Weekly Evaluate: December 7, 2019


Howdy from Miami! I’m spending the weekend at dwelling after an extended week of journey, and subsequent week am embarking on my final assessment journey of the yr. I’ve received to fly some nice airline merchandise, which I’m completely satisfied about, and sit up for sharing full critiques of the remaining flights shortly.

On the factors & journey entrance, this week a brand new luxurious lodge joined Hilton, Hyatt launched peak and off-peak award pricing, Hong Kong Airways struggled to outlive, Richard Branson backtracked on promoting his stake in Virgin Atlantic to Air France-KLM, United ordered 50 Airbus A321XLRs, and extra.

With that out of the way in which, right here’s a recap of this week on the weblog:

Featured Tales

Unhappy Layover In A Subtly Unfamiliar Hong Kong

Hong Kong has lengthy been one in all my favourite cities on this planet. It’s the primary metropolis in Asia I ever visited, and to at the present time it’s a metropolis that I might see myself dwelling in (and there aren’t many cities I really feel that approach about).

I actually love Hong Kong, and discover it to be such a dynamic, worldwide, approachable metropolis.

British Airways NEW A350 Membership Suites Enterprise Class

To kick off this journey I flew British Airways’ A350-1000 Membership Suites from Toronto to London Heathrow.

The A350 options British Airways’ model new enterprise class seat, which is ushering in a brand new period for British Airways, given their earlier woefully outdated enterprise class seats.

Whereas I might have redeemed British Airways Avios (or different oneworld miles) for this journey, I ended up reserving a reduced enterprise class ticket as a substitute.

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Which Is Higher: $2,000 or 200ok Miles?

A number of weeks in the past Capital One rolled out new bonuses on two of their widespread Spark bank cards, which I take into account to be among the many all-around greatest enterprise bank cards.

To me, these playing cards are extra attention-grabbing than ever earlier than, on condition that in 2018 Capital One rolled out the flexibility to transform Spark and Enterprise miles into airline miles.

With two Spark playing cards at the moment having elevated bonuses, which of the 2 playing cards is healthier?


TIPS: Incomes Miles & Promos

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Free Govt Platinum Standing For Some Hyatt Globalists
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TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

Switch Amex Factors To Virgin Atlantic With 30% Bonus (Focused)
Zemi Seashore Home Anguilla Joins Hilton — Nice Use Of Factors!
Broad Open: Air Tahiti Nui Enterprise Class Awards
Hyatt Introduces Peak Award Pricing, And Extra
How To Use American Airways Systemwide Upgrades

TRAVEL With Ben (Fortunate)

American Airways Breakfast Musings: Avocado Toast, Egg Enchiladas, And Unhappiness
British Airways Blended Fleet: What Is It?
Grrrrr: Singapore Changi’s Absurd Boarding Cross Guidelines
Unhappy Layover In A Subtly Unfamiliar Hong Kong
Assist Me Perceive The Uber Cancelation Rip-off?

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REVIEWS & Journey Experiences

Evaluate: Alila Ventana Massive Sur
Introduction: My Journey To The Stolen Jewel
Evaluate: British Airways Lounge Toronto Airport
Evaluate: British Airways A350 Membership Suites Enterprise Class
Evaluate: British Airways Arrivals Lounge Heathrow Airport
Evaluate: Aerotel Heathrow Terminal three

NEWS & Updates

How One Hyatt Is Cracking Down On Membership Lounge Abusers
Norwegian Air Granted London Heathrow Slots?!
BankDirect Begins Issuing 1099s For American Miles
Qatar Airways Needs To Purchase Lufthansa Stake (However In all probability Gained’t)
Hong Kong Airways Given Vital Saturday Deadline
Footage: New Qantas First Class Lounge Singapore
WOW: Branson Backtracks On Virgin Atlantic Sale To Air France-KLM
Nigerian Courtroom Orders Seizure Of Emirates 777
Delta & LATAM To Begin Codesharing In Early 2020
Meh: Qatar Airways’ Humorous New Safety Video
10 LATAM Planes Now Have New Enterprise Class Seats
United Airways Orders 50 Airbus A321XLRs
Cathay Pacific Introduces Free First Class Wifi
Wow: Norwegian Hires Former JetBlue Govt
Air New Zealand Introduces Edible Espresso Cups
Garuda Indonesia CEO Fired For Smuggling Harley Davidson
South African Airways Enters Into “Enterprise Rescue”
Scott Kirby Appointed United Airways CEO
Wizz Air Shames Enterprise Class Passengers In New Advert
SkyTeam Lounge Opens At New Istanbul Airport
American Airways Cuts Cordoba, Argentina Route
Horizon Air VP’s Stunning Safety Memo
Hong Kong Airways Will get Money Injection
Hit By Hainan Airways’ Infamous Airplane Swaps
Delta Introduces Consolation+ Improve Seat Preferences
5 Methods To Save On Inflight Wifi
TAP Air Portugal’s Spectacular Fleet Modernization
American Passenger Pressured To Take away “Hail Devil” Shirt
Aman Resort To Open In Miami In 2023
79 Yr Outdated Delta Flight Attendant Fired In Weird Case

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I hope everybody has an ideal remainder of the weekend!


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