Excellent Air France & KLM Business Class Fares From The US To Asia

Read more at: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/552573722/0/onemileatatime/

Yesterday I shared some good Qatar Airways business class fares for travel from the US to Asia. They’re not the lowest fares we’ve ever seen, but Qatar has an excellent business class product, they don’t publish as many fare sales out of the US as they used to, and this is also a great way to earn miles with oneworld airlines.

For those who are SkyTeam flyers, at the moment Air France and KLM have some tempting fares to Asia, which are very tempting. As noted in this FlyerTalk thread, Air France and KLM have excellent business class fares for travel originating in Chicago and New York, for travel to Bali, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore.

Read More

Is This Business Class Fare Worth It?

Read more at: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/552588706/0/onemileatatime/

OMAAT family, I need your advice.

Later this year I am planning to commence another three (plus) month extended trip, like I did last year. There are all sorts of destinations planned, which I am looking forward to sharing with you in due course. Early on in the trip I’ll be visiting Morocco with my partner.

While I’ve visited almost every country in Europe, I am yet to visit Northern Africa, but very keen to. Tunisia has also been on my list of considerations.

Read More

Good Qatar Business Class Fares From The US To Asia!

Read more at: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/552353526/0/onemileatatime/

As far as I’m concerned, Qatar Airways offers the world’s best business class product. Not only that, but thanks to their membership in oneworld, flying with Qatar can be a great way to earn elite qualifying miles in your preferred program (American AAdvantage, British Airways Executive Club, etc.).

Historically Qatar Airways has offered great business class fares, though lately I’ve been noticing fewer of them from the US. They still have many great fares from Africa, Asia, and Europe, in my experience, but fare sales from the US are rarer. The last amazing Qatar Airways business class fare sale I recall seeing from the US was at the beginning of last year, when they had ~$1,750 roundtrip business class fares from Los Angeles to Southeast Asia.

Unfortunately we haven’t seen any fares that good since then, though Qatar has just launched a new business class fare sale, which is quite good.

Read More

Great New Amex Offer For Stays At All SPG Brands

Read more at: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/552360256/0/onemileatatime/

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on a card.

To view Amex Offers, go to the bottom of the account summary page of any American Express card, where you’ll see all the offers you’re eligible for. These offers come in different forms, including discounts and even in some cases bonus points. Amex has just rolled out a new promotion that I’m very excited about, and plan to take full advantage of. This is similar to a promotion they offered last fall.

With this new, targeted Amex Offer, you can earn $60 back when you spend $300+ at any Starwood property in the US through September 4, 2018.

Read More

Buy Cathay Pacific Miles For 1.67 Cents Each

Read more at: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/552380258/0/onemileatatime/

As I’ve written about before, at the moment IHG Rewards Club has a flash sale on the purchase of points. Through today (June 15, 2018), IHG Rewards Club is selling points for just 0.5 cents each (that’s a 100% bonus), which is an excellent deal.

You can buy a total of 200,000 IHG Rewards Club points for $1,000.

Read More

Sichuan Airlines Wants To Start Flying To Boston

Read more at: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/552391404/0/onemileatatime/

Per a filing with the US Department of Transportation, Sichuan Airlines wants to start operating nonstop flights between Chengdu and Boston. The airline proposes starting twice weekly flights around December 17, 2018, with the following schedule:

Chengdu to Boston departing 9:00PM arriving 12:15AM (+1 day) [Mon, Fri]
Boston to Chengdu departing 2:15AM arriving 6:35AM (+1 day) [Tue, Sat]

The airline intends to use an Airbus A350-900 for the route, featuring 331 seats. The airline doesn’t yet have any A350s in their fleet, but rather plans to take delivery of the first of the 14 they have on order in the coming months.

Read More

Traveling Through Dubai? Get Free Ice Cream From Emirates!

Read more at: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/552402572/0/onemileatatime/

Summer in Dubai can be rough (even if you’re just connecting there), given how hot it gets. With Ramadan 2018 now over, Emirates has a cool treat for passengers traveling through the airport.

If you’re passing through Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport between June 15 and August 31, you may just be offered free ice cream. Specifically, Emirates is setting up carts throughout the terminal where they’ll be offering free ice cream cups daily from 12AM to 3AM, 12:30PM to 2:30PM, and 6PM to 9PM.

The ice cream will be Emperor branded, and is made in-house by Emirates Flight Catering. The airline expects to serve two million of these cups to customers over the next three months (not just through this initiative, but they’re also serving the ice cream in seven of their lounges, and in premium cabins on select flights to Europe). There will be five flavor choices for the ice cream, including chocolate, vanilla, date & arabic coffee, mango sorbet, and lemon sorbet.

Read More

Bankrupt Alitalia Introduces New Employee Uniforms… Again

Read more at: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/552437518/0/onemileatatime/

Alitalia might be in bankruptcy and on perpetual life support, but that won’t stop them from looking fashionable. In-mid 2016, Alitalia rolled out new uniforms for their employees, which were inspired by Etihad. This was part of a larger rebranding for the airline. Etihad took over a bunch of struggling airlines, tried to make them look more fashionable, and was shocked when that didn’t lead to profitability. Who would’ve guessed?

Tiffany wrote about the uniforms at the time and thought they were retro and awesome-looking, and I quite agree.

Read More

It’s Back: Buy Starpoints For 35% Off

Read more at: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/552443948/0/onemileatatime/

Wow, Starwood is offering this promotion yet again. The last one was valid through the end of May, though this is likely to actually be the last time it’s ever offered, at least before the formation of the new Marriott loyalty promotion in August.

Similar to the promotion we saw last month, Starwood is offering a 35% discount on purchased Starpoints when you buy at least 5,000 points in one transaction through July 20, 2018.

Starwood ordinarily charges 3.5 cents per purchased Starpoint. If you max out this promotion you can buy up to 30,000 Starpoints (which is the maximum number of points you can buy per calendar year) at a cost of $682.50, which is a rate of 2.275 cents per Starpoint.

Read More

Best Ways To Use Amex Membership Rewards Points To See The U.S. Including Hawaii [2018]

Read more at: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/~/552462540/0/onemileatatime/

If you have a stash of Membership Rewards and are looking for your best award booking options within the contiguous 48 states or to Hawaii, you have a number of interesting options.

Since your best option could differ based on your departure city, we’ll take a look at the scenarios when each program makes the most sense.

I’ll touch on options that will allow you to take advantage of Oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance partnerships as well as individual partnerships outside these major airline alliances. Some of these airline programs have region-based award charts while others have distance-based charts, but each has their uses.

Read More

1 2 3 4 5 82