Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Travel Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Travel | Costlier Flights, Cheaper Hotels and Meeting Adam Levine: the New Loyalty Programs Advertisement Supported by There have been big changes in rewards programs for airlines, hotels and credit cards in the last year. Here’s how you can earn the most Supported by ByElaine Glusac March 9, 2019 Loyalty programs weren’t around when the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus opined that the only constant in life is change. But the shifting earn-and-burn point levels established by hotel, airline and credit card programs adds head-spinning haste to his thesis, especially in the past year. In short, there are more ways to earn and spend as both sides of the loyalty equation — awards and rewards — inflate. “Every loyalty point you hold today will be less valuable in two to five … [Read more...] about Costlier Flights, Cheaper Hotels and Meeting Adam Levine: the New Loyalty Programs
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Wednesday newsletters always feature a luxury hotel and/or flight review. The first week of February 2016, I traveled to the Maldives and enjoyed one of the best holidays of my life. You can read my trip reports here: Review: Etihad Airways A380 First Class Apartment from London to Abu Dhabi Review: Soneva Fushi, the Maldives’ original desert hideaway island Review: Soneva In Aqua, the Maldives’ first floating villa Review: Qatar Airways A380 First Class from Doha to Paris (today). Today (March 2, 2016): Trip report: Qatar Airways A380 First Class Doha (Qatar) to Paris (France). On February 8th 2016, I flew First Class onboard a Qatar Airways Airbus A380 from Doha’s new Hamad International Airport (Qatar) to Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris (France). Currently, the Doha based airline has only six A380s in its fleet, deploying them on medium-haule routes from Doha to London, … [Read more...] about Review: Qatar Airways A380 First Class Doha to Paris (+ Al Safwa lounge)
News Forget American, Delta, United. At least so far, their Black Friday deals have been disappointing. Not so for British Airways and the Business Class airline La Compagnie. Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending British Airways The best deal we have found for Black Friday is the British Airways Business Class return flights for 1009GBP return if booked for two people. Total 2018GBP! Get it! You earn Avios air miles when you fly on this deal too. See more on this amazing British Airways deal. La Compagnie Transatlantic for $1,200 An alternative option to fly transatlantic to Europe is French Business Class airline La Compagnie, which is offering transatlantic return Business Class tickets for $1,200. Unlike other sales, the dates for booking in this particular sale are wide open and although they detailed that this offer ended earlier this week, it still seems to be live. La Compagnie offers a very nice reclining seat in Business Class but from April, La Compagnie should take … [Read more...] about Disappointing: American, Delta, United. The Best Deal Is British Airways!
News Hotels and airlines have some ridiculous sales this week. Get booking or you will miss out! Here is our pick of the VERY BEST Black Friday deals: Our Travel Auctions Sort Bypopularlatestending British Airways The best deal we have found for Black Friday is the British Airways Business Class return flights for £1009 return, if booked for two people. Total £2018! Get it! You earn Avios air miles when you fly on this deal too. See more below. 5GBP Ryanair Flights If you dare… See more below. 20% Off Airport Transfers Worldwide Unbeatable? We think so for a transfer in a luxury Mercedes. See more here. La Compagnie Transatlantic for $1,200 An alternative to fly transatlantic to Europe is French Business Class airline La Compagnie, which is offering transatlantic return Business Class tickets for $1,200. Unlike other sales, the dates for booking in this particular sale are wide open and although they detailed that the offer ended earlier this week, it still seems to be … [Read more...] about 10 Best Black Friday Deals! Ridiculous Flights, $600 Business To Europe
It took until the penultimate day of my Costa Rican adventure before I witnessed what passes for a Tico having a tantrum. Crawling at a snail’s pace in a long line of traffic behind a trucker who refused to move aside, my softly-spoken driver calmly said: “This lorry should pull over – it’s not very nice to make us all wait.” He sighed gently, before adding: “I’m sorry for losing my temper.” I chuckled about it then, and again 48 hours later when - enjoying the sun on a bank holiday bike ride back in Blighty - a red-faced van driver, forced to pause momentarily before overtaking me, screamed out the window: “Get out of the ****ing way!” Welcome home. The only thing Costa Rica shouts about, as I discovered during my fortnight there, is its easy-going ethos. “Pura vida”, which translates as “pure life”, is the national motto, and you’ll find it plastered on countless posters and holiday … [Read more...] about On holiday in the world’s happiest country