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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 HHonors has launched a new offer for Japan Airlines JAL Mileage Bank member stays between July 1 and September 30, 2014.

Hilton HHonors Japan Airlines JAL Mileage Bank Promo July 1 September 30 2014

You can earn double JAL Mileage Bank miles for stays worldwide and triple miles for stays at any of the 11 Hilton family of hotels in Japan where you will also earn extra 100 miles per weekend night (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). [click to continue…]

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Srilankan Airlines will become Oneworld Alliance member on May 1, 2014, and you can start earning and redeeming miles on their metal flights from that date.

Japan Airlines Mileage Bank SriLankan Airlines Earnings Chart

Japan Airlines has now published on its website the earning chart for Mileage Bank members when flying on SriLankan Airlines flights and you can expect other Oneworld Alliance airlines follow shortly. [click to continue…]

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TAM joins Oneworld Alliance on March 31, 2014, and JAL Mileage Bank already has a promotion for economy award redemptions on TAM flights between April 4 and October 3, 2014.

JAL TAM Award Discount

You receive 24% to 33% discount on number of JAL miles required for award redemptions that start at just 10,000 miles during the promotional period down from 15,000 miles. [click to continue…]

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Seems that the battery problems with the Boeing 787’s still continue. When I was watching CNN, they had a story about JAL  787 that battery caught fire/smoke at Tokyo’s Narita airport while the plane was going through maintenance.

cnn-jal-787

Last year, ANA had problem its 787’s that lead grounding of all 787’s worldwide while issues with the batteries were supposedly resolved. [click to continue…]