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South African Voyager has a new JourneyBlitz promotion, Hyatt expands in Africa

South African Voyager has a new JourneyBlitz promotion, Hyatt expands in Africa

– South African Airways Voyager is back with another JourneyBlitz promotion These promotions have VERY competitive mileage requirements for flights operated by South African Airways (not any of the subsidiaries). The caveat are the fuel surcharges that are typically high with South African (about $200-$500 per direction). However some routes have minimal/ low fuel surcharges […]

Posted on October 1, 2018 by in Hyatt, South African Airways

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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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European Travelers now pray their flights get delayed and cancelled, another airline ranking from Airhelp

European Travelers now pray their flights get delayed and cancelled, another airline ranking from Airhelp

– if you are flying from the European Union you can just pray that your flight catches a massive delay – even connecting flights from the EU are eligible for the EU 261 compensation Passengers whose onward connections outside Europe are delayed or cancelled can claim EU compensation, according to a landmark ruling. The European […]

Posted on June 8, 2018 by in Airline Reviews

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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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Fly to Africa from the US for just 13,050 miles one-way with South African Airways JourneyBlitz

Fly to Africa from the US for just 13,050 miles one-way with South African Airways JourneyBlitz

South African Airways Voyager members have had their share of massive devaluations over the past. Awards on South African Airways generally require A LOT of miles and incur high fuel surcharges (partner awards are not much better). However South African Airways Voyager runs semi-frequent  ‘JourneyBlitz’ promotions from time to time and the award rates are […]

Posted on May 26, 2018 by in South African Airways, Travel Deals

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Uber scuttles self driving car operations, Asia Miles makes changes to earning and redeeming miles, South African Express flights grounded

Uber scuttles self driving car operations, Asia Miles makes changes to earning and redeeming miles, South African Express flights grounded

– the NTSB has some preliminary findings about the fatal crash an Uber self-driving car was involved in Much of the report has been previously reported, including the fact that Uber had disabled the Volvo XC90’s factory settings for emergency braking and other driver assist features. And there is no mention of the vehicle’s software […]

Posted on May 24, 2018 by in Travel Deals, Uber

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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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St. Helena airport opens, Virgin Atlantic recruits Delta planes, Emirates $1,500 off First Class, another Air Asia incident

St. Helena airport opens, Virgin Atlantic recruits Delta planes, Emirates $1,500 off First Class, another Air Asia incident

– remote St. Helena has finally gotten its first commercial flight after the long awaited opening of its airport Flights are operated by SA Airlink via Windhoek, Namibia. SA Airlink is a subsidiary of South African Airways ans redemption are generally hard or impossible using Star Alliance Mileage programs. – after snakes on a plane […]

Posted on October 16, 2017 by in AirAsia, Travel Deals

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South African cutting route network, Emirates amazing $2.5 billion take from the UK, Saudi LCC FlyAdeal to launch, good news from China Eastern

South African cutting route network, Emirates amazing $2.5 billion take from the UK, Saudi LCC FlyAdeal to launch, good news from China Eastern

– South African Airways is finally staring to cut unprofitable routes – something they should have done years ago The cut destinations include Brazzaville and Pointe Noire (Republic of the Congo), and Libreville (Gabon), while flights from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo to Durban King Shaka, Cape Town and East London could be reduced. – Emirates now […]

Posted on August 30, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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