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Economy Class & Beyond
Doncaster-Sheffield Airport to close

It seems that the review into the vitality of Doncaster Sheffield Airport has concluded. And sadly, it is not good news for the facility. Twilight times – Image,... Read More

God Save The Points
BILT Card Launches Monthly 6x Huge Points Earning Opportunity

A lot of the travel loyalty world can be a real snooze fest, but Bilt is trying to shake things up on their app and with... The post BILT Card Launches Monthly 6x Huge... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Delta enhances its European summer schedule (in a good way!)

Delta has announced that next year's summer season will see it relaunching a number of routes that were suspended while we dealt with the pandemic, relaunching a number... Read More

Traveling For Miles
TODAY: Earn 4x On Apple purchases through select shopping portals

Shopping through online portals can be a great way to boost a loyalty account balance, save some cash, or to prevent a loyalty balance from expiring. Right now a number... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Deal: Save $100 on select Marriott Bonvoy stays [Targeted]

American Express has published a new targeted offer that's offering a saving on stays and room charges made at some of Marriott's higher-end brands. This latest offer is... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Airplane Art – Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-300ER taking off from London Heathrow

It’s Sunday again, so it must be time for some more Airplane Art. This week, we have a Kuwait Airways Boeing 777-300ER starting its take-off roll at London Heathrow... Read More

God Save The Points
Spoiled By New Planes, I Can’t Stand Flying On Older Aircraft

So noisy, so dry… and so old. That’s pretty much all I could think about, as I crossed the pond for the second time this week,... The post Spoiled By New Planes, I... Read More

God Save The Points
Must Visits For A Perfect First Sydney Trip

Australia is open, it’s wonderful and you should totally go. When you do, Sydney should be one of your first thoughts. And yes, you should have... The post Must Visits... Read More

God Save The Points
Not Just Japan! Three Stellar Asian Destinations Are Opening Up

After two years of speculation, a few false starts and countless cancelled, speculative trips — Japan is reopening. This time, for real. Visitors from visa-waiver... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Last Week at Economy Class and Beyond (24th September)

It’s that time of the week when we look back at some of our coverage, post some links and pretend the world is a happy place. It’s time for Last Week at Economy... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRAVEL TECHNOLOGY: Skullcandy Dime Wireless Earbuds – Does More Equal Better?

Time for some more Travel Technology – this time focusing on the SkullCandy Dime Wireless Earbuds.  And we’ll ask an important question – does spending £5 extra... Read More

From Miles to Smiles
Discover 10 reasons to make an Alaska cruise your next adventure

I am in heaven as I sit on our balcony draped in a blanket watching the rugged shoreline of the Tongass Narrows slowly pass by. Verdant rainforest nestles beneath... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Delta to update soft product in its Premium Select (Premium Economy) product

Delta Air Lines is planning updates to Delta Premium Select – the airline’s premium economy product. What changes is the airline offering? Delta is promising... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Marriott will open a new luxury EDITION property in the Italian Lakes

Lately, Marriott has been making a lot of announcements regarding its plans for new properties but the one that piqued my interest most was the announcement of a new... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Cathay Pacific to add flights to/from Hong Kong

With Hong Kong planning to abandon Hotel Quarantines (under a 0+3 system), Cathay Pacific is noticing an upswing in bookings.  Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900 at Dublin... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Chase has also issued a new mid-tier Bonvoy credit card (and it’s not very good)

American Express wasn't the only bank to issue a new mid-tier Marriott Bonvoy credit card yesterday. Chase joined in the fun too. Sadly for anyone who has been looking... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Short-haul flash sale: British Airways is offering 600,000 seats to Europe for under £39 each way

British Airways has just announced a flash sale in which it's selling 600,000 short-haul seats for under £39 each way. The sale applies to flights to Europe departing... Read More

Traveling For Miles
The Ritz-Carlton™ credit card just got better (I didn’t see this coming)

Yesterday was a big day for announcements in the world of Marriott Bonvoy co-branded credit cards with news that the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™️ American... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Good Air France Business Class fares available ex-UK

We don't normally see many good Business Class deals for travel that originates in the UK but Air France is currently running a sale that may be worth a closer look. If... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Doing it for the Tier Points – AY1332 London Heathrow Terminal 3 to Helsinki Airport (Business Class/A350)

AY1332 – London Heathrow Terminal 3 to Helsinki Airport Doing it for the Tier Points And once again, welcome to the Tier Point Enrichment Centre What can you do with... Read More

God Save The Points
Deal Alert: £990 Business Class European Cities to North America

This deal is brought to you by our friends Premium-Flights.com There’s no other way to put it! There’s a huge sale with Star Alliance member TAP... The post Deal... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Hyatt has opened a new property in Spain (and it may turn out to be a fantastic place to use points)

It was as far back as December 2020 that Hyatt let us know that it planned to add a number of properties to its European portfolio by the end of 2023 and it's one of the... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Air France unveils new Business and Premium Economy Amenity Kits

With its La Premier amenity kit renewed, Air France is working down the cabin – this time taking focus on amenity kits in Business class and Premium Economy. Like most... Read More

Traveling For Miles
The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™️ American Express® Card gets a big refresh (new annual fee and new benefits)

Amex has been busy with Bonvoy business today. It has increased the welcome offer on the Marriott Bonvoy Business® American Express® Card, it has unveiled the... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Amex launches the Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card (at first glance, it looks very disappointing)

American Express has just announced the release of the Marriott Bonvoy Bevy™ American Express® Card which, as was strongly rumored, will sit between the cheaper... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Good Air France Business Class fares available ex-UK

We don't normally see many good Business Class deals for travel that originates in the UK but Air France is currently running a sale that may be worth a closer look. If... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Southwest just made it a lot easier to earn elite status through 2023

If your travel schedule has been less busy than normal and you're struggling to requalify for elite status with Southwest, the airline has some good news for you. In two... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Doing it for the Tier Points – What can you do with about three hours and a bit of sleep? Coach and lounge anyone?

What can you do with about three hours and a bit of sleep? Coach and Cathay Pacific lounge anyone? Doing it for the Tier Points And once again, welcome to the Tier Point... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Hyatt is losing one of its smaller “London” properties

Recently, I've been checking rates at some of the lower category Hyatt properties within easy reach of Los Angeles and London (I'm contemplating a year-end mattress run)... Read More

Traveling For Miles
How Hyatt credit card elite night credits work & key differences in how they’re earned

Chase issues two Hyatt co-branded credit cards (a consumer card and a business card) and as both offer cardholders a way of earning World of Hyatt elite night credits... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Cathay Pacific to lean on Aemetis for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

With the aviation industry slowly edging towards increasing the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), Cathay Pacific is to purchase 38 million US gallons from... Read More

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