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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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Ethiopian Airlines myriad investments explained, Qantas and Air New Zealand record profits, 125,000 bonus points with SPG Luxury card, Manila airport to charge for crash landing?

Ethiopian Airlines myriad investments explained, Qantas and Air New Zealand record profits, 125,000 bonus points with SPG Luxury card, Manila airport to charge for crash landing?

– here is a good summary of all the myriad of airline stakes Ethiopian Airlines has accumulated, Chad is the newest one the airline is bidding for – there is so little competition and such strong demand from Australia’s and New Zealand’s economy that Qantas and Air New Zealand report record profits Qantas may soon […]

Posted on August 25, 2018 by in Qantas

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Virgin Australia changes Trans-Tasman strategy, Air Tanzania scaling up, the era of liquids in a separate bin coming to an end, fiery AeroMexico crash

Virgin Australia changes Trans-Tasman strategy, Air Tanzania scaling up, the era of liquids in a separate bin coming to an end, fiery AeroMexico crash

– Virgin Australia Velocity is switching to a spend based mileage earning starting today for Trans-Tasman flights The airline also adds free bags, free food, drinks and entertainment to their Economy flights to New Zealand. Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand had terminated a codeshare agreement that will make it much harder for Virgin Australia […]

Posted on August 1, 2018 by in Aeroplan

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New 100,000/75,000 Starwood American Express credit cards, 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, $500/$250 off Cathay Pacific Round Trips

New 100,000/75,000 Starwood American Express credit cards, 30% transfer bonus to Virgin Atlantic Flying Club, $500/$250 off Cathay Pacific Round Trips

– American Express has launched Marriott Rewards/SPG credit cards that come with a 100,000 (Business Card) and 75,000 Personal card sign-up bonus The sign-up bonus is roughly in-line with the bonus that was offered for Starwood cards before. American Express and Chase are planning to share data on which cards for the combined programs you […]

Posted on August 1, 2018 by in American Express, American Express Membership Rewards, Travel Deals

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Air New Zealand Business Class Review Auckland (AKL) to Los Angeles (LAX) 777W

Air New Zealand Business Class Review Auckland (AKL) to Los Angeles (LAX) 777W

After trying out the Air New Zealand long-haul business class product from San Francisco to Auckland and being suitably impressed, I was looking forward to flying back to the US but this time it would be to Los Angeles International Airport instead. It ended up being a similarly excellent experience overall. By the time I had […]

Posted on June 10, 2018 by in Air New Zealand, Airline Reviews

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Qantas to codeshare with Air New Zealand, 2,500 Hyatt points in an easy promotion, Norwegian drops Oakland, British Airways to pay you back Avios

Qantas to codeshare with Air New Zealand, 2,500 Hyatt points in an easy promotion, Norwegian drops Oakland, British Airways to pay you back Avios

– bad news for passengers in Australia/ New Zealand the (former) rivals Air New Zealand and Qantas will set up a codeshare agreement (read revenue share) Airfares and airport taxes are already sky high in the region – something that will only get worse. – one of Norwegian’s first routes to the US was Stockholm […]

Posted on June 1, 2018 by in Qantas, Travel Deals

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Air New Zealand Business Class / Economy Class Review Auckland (AKL) to Brisbane (BNE) 777-200

Air New Zealand Business Class / Economy Class Review Auckland (AKL) to Brisbane (BNE) 777-200

After my great experience with Air New Zealand Business Class from San Francisco to Auckland, I was excited to be onboard the same product (but different airplane) again for my flight to Brisbane. Immigration and Security at the International Terminal in Auckland looked intimidating with long lines but they moved quickly and it took less […]

Posted on May 28, 2018 by in Air New Zealand, Airline Reviews

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