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Saudi Arabia opening doors to 49 countries with the new tourist visa – What you need to know

Saudi Arabia opening doors to 49 countries with the new tourist visa – What you need to know

Saudi Arabia is launching a new visa regime for 49 countries. The Muslim kingdom, relatively closed off for decades, has in recent years relaxed strict social codes. They stopped segregating men and women in public places and requiring women to wear all-covering black robes or abayas. How to apply Visas will be available online, with […]

Posted on October 1, 2019 by in Cheap Visas, Travel News

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French airline XL Airways suspends flights

French airline XL Airways suspends flights

XL Airways have announced that the airline so far has been unable to get an investor. As a result, XL will temporarily suspend its operations, as it tries to sort out the situation. What happened to XL Airways? XL Airways France was founded in 1995. They were first known as ‘Star Airlines’ until 2006. They […]

Posted on September 30, 2019 by in Travel News

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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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Another Etihad investment to go under?, Aloft Palm Dubai to open, Grand Hyatt Manila to open, are you leaving Apple too?

Another Etihad investment to go under?, Aloft Palm Dubai to open, Grand Hyatt Manila to open, are you leaving Apple too?

– Etihad’s equity investments are likely the airline industry’s worst in decades – Air Seychelles has given up on long-haul operations As of April 24, Air Seychelles will suspend all flights to Paris, the French capital and Antananarivo, Madagascar. The national carrier faces more international competition. British Airways is expected to start operating to Seychelles […]

Posted on January 23, 2018 by in Hyatt

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United Basic Economy Review San Francisco (SFO) to Salt Lake City (SLC)

United Basic Economy Review San Francisco (SFO) to Salt Lake City (SLC)

For my first United Basic Economy flight, I chose the San Francisco to Salt Lake City route. United operates the route with Embraer and Bombardier aircraft to connect their Denver and San Francisco hubs (with stops in Aspen). Booking United Basic Economy I booked my tickets via Orbitz, which simply mentioned the cabin item restriction […]

Posted on January 19, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, United Mileage Plus

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Saudia Economy Review Riyadh (RUH) to Addis Ababa (ADD) and Wellcome Lounge Riyadh Review

Saudia Economy Review Riyadh (RUH) to Addis Ababa (ADD) and Wellcome Lounge Riyadh Review

After deplaning from my prior Saudia flight from Kochi, I followed the rather flimsy signs towards transit. An overly sleepy single attendant manned the security checkpoint and mentioned that he expected just four (!) other transit passengers within the hour. Not a busy day then! Riyadh Airport has two terminals that are interconnected behind security with […]

Posted on December 29, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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Saudi Arabia tourist visa coming?!, dramatic Air Canada video, Air France to cancel First Class sales tickets, Etihad cuts Teheran and Entebbe, Philippine Airlines now goes nonstop to Toronto

Saudi Arabia tourist visa coming?!, dramatic Air Canada video, Air France to cancel First Class sales tickets, Etihad cuts Teheran and Entebbe, Philippine Airlines now goes nonstop to Toronto

– Saudia Arabia seems to be serious about issuing tourist visas next year Initially the talk was just of the ‘special tourist zones’ near the Read Sea but it now seems to plan a wider e-visa similar to what Bahrain does for most countries (some countries like the US get a visa on arrival as […]

Posted on December 22, 2017 by in Saudia

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