It’s Friday, the day where people get excited about “casual” dress and compete for restaurant reservations in cities around the world. For those more concerned with exciting airline rumors, insane business deals and 8x points on those pricey Apple purchases, we’ve got something much more exciting than the privilege of wearing jeans.

RUMOR: Etihad And Emirates Merger?!

The Sheikhs are considering a shake up. Sorry, I had to. ViewFromTheWing highlights an interesting article in a European business journal regarding a potential merger between Emirates and Etihad. This would be MAJOR news. The two airlines have slowed in growth recently and have been looking at partnerships and acquisitions to bolster opportunity and this would be a huge, potentially epic move We’ve seen many large airlines merge in recent years, and this would create quite a dynamic duo, who both have extremely popular public sentiment, thanks in part to their revolutionary first class cabins. Watch this space!

$1700 Toronto To Shanghai Or Beijing Business Class Fares Round Trip…

United is offering some extremely low (for the average) prices to Beijing or Shanghai. You’ll start in Toronto, which is extremely easy to access from most U.S. cities and then transit through the United hub of your choice. I recommend Chicago for the new lounge. These fare are wide open and likely won’t last all that long, so if you want in, get in fast. Here’s a Google Flights link to check it out

8X United Points At Apple Store Today Only…

Some news is best delivered fast. Today only, the United MileagePlus shopping portal is offering 8X points on Apple product purchases. That’s in addition to any points you’ll earn from your credit card spending, so if you have any laptop, phone or iPad needs, this could be a lucrative time to pull the trigger. Hit the sale HERE.