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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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There might be unneeded turbulence for Cathay Pacific passengers this coming holiday season, as the airlines captains have started work-to-rule action.

SCMP Cathay Pacific

This tends to mean that the pilots don’t show up for work early, work only the required hours (no overtime) and may not defer some maintenance that could be done later resulting in delays and/or flight cancellations. [click to continue…]

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Cathay Pacific Asia Miles has launched a Mega Miles promotion (sounds something that Marriott has had in the past) for partner transactions between September 15 and October 31, 2014.

Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Mega Miles 2014

You can earn maximum of 25,000 bonus miles for crediting 150,000 miles from partner transactions (excluding ALL airline partners) during the promo period. [click to continue…]

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How often do you hear an announcement for a doctor on board during a long flight? That usually means that some passenger is not feeling well and they would want a doctor to have a look at him/her.

Cathay Pacific Heart Attack Toronto Hong Kong

There was a story on Toronto Star about two Canadians Ramon Goomber and Ming Li that helped to save a Vietnamese man that was having a heart attack on a Cathay Pacific flight from Toronto to Hong Kong. [click to continue…]

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PointsHound, which was recently acquired by (both based in Canada), has introduced three new partners; Turkish Airlines, JetBlue and Cathay Pacific.

PointsHound Partners 1,000 Bonus Points

To celebrate this they are now offering 1,000 bonus miles for bookings of 3 nights or longer in New York, Hong Kong or Istanbul that are made by August 8, 2014. [click to continue…]