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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

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 […]

Posted on August 4, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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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 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. – […]

Posted on August 3, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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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

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 […]

Posted on August 3, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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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?

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 […]

Posted on August 2, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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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 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 […]

Posted on August 2, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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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

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 […]

Posted on August 1, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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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

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 […]

Posted on July 31, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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freak hailstorm damages Atlas Global jet in Istanbul, awesome Qatar fares from South/ East Africa to the US and China

freak hailstorm damages Atlas Global jet in Istanbul, awesome Qatar fares from South/ East Africa to the US and China

– a rough (and rare) summer hailstorms damaged this Atlas Global plane real bad – Istanbul airport was closed right after and the plane made a successful emergency landing – Qatar Airways has Business Class fares from South Africa to many US airports (incl. Los Angeles) for $2,068 Round Trip – a great deal to […]

Posted on July 29, 2017 by in Qatar Airways, Travel Industry Flight Status

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The right Pointbreaks list, Virgin Atlantic goes full Skyteam, most airlines pulling out of Venezuela, Ethiopian adds Bahrain, free breakfast at EU Marriott hotels

The right Pointbreaks list, Virgin Atlantic goes full Skyteam, most airlines pulling out of Venezuela, Ethiopian adds Bahrain, free breakfast at EU Marriott hotels

– IHG is out with the Pointbreaks list and this time it shows the correct date until October 31st 2017 The participating hotels are not bookable for 5,000 points yet. There is a decent amount of good hotels for 5,000 points (you conveniently can buy the points too): CROWNE PLAZA JOHANNESBURG – THE ROSEBANK Johannesburg […]

Posted on July 28, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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Oman Air deals Asia, Traveloka gets $400 million, Qatar bullish on Colombo, Etihad plans Baku service and looses a staggering $1.89 billion

Oman Air deals Asia, Traveloka gets $400 million, Qatar bullish on Colombo, Etihad plans Baku service and looses a staggering $1.89 billion

– Oman Air has Business Class fares from Zurich to Manila for $1,700 Round Trip – most of these fares work one-way for about half price too – Indonesian OTA Traveloka rakes in $400 million investments from Expedia and others – Qatar is boosting service to Colombo, Sri Lanka with a fourth daily service (Sri […]

Posted on July 27, 2017 by in Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest, Travel Industry Flight Status

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$1,172 Business Class Round Trip to Easter Island, American Express gets serious about ‘churning’, Cabin launches sleeper bus service between SF and L.A., American award space between L.A. and London and Aer Lingus short haul woes

$1,172 Business Class Round Trip to Easter Island, American Express gets serious about ‘churning’, Cabin launches sleeper bus service between SF and L.A., American award space between L.A. and London and Aer Lingus short haul woes

– LATAM / Skyteam have return Business Class flights to Easter Island for $1,172 Round Trip from Mexico City right now. That’s a great deal if you can get yourself to Mexico City for a low price. This Flyertalk thread also shows how to make this deal work for $1,899 from Amsterdam. – American Express […]

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

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Oman makes eVisa easier, Singapore merges Scoot and Tiger brands, Etihad goes 787 to Beirut , Firnas launches connecting UK – Bangladesh

Oman makes eVisa easier, Singapore merges Scoot and Tiger brands, Etihad goes 787 to Beirut , Firnas launches connecting UK – Bangladesh

– Oman keeps extending their eVisa options – but keep in mind that visas are now almost $80 (teh same as in Bahrain) – Scoot has successfully merged the Scoot and Tiger Air brands The Tiger Air brands will stay alive in Taiwan (owned 100% by China Airlines) and Australia (owned by Virgin Australia) though. […]

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

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Hawaiian Airlines plans for A321neos, new LEVEL planes coming, Neelemans new venture, Ryanair sale, fast track to IHG Gold and Saudia does Mauritius

Hawaiian Airlines plans for A321neos, new LEVEL planes coming, Neelemans new venture, Ryanair sale, fast track to IHG Gold and Saudia does Mauritius

– serial airline entrepreneur David Neeleman is moving on from his position as Azul’s CEO and rumored to join a new US aviation venture – IAG (International Airlines Group) is feeling the love for Level and has ordered five more A330-200s – Ryanair has one more sale with many flights under $15 – Hawaiian Airlines […]

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

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Are Etihad and Lufthansa negotiating a ‘merger light’? Etihad to join Star Alliance, European short haul network to become Eurowings

Are Etihad and Lufthansa negotiating a ‘merger light’? Etihad to join Star Alliance, European short haul network to become Eurowings

The German magazine FOCUS reports that Etihad is apparently busy negotiating with their new found love affair Lufthansa. After Lufthansa decided against taking over Air Berlin outright earlier this year the parties are now negotiating an asset lease where Lufthansa takes over most of the Air Berlin/ Air Serbia and Alitalia short haul flights. Lufthansa […]

Posted on July 24, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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US to ban Americans from visiting North Korea, my Hanoi city guide updated, Orbitz/ Expedia 15%/12% off most hotels, Qantas A380 to Dallas returns to Sydney with engine issues

US to ban Americans from visiting North Korea, my Hanoi city guide updated, Orbitz/ Expedia 15%/12% off most hotels, Qantas A380 to Dallas returns to Sydney with engine issues

– the US is planning an announcement this week to ban citizens for travel to North Korea The rational behind is that the Trump administration predicts more conflict with North Korea in the near future and Americans in the country will just end up being imprisoned and used as leverage by the regime. It is […]

Posted on July 24, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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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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New IHG Pointbreaks list, new Holiday Inn Express Waikiki, Americans tired of airline loyalty?, Wizz Air is rich now and waiving carry-on fees, Delta launches Atlanta – Shanghai, the Trump bump for US tourism

New IHG Pointbreaks list, new Holiday Inn Express Waikiki, Americans tired of airline loyalty?, Wizz Air is rich now and waiving carry-on fees, Delta launches Atlanta – Shanghai, the Trump bump for US tourism

– IHG is out with their new Pointbreaks list bookable until Oct 31st, 2017 The hotels are usually out of the way and rarely ever fit my travel plans but 5,000 IHG points is a great offer. Among the choices this time is the Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi – a well located property in Abu […]

Posted on July 19, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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Amex MR 40% bonus to Avios, Lufthansa excited about Eurowings, Norwegian sets WiFi free, new United MileagePlus Prepaid card, Lifemiles 100% bonus when sharing miles

Amex MR 40% bonus to Avios, Lufthansa excited about Eurowings, Norwegian sets WiFi free, new United MileagePlus Prepaid card, Lifemiles 100% bonus when sharing miles

– American Express has not only improved the transfer ration to BA Avios to 1:1 but now offers a 40% bonus – an excellent deal if you have use for Avios in the next 12 months – Lufthansa can’t contain their excitement about Eurowings growth – a success story nobody thought the airline could pull […]

Posted on July 18, 2017 by in Cheap flights Norwegian, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Cheap Qatar Business Class SE Asia fares, Citi Prestige relaunched with 75,000 bonus points, Grand Tour Season 2, JetBlue status match

Cheap Qatar Business Class SE Asia fares, Citi Prestige relaunched with 75,000 bonus points, Grand Tour Season 2, JetBlue status match

– Qatar Airways has good fares from Moscow (visa required if you need to leave the airport, but not if you stay at the airport) to most of South East Asia for $1,035 Round Trip in Business Class – the Citi Prestige card is changing benefits slightly and coming out with a 75,000 bonus offer […]

Posted on July 16, 2017 by in Avis / Hertz Car Rentals, Travel Industry Flight Status

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gorgeous new Philippine Airlines Business Class, Uber sells off Russia business, Amex 1:1 to Avios is back, Qatar to start a hub in Oman?, Delta feels impervious with Skymiles, 50,000 Citi Prestige sign-up link

gorgeous new Philippine Airlines Business Class, Uber sells off Russia business, Amex 1:1 to Avios is back, Qatar to start a hub in Oman?, Delta feels impervious with Skymiles, 50,000 Citi Prestige sign-up link

– Philippine Airlines is reaching for Qatar territory with their new cabins on the A330 – learn about the story behind LIFT the designer – sadly Uber is exiting Russia and is starting a joint venture with Yandex The San Francisco-based company and Yandex NV are merging their ride-hailing businesses in Russia. Uber will invest […]

Posted on July 14, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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Skyteam Business Class to Europe & Tel Aviv $2,200, Business Class to Australia $2,600, 10% off Southwest, 40% off many Starwood hotels, AerCap on fire

Skyteam Business Class to Europe & Tel Aviv $2,200, Business Class to Australia $2,600, 10% off Southwest, 40% off many Starwood hotels, AerCap on fire

– Skyteam currently has good summer/ fall fares to Europe and Tel Aviv around $2,200 Round Trip in Business Class – Xiamen Air has great fares from Los Angeles to Sydney in Business Class for ~$2,600 Round Trip – Groupon is sending out emails with 10% off Southwest gift cards – they always end up […]

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

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American cancels codeshare with Qatar and Etihad, United’s new overbooking protection, Etihad bullish on Nigeria and Egypt, Omni the perfect storage solution for frequent travelers, Radisson N’Djamena opens

American cancels codeshare with Qatar and Etihad, United’s new overbooking protection, Etihad bullish on Nigeria and Egypt, Omni the perfect storage solution for frequent travelers, Radisson N’Djamena opens

– American Airlines is ending codeshares with Qatar and Etihad – a largely symbolical move so far but redeeming AAdvantage miles with Etihad may soon come to an end It’s too early to say if politics now are playing a bigger role than business for American. The Etihad codeshare was always rumored to end soon […]

Posted on July 13, 2017 by in Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Fly Emirates A380 in Business under 5 CPM, lavatory fascinations, 20x on ebags!, another IHG Category 1 hotel in Zimbabwe, free flights coming to Norwegian soon

Fly Emirates A380 in Business under 5 CPM, lavatory fascinations, 20x on ebags!, another IHG Category 1 hotel in Zimbabwe, free flights coming to Norwegian soon

– Emirates and Qantas have flights from Cairo to Wellington, New Zealand for under $2,000 Round Trip in Business Class The fare class C credits with an amazing 225% as redeemable miles – that translates into under 5 CPM. – the science and design behind aircraft lavatories is downright fascinating – the United shopping portal […]

Posted on July 11, 2017 by in Cheap flights Norwegian, Travel Industry Flight Status

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LOT starting Budapest service, American Airlines scared of Qatar?, South African Airways bailed out again, 20,000 Membership Rewards points for flying Air Berlin, is Instagram creepy?

LOT starting Budapest service, American Airlines scared of Qatar?, South African Airways bailed out again, 20,000 Membership Rewards points for flying Air Berlin, is Instagram creepy?

– LOT wants to test the waters and start direct flights from Budapest to the US before Norwegian does that Flights are to start before the busy summer season in spring 2018. – is American Airlines really scared of a Qatar Airlines shareholder? I find that more than silly! – turmoil on a recent Delta […]

Posted on July 8, 2017 by in Travel Industry Flight Status

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Turkish let’s you fly anywhere in the world for about $2,000 in Business Class now, Emirates improves WiFi, Qatar also says goodbye to laptop ban, Etihad relaunches (paid) chauffeur service, ThankYou Points bonus

Turkish let’s you fly anywhere in the world for about $2,000 in Business Class now, Emirates improves WiFi, Qatar also says goodbye to laptop ban, Etihad relaunches (paid) chauffeur service, ThankYou Points bonus

– Turkish Airlines offers tickets from Manila to almost anywhere in the world for under/ around $2,000 in Business Class now The booking class J earns 100%-200% in various Star Alliance programs. In order to get the most miles consider Manila – Los Angeles for 2,026 Round Trip (almost 25,000 miles flown) or Manila – […]

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

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Bangkok airport to get even bigger, Qantas pilots are the best – aren’t they?, Flexperks to be redeemable at 1.5 cents, How emotionally intelligent people vacation (yes really!)

Bangkok airport to get even bigger, Qantas pilots are the best – aren’t they?, Flexperks to be redeemable at 1.5 cents, How emotionally intelligent people vacation (yes really!)

– Bangkok’s mega airport is about to get even bigger when the new 6 billion dollar construction is finished – this story of a Qantas 747 flight from San Francisco to Australia reminds me of my Etihad 777 flight from Abu Dhabi to San Francisco (Review) when the forward cabin next to the wing had […]

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

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Norwegian dreams of Beijing, starts 737MAX flights from Ireland, Cathay Dragon to fly to the US?, is American tourism ‘great again’?, Protea Hluhluwe leaving Marriott

Norwegian dreams of Beijing, starts 737MAX flights from Ireland, Cathay Dragon to fly to the US?, is American tourism ‘great again’?, Protea Hluhluwe leaving Marriott

– Norwegian and the Dublin Tourism authority are frolicking about a direct Dublin – Beijing service in 2021! Norwegian Air International (D8, Dublin Int’l) is considering launching a direct flight between Dublin Int’l and Beijing Capital, pending approval from Russia for overflight rights, reports the Irish Independent. Chief executive Tore Jenssen told the news site […]

Posted on July 6, 2017 by in Cheap flights Norwegian, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Emirates off the laptop ban too, pod hotels coming to Europe, 10y old A380 to be sold for parts?, United Skywest engine fire at DIA, Niamey gets a Hilton

Emirates off the laptop ban too, pod hotels coming to Europe, 10y old A380 to be sold for parts?, United Skywest engine fire at DIA, Niamey gets a Hilton

– Emirates and Turkish Airlines are now officially off the laptop ban – what will happen to Air India? – pod hotels are making their way from Asia to the US and Europe now I loved my experience in a capsule hotel in Kyoto a few years ago. – Doric, the lessor of the first […]

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

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Norwegian starts Austin and Chicago, 20,000 bonus Qmiles, Qatar adds Prague, Etihad, Turkish and Saudia off the laptop ban (soon), more Singapore Premium fares from Colombo

Norwegian starts Austin and Chicago, 20,000 bonus Qmiles, Qatar adds Prague, Etihad, Turkish and Saudia off the laptop ban (soon), more Singapore Premium fares from Colombo

– Norwegian is starting flights to Chicago and Austin in March 2018 – great to see some more US cities getting Norwegian (Review) service – it is a blessing! – Qatar has a promotion to get 20,000 bonus Qmiles miles for flights from/to the US Book your ticket from now until 8 July 2017 and […]

Posted on July 5, 2017 by in Cheap flights Norwegian, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest, Travel Industry Flight Status, Turkish Airlines Review

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