In Case You Missed It – A Recap Of The Week (3 December 2017)

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Summaries and links for all the posts which appeared on Traveling For Miles this week. Includes all the details of the new Qantas Lounge at London Heathrow, news of a British Airways Avios promotion, details of Hilton’s latest points sale, reviews of a number of oneworld lounges in Kuala Lumpur, news that Delta is selling Medallion Qualifying Miles and Segments and an interesting promotion , ending today, for holders of the various AAdvantage Aviator credit cards.

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Monday

The Malaysia Airlines C.I.P Lounge Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Airlines CIP Lounge Kuala Lumpur

A look inside the temporary Malaysia Airlines CIP lounge in Kuala Lumpur which is the only Malaysia Airlines lounge currently operating in the satellite terminal (where the international flights depart).

British Airways Confirms “Group Boarding” From 12 December

British Airways has confirmed that it will be introducing a new “group boarding” process from 12 December 2017 (something which was rumoured a week ago) so now we just have to hope that BA gate agents implement the new rules correctly.

Tuesday

The Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge Kuala Lumpur – In Pictures

Cathay Pacific Lounge Kuala Lumpur

A look inside the Cathay Pacific Lounge Kuala Lumpur. The airline calls this a First & Business Class lounge but I’m not sure there’s anything “First Class” about this facility – take a look at the pictures and decide for yourself.

News: Etihad Will Fly Dreamliners To Geneva, Air France Heads To Nairobi & More

A round-up of some of the latest news items that didn’t really warrant a whole article each but that could be of interest nonetheless. Includes details of an improvement in the Etihad offering to Switzerland, news of the latest hotel opening in Sydney and details of Air France’s new route to Kenya.

Review: The Qantas Lounge London Heathrow T3

Qantas London Lounge Heathrow T3

Here’s a review of the new Qantas Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 3 as seen on opening day on 28 November 2017. How does it stack up against the other oneworld lounges around it and what does the lounge offer? Find out inside.

Wednesday

Review: Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge (Main Terminal) Kuala Lumpur

A review of the Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge in the Main Terminal which cates primarily to “regional” traffic. What does the lounge offer and what can you expect food-wise when visiting in the morning.

Marriott Rewards & SPG Update Guests On Merger….Kind Of….

Marriott and Starwood have both sent out emails updating members of their respective loyalty programs with progress on the merger of SPG and Marriott Rewards. There was nothing groundbreaking in the emails although one new benefit that’s mentioned may well give us a bit more certainty over lifetime status.

Hilton Offering Bonuses Of Up To 80% On Points Purchases

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Hilton has joined in the points selling party that we’ve been seeing recently and has launched its latest campaign in which it’s offering Hilton Honors members a bonus of up to 80% when they purchase points.

Thursday

British Airways Adds Another Route To Greece

British Airways has announced that it will launch a new seasonal service to the Greek Islands from summer next year and, a little surprisingly, this route will be operated out of London Heathrow (I usually associate Gatwick with BA’s short-haul vacation routes).

Qatar Airways Adds Another Greek City To Its Route Map

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There have been a few new route announcements from Qatar Airways over the past few month including seasonal services to Pattaya and Chiang Mai as well as year round services to Penang. We’ve even seen service to Cardiff announced for May 2018. Now there’s yet another new destination on the Qatar Airways route map.

Get 50% Off British Airways Economy Class Awards To/From 90 Destinations

British Airways has launched a promotion similar to one it has run at this time of year in the past offering 50% off all Economy Class Avios redemptions on flights to/from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

Friday

Iberia Opens A Refurbished Lounge In Madrid

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Iberia has opened the refurbished Velázquez Premium Lounge in the satellite portion of Madrid Terminal 4 from where most long-haul oneworld flights depart. Here are a few details of what you’ll find inside.

Air France Clarifies My Flying Blue Status Question

Air France has clarified what appeared to be an anomaly in the new Flying Blue rules for members based in France and confirmed that Flying Blue members based in France are not getting a raw deal (as may have appeared).

Delta Is Selling Medallion Qualifying Miles & Segments For 2018 Status

Through 15 February 2018 Delta is running a promotion it’s calling “Elevate Your Status” in which Medallion members can purchase Medallion Qualifying Miles and Medallion Qualifying Segments in order to boost their Medallion status for 2018.

AAdvantage Aviator Card Holders Can Earn Up To 20 Miles/$ (LAST DAY TODAY)

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American Airlines has been sending out emails to AAdvantage Aviator credit card holders offering them up to 20 miles per dollar on spending at the AAdvantage eShopping store. Before you get overly excited you should know that the greatly enhanced earning rates are only available at a few select stores….but this could still be an economical way of racking up some AAdvantage miles while doing your Holiday shopping.