Weekly Review: November 23, 2019

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Hello from California! Ford and I are just wrapping up an incredible week staying at three points hotels, all of which have been incredible. I’ll have full reviews soon. We will be spending the coming week in Florida with family for Thanksgiving, and then my review trips continue the first week of December.

On the points & travel front, this week La Compagnie launched a great fare sale, a mysterious letter was sent to a Delta frequent flyer, we saw several promotions on purchased points, award redemptions became possible at a $2,350+ per night Hyatt affiliate property, and more.

With that out of the way, here’s a recap of this week on the blog:

Featured Stories

United 767 Polaris Business Class Review

I spent the night at the Marriott Newark Airport (which I’ve reviewed before, so I won’t be reviewing it this time around), and early the next morning I headed to Newark Airport bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (or something like that) for my daytime United Polaris flight to London Heathrow, on their very intriguing low density 767-300.

I only booked this trip a bit over a week before departure, and was happy to find that United had some saver award seats on their daytime flight from Newark to London Heathrow. I was excited about this for two reasons:


HUGE Spark Business Card Bonuses: 200K Miles Or $2,000

The Capital One® Spark® Miles for Business and Capital One® Spark® Cash for Business are two of the best Capital One credit cards, and also among the best business credit cards out there.

For about a month now these cards have had increased limited time bonuses. This post is a reminder of that, because these offers are very much worth taking advantage of, if eligible (unfortunately we don’t know when the limited time bonuses end).


Amazing: $1,000 La Compagnie Roundtrip Business Class Fares

La Compagnie is the all business class transatlantic airline that started flying in mid-2014. The airline operates flights between Newark and Paris Orly, as well as seasonal flights between Newark and Nice.

While the airline initially flew 757-200s with angled business class seats, they recently took delivery of new A321neos, featuring a much improved (and fully flat) business class product.

If you’re interested in traveling to Paris and want to fly this product, La Compagnie has some spectacular fares at the moment, among the best I’ve ever seen on them.


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TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points For 30% Off
Transfer Citi Points To LifeMiles With 25% Bonus
6 Great Opportunities To Buy Points
WestJet Offering Status Match Challenge
Buy Choice Privileges Points With 40% Bonus
The 9 Best Small Business Credit Cards (2019)
6 Reasons To Get The CitiBusiness AAdvantage Card
Hilton & Lyft Partnership: Earn & Redeem Points
Choice Privileges Offering 10K Points For One Stay
Amazing: $1,000 La Compagnie Roundtrip Business Class Fares
HUGE Spark Business Card Bonuses: 200K Miles Or $2,000
Marriott Offering New Targeted Promotions
Best Credit Cards For Uber Rides (2019)
Great Deal: 10x Amex Points With IHG (In Addition To Normal Points)
Today Only: Earn 10% Cash Back (Or 10x Amex Points) With Rakuten

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

Air India’s Award Chart: I’m Speechless
AMAZING: Redeem Hyatt Points At $2,350+ Per Night Nicaraguan Private Island

TRAVEL With Ben (Lucky)

Saturday Night Live’s “Airline Pilots” Skit
Daytime Eastbound Transatlantic Flights: Thoughts From A First Timer

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Review: La Companie A321neo Business Class
Review: United 767 Polaris Business Class
Review: Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Terminal 2
Review: Plaza Premium Lounge Heathrow Terminal 2
Review: Brussels Airlines A320 Business Class
Review: NEW Brussels Airlines A330 Business Class

NEWS & Updates

The Brussels Airlines & Eurowings Identity Crisis
How Many Cathay Pacific 777s Have Wifi?
Now Open: Qantas First Class Lounge Singapore
Marriott Bonvoy Sending Out Status Downgrade Emails
Amex Adds Travel Coverage To Premium Cards (Sample Benefits Guide Now Published)
Singapore Airlines’ Next A350-900ULR Route?
Emirates Orders A350-900, Backtracks On A330-900neo
Delta’s Shocking Warning Letter To A Frequent Flyer
Virgin Atlantic Will Fly A350s To LAX, SFO, JNB, & LOS
Ghana Ordering Three 787s To Launch National Airline
Capital One Adds Priority OpenTable Reservations
ANA Shifting Most US Routes From Narita To Haneda
Japan Airlines Adds Six Haneda Flights To The US
American Airlines Promises “World-Class Culinary Experience”
British Airways Boeing 787-10 Details: Cabins, Routes, And More
TAP Air Portugal’s New Boston To Azores Flight (And More)
Emirates Orders 787-9, Reduces 777X Order
Norwegian Air’s Surprising New CEO Pick
Juneyao Airlines Adds Manchester Fifth Freedom Flight
Avatar Airlines: America’s New All-747 Airline (Or Not)
LATAM Leaving Oneworld On October 1, 2020
EasyJet Becomes First Major Carbon Neutral Airline
South African Airways & Unions Reach (Unrealistic) Agreement
Boeing 737 MAX 10 Launches With Little Fanfare
British Airways & Pilots Union Reach Tentative Agreement
Air Peace CEO Indicted For Bank Fraud & Money Laundering


I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!

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