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Cardholders of the Hyatt Visa Credit Card issued by Chase in the U.S. have the opportunity to participate in a new promotion to receive 10% points back on their redemptions between 1st June – 5th September 2017.

Registered cardholders will receive 10% Bonus Points back on the World of Hyatt points redeemed for award stays, points + cash, suite upgrades, dining and spa services. [click to continue…]

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Malaysia Airlines made an announcement last year that they would be adopting full suite of Amadeus products that will power the reservation system come June 11.

Malaysia Airlines System Change

Like in any other reservation system/GDS switch, this means that the airline needs to move all the reservations from the old system to the new one and there could be some hick ups along the way, although the Southwest Amadeus switch earlier in the month was a smooth one. [click to continue…]

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Ryanair and Air Air Europa have signed partnership where Air Europe flights from Madrid to Americas are for sale on Ryanair’s website and the airlines will offer interline services later this year (you could check your bag to final destination on Air Europa when travel begins on Ryanair).

Ryanair & Air Europa Partnership

Air Europe is a SkyTeam member that used Flying Blue as its’ frequent flier program for years before launching Suma in late 2015. Ryanair, the leading deep LCC, doesn’t have frequent flier program. [click to continue…]

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While spending some time in Malaysia last week I was surprised to see many videos playing at the airport and inside the KLIA Ekspres Train informing people about their passenger rights in case of delays and cancellations.

While it is common that airports sometimes (the exception rather than the rule) have leaflets an posters out to inform travelers, such active campaign is a rare step to make people more aware of their rights. [click to continue…]

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Following dwindling profits Cathay Pacific announced today that it would cut 600 jobs at their Hong Kong headquarters including 25% of all management positions.

This latest move represents the pressure airlines like Cathay (and now Singapore Airlines) are under after years of good profits that now disappeared into thin air. [click to continue…]

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British & South African dual national didn’t get the warmest welcome in Dubai when transiting from London to Johannesburg early May to attend a party.

Emirates First Class Upgrades Half Price

Cabin crew thought that the lady had been using drugs due to touching of her nose during the flight on her business/first class seat (unclear which from the reporting) and had informed the ground. Police was waiting for her in Dubai. [click to continue…]