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United #bumpgate made worse by regional affiliate?, Delta ups VDB compensation, Lufthansa still sailing strong until Norwegian arrives

United #bumpgate made worse by regional affiliate?, Delta ups VDB compensation, Lufthansa still sailing strong until Norwegian arrives

– The United #bumpgate incident was made much worse by the odd relationship that mainline carriers have with the regional carriers (where the incident occurred) – Delta is apparently really scared a similar incident could happen during their operations and bumped the maximum a supervisor can offer to almost $10,000 and most agents now able […]

Posted on April 15, 2017 by in Travel Deals

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Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG) and Shongololo Lounge Review

Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG) and Shongololo Lounge Review

Cathay Pacific has had a long-standing service to and from South African’s largest city and I was curious to try out the long flight over the Indian Ocean to Hong Kong. The flight does not feature a first class anymore, but is run in a three-cabin configuration (economy, premium economy and business). It now features the new […]

Posted on February 18, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Cathay Pacific Reviews

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20% bonus when you convert Starpoints to AAdvantage miles

20% bonus when you convert Starpoints to AAdvantage miles

What’s the deal where you convert Starpoints to AAdvantage? Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn a 20% bonus when you turn your Starpoints into American Airlines AAdvantage miles through September 14th, 2016. We posted about this same promotion in the summers of 2014 and 2015, too, so it’s turning into a Starwood/AA tradition! Remember that […]

Posted on August 4, 2016 by in AAdvantage

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Surf Air unlimited monthly executive jet travel between European destinations from $3,240 from October

Surf Air unlimited monthly executive jet travel between European destinations from $3,240 from October

What’s the deal with Surf Air? Surf Air has announced that it’s branching out to Europe later this year. From October, 2016, the US all-you-can-fly membership club that’s nicknamed the ‘Uber of travel’ is offering unlimited monthly travel between select European destinations for a standard membership cost that starts at GBP 2,500 (US $3,240). Members […]

Posted on July 10, 2016 by in Airline Reviews

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Hilton Cartagena Review

Hilton Cartagena Review

This was my second stay at the Hilton Cartagena – the last time I was here was in July 2014 (my review of the Hilton Cartagena from 2014). The hotel is clearly past its prime – it’s an old building but maintenance keeps adding ab layer of paint. It still sits pretty at the end […]

Posted on June 22, 2016 by in Hilton Honors, Hotel Reviews

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