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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 Air France

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Ethiopian to get another West African hub, Doubletree Nairobi opens, Turkish to add Comoros

Ethiopian to get another West African hub, Doubletree Nairobi opens, Turkish to add Comoros

– Ethiopian Airlines is cornering the West African aviation market and has added Guinea as a domestic and international hub The airline has its main hub in Addis Abeba but added West African hubs in the last 12 months on Abidjan (Ivory Coast) and expanded service form it’s Lome hub (Togo). Which country will be […]

Posted on February 7, 2018 by in Award Booking, Turkish Airlines Review

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Award Booking Adventures – Unable to Book Japan Airlines with Alaska miles and Kenya Airways with Delta SkyMiles and Cathay’s new rules

Award Booking Adventures – Unable to Book Japan Airlines with Alaska miles and Kenya Airways with Delta SkyMiles and Cathay’s new rules

This week I undertook several award booking adventures… Unable to book Japan Airlines (JAL) with Alaska miles First, I set out to book Japan Airlines using my Alaska miles. It all seems easy enough and Japan Airlines shows up in the award booking search on the Alaska Airlines website. Alaska can book into U and D class […]

Posted on October 7, 2017 by in AAdvantage, Cathay Pacific Reviews, Travel Deals

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Air Berlin files for bankruptcy, 5,000 Miles and More for a hotel booking, free 1,000 Marriott Rewards points

Air Berlin files for bankruptcy, 5,000 Miles and More for a hotel booking, free 1,000 Marriott Rewards points

– Air Berlin has finally filed for bankruptcy protection – ostensibly this is just to complete the restructuring According to the ailing German carrier, the German federal government, Lufthansa (LH, Frankfurt Int’l) and other partners are assisting Air Berlin in its restructuring efforts with the government providing a bridge loan allowing it to continue flight […]

Posted on August 15, 2017 by in Airline Reviews

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My Favorite Flights and Award Redemptions for 2017

My Favorite Flights and Award Redemptions for 2017

The year of 2017 is already two months old, but the following list is brand new and hopefully inspiring! You can also look back to My Favorite Awards of 2016 – many of which I did redeem miles for last year. Aeroplan Awards to Europe using Turkish Airlines or Swiss in Business Class Turkish Airlines Business […]

Posted on February 28, 2017 by in Award Booking

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Did you know you can include Singapore Airlines in a KrisFlyer Star Alliance award?

Did you know you can include Singapore Airlines in a KrisFlyer Star Alliance award?

I’m currently ‘in the trenches’ with Singapore Airlines award booking. Until now, I was under the impression that you can only book: – Singapore Airlines OR – Star Alliance partner awards OR – other partner airlines (like Virgin America) I was under the impression that they can’t be mixed. However, Singapore Airlines’ Terms and Conditions clearly spell […]

Posted on April 7, 2015 by in Krisflyer

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