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Etihad finally going all in for Star Alliance?, first Iberia promotional points are posting, Lyft bets on bike sharing, American Airlines dropping carry-on restrictions for Basic Economy?

Etihad finally going all in for Star Alliance?, first Iberia promotional points are posting, Lyft bets on bike sharing, American Airlines dropping carry-on restrictions for Basic Economy?

– Etihad is changing their corporate structure and is making moves to codeshare with Star Alliance While the denials are quick right now – I would not be surprised if Etihad joins Star Alliance in the next two years and maybe even merges with Lufthansa one day. The company needs a massive change of course […]

Posted on July 3, 2018 by in Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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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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Lufthansa to buy Norwegian?, India’s Vistara to add international destinations, Air Belgium planning US flights, new sleeping facilities at Abu Dhabi airport

Lufthansa to buy Norwegian?, India’s Vistara to add international destinations, Air Belgium planning US flights, new sleeping facilities at Abu Dhabi airport

– Lufthansa is considering a bid for Norwegian as the cash crunch gets worse for the airline Norwegian posted a NOK2.2 billion ($269 million) operating loss in the first quarter equivalent to a minus 31% operating margin. The growing losses come as the airline expanded capacity by 36% in the same period, mainly on its […]

Posted on June 20, 2018 by in Norwegian

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Great Air New Zealand deals to New Zealand & beyond, Asiana’s second daily flight to Los Angeles is an A350

Great Air New Zealand deals to New Zealand & beyond, Asiana’s second daily flight to Los Angeles is an A350

– I’m currently in Queenstown, New Zealand taking advantage of the Business Class award space that has opened up on Air New Zealand for ANY partner (Star Alliance or others). Air New Zealand does not have fuel surcharges so miles from a program that charges them are ‘more valuable’ for booking the airline. I used […]

Posted on May 13, 2018 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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impressive Vietjet results, IAG low-balls Norwegian, rare Chase backtracking on rewards, Etihad cancels orders, Sheraton Bamako opens

impressive Vietjet results, IAG low-balls Norwegian, rare Chase backtracking on rewards, Etihad cancels orders, Sheraton Bamako opens

– strong numbers from Vietnamese (and now Thai) LCC Vietjet which reported $60 million in quarterly profits on $600 million in revenue just for Q1! I quite liked Vietjet – though both their Saigon hub and increasingly their operations suffer from overcrowding (as it is the case with Air Asia). – IAG is apparently low-balling […]

Posted on May 7, 2018 by in Airline Reviews

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Lufthansa wins big against publishing ‘Error fares’ and why the court could not be more wrong

Lufthansa wins big against publishing ‘Error fares’ and why the court could not be more wrong

Lufthansa has been awarded an unexpected ruling against German website Urlaubspiraten, which prohibits the publishing of an Error Fares (or Mistake Fares) with a penalty of 250,000 EUR or six month of jail time! (via Wandering Aramean and Doctor of Credit). The courts ruling is based on a German law called UWG which was born […]

Posted on May 3, 2018 by in Fare Monitoring Service

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Accor buys Moevenpick, South African’s endgame?, Etihad takes on Emirates, Alaska goes single engine, IHG has a new Pointbreaks list

Accor buys Moevenpick, South African’s endgame?, Etihad takes on Emirates, Alaska goes single engine, IHG has a new Pointbreaks list

– Accor is buying up the orginally Swiss Moevenpick chain of hotels for $585 million, the company boasts 16,000 employees and has landmark properties in the Middle East and South East Asia – it is entirely possible that 2018 will be the year of the demise of South African Airways and Alitalia, South African for […]

Posted on April 30, 2018 by in Hotel Deals, Hotel Reviews

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Qantas wants better planes, TAP starting US service from the Azores?, new Krisflyer ‘appilities’, Lufthansa reigns in Brussels, Alaska Airlines credit card $100 statement credit

Qantas wants better planes, TAP starting US service from the Azores?, new Krisflyer ‘appilities’, Lufthansa reigns in Brussels, Alaska Airlines credit card $100 statement credit

– Qantas is telling Boeing and Airbus in stark terms what they want – more range – TAP is planning an Azores service to the US (as Air Acores does) It is short enough to fly on a narrow-body plane (with good ETOPS certification). – Lufthansa is kicking out the Brussels Airlines management after their […]

Posted on February 6, 2018 by in Qantas, Travel Deals

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