In Case You Missed It – A Recap Of The Week (16 October 2016)

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Summaries and links for all the posts which appeared on Traveling For Miles this week. Includes what is probably the best/cheapest Business Class airfare I’ve ever seen between Europe and Australia, a look at what we know so far about Lufthansa’s A350, an in depth review of the Hyatt Recency in Hong Kong, news of more Etihad service to Dallas and more Finnair service to Asia and a lot more.

Monday

Lufthansa’s Airbus A350 – What We Know So Far

After 11 days in the paint shop Lufthansa’s first A350 appeared in full Lufthansa livery for the first time last week and, as I’ve had a few questions on the blog about Lufthansa’s plans for the aircraft, I thought I’d put together a post on what we know so far and what we can surmise from other information available.

Review: Hyatt Regency Hong Kong – Harbour View King Room (Part 1)

Part 1 (of 2) of my review of the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui including a look at the Regency Club lounge and a Harbour View king room.

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Review: Hyatt Regency Hong Kong – Harbour View King Room (Part 2)

Part 2 (of 2) of my review of the Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Tsim Sha Tsui including a look at the amenities the hotel offers including the pool, the fitness centre and the Club Lounge breakfast.

Delta Adds Lie-Flat Service Between Los Angeles and Washington Reagan

Delta has announced that it will commence daily service between Los Angeles and Washington Reagan from 24 April 2017 and will operate the route using 757-200 aircraft fitted with full flat-bed seats in First Class.

News Roundup: SWISS Adds New US Destinations For Its Boeing 777, A New SkyTeam Web Tool & Qantas Partners With AirBnB

A round-up of some of the recent news stories from the airlines: News of the routes to/from the US that SWISS will operate using its new 777 aircraft, Qantas partnering with AirBnB, and SkyTeam launching a cool new online tool.

Tuesday

British Airways Schedules Multiple Flight Changes For Summer 2017

British Airways has scheduled a few changes for summer 2017 (including cancellations) that may affect your plans. The destinations impacted are Boston, Tel Aviv, Las Vegas, Santiago (Chile), Nassau and Grand Cayman.

Finnair Adds More A350 Flights To Asia – Good News For Oneworld Flyers

Finnair will be adding more frequencies and more capacity to two of its Asia routes for the summer 2017 season and it will be doing this with its new A350 aircraft.

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SWISS To Refit A340s With New First, Business & Economy Class Cabins

SWISS has made the decision to retain 5 of its Airbus A340 aircraft and refit them with the same premium cabins as you’ll find on the airline’s 777-300ER aircraft. The refit won’t be happening until 2018 but it looks like this is a stay of execution for the SWISS A340.

Emirates Announces Flights To Ft Lauderdale Will Start This Year!

In a surprise announcement Emirates told the world that it will commence a daily service between Dubai and Ft. Lauderdale in December this year.

Hyatt Finally Rebrands Its LAX Property As A Hyatt Regency

News that Hyatt has finally rebranded its Concourse Hotel at LAX as the Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Airport…although the renovations are still not complete and won’t be completed until early 2017. What’s taking so long?!

Wednesday

Be Patient When Booking Business Class Fares For Next Year

I’m not normally one to make too many predictions when it comes to the direction in which airline fares will go but right now I think I have a fairly good idea of what to expect for 2017…so I thought I’d share my thoughts.

Etihad Announces Increased Service To Dallas/Fort Worth

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Etihad has announced that it will increase the number of flights it operates between Abu Dhabi ad Dallas/Fort Worth from February 2017. The new flights will see Etihad finally offering a daily service between the two cities.

Round Up: Bonus Hyatt Points In Las Vegas, Air New Zealand Adding WiFi & More

A round-up of some of the smaller bits of travel news I’ve noticed over the past week that don’t warrant a blog post of their own but that could be useful nonetheless. Included Air New Zealand announcing the introduction of WiFi onboard, Hyatt offering bonus points in Las Vegas, JAL partnering with Priority Pass and more.

AMAZING FARE: Business Class Europe – Australia From $1,340/£1,100/€1,215

Qatar Airways has published fares, for Business Class roundtrip travel between Europe and Australia, starting at just $1,340/£1,100/€1,215. To say that is is a staggeringly low fare would be an understatement so, if you have any interest in traveling to Australia in the next few months, I’d jump on this very quickly.

Thursday

Don’t Forget Eurostar – It Could Save You Money & Time

A look at how Eurostar could be a money and time saver for travelers based in the UK and the US. With such a big focus on airfares and air travel sometimes its easy to overlook the other options that, combined with flights, can make travel cheaper and more efficient.

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An Easy 75,000 Bonus Points With Amex Platinum Business [Targeted]

While there’s a 100,000 Bonus Point offer available on the Amex Platinum Business card right now the spend requirement to get that may be out of a lot of people’s reach….but there’s a much easier offer available and, if you’ve been targeted for it, you may want to check it out.

Hyatt Is Opening Another Property In Seattle But I Can’t Say I’m Excited

Hyatt has recently announced that it plans to expand its presence in Seattle by adding a Hyatt Regency to the city but, as great as it always is to have more Hyatt options, it would have been nicer had the option been somewhere where us Hyatt fans aren’t already reasonably well served.

Friday

British Airways Adds Flights To Germany From London City Airport

British Airways has announced that it is adding an extra 34,000 seats on its routes from London City Airport to Hamburg and Düsseldorf for the winter 2016/17 season.

Malaysia Airlines London – Kuala Lumpur Promotions

Malaysia Airlines has launched a couple of promotions for travel on its London to Kuala Lumpur route – one is a simple discounted Economy Class promotion which looks quire attractive while the other is a discount on award travel between the two cities which will probably be the most interesting of the two promotions if you have a stash of Enrich points.

Hawaiian Airlines Opens Bookings & Awards For Lie-Flat Service To Japan, Australia & New Zealand

Hawaiian Airlines has opened up bookings for its new Premium Cabin offering for travel from Hawaii to Tokyo, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland. The airline has refitted its Airbus A330 aircraft with new lie-flat Business Class seats which should be a massive improvement over the old-style recliners that the airline has offered up until now.

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Southwest Announces Flights To Cuba With Fares From $59 One-Way!

Southwest Airlines has announced its schedule of non-stop services between Florida and Cuba which will be starting up as soon as next month and its launching the routes with a $59 promotional fare for one-way travel from the US.

Delta Improves Complimentary Upgrades With Immediate Effect

Back in May of this year Delta announced that, from this fall, Medallion members traveling with one companion would clear for Complimentary Upgrades to both First Class and Delta Comfort+ based on the status of the higher-tiered member. Well, we’re half-way through the second month of fall and Delta has finally made good on that announcement.