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IAG, the International Consolidated Airlines Group the parent of British Airways, Iberia and Vueling, has made an offer to purchase Aer Lingus, which board has rejected the offer as too low.

Aer Lingus IAG Takeover

Ireland based Ryan Air owns 29.8% and the Irish government 25.1% stake of the airline. Many of the media outlets suggest that IAG would be mainly after Aer Lingus’ Heathrow slots. [click to continue…]

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Financial Times published an article “Why luxury air travel is taking off again” yesterday about the luxury in the air.

Financial Times Why luxury air travel is taking off again

Couple of years back, it seemed inevitable that the airlines would mostly discontinue their first class products when business class offerings became mostly flat beds and direct aisle access instead of the slippery slope biz seats of the yesteryear. [click to continue…]

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Wall Street Journal’s The Middle East columnist Scott McCartney filed an interesting piece from Dubai yesterday (access on WSJ) about the growth of the Gulf carriers of Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways in the United States.

WSJ Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Make Their Move on the U.S.

As the US airlines are incapable of competing with the new planes, entertainment, food and service they are just whining and would like to US government to renegotiate the open skies agreement between the countries. [click to continue…]

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beVancouver is run by the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association (VHDA) that consists of 36 hotels in the downtown Vancouver, BC. To trump the business during the slower winter months the association is now offering $75/$100/$125 Amex gift cards per stay.

Be Vancouver Amex Gift Card Promotion

This offer is valid for stays until February 28, 2015, that are booked by November 16, 2014 [click to continue…]

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Wall Street Journal has an interesting piece about the US airfares earlier this week that is available on their website here.

WSJ The Best Day to Buy Airline Tickets

Traditionally, the Tuesday has been considered the best day of the week to purchase discounted air fares because that is the day when airlines tend to start their sales. It is not, however, the day of the week when the average sold fare is the lowest. [click to continue…]