Daily Archives: Mar 1, 2013

Qatar & SriLankan Slowly Incorporated To Oneworld


Both Qatar Airways and SriLankan Airlines are expected to join the Oneworld alliance sometime in the late 2013/early 2014. The joining dates for both of the airlines have not been confirmed yet.


Now, you can, however, start using these two airlines on Oneworld alliance’s Global Explorer fares. At the same time, the gulf carrier, Gulf Air has withdrawn its participation on these fares. Gulf Air has never been member elect or future member of the alliance. You can read the press release about this announcement here.

Global Hotel Alliance Flash Sale Of Up To 40% Off


GHA just sent out an email about their February (?) 3 day flash sale that is likely to end tomorrow on Saturday. You can get discounts of up to 40% at participating properties. You can access this sale here.


Some of the discount amounts didn’t appear to be that exciting. The Anantara property in Bangkok, however, was offering discounts of up to 40% and the price of a two bedroom suite was rather reasonable.

Instant Club Carlson Gold For JetPrivilege Gold & Platinum Members


Club Carlson’s offer for instant Gold status for JetPrivilege Gold & Platinum members is back online. This offer is valid until March 31, 2013, and you can access it here.


The previous offer that was withdrawn was similar, but Club Carlson didn’t verify anything and there wasn’t even space for JetPrivilege number. Now they have the following information bolded on the terms and conditions.

Asia Miles Cathay Pacific & Dragonair Economy Awards At 30% Discount

Cathay Pacific’s Asia Miles has a ward sale going on until March 31 for travel between March 1 and June 30, 2013. You can save 30% off of the usual number of miles required. Note that this discount is only applicable for award flights on Cathay Pacific & Dragonair and can only be booked through the call center. You can access the web page for this promotion here.


This offer is apparently available on all other routes except: Hong Kong & Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Vancouver, Amsterdam, London, Moscow, Rome, and Auckland.

EU Court Ruling On Connecting Flight Delays EC 261/2004


EU court has now rules that the EC 261/2004 compensation applies, if your flight was delayed that made you to miss your connecting flight and to arrive to your final destinations more than three hours late. There is a good piece about this on Bloomberg.


This has been the intention of the EC 261/2004 legislation,but airlines had argued that it was not and weren’t paying compensation. Now, the EU court has rules that as long as you arrive to your final destination more than 3 hours later, the compensation per this rule applies. You can read the entire ruling here.

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