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American Airlines To Cut 30% Of Management Jobs

It looks like American Airlines plans to lay off about 30% of management and support staff over the coming weeks, as the airline prepares to shrink significantly. Airlines received a total of around $50 billion in grants and loans through the CARES Act.…

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Lufthansa Business Class A350 – 2

Darn: Japan Won’t Pay For Us To Visit After All

Unfortunately it looks like Japan won't be covering half the cost of our visit after all... Japan has seen a 99.9% drop in international visitors, and last week I shared what was reported to be a plan that Japan had developed to lure foreign tourists.…

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Hilton Honors Selling Points For 0.5 Cents Each (Extended)

In March Hilton Honors rolled out their latest promotion on purchased points, which is in line with the best promos they offer. This promotion was supposed to expire yesterday, but this is a heads up that the promotion has been extended by a week. Let…

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Singita Boulders Safari

South Africa Won’t Open To Tourists Until 2021

South Africa is an incredible country to visit, from the amazing safaris, to Cape Town, to wine country. There's so much to do there, and one of my most memorable trips ever was the South African safari we took my dad on last year. If you're hoping to…

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Lufthansa Cityline

Berlin Tegel Airport Closing On June 15, 2020

This sure is going to be a strange year for airports in Berlin, as Brandenburg Airport will finally open, while Tegel Airport will be closing early... In late April it was first revealed that Berlin Tegel Airport will be "temporarily" closing early,…

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Fairmont Banff Springs

Fairmont’s Generous “Buy One Get One Free” Promo

We're increasingly seeing hotels offer promotions to incentivize future stays, and Fairmont has come out with a fantastic promotion for their North America properties. While I've written about this before, Fairmont has now added more properties to the…

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Lufthansa A330 Business Class – 1

Lufthansa Miles & More Changes Postponed To 2022

In November 2019 Lufthansa announced some massive changes to the Miles & More program. The changes were initially supposed to kick in as of 2021, though they have now been postponed to January 1, 2022. That means the current system will continue to apply…

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Lufthansa A380

Uh Oh: Lufthansa Board Doesn’t Approve State Aid Package

A couple of days ago it was revealed that the German government and Lufthansa Group had tentatively come to an agreement for up to €9 billion in aid. Well, that plan has hit a roadblock. During a meeting today, the Lufthansa Group Supervisory Board has…

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Waldorf Astoria Maldives

Recap: 6 Opportunities To Buy Points

We frequently see loyalty programs sell points at a discount, and for many this is an opportunity to buy points at a cost that makes sense, especially for aspirational redemptions. At the moment we're seeing many programs sell points at a discount, so…

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Ryanair 737 800

Ryanair CEO: “Lufthansa Is Addicted To State Aid”

Ryanair Group CEO Michael O’Leary is one of the most controversial and outspoken people in the airline industry. Several weeks ago O'Leary blasted the prospect of Lufthansa getting significant government aid, comparing the airline to a crack cocaine…

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Emirates A380 First Class – 2

Awesome: Emirates Skywards Hugely Reduces Award Fees

While Emirates is one of my favorite airlines to fly in first class, I've never been a fan of the Emirates Skywards program. That may slowly be changing... Emirates Skywards reduces award fees Historically Emirates Skywards has been a pretty lousy program…

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Icelandair 767

Iceland’s International Arrivals COVID-19 Testing Problem

Iceland is expected to open to tourists from around the world as of June 15, 2020, though it appears to me that there may be one major logistical issue. Iceland’s plan to reopen to tourists Iceland is planning for a summer tourist season as of June 15,…

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American 777 First Class – 5

American Schedules 777-300ER On Surprising Route

American Airlines has scheduled its flagship Boeing 777-300ER on a route I would have never expected. Nothing really comes as a surprise in the airline industry anymore, but this has still caught me off guard a bit... American Airlines flies to London…

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Delta A350 Business Class – 2

Delta Pays LATAM $62 Million To Undo A350 Deal

Earlier I wrote about how LATAM is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the US. In LATAM's First Day Declaration, an interesting revelation was made regarding an A350 deal that Latin America's biggest airline had worked out with Delta. In the fall of…

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Hong Kong Airport

Hong Kong Will Open To Transit Passengers As Of June 1

Some of Asia's biggest global hubs are once again opening to transit passengers. It was recently announced that Singapore Changi would reopen to transit passengers as of June 2, and it has now been revealed that Hong Kong will reopen to transit passengers…

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Latam Premium Business – 3

LATAM Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

A couple of weeks ago Avianca, one of Latin America's largest airlines, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now LATAM, Latin America's largest airline, has done the same. LATAM Airlines Group, including affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador,…

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Lufthansa A380 First Class – 2

German Government To Take 20% Stake In Lufthansa

After much back and forth, it looks like Lufthansa and the German government have finally agreed to the terms of a bailout. The basics of Lufthansa's rescue package A package worth of up to €9 billion EUR in grants and loans has been approved for Lufthansa…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa
Al Safwa Lounge Doha – 7

Qatar Airways Status Match Promotion

Last week Qatar Airways rolled out a published status match promotion for the first time I can recall. This is a heads up that this promotion has been extended, for anyone who may want to take advantage of this opportunity. While there are some significant…

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American Admirals Club Sao Paulo – 1

US Introduces New Brazil Travel Ban

Over the past few months we've seen President Trump introduce several travel bans. First there was the China travel ban in early February, then there was the European Union travel ban in mid-March, and then that travel ban was extended to the UK and…

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