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This isn’t Brexit, there are deals between various US cities and across Europe. These deals have been coming up recently with increased regularity. With fuel prices still low, increased competition, and even more seats from low cost carriers across the Atlantic airfare sales have heated up.
Over the weekend I wrote about Delta attacking American hubs with transatlantic airfares from $442 roundtrip. The fare war has spread.
This morning’s Singapore Airlines flight SQ368 from Singapore to Milan turned around two and a half hours into the flight due to a fuel leak. The plane’s wing caught fire upon landing back in Singapore.
JetBlue is offering the deal of the year right now, matching the points in a Virgin America account.. and then some.
It’s a brilliant promotion because it gets us to stop and give JetBlue a real look. In March JetBlue introduced new credit cards from Barclaycard: a no annual fee card and a premium card, along with a small business card product that’s similar to the premium card.
I was back in Colombo earlier this year, and I’d go back in a heartbeat but want to spend more time outside the capital than I have so far.
One of my readers will get the chance before I will because I ran a giveaway for a 5 night stay in a suite at MAYA Sri Lanka with Sri Lankan dinner for 2, massages for 2, and cooking class for 2.
Basic principles: the most valuable points are transferable points, that you can move to various frequent flyer programs when you want and in the amounts you want.
Transferable points let you decide where to put your points later based on who has award space available when you need it, top off accounts, and hedge against devaluations.
American Airlines flight AA731 from London Heathrow to Charlotte was cancelled today as a result of mechanical problems that led to passengers being evacuated via slide onto the tarmac.
Apparently after a mechanical delay smoke began to enter the cabin. The plane was smoking out the back. And passengers evacuated down a slide.
Etihad has the world’s best first class on their Airbus A380 — the First Apartment. Their ‘regular’ first class is a fully enclosed suite, and arguably one of the world’s 5 best first class products though unquestionably top 10.
For the past several months Etihad has been releasing first class awards Abu Dhabi to the US, but not from the US to Abu Dhabi except at the last minute.
They appear to have changed their award availability pattern with many more first class awards are available from the US to Abu Dhabi than before.
The flight was sort of a ‘freebie’ since I was already booking Houston – Dubai anyway under Alaska Airlines’ pre-devaluation pricing it was only 10,000 miles more to go to Bangkok. And I was getting that in first class. On an A380.
I decided to test booking planeside meet-and-greet through Bangkok Flight Services with a golf cart from the plane to immigration. Here’s what they offer:
Earn the most valuable points – and using an arbitrage opportunity, earn them quickly. And transfer them to programs that accept points from a variety of sources. Then you’ll have points for your award goals in no time.