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Airlines are starting to ban all MacBook Pros from checked luggage!

Airlines are starting to ban all MacBook Pros from checked luggage!

Following Apple’s recall of some 2015 15-inch MacBook Pro models with faulty batteries, airlines around the world are starting to implement bans, some of which affect other non-impacted MacBook Pro models. All 15-inch versions of Apple’s MacBook Pro must be carried in the cabin and switched off, Qantas said on Wednesday. The rule went into […]

Posted on August 30, 2019 by in Travel Deals, Travel News

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United Airlines suspends non-stop flights between Chicago and Hong Kong

United Airlines suspends non-stop flights between Chicago and Hong Kong

United Airlines is suspending its daily flight service from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to Hong Kong following massive protests that have caused a huge drop in passengers. “While our service between the United States and HKG (Hong Kong) remains a vital part of our network, we have decided to suspend service between ORD (Chicago) and […]

Posted on August 29, 2019 by in Travel Deals, Travel News, United Airlines

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Several Hong Kong hotels force employees to take involuntary leave

Several Hong Kong hotels force employees to take involuntary leave

Hong Kong’s hotel workers are paying the price for nearly three months of anti-government protests, with many placed involuntarily on paid and unpaid leave as occupancy rates go down. The Post has learned that the Mira Hong Kong, in the tourist district of Tsim Sha Tsui, has become the latest of the city’s high-end hotels […]

Posted on August 22, 2019 by in Hotel Deals, Hotel Reviews, Travel Deals, Travel News

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First Wave of Hyatt Destination Hotels has just been added

First Wave of Hyatt Destination Hotels has just been added

Hyatt has spent the last several months incorporating properties from the former Two Roads Hospitality collection into its portfolio. Two Roads consists of four brands, which are Thompson Hotels, Joie de Vivre, Alila, and Destination Hotels. Rather than all at once, each brand has been added one at a time, and in some cases a […]

Posted on August 21, 2019 by in Hyatt, Travel Deals, Travel News, World of Hyatt

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Marriott and Starwood post new award chart, LEVEL has a new hub in Vienna, Air Asia’s trouble with computers, Chase launches new Hyatt card

Marriott and Starwood post new award chart, LEVEL has a new hub in Vienna, Air Asia’s trouble with computers, Chase launches new Hyatt card

– Marriott and Starwood are out with the new award chart for their combined program (yet to be unnamed) effective August 2018 The long story short – the team has typically rounded up or down most properties. There aren’t any shocking good or bad values suddenly. The best redemption seem to be the formerly unaffordable […]

Posted on June 29, 2018 by in AirAsia, Hyatt

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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 Qantas, Travel Deals

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