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Japan’s All Nippon Airways (ANA) has won the race to be the restructuring partner for the bankrupt Japanese discount carrier Skymark Airlines. Delta Airlines who was also interested lost out in the bid.

Skymark RestructuringKey point of interest for assisting Skymark in the turnaround are the valuable slots at Tokyo-Haneda airport which the budget carrier presently holds. [click to continue…]

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Marriott Rewards has various Travel Packages redemption options where for instance you get a 7 night hotel award + a variable number of airline miles in your chosen airline for a set number of points.

Marriott Rewards Travel Package

In my opinion, this is the best way to use Marriott Rewards points. You get a 7 night hotel award and then can “purchase” airlines miles at ONE Marriott Rewards point per ONE mile with Package 1 airlines. [click to continue…]

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Hilton and ANA have launched new Experience More partnership to elevate lounge experience in Tokyo’s Narita and Haneda airports, and offering Hawaiian themed catering on flights to Honolulu.

Hilton HHonors ANA Partnership

The lounges and flights will feature Hawaiian inspired food options curated by the chefs from the Hilton Hawaiian village. The partnership will later feature or expand to other destinations as well. [click to continue…]

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Star Alliance had launched a Gold Game that testes your knowledge of the alliance by asking five questions. You can win one of the 36 prizes of Star Alliance Gold status in one of the participating programs.


This offer is valid for all other current Star Alliance members except TAM that leaves the alliance in March and US Airways that is trying to merge with American Airlines and exits the alliance upon merger completion. [click to continue…]

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You have already been able to fly on Peach, partially owned by ANA too, and now ANA is renaming the former AirAsia Japan as Vanilla Air. AirAsia Japan was a joint venture between ANA and AirAsia that didn’t work out.


According to news sources, the airline had more than 200 names to choose from and settled on Vanilla  because, as the CEO of ANA puts it, everyone loves it. You can read more about this venture on Bloomberg article here. [click to continue…]