In Case You Missed It – A Recap Of The Week (14 August 2016)

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Summaries and links for all the posts which appeared on Traveling For Miles this week. Includes: Citi implementing a big change to how often customers can earn sign-up bonuses, Delta canceling a major route to Japan (and opening up new routes from Boston), two good Finnair Business Class fares, news on both the Qantas and Thai Airbus A350s and quite a bit more – it was a good week for news.


UK News: Virgin Atlantic Service Changes, British Airways Completes 747 Refurb & More

A roundup of some of the more UK-centric news that I noticed over the past week or so including details of Virgin Atlantic operations changes and a BA Refurb being completed.

Airberlin – Fantastic Hotel Deal With Abu Dhabi Stopover!


Details of a fantastic airberlin program that encourages travelers to stopover in Abu Dhabi for 2 nights by offering hotels at 2 for 1 rates. There are some great deals at hotels like the Ritz-Carlton and the InterContinental Abu Dhabi.

United To Work With TSA To Improve US Airport Security Experience

News that United Airlines is to work with the TSA to install new technology and to open new TSA centers to improve overall passenger experience.


Emirates Makes Manchester An All-A380 Route & Changes Birmingham Services

Details of Emirates’ decision to offer an all-A380 service between Dubai & Manchester plus details of its aircraft swap on the Dubai – Birmingham route that will affect premium cabin travelers.

British Airways Removes An Exit Row Selection Restriction

News that British Airways has removed a restriction around who is allowed to select or pay for exit row seating at the time that a ticket is being booked.

American Airlines Offering Free In-Flight Premium Entertainment

Details of American Airline’s announcement that, from later in August 2016, it will offer free premium in-flight entertainment on almost 300 aircraft.

Qantas Gives A Little More Info On Its 787-9 Dreamliner

Qantas 787-9 Dreamliner

Qantas has given out more details of when we can expect to find out the first routes for its 787-9 Dreamliner & when the airline expects its first delivery.


Ethiopian To Fly A350 To London, Qatar Airways Postpones A Route & Norwegian Schedules 787-9 Service

A roundup of some of the airline news I’ve noticed in the past few days including: Ethiopian Airlines planing to serve London with an A350 and more.

Thai Airways A350 First Routes Announced – Awards Are Available!

Details of the first routes you’ll see the Thai Airways A350 operating as well as a look at award availability & news of the first international route too.

50% Bonus On Amex Transfers To British Airways (USA) – But Should You Bother?Amex British Airways Transfer BonusAmerican Express and British Airways are offering a 50% Bonus on all Membership Rewards transfers to British Airways Avios through 10 October 2016….but should you take part in the promotion?


UK Singapore Airlines Promotion: Double KrisFlyer Miles

Details of a Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer promotion offering double KrisFlyer miles on all Singapore Airlines flights between the UK & Australia/New Zealand.

Delta Cancels New York JFK – Tokyo Narita Service

News that Delta has decided to cancel its New York JFK to Tokyo Narita route to “ensure Delta’s long term success in this fast-growing region of the world” according to the airlines Senior VP for Asia Pacific.

Reminder: United Offering Miles At 1.88 Cents Each – Ends Monday 15 August

A reminder that the latest United Airlines mileage promotion allows MileagePlus members to purchase miles for 1.88 cents each with a minimum purchase 30k if you want to lock in that price. Smaller quantities can be purchased but at a higher cost.


Good Finnair Business Class Fares To Bangkok & Shanghai


A look at two good Business Class fares Finnair is currently offering for travel between Europe and Bangkok and Shanghai – there are some great mileage earnings on offer, especially if you credit your flights to American Airlines AAdvantage.

Citi Introduces New Rule To Limit Sign-Up Bonuses

News that Citi has just made it a lot harder for customers to repeatedly earn sign-up bonuses on its credit cards by introducing a new rule to limit such activity.

Delta Adding More Services Out Of Boston

Details of the latest route additions & service adjustments that Delta has posted for its operations out of Boston – 2 new routes, a route restarted & more.