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American Airlines mechanic arrested over plane sabotage!

American Airlines mechanic arrested over plane sabotage!

On Thursday, September 6th an American Airlines mechanic was arrested, and he’ll have his first appearance in court today. Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, the mechanic, is charged with “willfully damaging, destroying or disabling an aircraft.” What happened? The mechanic allegedly attempted to disable a navigation system on a plane that was about to carry about […]

Posted on September 6, 2019 by in American Airlines, Travel Deals, Travel News

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Singapore Airlines launches Krispay, Aimia under attack, American’s falling profits bring back free carry-ons in basic Economy, Air Asia sees no limit to growth

Singapore Airlines launches Krispay, Aimia under attack, American’s falling profits bring back free carry-ons in basic Economy, Air Asia sees no limit to growth

– Singapore Airlines Krisflyer has launched Krispay and new app that allows you to spend Krisflyer miles at a selected number of merchants (so far mostly in Singapore). I quite like the idea to have miles available to spend on food (not just flights and hotels) brings this loyalty currency much closer to the goal […]

Posted on July 27, 2018 by in Singapore Airlines, Travel Deals

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AirBnB takes you for a drive in Japan, RwandaAir’s closing in on US service, Wizzair close to base in Tel Aviv, whaaat Sheraton’s will get a ‘Coffee Bar Bar’

AirBnB takes you for a drive in Japan, RwandaAir’s closing in on US service, Wizzair close to base in Tel Aviv, whaaat Sheraton’s will get a ‘Coffee Bar Bar’

– self policing works – well at least in the case of AirBnB Japan has a new law that comes into effect and requires hosts to register and be licensed. Fair enough. But AirBnB just dropped 80% of their rentals in the country and cancelled all the reservations with it. If you have a trip […]

Posted on June 7, 2018 by in Airline Reviews

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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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Hilton Honors changes, are Etihad and Emirates talking merger plans?, Hawaiian adds Long Beach

Hilton Honors changes, are Etihad and Emirates talking merger plans?, Hawaiian adds Long Beach

– Hilton announced a number of small changes to their loyalty program this week If you have been earning lots of miles through a ‘double dip’ this may come to an end. Hilton points don’t have a lot of value for me and while I’m still Diamond I find the elite experience underwhelming. I wouldn’t […]

Posted on January 9, 2018 by in Hilton Honors, Hilton Hotels, Travel Deals

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Are Etihad and Lufthansa negotiating a ‘merger light’? Etihad to join Star Alliance, European short haul network to become Eurowings

Are Etihad and Lufthansa negotiating a ‘merger light’? Etihad to join Star Alliance, European short haul network to become Eurowings

The German magazine FOCUS reports that Etihad is apparently busy negotiating with their new found love affair Lufthansa. After Lufthansa decided against taking over Air Berlin outright earlier this year the parties are now negotiating an asset lease where Lufthansa takes over most of the Air Berlin/ Air Serbia and Alitalia short haul flights. Lufthansa […]

Posted on July 24, 2017 by in Lufthansa Miles and More

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Norwegian launches Denver and Seattle, Norwegian taking over Argentina?, Amazon Cash launches, 100,000 Bonus points British Airways card, Alaska happy with Virgin, 3x on gas purchases with the AMEX Platinum

Norwegian launches Denver and Seattle, Norwegian taking over Argentina?, Amazon Cash launches, 100,000 Bonus points British Airways card, Alaska happy with Virgin, 3x on gas purchases with the AMEX Platinum

– Norwegian is adding routes from Denver and Seattle to London As usual flights can be booked right away at the time of the press release and there are a number of promo fares available. – Norwegian is also serious about the launch of the domestic Argentine airline Norwegian (DY, Oslo Gardermoen) Chief Executive Officer […]

Posted on April 6, 2017 by in Norwegian, Travel Deals

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New inflight electronics ban, $30 off every flight, 20% off Hyatt stays, changes to the Alaska Companion Pass, Condor is Alaska Airlines newest partner

New inflight electronics ban, $30 off every flight, 20% off Hyatt stays, changes to the Alaska Companion Pass, Condor is Alaska Airlines newest partner

– Bloomberg has the scoop on the new electronics ban for flights from Middle Eastern countries to the US A U.S. official told The Associated Press the ban will apply to nonstop flights to the U.S. from 10 international airports serving the cities of Cairo in Egypt; Amman in Jordan; Kuwait City in Kuwait; Casablanca […]

Posted on March 21, 2017 by in Airline Reviews

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Lufthansa & Etihad ‘mini merger’, new South African 330, RwandaAir A330 Business Class, World of Hilton, 2,000 points per Hilton stay, 70,000 Chase United card, buy access to Emirates lounges & more

Lufthansa & Etihad ‘mini merger’, new South African 330, RwandaAir A330 Business Class, World of Hilton, 2,000 points per Hilton stay, 70,000 Chase United card, buy access to Emirates lounges & more

– Etihad and Lufthansa already agreed ‘mini-merger‘ goes much further than people think – Etihad will relocate into the sacred halls of Lufthansa in Munich and Frankfurt and the companies will work together in a number of areas – if that’s no preparation for a merger – what is? – RwandAir’s First Airbus A330-200 is […]

Posted on February 2, 2017 by in Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Travel Deals

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