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South African Review Business Class A320 and A340 Nairobi (NBO) to Mauritius (MRU) via Johannesburg (JNB)

South African Review Business Class  A320 and A340 Nairobi (NBO) to Mauritius (MRU) via Johannesburg (JNB)

I had been on the exact same flight from Nairobi to Johannesburg a few years ago before my doomed flight to Dakar. I got to the airport early (Nairobi traffic is very unpredictable) but check-in was deserted with a very efficient agent completing my check-in in seconds. Immigration was deserted too and moments later, I […]

Posted on November 7, 2018 by in Travel Deals, Turkish Airlines Review

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American Express reboots Premier Rewards Gold card, South African now goes to the Maldives, COPA has an award sale, Norwegian has a sale for Primera customers and more expansion plans for hotels in Africa

American Express reboots Premier Rewards Gold card, South African now goes to the Maldives, COPA has an award sale, Norwegian has a sale for Primera customers and more expansion plans for hotels in Africa

– American Express has re-launched the Premier Rewards Gold Card and made the (so far) boring card a little Platinum Card Gold Card Members will now enjoy four times the rewards when dining out or eating in, including: 4X Membership Rewards points at U.S. Restaurants 4X Membership Rewards points at U.S. Supermarkets (on up to […]

Posted on October 4, 2018 by in American Airlines, American Express

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Everything you always wanted to know about South African Voyager Redemptions and International First Class for just 45,500 miles Round Trip

Everything you always wanted to know about South African Voyager Redemptions and International First Class for just 45,500 miles Round Trip

Introduction to South African Airlines Voyager Mileage Redemptions South African Voyager uses a number of different award charts. South African Airlines redemptions are accessible as Dynamic Awards and as you’d expect, the pricing goes along with the ticket prices. Typically, it is a pretty sad use of miles. Every few months, there are JourneyBlitz promotions […]

Posted on October 2, 2018 by in South African Airways

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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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Air Europa adds Etihad redemptions, Virgin Atlantic 70,000 bonus card, 7,500 Hilton Honors bonus points for car rentals, Hong Kong’s low fuel surcharges to end, Lufthansa’s new 777X Business Class and South African Airlines in trouble again

Air Europa adds Etihad redemptions, Virgin Atlantic 70,000 bonus card, 7,500 Hilton Honors bonus points for car rentals, Hong Kong’s low fuel surcharges to end, Lufthansa’s new 777X Business Class and South African Airlines in trouble again

– Air Europa SUMA miles can now be used to book Etihad flights The award chart makes most flights pretty expensive but long-haul redemptions seem quite attractive. You can credit most Skyteam flights to Air Europa (SUMA). – The Virgin Atlantic Bank of America offer is back and you can earn 70,000 bonus miles after […]

Posted on September 25, 2018 by in Hilton Honors, Hilton Hotels

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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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