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Lufthansa’s New 787 Business Class: Here’s What I’m Expecting

Lufthansa will be introducing a new business class on upcoming 787s, but it won't be the carrier's new business class that was announced back in 2017. In this post I wanted to talk about what we know about the new business class product, and then share…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa
Le Meridien Maldives 8
Amazing Deal: Book Le Meridien Maldives For 24K Marriott Bonvoy Points Per Night

The new Le Meridien Maldives will be opening in a few months, and there's an intriguing opportunity to redeem points here. I'm not sure I'd be rushing to take advantage of this, though. The Le Meridien Maldives is accepting reservations for stays as…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
Fairmont Empress
Fairmont Selling Gift Cards With 20% Bonus

The major hotel chains sometimes sell discounted gift cards, which is a great way to lower the cost of hotel stays. For the past several years Fairmont has been offering bonuses on gift card purchases at least twice a year. Fairmont typically offers…

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Filed Under: Fairmont, Great Deals
Intercontinental Johannesburg Airport – 14
Register Now: IHG Rewards Triple Points Summer Promo

IHG Rewards has today officially opened registration for its major global promotion for the summer of 2021, which has the potential to be pretty lucrative (we had learned the details of the promo a few days back, but registration wasn't officially open…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hotel Deals
Hot Deals for May

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Santa Marina Mykonos – 59
Is All Travel Fair Game If You’re Fully Vaccinated?

All American adults have had access to coronavirus vaccines for a couple of weeks now. A lot of people were waiting for the vaccine before they felt comfortable traveling again, so hopefully anyone who is eligible is choosing to get vaccinated. Everyone…

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Filed Under: Travel
United Polaris Lounge Houston – 16
Fantastic New United Quest Card Offers Up To 100K Bonus Miles

Chase and United Airlines have a co-brand credit card agreement for both personal and small business cards. The New United Quest℠ Card was launched several weeks ago, and I'm extremely impressed by the value proposition of this card. In this post I wanted…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Delta Premium Select 767
Delta Premium Select Coming To 767-300s & A330s

Delta Air Lines will be reconfiguring some of its existing long haul aircraft, though I'm rather disappointed by the details of this. Delta has revealed plans to reconfigure more wide body aircraft this spring. Specifically, Delta will be installing…

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Filed Under: Delta
La Premiere Lounge Paris – 16
Air France Reopens Spectacular La Premiere Lounge

The world's best first class lounge has reopened as of today. During the pandemic we've seen airlines close quite a few lounges due to lack of demand. We're slowly seeing airlines reopen lounges, though that's happening at different paces around the…

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Filed Under: Air France
Seatac Airport
SeaTac Airport Now Lets You Make TSA Screening Appointments

If you've flown through a US airport recently, you may have noticed that security wait times are in some cases getting long. Some TSA checkpoints simply aren't staffed to handle the influx of travelers, though the TSA is working on hiring thousands of…

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Filed Under: Security/TSA
Malaysia Airlines A380 Aircraft
Malaysia Airlines Retiring Airbus A380 Fleet

The pandemic has caused the acceleration of Airbus A380 retirements. Air France, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, and Thai Airways have retired (or plan to retire) their A380 fleets, while Qatar Airways seems highly likely to retire its A380 fleet. There's…

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Filed Under: Malaysia
Waldorf Astoria Maldives The Private Island 5
Hilton Honors Maximum Award Cost Now 150K Points

While Hilton Honors doesn't have an award chart, the program has historically charged no more than 120,000 points for a free night in a standard room. It looks like that maximum has now been increased by up to 25%. As noted by View from the Wing, the…

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Filed Under: Hilton, Hotels
Lufthansa Business Class Coronavirus – 8
Buy LifeMiles With A 175% Bonus (1.2 Cents Each)

LifeMiles has just launched its latest promotion on purchased miles, which potentially represents an excellent deal if you're planning any Star Alliance travel in the coming months. There's even an exclusive offer for OMAAT readers, which is significantly…

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Filed Under: AviancaTaca, Great Deals
Lufthansa 787 9
Lufthansa Orders More A350-900s & 787-9s

In March 2019, Lufthansa Group placed an order for 20 Airbus A350-900s and 20 Boeing 787-9s. Well, Lufthansa has just announced that each of these orders has been increased by 25%, and some of these planes will even be delivered in the coming months.…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa

Recent Trip Reports

Park Hyatt Maldives
Best-Ever Chase Sapphire Sign-Up Bonus

If you don't yet have the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card or Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card, this is a fantastic time to apply. Several weeks ago we saw the introduction of a couple of exciting new welcome bonuses, and I wanted to post a reminder of these…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Qatar Airways A350 1000
Qatar Airways’ Pandemic Recovery Advantage

It goes without saying that the pandemic has been absolutely catastrophic for the airline industry. Most airlines are in a rather fragile position, and at best they hope that in a few years they'll be back to where they were pre-pandemic. I'd say there's…

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Filed Under: Qatar
Swiss A340 Business Class – 8
Transfer Amex Points To LifeMiles With 15% Bonus

At the moment you can receive a 15% bonus when transferring points from the US Amex Membership Rewards program to the Avianca LifeMiles program, which can be useful for Star Alliance premium cabin redemptions. Between May 3 and May 31, 2021, you can…

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Filed Under: American Express, AviancaTaca
Lufthansa A320neo Frankfurt
Revealed: European Union’s Plan To Allow Vaccinated Travelers

About a week ago the president of the European Commission hinted that the European Union would open to vaccinated travelers. With today's announcements, that's one step closer to becoming a reality. While a couple of European Union countries (including…

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Filed Under: Travel
Etihad 787 First Class – 3
Etihad Airways Cuts First Class To New York

In the spring Etihad Airways stopped offering first class to New York. The airline has now extended this removal of first class. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise, given that Etihad has grounded (and likely retired) its entire A380 fleet, plans…

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Filed Under: Etihad
Pragusa One Plane
Hmmm: PRAGUSA.ONE Launching USA Flights This Summer

In March I wrote about PRAGUSA.ONE, an airline startup that plans to fly from Dubrovnik and Prague to destinations around the world with Airbus A350 aircraft that exclusively feature premium economy. The airline now claims to be weeks from launching…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines
Waldorf Palm
Live: Hilton Honors Summer 2021 Promo (Register Now)

In mid-April, Hilton Honors revealed the details of its global summer promotion, and it's very good. This promotion is valid for stays as of today, so in this post I wanted to recap the offer. Hilton Honors' current global promotion is called More Nights,…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hilton
Caresse Luxury Collection Bodrum – 85
Marriott Bonvoy Card Showdown: Bold Vs. Boundless

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card are both co-branded personal credit cards issued by Marriott and Chase. At the moment both cards are offering improved welcome bonuses, so in this post…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Card Comparisons
Lufthansa Lounge Watermark
Now Permanent: Amex Platinum Lufthansa Lounge Access Benefit

The Platinum Card® from American Express (review) and The Business Platinum Card® from American Express (review) both provide access to Amex’s Global Lounge Collection, which includes access to Amex Centurion Lounges, Delta SkyClubs, Priority Pass Lounges,…

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Filed Under: American Express, Lufthansa
Super Air Jet Plane
Super Air Jet: Lion Air’s Suspicious New Airline

Well this is... odd. A new Indonesian airline named Super Air Jet will be launching operations soon, and the carrier now has its first plane. Super Air Jet's first plane is an Airbus A320 with the registration code PK-SAJ. This is a roughly 10 year old…

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Filed Under: Other Airlines