Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Etihad and their business class promotional round trip fares between London (LGW/LHR), United Kingdom and Seoul (ICN), Korea.
Cathay Pacific is reported to shut its pilot base in Canada, while those in Australia and New Zealand are also under review for closure amid a traffic slump and route cuts.
The closure of these bases will affect several hundred pilot jobs and comes on the heels of Cathay already closing their four North American cabin crew bases last year, axing 450 jobs.
Southwest Airlines has launched its first Rapid Rewards points sale of 2021 that is valid for purchases made until January 27.
You can buy 60,000 Rapid Rewards points in a transaction before any possible bonuses, which is also the daily maximum. Southwest doesn’t limit the number of points you can purchase in a calendar year.
Capital One Venture, VentureOne, Spark Miles, and Spark Miles Select credit cardholders now have one additional airline to convert their points.
You can convert from the credit cards above to TAP at a 1:1 ratio, and Miles&Go offers a 5,000 miles bonus for the first conversion made through May 31, 2021.
British Airways Executive Club just sent out a Gold Guest List-renewal package to my address in Helsinki for a membership year, during which I had credited ZERO Tier Points to the program just a couple of LATAM flights (no longer qualifying).
This is per BA’s status extension policy that I believe that they need to roll out for at least an additional year due to all the travel bans in place and a limited network of BA flights.
Marriott Bonvoy has released its latest Escapes available for stays in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America through May 23, 2021. You must book by Sunday.
Members can save 25%, and the non-member discount is capped at 20%. The offer is valid seven days a week at resorts and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) at urban hotels.
Henley & Partners, whose primary business is to facilitate cash & investment-based citizenship for those with “troubled” travel documents, have released its latest global Passport Index in cooperation with IATA.
You could argue that the index is mostly useless for the next 12 to 24 months when most of the borders are staying closed, or you need various proofs of vaccination, Covid-19 tests, or extensive quarantines.
Radisson Rewards Americas yesterday announced a significant devaluation of its hotel awards in the region, and we have now spelled out the changes hotel by hotel.
The UK (England) has added India to the RED list of countries where arrivals by non-citizens and residents are banned.
All arrivals from April 23, 2021, at 4 AM, must go through a 10-night hotel quarantine at a government-approved facility. The UAE is also still on the RED list.
World of Hyatt shows appreciation for healthcare sector employees that put their lives in danger during this Covid-19 pandemic (that never appears to end).
Hyatt has extended its 30% to 50% off Friends & Family-rate plan for healthcare employees worldwide for stays through September 12, 2021.