I value your time. As such, sometimes it seems best to cram a bunch of news into one post, saving you time throughout the day, and saving me time, especially while I'm traveling. Hello London, it's nice to be here! There are some pretty fantastic business class deals, hotel promotions and opportunities to top up your balances today so without further adieu, we'll get to it!
Business + First Deals
Dublin to Honoluu £908/$1355 Round Trip Yet another fantastic offering from Dublin yielding a massive amount of miles to any purchaser. You can fly direct from Dublin to New York or connect from Dublin through London and then onto Los Angeles on the A380. If Hawaii is bucket list, this is a pretty awesome way to get many hours of flying flat at prices in the economy range. Mahalo! Available mid March through April OR July through end of August. Bookable on the American Airlines website or CheapOAir.
Los Angeles to India/Dubai $2700 Round Trip Last time I checked India and Dubai were quite far from Los Angeles, making this an exceptional deal for a ton of flying. You can fly United or Lufthansa, with the opportunity to fly Lufthansa's new A380's with brand new business class to either Dubai or Delhi. There seems to be great availability in January and February with more possibilities beyond that. Bookable directly on United website.
*EDIT* EXPIRED shortly after posting but still deals at £2000 London To New York British Airways First £1500/$2000 Round Trip For first class travel this is about as well as you can do. You'll get first class on British Airways directly from London to JFK at a rate less than a quarter of the usual price, and as low as I've ever seen officially offered from BA. Needs to be booked by February for travel in February. Enjoy! Book on British Airways website. All other locations found here.
Stockholm/Gothenburg to Boston/New York £799/$1200 Round Trip: This is a very low fare across the atlantic with flat beds and a nice opportunity to see New York in style. There are great ranges in date availability from Mid March to April, July through end of August, Late November and all through Christmas of next year! The connection from Sweden to Berlin or Dusseldorf will be in Economy but the transatlantic (7+hour flight) will be in flat beds, very comparable to most top offerings. And yes, Airberlin is a partner of American and British Airways, allowing you to earn big points. Bookable directly on Airberlin or CheapoAir.
Bonus Points Promos
IHG Accelerate Promo: IHG is offering the most lucrative promo this Holiday season, but everyone's promo is different. It's essentially a grab to try to get you to do more with the program to earn 50,000 bonus points or more on average. Sign into your account here and see what offers they have for you to score major points.
Hilton Double Your Honors: Hilton is offering double airline miles or Hilton points on all stays until April 30th of 2016. This is a dead easy way to earn double for doing just what you planned to do before. To register and select airline miles or hotel points just visit this link.
Starwood Double On Two Nights: Between now and April 30th you can score double points on all Starwood stays over two nights, with the ability to earn an extra 250 points per night at certain properties. All your details can be found right here, and yes you should register.
News + Entertainment
360 Degree Movable Photo Review: Yesterday I completed what I believe to be the world's first flight review utilizing 360 degree VR technology photos. It was of a really neat flight on what many consider to be British Airways "Private Jet", it's London City Club World Service. I'm really proud so check it out here.
Qantas Giving Away Vintage Krug to Elites: Per Gary Leff, Qantas is recognizing it's top tier flyers this year with vintage 2000 bottles of Krug. These retail over $300, making for a very generous holiday gift. What did your airline give you for Christmas? Virgin gave me a red ipad case : )
The British Airways Jet That Caught Fire In Vegas Will Fly Again: Forget pigs flying, British Airways is repairing the Boeing 777 that caught fire forcing evacuation at Las Vegas airport. Let me write down that tail number so I can ensure I never ever fly it.
There you have it. All the deals, bonus points and crazy sh*t happening in the world today. I'll do my best to keep you informed throughout the holidays, giving you reason to excuse yourself from your in laws and have a few moments peace. Happy Holidays everyone!
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