Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to AA/BA/IB/AY and their midweek business class excursion round trip fares between Paris (CDG), France and San Francisco (SFO), USA.
This past Sunday, there was a new airline launch when Eurowings Discover took off from Frankfurt to Mombasa, continuing service to Zanzibar.
The IATA two-letter designated for Eurowings Discover is 4Y and the short-haul Eurowings EW. The new Lufthansa group leisure long and medium-haul airline plans to fly to 17 destinations in 2021.
When I was poking around the Booking.com website last night, it eventually tried to convince me to make a booking (this is not unusual) by offering a 10% credit towards a future reservation.
If your account is in the EU and activate the link on Booking.com’s app, you can get up to 200 euro credit towards a future booking by making a reservation by September 1.
England is about to announce the changes to the Green, Amber, Amber Plus, and Red list countries over the next few days. In addition, there has been chatter coming out that fully vaccinated visitors from the US and most of the EU would be soon allowed to enter without a quarantine.
There is a requirement of reciprocity of other countries accepting the proof that the UK’s NHS app provides of vaccination status, and UK would, in turn, recognize the EU’s Digital Green Certificate. In addition, there is an issue with various forms of vaccination cards, easily fakeable that those in the US have received.
Hilton Honors, back in February 2019, launched a Points Explorer tool (read more here) that allows members to check the maximum award pricing at their favorite hotels.
We published last week a definitive list of all Hilton-affiliated hotels at 5,000 and 10,000 points per night (read more here). In addition, we have compiled the entire award list that is available both as PDF and spreadsheet as of July 2021.
Singapore is mapping its way out of the Covid-19 related restrictions, at least for vaccinated citizens and residents. The goal of having 80% of the population fully vaccinated should be reached in September.
The country’s finance minister, Mr. Wong, gave a speech in parliaments yesterday that included guidelines on what is expected in the next few months that included a quarantine fee travel to countries with Covid-19 under control as early as September.
IHG Hotels earlier this month launched its “Sandbox” deals for stays in Phuket that opened for vaccinated international visitors on July 1 and has now added the other island of Koh Samui opened for tourists in mid-July.
IHG Rewards members that book a stay a minimum of five nights can get bonus points, a discount, breakfast, F&B discounts, room upgrades, and early check-in/late check-out. The offer is valid for stays through December 23, 2021, but must be booked by August 31.
Phuket Is Imposing More Restrictions, Central Shopping Malls To Close For At Least One Week While “Sandbox” Remains Open
Tourists visiting the Phuket Sandbox might be in for an unpleasant surprise as Phuket just imposed tougher restrictions after the island is seeing an uptick in Covid-19 cases.
Although not as steep as the mainland, case counts in Phuket are now on the rise and that prompted government officials and private businesses to close operations in many areas.
Most of Europe has already opened for fully vaccinated visitors from the United States, and Canada is opening its border for US arrivals on August 9.
European Union and other countries from where entry to the US is banned at the moment hoped that the White House would change the rule that has been in place from 2020 banning arrivals from EU/EEA, UK, Brazil, and a handful of other nations.
Lufthansa has made changes to its Multiply Miles program that is a Miles&More feature with a partner Loylogic.
Multiply Miles now allows you to multiply the miles of any deposit made to your account for a set price and a maximum number of miles. If you max the most expensive package, you essentially pay 1.8 US cents per mile, including the 500 purchase bonus.
Finland Removes Internal Schengen Border Checks & Fully Vaccinated Allowed To Enter From Everywhere From July 26, 2021
Finland has today changed the entry requirements that allow fully vaccinated tourists to enter freely, as long as they can enter the Schengen area or hold a visa.
Also, the internal border checks from Schengen countries are no longer in place. Still, there are health checks to ensure that passengers comply with the entry rules of having been vaccinated, have a recent negative Covid-19 test result, or have recovered from the covid not more than six months ago.