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Trip Report: Hong Kong Airlines A350 Business Class LAX to HKG (for ~$500)

My seat for the 15 hour journey, 18A. A "true" window seat. | Image by Chris Dong

A few weeks ago, the travel blogosphere lit up with a $500-and-change round-trip fare in long-haul business class from the U.S. to Asia. Business for the price of economy? A fully flat bed for the price of a sardine can seat? Yes and yes. I took this flight in late August as part of an epic…

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Deal Alert: Denver to London $1998 Round-Trip Business Class

British Airways Club World Business Class Denver London sale

British Airways is holding a pretty good sale this month to commemorate its 20th anniversary of Denver to London service. Through Sept. 12, Club World Business Class fares between Denver International (DEN) and London Heathrow (LHR) are $1998 round-trip on certain dates. British Airways Club World is far from the best business class experience to…

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Amazing: 30,000 Delta SkyMiles U.S. to Hong Kong, Round-Trip!!!

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong. Photo by Ritz-Carlton.

Delta Air Lines is making a weekly habit out of throttling SkyMiles members with jaw-dropping award flash sales. Last week I wrote about a tantalizing 50,000-mile round-trip sale on offer between the U.S. and Australia. This week Delta’s going transpacific in a different direction: flights from almost all U.S. cities to Hong Kong, and back,…

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United Polaris Business Class to Europe For $1,250 — Buying Miles!?

United Polaris 777-300ER Newark to Bombay

United has been pushing MileagePlus miles sales hard this summer. The airline is back at it as of today, with up to a 100-percent bonus on purchased miles. This mean’s it is possible, starting with a zero MileagePlus balance, to secure Polaris Business class seating to Europe for $1,250 one-way or $2,450 return. This applies…

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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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How to Use Delta’s Free Companion Certificate (Platinum and Reserve Card)

One of the best perks of Delta Air Lines’ two premium credit cards, the Platinum SkyMiles and Reserve SkyMiles cards from American Express, is the Companion Certificate. The companion certificate is good for buy-one, get-one (plus taxes) airfare on almost any domestic Delta flight. Platinum SkyMiles cardholders earn a certificate good for a main cabin…

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