In Case You Missed It – A Recap Of The Week (9 October 2016)

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Summaries and links for all the posts which appeared on Traveling For Miles this week. Includes: Details of a Qatar Airlines promotion offering up to 20% off Premium Cabin fares, a look at a truly ridiculous set of travel award results, news that Cathay Pacific is going to squeeze in more seats to its aircraft, a lounge review, some good promotions/sales from Hilton and more.


Excellent Qatar Airways Business Class Deals From Europe To Asia – Book By TODAY

News that Qatar Airways has posted some excellent Business Class fares for travel between Europe and Asia starting right now and into 2017.

Review: Cathay Pacific Arrivals Lounge – Hong Kong


After a very nice flight in Cathay Pacific First Class I decided to take a look inside the Cathay Pacific Arrivals Lounge at Hong Kong International airport to see what the lounge offered and if it was somewhere to relax before carrying on into Hong Kong.

Cathay Pacific Succumbs To 10-Across Economy Class Cabins And We’re To Blame

Disappointing news that Cathay Pacific will be adding extra seats to its Boeing 777 aircraft giving the aircraft 10-across seating and reducing seat width down to a horrible 17″…but passengers need to shoulder some of the blame.


UK – USA Fares From £149/$194 One-Way For Summer 2017

Low-Cost carrier Norwegian has loaded its UK-USA fares for summer 2017 and, if you can plan this far in advance and if you’re not beholden to school holidays, there can be some pretty good deals to be had for travel across the pond.

Hong Kong Airport Express, Free Hotel Shuttles & Kowloon Check-In


Just how good is the Hong Kong Airport Express train, how long does it take and how much does it cost? I tried the Airport Express out on my recent visit to Hong Kong and I was pleasantly surprised at what I found.

Etihad Aligns Benefits Across All Its Partners & A Possible Way To Make The Most Of This

Etihad doesn’t belong to an airline alliance but, thanks to its investment in a number of other airlines, it does have what it calls “a partnership”. The partnership is made up of 8 airlines and contains Alitalia and, more surprisingly, airberlin which is a member of the oneworld alliance. Up until now, from a flyer benefits perspective, the partnership hasn’t been that well coordinated…but Etihad has just changed all of that.

Hilton Improves Year End Promotion – Get Triple Points On All Stays

News on how Hilton has improved on its already very good year end/fall promotion by offering even more points for travelers willing to book stays via the Hilton mobile App.


Earn 2,000 Easy Avios From British Airways & Avios UK

The British Airways Executive Club and Avios UK are running parallel promotions that should offer a lot of people the opportunity to earn at least 1,000 Avios, possibly 2,000, without that much difficulty.

Hilton Flash Sale For Europe, Africa & The Middle East


Hilton has launched a flash sale for its properties in Europe, Africa and the Middle East with discounts of up to 30% available for weekend stays before 29 January 2017.

LOT Polish Airlines Adds Flights To Los Angeles…And That’s Great News!

LOT Polish Airlines has opened up reservations on its new route between Warsaw and Los Angeles which is scheduled to start in Spring 2017….and this new route should be very good news for travelers.

China Airlines’ First A350 Delivered & New Routes Announced

China Airlines (not to be confused with Air China) took delivery of its first A350-900 on Friday and will begin to operate it on short-haul routes (crew orientation flights) by the end of this month and will introduce it on its European routes in 2017.


Double Miles & Up To 20% Off Qatar Airways Fares

Details of a Qatar Airlines promotion offering up to 25%off Premium Cabin fares and up to 15% off Economy Class fares as well as Double Qmiles for all bookings made during the offer period.

Hyatt Offering 40% Bonus On Points Purchases – Best Bonus This Year

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Details of Hyatt’s latest points promotion in which Hyatt Gold Passport members can purchase points with a bonus of up to 40%. That takes the cost of the points to 1.71 cents per point.

Travel Awards Are Nonsense….And Here’s An Example Why

Regular travelers know not to pay too much attention to the various travel awards that are handed out but that doesn’t stop us from occasionally being surprised at how uniformed (or biased) a voting population can be.

Starwood Adds Luxury Collection & Tribute Portfolio Properties In Singapore

With the Starwood/Marriott merger only just completed the hotel news that will probably be of most interest to travelers right now is the announcement from Starwood that it is adding two Singapore properties to its portfolio.


UK FLASH SALE: Qatar Airways Business & Economy Class Fares Discounted – Ends  Monday 10 October


Details of a 5 day flash sale from Qatar Airways for departures from the UK for travel right the way through June 2017.

Qatar Airways – European Sale Fares Roundup

Qatar Airways is running a number of sales out of various different countries right now and, as I’ve just published details of the Qatar Airways UK flash sale, I thought it would be a good idea to show what sort of fares are available from other European counties to give readers and idea of how the prices compare.

Hilton Offering 100% Bonus On Points Purchases

Details of the latest Hilton HHonors promotion which gives members the chance to purchase points with a bonus of up to 100% which values the points at just 0.5 cents each.

Earn 10,000 Points Per Night With Club Carlson Mega Points

Club Carlson has brought back its Mega Points promotion where members can earn 10,000 Gold Points per night at participating Radisson and Radisson Blu properties in the US, Canada or Latin America.