Iberia Business Class

Amazing Iberia Business Class Fares From Spain To Mexico

Amazingly this fare has been around for a couple of days, and is still available. Iberia has sub-1,000EUR business class fares for travel from various points in Spain to various points in Mexico. This fare is pretty readily available, though you'll find…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Iberia
American 767

American Accuses Mechanics Of Causing Delays & Cancelations

Things just got serious... As I noted at the beginning of the year, this is going to be a tough year for contract negotiations between American management and their employees. American's flight attendant contracts become amendable as of December 2019,…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
Avis Car

Hertz Gold Plus Rewards’ Massive No-Notice Devaluation

I've gotta be honest -- while I love airline and hotel loyalty programs, I don't really get into car rental loyalty programs. I probably should, because there's value to be had, but I just have a hard time getting excited about them. I also don't rent…

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Filed Under: Rental Cars

Hot Deals for May

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Klm 787

Flying Blue Promo: Transatlantic Flights From 12,500 Miles

Every month Air France-KLM Flying Blue publishes Promo Awards, offering discounted redemptions in select markets. These are typically released at the beginning of each month, and I write about them when they go live. Lately Flying Blue has occasionally…

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Filed Under: Air France/KLM, Awards
Choice Hotel

Buy Choice Privileges Points For 30% Off

Choice Privileges has just launched their latest promotion on purchased points. Through May 27, 2019, Choice Privileges is offering up to a 30% discount on the purchase of points. That discount applies as long as you purchase at least 5,000 points in…

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Filed Under: Choice, Great Deals
Air Italy Business Class A330 – 10

Air Italy Will Sell You Top Tier Status For 500EUR

A few days ago I wrote about how Air Italy rebranded their loyalty program. They changed the name of their program from Air Italy Club to @MyAirItalyClub. Not much changed in terms of the program benefits, though they did add customer support via a dedicated…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
American 777 Business Class

American’s Summer Business Class Award Sale To Europe

Occasionally we see airlines offer award sales, where they discount the number of miles required for a redemption. However, in my experience these types of sales almost always apply to saver level award availability, which are the highly capacity controlled…

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Filed Under: American, Awards
American 737 800

Great News: American Suspends 737 “Refresh” Program

American Airlines has gotten a lot of flak for the way in which they've been configuring their narrow body aircraft. This started with the Boeing 737 MAX, as American configured these with more seats than the 737-800. As a result, American's cabins are…

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Filed Under: American
Virgin Atlantic 787

Virgin Atlantic Launching Flights To Mumbai

Virgin Atlantic's expansion continues! So far this year Virgin Atlantic has announced new routes to Tel Aviv and Sao Paulo, and now they're announcing yet another new route. Virgin Atlantic will be launching daily flights between London Heathrow and…

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Filed Under: Virgin
Andaz Maui – 32

One Online Travel Agency’s Bold Move Against Resort Fees

Resort fees and destination fees are an awful trend that we've seen spreading in the hotel industry over the past several years. Now it looks like at least one major online travel agency will be taking actions against hotels charging these. Resort fees…

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Filed Under: Hotels

Recent Trip Reports

A220 Family

Airbus Improves A220 Range, But Does It Matter?

The Airbus A220 (formerly known as the Bombardier CSeries) has proven to be incredibly popular with both airlines and passengers. Airlines have already ordered 530 of these planes, and Airbus hopes the order book will increase significantly over time.…

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Filed Under: Misc.
TSA PreCheck

Spark Miles Card Adds Credit For Global Entry Or TSA Pre-Check

The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business is a really well rounded business credit card that I picked up late last year, after Capital One made some significant improvements to the card. Now it's getting even better. There's a lot to love about the Spark…

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Filed Under: Capital One, Credit Cards
Cathay Pacific A350 Watermark

Save On Cathay Pacific Flights With Amex Offers (Targeted)

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Filed Under: Cathay Pacific, Great Deals
Rosewood Hong Kong 1

Luxury Experiences At Rosewood Hotels

I've written in the past about how to maximize value at hotel groups like Aman, Four Seasons, etc. In this post I wanted to talk about the best way to go about booking Rosewood hotels, given that they're an excellent hotel group with several top notch…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hotels
American 777 Business Class

Why American Airlines’ Upgrade Lists Cause Confusion

Of the "big three" US airlines, American has the worst IT, in my opinion. I find their website to be fairly usable, though too basic. Their app is even worse, and trails the apps offered by both Delta and United. The lack of functionality of both the…

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Filed Under: American, Travel Technology
Qatar Qsuites Business Class – 35

Great Qatar Airways Qsuites Fares From Montreal To Cape Town

While overall Qatar Airways doesn't offer as many great business class fares as they used to out of North America, we have been seeing a good number of deals so far this year. For example, a few weeks ago I wrote about how Qatar Airways has ~2,000USD…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Qatar
Air New Zealand 777

Air New Zealand Expected To Order Boeing 787 Or 777

Air New Zealand is a pretty conservative airline when it comes to their fleet and routes. Currently Air New Zealand exclusively uses Airbus planes for their narrow body fleet, and Boeing planes for their wide body fleet. As it stands, Air New Zealand's…

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Filed Under: Air New Zealand
British Airways 787 First Class

Last Chance: Buy British Airways Avios With A 50% Bonus

Often buying miles can represent a great value, especially for first and business class award redemptions, where redeeming miles represents a disproportionately good value. It's worth noting that a promotion that was rolled out at the beginning of the…

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Filed Under: British Airways
Westjet 787

WestJet Reveals Additional 787-9 Routes

In May 2017, WestJet placed an order for up to 20 Boeing 787-9s (10 firm orders and 10 options), which was a huge move for the Canadian carrier. Historically WestJet primarily had 737s, along with a few 767s that they used for a few international routes.…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines