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Le Club AccorHotels has launched a new promotion for up to triple miles for Air France-KLM Flying Blue member stays at Pullman, Novotel and Mercure hotels.

Le Club AccorHotels Air France-KLM Up To Triple Flying Blue Miles September 29 - October 16 2016

Flying Blue members can earn double miles for the first two stays and triple miles for any subsequent stays (up to 13) that are both booked and consumed between August 29 – October 16, 2016. [click to continue…]

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The Air France pilot strike that I wrote last week begun this weekend and is causing havoc. The airline expects to operate 72% to 85% of the flights schedule on June 13 and 14.

Air France Strike

The pilots are striking for three hours thee times a day (to cause maximum harm). The airline claims that less than 30% of the pilots are participating while union claims participation rate of 70%. [click to continue…]

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Fabulous Friday’s this week visits something that I have yet to see other airplanes to implement at their main hub besides KLM.

Fabulous Fridays Flying Blue Service Desk At Schiphol's KLM Crowne Lounge

I took couple of KLM flights last week and again early this week. I didn’t have my Flying Blue number on the reservation because I was not quite sure where I would credit the miles. At the end, I decided that I may as well credit them to Flying Blue (other options were Alaska, Delta or Alitalia). [click to continue…]

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This week the Whine Wednesdays visits the premium boarding chaos apparently affecting some European airlines and flights.

Whine Wednesdays Boarding Chaos In Europe

Business class passengers and elite travelers usually board first (some airlines board families with children and wheelchair passengers before others) but it is impossible to get through the hoards of people if you haven’t positioned yourself an hour earlier in case of KLM! [click to continue…]