In Case You Missed It – A Recap Of The Week (15 October 2017)

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Summaries and links for all the posts which appeared on Traveling For Miles this week. Includes details of an amazing set of Business Class fares between Europe and Asia/Africa if you can book two seats at once, some pretty great Business Class fares between Europe and Asia/Africa if you’re traveling your own,news of Air France’s plans for its A380s, a look at which hotel programs offer Lifetime Status, details of route cancellations from United and Delta as well as a lot more.

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Air France Will Finally Refurbish Its Airbus A380s….But Not Until 2020

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News that Air France is planning to finally refurbish its Airbus A380 aircraft but won’t be doing so until 2020. Read on to find out why most of us would rather the airline didn’t wait so long.

Which Hotel Programs Offer Lifetime Status?

A look at which hotel loyalty programs offer a path to Lifetime Elite Status and what the requirements of those programs are. Are they worth going for?

Business Class Fares From Europe To China, Japan & Thailand From €1,421

Qatar Airways appears to have a decent Business Class sale on between Budapest and select cities in Asia which may interest readers looking to bank some cheap AAdvantage Miles or those looking to collect some badly needed Tier Points for British Airways status.

Note that these are solo fares and different to the companion fares I mention later.


30% Off & Free Breakfast At Accor Hotels (Also 4 x Points At Select Properties)

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Accor Hotels has come out with a new offer for bookings made by 20 October 2017. In this promotion guests will get 30% off their stay at over 2,900 hotels worldwide and get free breakfast thrown in too. Select properties are also offering quadruple points during the promotion period and both offers are stackable.

News: United Cancels A Route To Europe, American Downsizes A Route (Temporarily) & More

Snippets of news that I noticed in the past few days that didn’t really warrant a blog post of their own but that may be of help/use/interest to readers anyway. Includes information on the latest route to be cut between the US and Europe, Qatar Airways finding more use for its idle A320s and more.

KLM Adds More Flights To New York For Summer 2018

KLM already offers a twice daily service between Amsterdam and New York JFK but, in the latest schedule update, the Dutch flag carrier has added a 3rd flight on this route for the summer 2018 season.

Win 4 Nights In Hawaii For 2 With Alaska Airlines

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Alaska Airlines is apparently getting all “misty eyed” over its 10 year anniversary of flying to Hawaii and it has launched a sweepstakes to send 8 people to Hawaii (in pairs, not all together!) for a 4-night stay on a Hawaiian island of their choice with a rental car and spending money thrown in.


Stockholm To Cape Town/Johannesburg Business Class From €1,183 Roundtrip

Ethiopian Airlines is currently offering some amazing Business Class fares for travel between Stockholm and either Cape Town or Johannesburg. Fares start at around €1,183 for roundtrip travel and are widely available.

LATAM Now Connects Santiago & Melbourne Non-Stop

Oneworld carrier LATAM has just started up non-stop service between Santiago, Chile and Melbourne giving travelers a badly needed new option for crossing the South Pacific.

British Airways Is Offering Double Avios Across Its Network (Not For Accounts In North America)

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British Airways has announced that it is offering Double Avios on all BA marketed flights between 11 October and 31 December 2017 as long as your BAEC account isn’t registered in the US, Canada, Mexico or South Africa.

You Can Buy AAdvantage Miles For 2.10 Cents Each….But It’s A Bad Deal

You can currently buy AAdvantage miles at a cost of 2.10 cents each and, while there are numerous reasons why that’s a bad deal the most obvious one is that the airline regularly sells them for a lot less.


Rome Will Get The First W Hotel In Italy

Marriott has announced that Italy is to get its first W-branded hotel and the lucky city is to be Rome. The property will be situated in the Via Veneto district of Rome and is set to open its doors in 2021.

FANTASTIC: Southwest Announces It Will Serve Hawaii From 2018

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The airline that so many of us have been hoping will one day fly to Hawaii has finally said that it plans to do exactly that. In an address to employees Southwest CEO Gary Kelly confirmed that the airline plans to operate flights between the continental US and Hawaii from next year.

News: Delta Cancels A European Route & Air New Zealand Increases Flights To The US

News that Delta has quietly canceled another route between the US and Europe (following its cancellation of routes to Stockholm and Moscow a few weeks ago) and news that Air New Zealand will add more flights to its Houston route for Summer 2018.


Hilton To Reflag The London NYC As A Conrad Property

Hilton has announced that announced that Conrad Hotels & Resorts will take over the management of The London NYC and will subsequently reflag the property as the Conrad New York Midtown.

4 Days Left! Amazing Business Class Fares From €1,018 Roundtrip

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Through 16 October Qatar Airways is offering some pretty fantastic Business Class fares between Europe and Asia/Africa but there’s one slight catch – most of these fares are for companion booking which means you need to purchase two seats together to get the best deals.

Air Canada Aeroplan Offering Up To 3x Bonus Aeroplan Miles

Air Canada has launched a promotion whereby Aeroplan members can earn up to triple bonus miles on flights on select routes. The actual number of bonus miles you can earn varies on the type of ticket that you purchase but even the lower fare types will earn at least 50% bonus miles.