic credit card

Singapore orders 39 long haul planes from Boeing, United offers Star Alliance partner boarding passes via the app, 90,000 Virgin Atlantic credit card

– sad day for Airbus – Singapore Airlines placed firm orders for twenty 777-9 and 10 787-10 with Boeing Each Long-haul planes make between $75 million – $100 million in revenue per year – big numbers! – United now offers boarding passes in the mobile app for many Star Alliance partners – that’s great news […]

Posted on October 25, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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S7 Priority status match for topbonus members, Lufthansa partner award searches online, Aer Lingus A330 runs into runway lights and Virgin Australia jet ingests a bird and a rabbit

S7 Priority status match for topbonus members, Lufthansa partner award searches online, Aer Lingus A330 runs into runway lights and Virgin Australia jet ingests a bird and a rabbit

– S7 Priority is the latest program to offer a status match for topbonus account holders The status match comes with a twist as that you can re-credit any S7 flights that were previously credited to topbonus between Oct 1st 2016 and September 30th 2017 to S7. To activate the status match you will need […]

Posted on October 23, 2017 by in Lufthansa Miles and More, Travel Industry Flight Status

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IHG $100 after two stays, EU261 compensation for Gulf carriers, now it is a Virgin Hyperloop One, US-Turkey bookings down 45%, 4 points per dollar on Apple

IHG $100 after two stays, EU261 compensation for Gulf carriers, now it is a Virgin Hyperloop One, US-Turkey bookings down 45%, 4 points per dollar on Apple

– IHG is back with their priceless promotion – $100 after two stays (one stay must be at least two nights) If you stay at more budget friendly IHG chain options the card value will be $50. This promotion ‘stacks’ with other IHG promotions and is usually excellent value. – the pilot for airberlin last […]

Posted on October 19, 2017 by in IHG Rewards Club, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Airbus suddenly owns 50.01% of Bombardier, Lufthansa’s amazing acquisition streak

Airbus suddenly owns 50.01% of Bombardier, Lufthansa’s amazing acquisition streak

– interesting move by Bombardier that basically just ‘gave away’ 50.01% of the equity to Airbus Times must be dire up north and after that tariffs decision (that may now be reversed). – Lufthansa once again swoops in as the uncontested bidder for the assets of an airline and is ready to shell out $590 […]

Posted on October 16, 2017 by in Lufthansa Miles and More, Travel Industry Flight Status

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St. Helena airport opens, Virgin Atlantic recruits Delta planes, Emirates $1,500 off First Class, another Air Asia incident

St. Helena airport opens, Virgin Atlantic recruits Delta planes, Emirates $1,500 off First Class, another Air Asia incident

– remote St. Helena has finally gotten its first commercial flight after the long awaited opening of its airport Flights are operated by SA Airlink via Windhoek, Namibia. SA Airlink is a subsidiary of South African Airways ans redemption are generally hard or impossible using Star Alliance Mileage programs. – after snakes on a plane […]

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

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American plane on fire in Hong Kong, SF Bay Area under fire siege today, Turkey suspends issuing visas for US citizens

American plane on fire in Hong Kong, SF Bay Area under fire siege today, Turkey suspends issuing visas for US citizens

– an American Airlines plane in Hong Kong was briefly engulfed in a fire as a cargo loading equipment caught fire earlier today One injury is reported but the plane and passengers were amazingly not harmed. – I woke up to the smell of fire this morning – there are several huge fires raging just […]

Posted on October 9, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status, Turkish Airlines Review

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Singapore Airlines is back on United.com, Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport to open, Qatar’s big plans for Meridiana

Singapore Airlines is back on United.com, Hyatt Regency Algiers Airport to open, Qatar’s big plans for Meridiana

– united.com once again shows award space on Singapore Airlines after a long hiatus I wish Ethiopian Airlines will come back too – for Ethiopian Airlines flights you still have to call. – Hyatt is having a solid pipeline for new hotels in Africa with half a dozen deals closed – the next one to […]

Posted on October 4, 2017 by in Qatar Airways, Travel Industry Flight Status, World of Hyatt

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$222 Round Trip to Bangkok from the US, Hilton 5,000 bonus, Monarch Airlines goes out of business

$222 Round Trip to Bangkok from the US, Hilton 5,000 bonus, Monarch Airlines goes out of business

– several of Momondo’s OTAs have fares to Bangkok from Los Angeles and New York for $222 Round Trip Most ANA departure airports from the US work including San Francisco, San Jose and Houston, Seattle and Washington D.C. The caveat is that the stay in Bangkok is just around 24 hours. There are plenty of […]

Posted on October 3, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status, Very low fares (Super Sales & Formerly called Mistake Fares)

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United to start direct Los Angeles to Singapore, is Pakistan about to build a nascent tourism industry?

United to start direct Los Angeles to Singapore, is Pakistan about to build a nascent tourism industry?

– United is adding a new direct flight from Los Angeles to Singapore (after San Francisco) Two questions remain – aren’t they out of 787’s soon? And is Singapore Airlines finally adding a direct flight too? – interesting feedback to the deal we posted yesterday to Lahore, Pakistan Pakistan is on a drive to lure […]

Posted on September 29, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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Hong Kong Centurion Lounge to open, Norwegian launches Singapore route with $208 fares from London

Hong Kong Centurion Lounge to open, Norwegian launches Singapore route with $208 fares from London

– great news – the Hong Kong Centurion Lounge is scheduled to open next month – Norwegian is launching flights to Singapore from London-Gatwick for $208 one-way from on 14th of February 2018 Almost every day had seats at this price when I looked today. This will be the longest flight an LCC operates. For […]

Posted on September 28, 2017 by in Cheap flights Norwegian, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Lufthansa starts long-haul routes from Berlin and Dusseldorf, Delta to allow free text messaging, Ryanair retreats from Alitalia and network growth

Lufthansa starts long-haul routes from Berlin and Dusseldorf, Delta to allow free text messaging, Ryanair retreats from Alitalia and network growth

– Singapore Airlines Krisflyer has been adding the option to earn when taking Alaska Airlines flights – Lufthansa got the airberlin long-haul routes without even paying a cent Lufthansa plans to launch 5X-weekly Berlin Tegel-New York JFK Airbus A330-300 service; this will be the first time since 2001 the German airline has based long-haul aircraft […]

Posted on September 27, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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Good deal 100% bonus on IHG points, Park Hyatt Mexico City & Park Hyatt Los Cabos, SAS plans Austin service

Good deal 100% bonus on IHG points, Park Hyatt Mexico City & Park Hyatt Los Cabos, SAS plans Austin service

– IHG is still offering up to 100% bonus for most account holders when buying points This can be excellent deal if you are looking into staying at a property with fluctuating room rates (i.e. many SF Bay Area IHG properties have rates of $400 during the week but can be redeemed for 20,000 points) […]

Posted on September 26, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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yet another Qatar sale, KLM/ Joon plan Fortaleza hub, Eurowings blowing up, airberlin to stop long haul flights by Oct 15th, Intercontinental Hanoi opens

yet another Qatar sale, KLM/ Joon plan Fortaleza hub, Eurowings blowing up, airberlin to stop long haul flights by Oct 15th, Intercontinental Hanoi opens

– Qatar has yet another sales from Europe to Asia, Australia at $1,386 RT in Business Class – newly launched Joon and KLM are trying to interconnect with Brazilian LCC GOL at Fortaleza airport This is a great strategy. Fortaleza is in a perfect geographical location – it is closer to Africa than Sao Paulo […]

Posted on September 26, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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