Citi TYP to Asia Miles Transfer Bonus — Last Chance Before June 22 Devaluation

Is this perhaps the most underhyped promo of the year? Citi is currently (and has been for the past several days) offering a 15% transfer bonus for ThankYou Rewards point transfers to Cathay Pacific Asia Miles, which can be used to book award flights on dozens of airlines around the world. The value of this…

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Review: Emirates DXB Business Class Lounge

Introduction, Planning, and Booking Qatar Airways JFK Check-in and British Airways Galleries Lounge Review Qatar Airways A350 Business Class JFK-DOH 24 Hours in Doha DOH oneworld Business Class Lounge and Qatar Airways Economy Class DOH-MCT Grand Hyatt Muscat Review MCT Priority Pass Lounge and Emirates Business Class MCT-DXB Aloft Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi Observation Deck…

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Quick Hit: Korean Air New T2 First Class Lounge and ICN Terminal 2 Impressions

Greetings from Japan! I am fresh off my Korean Air first class itinerary from New York to Seoul to Tokyo, during which I was able to experience the newly opened Seoul Incheon Terminal 2 and Korean Air’s new first class lounge. While I’ll have a full trip report coming and despite the fact that I’m…

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Review: Le Méridien Fairway Dubai — TLDR Not Great, Don’t Do It

A Week in the Gulf: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE Introduction, Planning, and Booking Qatar Airways JFK Check-in and British Airways Galleries Lounge Review Qatar Airways A350 Business Class JFK-DOH 24 Hours in Doha DOH oneworld Business Class Lounge and Qatar Airways Economy Class DOH-MCT Grand Hyatt Muscat Review MCT Priority…

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Emirates Flights to Tunisia Suspended Indenfinitely

In a bit of strange news on this Christmas morning, the government of Tunisia has forced Emirates to suspend flights to/from Tunisia, effective today. This was first announced on December 24th, after a dispute that started on December 22nd over Tunisian women booked on EK flights being involuntarily denied boarding. The drama began Friday, with…

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Review: Abu Dhabi Observation Deck at 300 and Cyacle Abu Dhabi Bikeshare

A Week in the Gulf: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE Introduction, Planning, and Booking Qatar Airways JFK Check-in and British Airways Galleries Lounge Review Qatar Airways A350 Business Class JFK-DOH 24 Hours in Doha DOH oneworld Business Class Lounge and Qatar Airways Economy Class DOH-MCT Grand Hyatt Muscat Review MCT Priority…

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Review: Aloft Abu Dhabi

A Week in the Gulf: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE Introduction, Planning, and Booking Qatar Airways JFK Check-in and British Airways Galleries Lounge Review Qatar Airways A350 Business Class JFK-DOH 24 Hours in Doha DOH oneworld Business Class Lounge and Qatar Airways Economy Class DOH-MCT Grand Hyatt Muscat Review MCT Priority…

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Amadeus Down — Check-in Problems and Delays Worldwide

Numerous airports and carriers throughout the world are experiencing varying delays today, as the Altea software suite produced by the GDS provider Amadeus is reportedly suffering from IT problems. While reservations and inventory management systems are still functional, it appears that the “departure control system” side of things has suffered outages. As such, passengers have been…

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