Lufthansa First Class A380 – 2

Lufthansa To Introduce Dynamic Award Pricing

A Lufthansa executive has revealed that the Miles & More program will be moving to a dynamic award pricing model sometime soon. While no timeline has yet been given for the change, Lufthansa's VP of Sales for the Americas says that "certainly that's…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa
Radisson Blu Chicago 2

Radisson Rewards Offering Up To 3K Bonus Points Per Night

Radisson Rewards has just announced their latest promotion for summer hotel stays. Up until last spring Radisson Rewards was known as Club Carlson, but it was rebranded at that point, in order to better leverage the name of their flagship brand. Radisson…

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Filed Under: Club Carlson, Great Deals
American Mechanics Union

OMG: American Mechanics Union Threatens “Bloody” Battle

Yesterday I wrote about how American Airlines filed an injunction against TWU-IAM, the union representing their mechanics. According to American's management, the union has tried to “illegally gain leverage in contract negotiations by directing a coordinated…

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Filed Under: American, Unions
Garuda Indonesia 777

Garuda Indonesia Cutting Europe Flights (Again)

Oh Garuda Indonesia... Before I get into the actual substance of what's happening here, let me acknowledge that Garuda Indonesia doesn't have it easy: -- Ultra low cost carriers are gaining a ton of market share in Indonesia, making it tough for airlines…

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Filed Under: Garuda Indonesia
United 737 Max

United’s CEO Will Be On First 737 MAX Flight

The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded since mid-March, and there have been a lot of questions about when the plane will be back in the air. Last week we learned that Boeing completed the software update we've been waiting for on the plane. The next step…

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Filed Under: United
Aegean A320

Aegean Offering 40% Bonus On Purchased Miles

Aegean's Miles+Bonus program is one of the most lucrative Star Alliance award programs in terms of the ease with which you can earn elite status, and also in terms of their redemption costs. The catch is that the program can be complicated, though that…

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Filed Under: Aegean, Great Deals
Lufthansa A321neo Seats

Lufthansa Introduces New Seats On A321neo — Yay?

When it comes to global aviation, I don’t think there’s a region in the world with worse seats than what you’ll generally find on intra-Europe flights. While a few airlines use their cabins as a point of differentiation on short haul…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa
Adria Crj Business Class – 9

Iceland Facing Economic Challenges Due To WOW Air Collapse

In late March, Icelandic low cost carrier WOW Air ceased operations. While I feel bad for the people who lost their jobs as a result of this, the company was badly mismanaged. Like all too many companies nowadays, the focus was on market share rather…

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Filed Under: WOW Air
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
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