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Swiss Business Class Review Zurich (ZRH) to San Francisco (SFO) 777 – August 2019 including Swiss Business Class Lounge Zurich (ZRH) Review

Swiss Business Class Review Zurich (ZRH) to San Francisco (SFO) 777 – August 2019 including Swiss Business Class Lounge Zurich (ZRH) Review

This was just my second time on Swiss long-haul Business Class and I was excited about my flight. I had had two connections that day in the Austrian Business Class before my flight – so I was tired before I even got to Zurich. I was hoping the excitement would keep me awake. Terminal D […]

Posted on September 6, 2019 by in Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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Five more airlines joined the TSA PreCheck program!

Five more airlines joined the TSA PreCheck program!

The Transportation Security Administration has added five new airlines to the PreCheck expedited screening program. PreCheck passengers flying with Austrian Airlines, Swoop, Philippine Airline, VivaAerobus, and Interjet will now be able to move through the airport without removing their shoes or taking out their laptops. What is the PreCheck program? The TSA’s PreCheck program allows […]

Posted on August 17, 2019 by in Immigration & Airport Security

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1,000 bonus Accor points for Fairmont, Raffles or Swissôtel bookings, 45,000 Wyndham points with Barclay card, 5,000 extra AAdvantage miles

1,000 bonus Accor points for Fairmont, Raffles or Swissôtel bookings, 45,000 Wyndham points with Barclay card, 5,000 extra AAdvantage miles

– Accor recently purchases Fairmont, Raffles or Swissôtel (somewhat under the radar) and is now offering 1,000 bonus points on ANY booking at these brands 1,000 Accor points are worth about $12 – so I wouldn’t get too excited. – Wyndham and Barclays are sending out emails to loyalty members for the 45,000 Barclays Wyndham […]

Posted on July 3, 2018 by in AAdvantage

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My Favorite 15 Things to do Brisbane

My Favorite 15 Things to do Brisbane

My Favorite 15 Things to do Brisbane – Understand Brisbane is a city of two million on Australia’s east coast. Brisbane is just an hour inland from the sun-kissed Gold Coast that has tons of beaches (as you’d expect in Australia). Brisbane has a beautiful location along the Brisbane River and the city council seems […]

Posted on June 5, 2018 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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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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Another Etihad investment to go under?, Aloft Palm Dubai to open, Grand Hyatt Manila to open, are you leaving Apple too?

Another Etihad investment to go under?, Aloft Palm Dubai to open, Grand Hyatt Manila to open, are you leaving Apple too?

– Etihad’s equity investments are likely the airline industry’s worst in decades – Air Seychelles has given up on long-haul operations As of April 24, Air Seychelles will suspend all flights to Paris, the French capital and Antananarivo, Madagascar. The national carrier faces more international competition. British Airways is expected to start operating to Seychelles […]

Posted on January 23, 2018 by in Hyatt

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Etihad’s Swiss’ affiliate declares bankruptcy, Singapore Airliens changes fare classes and fees, Ryanair caves in to unions, Norwegian taking over the world Part XIV

Etihad’s Swiss’ affiliate declares bankruptcy, Singapore Airliens changes fare classes and fees, Ryanair caves in to unions, Norwegian taking over the world Part XIV

– Etihad’s disastrous string of failed equity investments keeps growing – this time it is Darwin Regional Airline in Switzerland that is declaring bankruptcy – Singapore Airlines is changing fare structures I wouldn’t worry too much about them. More worryingly is that they are the increasing the award (change) fees. Some fees go up quite […]

Posted on December 15, 2017 by in Norwegian, Travel Deals

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New Seoul and Hanoi hotels, book Swiss First Class, no more cheap JAL awards on Emirates, 50% Avios award sale, Air France Joon’ adds more routes, Norwegian to add Singapore hub?

New Seoul and Hanoi hotels, book Swiss First Class, no more cheap JAL awards on Emirates, 50% Avios award sale, Air France Joon’ adds more routes, Norwegian to add Singapore hub?

– my favorite neighborhood in Seoul is Hongdae and it’s finally getting a new chain hotel – look out for the Holiday Inn Express Seoul Hongdae – Hanoi is loosing its backpacker charm with yet another upscale hotel addition (after the new Intercontinental Hanoi) with the Four Seasons Hanoi Hoan Kiem Lake – if you […]

Posted on November 30, 2017 by in Hotel Deals, Hotel Reviews

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