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I have just received an email from Sri Lankan Airlines (access web-version here) about changes to Lounge Access effective immediately at Sri Lanka’s Colombo Airport.

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Effective July 1st 2015 (so already in effect) the frequent fliers of Sri Lankan Airlines own program FlySmiles as well as oneWorld Sapphire & Emerald (!!) Members will from now on only have access to a secondary lounge. [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.

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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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SriLankan Airlines spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller (access here) that the airline is joining the Oneworld alliance on March 1, 2014.

Edit: Seems that this is further delayed and new information should be coming out in the next month or so.

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The airline has been sponsored by Cathay Pacific and was originally set to join the alliance by the end of 2013, but this was postponed. [click to continue…]

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Hilton HHonors has number of promotions for triple miles for stays between July 1 and September 30, 2013, with number of Asian airlines that I have listed on the title. If you have come across any other offers for double/triple miles besides the airlines listed here and Air China, do send me an email.

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You can read more about Hilton’s Double Dip airline options on an article that I wrote last year that is still valid. You can access it here. [click to continue…]

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Both Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines are expected to join the Oneworld alliance sometime in the late 2013/early 2014. The joining dates for both of the airlines have not been confirmed yet.

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Now, you can, however, start using these two airlines on Oneworld alliance’s Global Explorer fares. At the same time, the gulf carrier, Gulf Air has withdrawn its participation on these fares. Gulf Air has never been member elect or future member of the alliance. You can read the press release about this announcement here. [click to continue…]