Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to British Airways and their business class excursion non-refundable round trip fares between London and Helsinki. This fare accrues 160 TPs on BA Executive Club (£1.22/TP!!!)
Whine Wednesdays: Useless (Low Data Volume) Inflight WiFi Vouchers For Business/First Class Travelers
In this episode of Whine Wednesdays we’re talking about airlines that give customers in First or Business Class a voucher for inflight internet but very often it’s only for a very limited data volume.
South African Airways (SAA), a troubled flag carrier of the Rainbow Nation, has canceled some domestic and international flights this week due to government cash infusion delay.
The airline faced striking employees in November (read more here and here) that lead to cancellations of numerous flights. It was then placed into bankruptcy protection in December (read more here) while trying to reorganize.
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) took Trivago court over claims how it presented hotels in its price “comparison” website for consumers in the country.
The Federal Court found yesterday that Trivago indeed had broken the law how it represented hotels on its website that was not mainly based on the lowest price but rather who paid the highest fee to the company. The amount of penalties and fines are decided at a later date.
Finnair Plus has points sales several times per year and currently has up to a 25% discount for buying points through February 18, 2020.
The sweet spot on Finnair’s award chart is the short-haul upgrades from Economy to Business class (Dubai and Tel Aviv are both considered short-haul) that are priced at 10,000 points (sometimes even these are discounted).
Air Canada Aeroplan has launched a new bonus miles opportunity for members traveling through June 30, 2020.
Aeroplan members can earn up to 7,500 bonus miles for tickets booked between January 21 – February 4.
A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a note about his latest flight with Turkish Airlines that had offered complimentary, previously paid, internet access in the economy.
Airlines have realized how important for many, some loathe the idea though, the in-flight internet access is and are making it inexpensive and sometimes completely free for premium and elite passengers.
Marriott Bonvoy called its Best Rate Guarantee (BRG)-program Look No Further (LNF) for years but has now reverted to the industry standard.
There has been a slight change in the program that Marriott has quietly instituted. Design Hotels became non-LNF participating at the end of 2018 (read more here), but has now been added back (early 2020).
Virgin Australia Velocity has launched bonus points opportunity to drive bookings on select routes.
Velocity members can earn 5,000 to 20,000 bonus points on travel through December 15, 2020, if booked January 20 – February 9.
Air France-KLM has apparently submitted a proposal to invest in cash strapped Malaysia Airlines, seeking to buy as much as 49 percent, while Japan Airlines is looking at a 25 percent stake.