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Qatar Airways is on a buying spree and made an announcement today at the Farnborough Air Show in the UK that it would acquire a 10% stake in Latam Airlines, which was created with the merger of Lan (Chile) and TAM (Brazil).

Qatar Airways LATAM

Qatar Airways already owns a 15% stake in IAG that is the parent of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling. [click to continue…]

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When I first write about the Hilton HHonors promotion of triple miles with select airlines for stays in the Latin America, Caribbean and Canada there was an unfortunate typo on Hilton’s website for this offer (as far as I can tell – or maybe I made a mistake). They listed hotels that had decided to opt out from this offer when these hotels were actually the ones participating.

Hilton HHonors Triple Miles September 1 - December 31 2015

This offer is valid for stays between September 1 – December 31, 2015, and requires registration. [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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American Airlines made an announcement two weeks ago that the airline would start codesharing with TAM on August 22, 2013. You can read my piece about it here. These two airlines used to be partners before TAM decided to join the Star Alliance.

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American didn’t announce that earning miles on TAM coded flights would become again possible on the same date, but apparently it did. You can access AA’s web page for TAM flights here [click to continue…]