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Update: SkyMiles International First Class Award Ticketed and Confirmed

China Eastner 777-300ER First Class. Source: China Eastern

Delta Air Lines is allowing SkyMiles members to book international three-cabin first class awards, for the first time in at least a decade. First class suites on China Eastern are being ticketed and confirmed with SkyMiles. We wrote yesterday that China Eastern First Class award space was appearing in miles searches on delta.com. When booking, I…

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Delta Shows International First Class Awards: Bookable, But…

China Eastner 777-300ER First Class. Source: China Eastern

Delta Air Lines’ website is showing first class awards on international carriers for the first time in over a decade; SkyMiles members haven’t been able to book international first class seats using miles since most anyone can remember. Update: SkyMiles International First Class Award Ticketed and Confirmed on China Eastern As of today, delta.com is…

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Delta Up To No Good Yet Again!

Back in April, Delta decided to devalue the redemptions on their partner airlines overnight without any notice.  This was the latest of a string of devaluations that Delta imposed upon its members overnight.  One of the particularly stinging devaluations was for a last minute premium award on Virgin Atlantic.  Overnight, a last minute (21 days…

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American in Advanced Talks to Buy China Southern Stake as per Bloomberg

According to Bloomberg, American is in advanced discussions to acquire a $200M stake in China Southern via a private placement. American would nominate an observer with no voting rights to the airline’s board.  Delta owns a minority stake in China Eastern after a 2015 acquisition and of course is a fellow Skyteam member with China…

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China Planning to Merge Air China, China Southern & China Eastern? US/China Flight Limit Talks Stall

Bloomberg is reporting that China is considering merging the operations of its three state owned airlines – China Southern, Air China, and China Eastern. The plan primarily focuses on the cargo operations of the three carriers, but supposedly includes statements on combining the passenger businesses as well. China Southern is already Asia’s biggest airline by passengers…

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Another Low Level Delta Partner & 787 Award Option Coming Soon?

I’ve had great luck this year with DL partner awards…which of course are all booked into low level award bucket. From Virgin Australia, to China Southern, new partner Virgin Atlantic, Vietnam Airlines, and Czech (report coming soon). Of course, there was the “hidden” award inventory problems with Air France and KLM most of the year…

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Great Australia Award Availablity Using SkyMiles on Vietnam Airlines & China Southern…in addition to VA

These past few months Delta has had outstanding award availability to Australia with no fuel surcharges using their partner Virgin Australia. Several days per week I’ve been able to find at least one seat, but usually two, on the Brisbane (BNE) or Sydney (SYD) flights. The availability is still pretty good, but not as great…

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10K Women Compete to Become China Southern Flight Attendants…see it to believe it, a reality competition

It’s like stepping back in time, you have to see the video from China Southern’s latest flight attendant competition recently held in Nanjing. This is the tenth such competition held in recent years and is the only way to become a flight attendant for the airline. While the requirements might be antiquated, the TV reality…

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A Reader Award Report – China Southern to the Maldives using SkyMiles & Korean SkyPass

If you’ve considered taking advantage of the generous award availability on China Southern’s Los Angeles (LAX) to Guangzhou (CAN) route using Delta SkyMiles or Ultimate Rewards, we finally have a short trip report from a reader.  David in NYC writes yesterday: Hey Adam, I wanted to let you know that after reading your post on September 6,…

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Using Delta SkyMiles on the China Southern A380 to BKK, SIN, and even the Maldives and Sydney…very good availability

It seems like everyone is booking a trip to Southeast Asia this week, I’ve received four award requests since Monday at Juicy Miles.  Randomly, they all want to use Delta SkyMiles as well, though there is little to no low level business award availability on Delta for any of the requested dates (big surprise).  My next step…

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