Business Class Deal: Cathay Pacific Chicago to Maldives for ~$2400

Maldives tends to be a destination that has pretty heavy premium traffic, so fare “sales” to Maldives are pretty rare, and award space can be hard to come by. Currently, though, Cathay Pacific is having some great fares available throughout Summer 2018. Specifically, you can fly round-trip from Chicago (ORD) to Maldives (MLE) for around $2,430. The…

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Emirates is Launching a “New” Business Class with No Middle Seat

Emirates is retrofitting 777-200LR with the new Business Class, in a 2-2-2 configuration. Source: Emirates

Emirates might have wowed everyone with their signature First Class Shower Spa onboard the A380, or the brand-new fully-enclosed First Class Suite for the Boeing 777-300ER. Yet, the airline continues to operate one of the crappiest international Business Class product. Most world-class airlines offer fully flat bed and direct aisle access in Business Class; some, like…

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Oasis Home Sharing Joins World of Hyatt

Oasis Home Sharing is joining World of Hyatt.

In Summer 2017, Hyatt announced that they were investing in Oasis, the home sharing platform. Today, Hyatt announced that Oasis will be joining the World of Hyatt program, which means you can now earn and redemem points for stays, and there will also be some (albeit limited) elite benefits. These properties are usually upscale and luxury…

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Mandarin Oriental’s New “Loyalty” Program, Fans of M.O. – Amenities for All!

Members of Fans of M.O. who book online can select two additional benefits.

Mandarin Oriental is a relatively small luxury hotel chain, operating just 28 hotels across the Americas, Asia, and Europe. However, with a such a small chain they actually have pretty good brand recognition in the luxury hotel market. Flip through most in-flight magazines, and you’ll probably notice ads from Mandarin Oriental, with the tag line…

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Delta and United End Discounts for NRA Conference

Yesterday, multiple car rental companies in the US announced that they will be ending discounts for NRA members. Specifically, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, and National are (the only) five car rental companies that have offered discounts to NRA members, and they have all decided to end the agreement. This is most likely due to public backlash…

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Airbnb Unveils New Service Called Airbnb Plus

Airbnb Plus aims to identify homes that offer more hotel-like amenities in unique settings.

Airbnb is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and the company has announced a new service, called Airbnb Plus. The press event is still ongoing in San Francisco, but the website is already live. Airbnb Plus essentially aims to identify properties that are unique, yet offer hotel-like services. According to Airbnb’s website, “every Airbnb Plus home is one-of-a-kind,…

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