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After 178 years in the business, Thomas Cook closes its doors

After 178 years in the business, Thomas Cook closes its doors

Thomas Cook has collapsed in the middle of huge financial problems, stranding thousands. Unfortunately for hundreds of thousands of travelers, the company announced it has ceased operations. Based out of Manchester Airport and London’s Gatwick Airport, Thomas Cook offered service to 82 destinations in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. It was both a charter […]

Posted on September 23, 2019 by in Travel Deals, Travel Insurance, Travel News

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Choice Hotels suffers a big security breach!

Choice Hotels suffers a big security breach!

Hackers allegedly stole and demanded ransom for more than 700,000 customer records belonging to major hotel franchises, Choice Hotels, including names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers. The leak originated from an unsecured database, which was discovered by hackers first. The unsecured database was most recently discovered by Comparitech and security researcher Bob Diachenko. What […]

Posted on August 20, 2019 by in Hotel Deals, Hotel Reviews, Travel Deals, Travel News

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Spotify $9.99 for three months, this is the season for award chart changes, South African Airways struggling to keep services up

Spotify $9.99 for three months, this is the season for award chart changes, South African Airways struggling to keep services up

– Spotify is back with their ‘summer offer’ perfect for lots of offline listening until late August and offers a three month subscription for $9.99 for any cancelled account before April 15th 2018 – the month of May seems to be the time to tinker with award charts (before everyone is off for summer holidays) […]

Posted on May 29, 2018 by in South African Airways, Travel Deals

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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 Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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WOW $77b in fresh airplane orders, new Chase Offers, $1,000 for a successful Best Price Guarantee

WOW $77b in fresh airplane orders, new Chase Offers, $1,000 for a successful Best Price Guarantee

– the Dubai Air Show samplifies the boom times in the airline industry – Indigo partners (WizzAir, Frontier, Volaris) just signed the biggest aircraft order ever for $50b – all narrow-body aircraft from Airbus – flyDubai is now realizing the growth Emirates used to see and gives a massive $27B narrow-body aircraft from Boeing over […]

Posted on November 15, 2017 by in Hotel Reviews

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IHG changes award redemption levels, Ethiopian Cheap Business Class from Hong Hong, Wings $10 off promo codes, Starwood pulling Virgin America, Qatar invest in LATAM, new Niagara Falls Doubletree

IHG changes award redemption levels, Ethiopian Cheap Business Class from Hong Hong, Wings $10 off promo codes, Starwood pulling Virgin America, Qatar invest in LATAM, new Niagara Falls Doubletree

– Ethiopian Airlines has some good Business Class fares from Hong Kong (HKG) to several African heartland destinations – only Harare (HRE) priced out for us so far at $1,477 RT but we think there are more, albeit prices don’t show on ITA Matrix The legs are on the 787 for the long-haul and mix […]

Posted on December 28, 2016 by in Cheap flights

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Uber upfront fares will continue to be introduced globally

Uber upfront fares will continue to be introduced globally

What’s the scoop with Uber upfront fares? In a recent blog post, Uber announced plans to continue to roll out upfront fares across the US and internationally. Two years ago, the ridesharing giant launched UberPOOL, where fares were calculated in advance, and since April this year, it then slowly started to introduce upfront, per trip fares […]

Posted on June 24, 2016 by in Travel Deals

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Gold Circle Club Aer Lingus Sale – Business Class Shannon to New York or Boston costs 50% less points

Gold Circle Club Aer Lingus Sale – Business Class Shannon to New York or Boston costs 50% less points

What’s the deal with Gold Circle Club? The Aer Lingus frequent flyer program Gold Circle Club currently has a limited sale for members – Use 50% less points for selected business class reward flights and upgrades on flights between Shannon and New York or Boston. How do I get the Gold Circle Club deal? Book before May 8th for […]

Posted on April 23, 2015 by in Cheap flights

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