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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Part 1.5 — Alternative Fact Sweet Spots and Why You Shouldn’t Believe Everything on the Internet

Following up from Monday’s post, I wanted to quickly cover some theoretical “sweet spots” on the Asia Miles award chart that are in reality not actually that sweet. Given the many partners and distance-based nature of the Asia Miles program, a quick glance at the award charts by an inexperienced novice may lead one to…

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Sweet Spots

The Cathay Pacific Asia Miles mileage redemption program has traditionally taken a back seat in frequent flier circles to the likes of American AAdvantage and British Airways Executive Club. Given all of the negative changes made to the AA and BA programs over the past several years, Asia Miles may be worth a second look…

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Iberia Unveils Premium Economy Product

Iberia's Premium Economy product

Iberia is the latest airline to launch a Premium Economy product, which will be available starting Summer 2017. Per the press release, the airline will be installing these seats on their A330 and A340 aircrafts from now until 2018. The product will also be available on the A350 aircrafts, which will be delivered in 2018. Many…

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Qatar Ups Stake in British Airways / Iberia / Aer Lingus Parent IAG to 20%

Qatar Airways said on Monday that it now owns a little more than a fifth of British Airways / Iberia / Aer Lingus parent IAG. Qatar upped its stake to 20.01% as of last Thursday from 15.67%, thanks to an attractive market valuation post Brexit. According to Business Insider, the Qatari state-backed carrier reiterated that…

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Iberia & Cathay Issue Hand-Written Boarding Passes During Power Outage – Great Pic!

Last weekend, Terminal Seven at JFK experienced a server crash during the busy holiday weekend travel period. We blogged then that local New York stations were reporting that many passengers were being checked in by hand and provided hand-written boarding passes. We now have a one of those passes for an Iberia flight thanks to reader Jeff L who shares tweets…

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Trip Report & Flight Review – Iberia “Business Class” Nice (NCE) – Madrid (MAD)…but not business!

I wanted to check out Iberia’s “new” business class on the A330 as well as their updated MAD lounge both of which required a connection from NCE back to Madrid. The business class flight was operated by Iberia’s regional partner, Air Nostrum aboard a CRJ1000. This flight was included in my semi reasonably priced Avios redemption via…

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Trip Report & Review – Iberia Velázquez VIP Lounge – Madrid Terminal 4S

I really enjoyed and was impressed by Iberia’s Velázquez VIP Lounge which is located in Terminal 4s (non Schengen departures) past security and was completely renovated in late 2011. This is part eight of a nine part trip report from my travels to the south of France. British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK British Airways Club World (Business) JFK-LHR B777-200…

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