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Buy World Of Hyatt Points With Up To A 30% Bonus

Through February 23, 2018, World of Hyatt is offering up to a 30% bonus on purchased points. This promotion is publicly available, meaning that all members should be eligible for the same offer. With this promotion you can receive the...Show More Summary

New Record: Around The World In 52hr34min

A few days ago I wrote about how an Etihad executive, Andrew Fisher, was trying to set a new record for the fastest round the world trip. There are different ways that round the world flying records are calculated. This particular challenge...Show More Summary

Air Seychelles Announces Radical Transformation, Cancels Longhaul Flights

Air Seychelles has a fleet of just 10 planes, including two A330s, two A320s, and six DHC-6 Twin Otters. The airline is partly owned by Etihad Airways. We know that Etihad Airways has a knack for investing in unprofitable airlines, and Air Seychelles is no exception. At the moment their only longhaul route is between Mahe and Paris. Show More Summary

Niki Won’t Be Bought By IAG After All

Several weeks ago it was announced from one day to the next that Niki, the Austrian low cost carrier, would cease operations. Niki was a wholly owned subsidiary of airberlin, and airberlin ceased operations in October, after Etihad withdrew their financial support. Show More Summary

Qatar Airways A350-1000 Delayed Due To Qsuites

Qatar Airways is always on the cutting edge when it comes to new planes. They were the launch customer for the Airbus A350-900, and I had the chance to take the first commercial flight on the plane back in early 2015. Qatar Airways is also the launch customer of the A350-1000, which is the stretch version of the plane. Show More Summary

Great SkyTeam Business Class Fares From Germany To The US

At the moment SkyTeam has some phenomenal business class fares for travel from Germany to the US. Roundtrip fares are $1,600-1,700, and perhaps what's most exceptional is that you can travel as far as Los Angeles for that price. Fares...Show More Summary

A Priority Pass Restaurant Now Includes Tips With Your Entry

Over the past year we've seen several airport restaurants and bars in the US join Priority Pass. The concept is that at some airports Priority Pass has a tough time striking a deal with a major lounge due to crowding issues, so whenShow More Summary

The 6 Amex Platinum Card Benefits I Value Most

The Platinum Card® from American Express is the highest annual fee card that I have, at $550 per year (The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN has a $450 annual fee, though comes with a different set of perks). That'sShow More Summary

AirAsia Passenger Writes Letter Complaining About Scantily Dressed Flight Attendants

Over the years we've seen a lot of debate in Malaysia regarding flight attendant uniforms. More conservative people prefer to see flight attendants at Malaysian airlines dressed in a way that's compliant with Muslim tradition, whileShow More Summary

Review: St. Regis Dubai Polo Club

I had about 19 hours in Dubai between flights, as I was arriving from Colombo and connecting to Brussels. I've been to Dubai at least a couple of dozen times, and for this short stay figured I'd try one of the hotels that has fascinated...Show More Summary

Ethiopian Airlines To Fly Nonstop Between Newark & Abidjan

In the summer of 2016, Ethiopian Airlines launched flights between Newark and Addis Ababa. The route operates via Lome, Togo, which is because Addis Ababa is at a high altitude, so it's not possible for them to operate the flight nonstop on the westbound sector. Show More Summary

JetBlue Brings Strangers Together With Pop-Up Restaurant

JetBlue and Coca-Cola teamed up for a really cute one-day promotion at JFK Airport, which is bound to make just about anyone smile. Here's how they describe what they did: "The airport is full of people from all different places, offering a great opportunity to connect with someone new. Show More Summary

RwandAir Is Adding Flights To Guangzhou… Via Mumbai

RwandAir is an airline that probably interests me more than it should, but for some reason I just find their little operation fascinating. They have two A330s with a fantastic business class product. They recently started flying to London and Brussels, though apparently didn't do all of their homework, because they had some issues with the flight. Show More Summary

Etihad Is Reducing The Baggage Allowance On Award Tickets

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has been on a cost cutting spree lately. The airline has been trying to improve their financial performance by cutting costs and also increasing revenue, probably due to the billions of dollars they wasted on their investments in airberlin, Alitalia, etc. This cost cutting has come in many forms. Show More Summary

EL AL’s New Safety Video, Featuring A Mentalist

I recently flew EL AL for the first time, and thought they had a really cute safety video, with over-the-top animations of the crew. What I hadn't realized is that EL AL just introduced a new safety video a few weeks ago, and it's pretty...Show More Summary Now Displays Roundtrip Ticket Pricing

No, United hasn't suddenly changed their fares, or even changed how their fares are structured on the back-end. However, they have changed how they display their fares through Specifically, up until recently when you didShow More Summary

United To Fly 777-300ERs Between San Francisco & Tel Aviv

United introduced Polaris on December 1, 2016, which is the name for their new first & business class experience. This includes new airport lounges, improved food & beverages, better bedding, and also new seats. Unfortunately United has been rolling out the new product at a glacial pace. Show More Summary

Weekly Review: January 20, 2018

Hello from Verbier, Switzerland! We're spending the week in snow. As someone who typically avoids cold weather at all costs, I have to say that I'm really enjoying myself. Snow sure is pretty. Of course that's easy enough for me to say,...Show More Summary

Review: Emirates First Class 777 Colombo To Dubai

It has been a while since I've flown Emirates first class, though the second I boarded I had the biggest smile on my face. At the forward door I was welcomed by Draginja, the Serbian flight attendant who would be taking care of me. Unlike...Show More Summary

Cathay Pacific Expected To Add Nonstop Flights To Cape Town

Despite their financial struggles, 2018 will be a big year of expansion for Cathay Pacific. Just a few weeks ago Cathay Pacific announced that they'd be adding 4x weekly nonstop flights between Hong Kong and Washington Dulles as of September 2018. Show More Summary

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