Recently, reader Jan got in touch to let me know that Qatar Airways has started to offer Qsuites Business Class on one specific pair of flights between Doha and Copenhagen and, upon close inspection, it would appear that it's also offering Qsuites Business Class on a very limited number of other flights too.
Business Class fares across the Pacific can be astronomically high (we don't tend to see as many Business Class fare sales across the Pacific as we do across the Atlantic) but right now there's a fantastic $1,700 roundtrip Business Class fare on offer for travel between Los Angeles and Shanghai courtesy of Hainan Airlines.
There are few things more frustrating in the world of travel than missing your connecting flight when you, as the traveler, have done nothing wrong but the airline you're flying has somehow contrived to screw things up in spectacular style (I've been there!). It can get even more frustrating if it becomes obvious that, despite the issues which caused your delay, a little thought and common sense on the part of the airline could have salvaged the trip.....and that's where United's 'ConnectionSaver' appears to come into play.
American Airlines used a very quiet Sunday morning to announce that it is extending the cancellations of all flights set to be operated by its 737 MAX aircraft through 3 September 2019.
TAP Air Portugal is currently offering a number of truly fantastic Business Class fares for travel between the UK and New York. The fares offer flights departing out of Heathrow, Gatwick, London City or Manchester and travelers can choose to arrive into New York JFK or Newark airport.
I don't know of any great TAP Business Class fares right now (I'll be doing an extensive search over the weekend) but, in the meantime, TAP is offering 10% off all fares departing the US or the UK
Qatar Airways is currently offering a great Business Class fare for travel between Oslo and Bangkok and, at just $1,581 for roundtrip travel, it's one of the better Business Class fares we've seen for a while. Better still, availability looks great so it shouldn't be too hard to find flights that work for you.
When I discover something I didn't previously know about a loyalty program I rarely use I'm generally not very surprised because modern-day loyalty programs have so many nuances that it's almost impossible to keep on top of all of them...but today's discovery genuinely caught me off guard - I had no idea that you could credit Japan Airlines (JAL) flights to the Flying Blue program (and vice versa) and this is something I would expect myself to know.
Delta's TUMI amenity kits have traditionally been pretty good (I still have a couple stashed away somewhere) so regular Delta flyers will be pleased to hear that the airline is refreshing its amenity kit offering across all cabins (yes, even Economy Class is getting a little bit of love) and the new kits should start to appear onboard later this month.
Aer Lingus will be taking delivery of 14 Airbus A321LR aircraft in total and 4 of these aircraft are supposed to be delivered this year. The Irish flag carrier was expected to be the first airline to offer transatlantic A321LR service with the new aircraft operating between Dublin - and Hartford from 1 July but a series of aircraft delays have seen Aer Lingus have to push back A321LR service on at least two occasions.