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Economy Class & Beyond
Airplane Art – Qatar Airways Airbus A330-300 landing at Hamad International Airport

It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more airplane art. This week, we have a Qatar Airways Airbus A330-300 landing at its home base of Hamad International... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Heathrow Airport reopens Terminal 4 as a “Red List” Arrival terminal

Heathrow Airport has re-opened Terminal 4 – once again to handle arrivals from Red LIst Counties. Terminal 4 will act as a separate arrivals facility, keeping direct... Read More

From Miles to Smiles
Discover how to boost your AVIOS by 30,000 in just three months

As travel restrictions ease and lockdowns look set to remain a thing of the past (in the UK, at least), perhaps now is the time to boost your AVIOS balance. The American... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond – 4th/5th December

It’s that time of the week again – it’s time for Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond. Bit of an announcement for the end of week wrap post. If you’re one of... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT – To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall – Back to Stuttgart Airport

Back to Stuttgart Airport and checking out the passenger experience.  To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall In this trip report: An Invite to Germany Testing and Paperwork... Read More

God Save The Points
An Easy Guide To Visiting The UK Right Now: Testing + Forms

I’ve bounced back and forth between the US and UK this year more than a handful of times, and spent more than 28 days in isolation... The post An Easy Guide To... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
UK to re-impose arrivals testing from TUESDAY 7TH DECEMBER

Breaking this evening (as I was editing 5 other things), the UK is to adjust the entry criteria to the country From Tuesday 7th December you will require, evidence of a... Read More

Miles from Blighty
UPDATE: UK Pre-arrival COVID test can be PCR or Lateral Flow

As recently announced by the UK Government, arrivals from Tuesday at 4am will require to be able to show a negative PCR or Lateral Flow test before arrival, taken no... Read More

Miles from Blighty
BBC reporting pre-arrival COVID test to be required by UK

In the past few minutes the BBC is reporting that the new regulations for arriving in the UK will require passengers to obtain a negative COVID test before leaving for... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT – To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall – Stuttgart and Pigeons….

Stuttgart and Pigeons. ****ing Pigeons.  To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall In this trip report: An Invite to Germany Testing and Paperwork Off to Heathrow, Terminal 5,... Read More

God Save The Points
How Easy Is To Visit The USA Right Now?

US travel bans are now over. Well, mostly. Millions of visitors from around the world can once again enter the USA for tourism, business and joy.... The post How Easy Is... Read More

God Save The Points
The One Thing Delta Skymiles Fans Need To Do Today

Flash sales are exciting just about any way you cut it. There’s the thrill of getting in on a bargain, but when a flash sale involves... The post The One Thing Delta... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
British Ariways adds British Sign Language option to assist in passenger experiance

We all know that communication can be hard. It can be harder for those who have disabilities. British Airways has today become the first UK airline to trial a new video... Read More

Traveling For Miles
The United States toughens up testing rules for international travel

As has been rumored for a few days, the United States government has today announced a number of measures that it says are aimed at protecting Americans from the Delta... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Reality check: Governments had no option but to ban travel from Southern Africa

We've seen a lot of complaints, anger, and outrage (faux and otherwise) coming from various quarters following the recent decision taken by a significant number of... Read More

God Save The Points
Official: US Tightens Travel Testing, Extends Masks, Won’t Quarantine

The travel industry feared for the worst, amid news of the Biden Administration potentially rejiggering travel requirements for international arrivals. Now, with the... Read More

God Save The Points
The Trick To Credit Card Rewards During A Pandemic

If you haven’t had to cancel a trip, or at the very least change a flight, what’s your secret? Travel is as wonderful as ever and... The post The Trick To Credit... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Chase Aeroplan World Elite Credit Card (details in brief)

Today has seen the launch of the new Chase Aeroplan World Elite Mastercard Credit Card and after a lot of rumors and speculation, we now have confirmation of exactly... Read More

God Save The Points
Bali “Closes” Again, But No One Was Visiting Anyway

Not too unlike Thailand, Bali’s road to reopening has been marked with potholes. There have been plans, then other plans, then cancellations and then u-turns after...... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
ITA Airways firms up its order for Airbus aircraft

Italian carrier ITA Airways has firmed up an order for aircraft from Airbus, with 28 aircraft on the list. All ITA AIrways Blue aircraft – coming soon. Rendering –... Read More

Miles from Blighty
Washington Post reporting US looking at much stricter testing regime for entrants

Please go off an read the article yourself – it makes depressing reading if, like me, you hope to visit the US before Christmas. The link is here. Simply put, there is... Read More

God Save The Points
The Pendry NYC Review: An Exceptional Midtown Hotel

As a New Yorker, I’m always surprised when people tell me how excited they are to stay in New York City. Waking up near Central Park... The post The Pendry NYC Review:... Read More

God Save The Points
Exclusive: Virgin Points Get Amazing “New” Earn And Burn Options In USA

With quite a few things going on around the world these days, it would be entirely understandable if news that the Virgin Group had launched a... The post Exclusive:... Read More

God Save The Points
A Pandemic Record 2.4 Million People Took US Flights In A Single Day

While many parts of the world buried their heads once again amid variant concerns, the United States took to roads, trains and planes to connect with... The post A... Read More

God Save The Points
President Biden Says No More Travel Bans Or Restrictions Expected

Upon reports of a “new variant of concern”, authorities in the UK and Europe immediately launched a raft of new travel restrictions against Southern Africa.... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Updated UK Entry rules now **live** (PCR+Two Day Self-Isolation)

Well, here we are again. Another change in travel rules has gone live for those of you who want to visit the United Kingdom. Let’s go over time one more time –... Read More

God Save The Points
The Ultimate Los Angeles 48 Hour Guide: Food, Hotels, Must Do’s & More

I’ve encountered Los Angeles, affectionately known as LA, in many forms. I’ve been a resident, I’ve been a business traveler popping through, and my family has...... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
China Airlines takes delivery of its first A321neo with an updated interior

China Airlines received the delivery of its first Airbus A321neo aircraft on 29th November. Let’s see what has been delivered to improve the passenger experience. What... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Virgin Atlantic expands status match criteria (more airline programs now qualify)

Virgin Atlantic ran an excellent status match promotion in the first two months of this year but, unfortunately for most readers, it was a match that was aimed solely at... Read More

Miles from Blighty
Scotland and Wales want 8 day quarantine for arrivals

Following the UK Government’s announcement that arrivals must take a PCR test in their first two days after arrival, the Scottish and Welsh devolved governments want... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Buy Flying Blue Miles from just 1.55 cents each (new 100% bonus)

Flying Blue is running another mileage sale and the program appears to be keeping with its recent policy of offering a bonus of up to 100%. Before this year, the better... Read More

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