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Economy Class & Beyond
Emirates prepares to start up services again from 6th April

It seems that Emirates is ready to restart some services, with the airline gaining authorisation to carry passengers on certain flights. Emirates Boeing 777-300ER taxing... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Introducing The No-Annual-Fee U.S. Bank Business Cash Rewards Card

The U.S. Bank Business Cash Rewards Mastercard is a business credit card that comes with no annual fee, that offers cash back on key business expenses, that offers an... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Aer Lingus Aer Club Is Gifting Tier Points To Its Members

We've already seen hoteliers like Hilton and Radisson offering elites generous status extensions and airlines like Qatar Airways, Virgin Atlantic following suit, but a... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
National Express to wind-down services

COVID-19 is impacting UK domestic travel – with coach operator National Express choosing to suspend operations from Sunday 5th April, 23:59 onwards. A National... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
American Airlines shuffle flights for Summer 2020 and beyond

COVID-19 continues to impact American Airlines as it adjusts flights and capacity for Summer 2020 and beyond. American Airlines Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner climbing out of... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
British Airways to Suspend 30,000+ Employees (But No Redundancies Yet)

British Airways has reached an agreement with employee representatives to temporarily suspend 30,000+ cabin crew and ground staff for the next 2 months. The airline will... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Hyatt is Selling Points At 1.85 Cents Each (This Sale May Have Its Uses)

Hyatt has launched a new points sale in which it's offering a 30% bonus on all purchases of 5,000 points or more. Under current conditions, this is clearly a less... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Finnair Is Introducing A New Business Class Fare (And You Should Be Careful)

Recent news out of Finnair suggests that the airline is set to follow Emirates' example and, from later this year, offer a Business Class fare that doesn't come with all... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Alaska Airlines & American Are Offering Improved Reciprocal Mileage Earning

Now that American and Alaska are playing nicely together again both airlines are offering significantly improved reciprocal mileage earnings on each other's flights -... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Great Deal: Buy Miles At 1.2 Cents Each & Book American Airlines Awards

Etihad has launched the best deal on miles that I have ever seen the airline offer and because Etihad Guest miles can be used to book American Airlines awards at a lower... Read More

Miles from Blighty
All UK National Express Coaches suspended from 6 April

I doubt many readers use the wide network of National Express Coaches in the UK, but if you, you should see their announcement that they will all be suspended from 23:59... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Now Earn 30 Elite Night Credits With Marriott Credit Cards (There’s A Small Catch)

Marriott's not exactly flavor of the month right now as it tries to deal with another big IT breach and as it continues to be one of only two major hotels chains that... Read More

Traveling For Miles
My Highly Insignificant, Yet Still Highly Annoying Dilemma

Earlier this week I wrote a post about how I'm using the thoughts of future travel to distract myself from the fact that I'm grounded and stuck at home for the... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Hilton Isn’t Changing Diamond Status Benefits (For Now)

At the beginning of the week, there was a rumor circulating that Hilton Honors may be in the process of withdrawing a benefit that is considered among the most valuable... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
Why I’ll Be Choosing American Airlines for my Next Transatlantic Trip

Whenever one is making travel plans, a few factors are usually considered. Price is certainly a major factor. Elite status – both perks and re-qualification... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Marriott Hacked (Again): Have You Been Bonvoyed?

If you've ever had any dealing with Marriott you'll probably already know that its IT systems are pretty useless but what you may not know is that its IT systems aren't... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
British Airways Abandons London Gatwick Airport and Heathrow Terminal 3

British Airways is set to suspend all flights from London Gatwick Airport, as well as consolidate all flights to/from Heathrow into Terminal 5. The airline released a... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Deal: Buy AAdvantage Miles For Just 1.6 Cents Each (All Time Low Price?)

Airlines are looking for any means by which to raise cash right now and American Airlines is attempting to swell its coffers by offering flyers the opportunity to buy... Read More

Traveling For Miles
A Quick Update On British Airways Refunds

A little over a week ago, a couple of workarounds were found (by people a lot more tech-savvy than me) which allowed British Airways customers to request their refunds... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Ending: 100,000 Bonus Miles With The Best Personal Delta SkyMiles Credit Card

The enhanced welcome bonuses that American Express is currently offering on the full range of Delta SkyMiles co-branded credit cards expire on 1 April 2020 but for... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
British Airways suspends Gatwick network

With Gatwick airport reducing its operational hours and the lack of demand due to Covid-19, British Airways is suspending its operations at the airport.   British... Read More

Traveling For Miles
American Airlines Has Extended Its Change Fee Waiver

Up until now, American Airlines has been waiving change fees for bookings made through 31 March 2020 (today) but with no sign that anything around us is getting any... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Review: American Airlines A321T Business Class (LAX-JFK)

American Airlines operates its best narrowbody aircraft (complete with lie-flat seats in First & Business Class) on a few select transcontinental routes on which the... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Qatar Airways Is Extending Privilege Club Status & Qcredit Expirations

Qatar Airways has rightly faced a good deal of criticism recently for being less than forthcoming with refunds that passengers are entitled to and for being... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
EasyJet Grounds Entire Fleet (Apart From Rescue Flights)

Low-cost carrier easyJet has announced that it has now grounded its entire fleet as a result of “unprecedented travel restrictions” resulting from the... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Staying Sane: Dreaming Of Travel While The World Is Grounded

As I'm effectively being asked (told) not to leave home unless it's for exercise or essential groceries and/or medicines (it's amazing to see what some people consider... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Easyjet moves to ground its entire fleet

It seems that Covid-19 has hit easyJet hard – with the airline choosing to ground its entire fleet. EasyJet Airbus A319 climbing out of Manchester Airport –... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Airplane Art – Aeroflot Airbus A320 taxing at Frankfurt Airport

It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more airplane art. This week, we have an Aeroflot Airbus A320 taxing around Frankfurt Airport as it prepares to set... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
The Best Points & Miles Deal In The World Is Ending

Given everything that is going on globally with COVID-19 and the current state of the travel industry, it might not seem hugely important right now, but what I consider... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond (29th March)

It’s been another week of headlines dominated by how Covid-19 is impacting the aviation industry. Let’s take a look in Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond.... Read More

InsideFlyer UK
Qatar Airways INCREASES Flights To Australia

As a contribution to helping travellers get home, Qatar Airways is adding extra capacity to Australia next week. The corona crisis has caused most airlines to cut their... Read More

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