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Virgin consolidates loyalty currencies, Delta 24,000 award sale to Europe, Getaround’s massive funding, Air Canada gets a sweet deal for Aeroplan, the dangerous fault that could down a 777

Virgin consolidates loyalty currencies, Delta 24,000 award sale to Europe, Getaround’s massive funding, Air Canada gets a sweet deal for Aeroplan, the dangerous fault that could down a 777

– Virgin is copying the structure of Avios and is moving their loyalty program to a new entity that will issues/ regulate transfers for a Virgin-wide currency I certainly like that approach – the transferability of Avios (and they different different charts for each program) are a clear win for consumers. – Delta keeps surprising […]

Posted on August 22, 2018 by in Air Canada

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Cathay Pacific Economy Review Cebu (CEB) to Hong Kong (HKG) A330, Plaza Premium Lounge Cebu Review and Cathay Pacific Economy Review Hong Kong (HKG) to San Francisco (SFO) A359

Cathay Pacific Economy Review Cebu (CEB) to Hong Kong (HKG) A330, Plaza Premium Lounge Cebu Review and Cathay Pacific Economy Review Hong Kong (HKG) to San Francisco (SFO) A359

Cathay Pacific has been my go-to airline to get to Asia for a long time. I love the Cathay Pacific Business Class mini-suites (more so than Cathay Pacific First Class) and the airline goes to almost anywhere I want. Cathay Pacific Economy Class Cebu (CEB) to Hong Kong (HKG) on the A330, including the Plaza […]

Posted on August 6, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, Cathay Pacific Reviews

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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 Canada big in Romania, Virgin Atlantic keeps A330, world’s worst long-haul flight now from San Francisco, Priority Pass adds lounges at EWR, IAD, LAX

Air Canada big in Romania, Virgin Atlantic keeps A330, world’s worst long-haul flight now from San Francisco, Priority Pass adds lounges at EWR, IAD, LAX

– Air Canada’s Rouge is now flying to Romania’s capital Bucharest direct from Montreal and Toronto – Virgin Atlantic is keeping the Air Berlin A330’s for good (I reviewed Air Berlin Business Class last year) and is upgrading them by adding a Premium Economy section but keeping the (in my eyes better) Business Class seat […]

Posted on June 12, 2018 by in Air Canada

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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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Great Air New Zealand deals to New Zealand & beyond, Asiana’s second daily flight to Los Angeles is an A350

Great Air New Zealand deals to New Zealand & beyond, Asiana’s second daily flight to Los Angeles is an A350

– I’m currently in Queenstown, New Zealand taking advantage of the Business Class award space that has opened up on Air New Zealand for ANY partner (Star Alliance or others). Air New Zealand does not have fuel surcharges so miles from a program that charges them are ‘more valuable’ for booking the airline. I used […]

Posted on May 13, 2018 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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Qatar appeases US airlines, Virgin now uses airberlin A330s, Citi 50,000 AA card, how much did Niki Lauda really pay?, easyjet on a roll in Berlin

Qatar appeases US airlines, Virgin now uses airberlin A330s, Citi 50,000 AA card, how much did Niki Lauda really pay?, easyjet on a roll in Berlin

– Qatar has successfully appeased the major US Airlines consortium All they had to do was to promise to have audited statements in a few years from now. The Qatari owners seem to be contend with wrapping up investments over the next two years anyways and will require the airline to make money. Qatar is […]

Posted on January 31, 2018 by in Qatar Airways, Travel Deals

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