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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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Etihad can’t find a match, in-flight WiFi actually makes money, beloved South African Airlines gets another check (to stay afloat)

Etihad can’t find a match, in-flight WiFi actually makes money, beloved South African Airlines gets another check (to stay afloat)

– struggling Etihad Airways can’t find anyone who wants to merge with them However all is not lost – Etihad COULD be surviving on its own – it has a strong (yet somewhat tarnished brand), some great planes and products and a committed shareholder base. – in-flight WiFi DOES make money – if Spirit install […]

Posted on May 11, 2018 by in South African Airways, Travel Deals

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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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Miles and More extends online booking interface yet again, great Oman Air Business Class sale, great fares to Singapore, Manila, Jakarta and Beijing

Miles and More extends online booking interface yet again, great Oman Air Business Class sale, great fares to Singapore, Manila, Jakarta and Beijing

– Lufthansa Miles & More has now integrated most Star Alliance partners into their online flight booking tool The new interface has been done with German precision and is very fast (though only allows a six day view). Also you will need to have status or at least 7,000 miles in your account to access […]

Posted on December 9, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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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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New electronics ban from Europe?, Alaska Airlines buy miles 40% bonus, Air France in trouble over Bogota takeoffs, South African to expand transcon flights?, Nigerian Naira to float finally?

New electronics ban from Europe?, Alaska Airlines buy miles 40% bonus, Air France in trouble over Bogota takeoffs, South African to expand transcon flights?, Nigerian Naira to float finally?

– the electronics ban that was implemented for Middle Eastern departure may soon be extended to Europe – Alaska Airlines has another 40% bonus sales when you are buying miles – Air France is under investigation because their A340 took much more than allotted runway when taking off in Bogota’s thin air (were they overloaded?) […]

Posted on April 25, 2017 by in Airline Reviews

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