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‘No-one Gives a F’: Cathay Pacific Misspells Own Name on 777

Cathay Pacific Paciic name error Boeing 777

This is embarrassing. Actually, quite embarrassing. Cathay Pacific just misspelled its own name, and not on some piece of in-flight literature. This typo is plastered on the side of a Boeing 777: “Cathay Paciic”. It’s not clear how or why this happened. Cathay fessed up to the error on its own Twitter account. Oops this…

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Boeing Dreamliners Flee Hurricane Florence – Snakes in Carry-on: Point Me Awake

Dreamliners flee HUrrican Florence

Point Me Awake is a morning jolt of travel and points infused news. Hopefully you won’t have too many serpent-induced jitters after reading this one… A Flock Of Dreamliners Make A Great Migration Ahead of the impending hurricane situation, a flock of brand new Dreamliners all took off from Boeing’s Charleston, S.C. assembly plant and…

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Craving a New Points Card? Look Abroad

As the primary credit card issuing banks in the US continue to tighten up their policies and practices around sign up bonuses and approvals, savvy consumers are finding other ways to augment their points and miles balances for redeeming targeted award flights. Chase’s 5/24 rule and American Express’ one lifetime bonus per cardmember policies have…

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We Have Reached Peak Airline – Editorial

Emirates A380 Onboard Bar Refresh. Source: Emirates

We will look back on 2018 as the height of a golden era of airline travel. We sampled freshly squeezed juices from a linen-draped mimosa cart, dined on unique amouse-bouche treats and pretended we were all alone as we closed the compartment doors on our private business class suites. This may seem like an ambitious forecast,…

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Alaska Airlines’ Best-Ever Buy Mileage Bonus: It’s a Mystery

Mystery bonuses seem to be all the rage right now. Just as Hyatt ends one, Alaska Airlines kicks in with theirs. Alaska’s mystery bonus on purchased miles runs through October 4, and the best mystery bonus offered is 50%. This is as much as I’ve ever seen Alaska offer on purchased miles. Log into your account…

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Using American AAdvantage Miles on Flights To and From India

Qatar's QSuite will product direct aisle access for passengers in its fully enclosed suites

As an expat based in India for the most part of last decade, I have narrowed down on ways to effectively use miles to enjoy luxury vacations from the subcontinent without breaking the bank. Despite the fact that there is no Oneworld partner airline based in India, I am still loyal to American Airlines frequent…

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And the Winner Is… Seattle! Cathay Pacific Announces HKG-SEA

Cathay Pacific Seattle

Cathay Pacific’s Next U.S. Destination: Seattle Just yesterday, Cathay Pacific teased a new U.S. destination on Twitter. Cathay hinted at new service to Houston, Las Vegas, Honolulu, Salt Lake City, Denver, Miami, Dallas, Austin…and Seattle. — Cathay Pacific US (@cathaypacificUS) July 18, 2018 I was secretly rooting for Denver but unsurprisingly, Seattle is the…

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Terrific Bonus on Alaska Airlines Miles Expires Tomorrow

Cathay Pacific Business Class on A350. Photo courtesy of Cathay Pacific.

Need to top off your Alaska Airlines mileage account in order to “Whisk yourself away on a dream vacay”? Alaska’s marketing may sound hokey, but hey, the alliteration is good, and this bonus is one of the few that makes buying miles a worthwhile proposition. Alaska’s Mileage Plan has indeed provided me with the start…

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Cathay Pacific Resolves Award Blackout, Seats Bookable Through AA, Alaska and Others

CX F seat

Cathay Pacific Airways frequent flyer award seat availability appears to be returning to normal after a technical blackout left partner airlines without access to seat inventories. As of Monday afternoon, Cathay Pacific award seats are appearing in searches for mileage flights on Qantas and British Airways. Juicy Miles award experts have been able to confirm…

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Cathay Pacific Promises Fix To Partner Award Blackout, No Timeline

Cathay Pacific Airways says technical problems associated with changes to its Asia Miles Frequent Flyer program are blocking airline partners from award seats. An airline spokesperson said the redemption process will “return to normal gradually”, but did not provide any specific timeline. Our system was being upgraded and the redemption process will return to normal…

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