QSuites Availability, Virgin Devaluation, Emirates-Avianca Codeshare, Fontainebleau on FHR & More


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News Roundup

This is a roundup of news and other interesting pieces that I’ve come across over the last few days. I thought they are worth sharing so I hope you enjoy reading them.


Emirates Announces Codeshare Agreement with avianca

Emirates has announced its latest codeshare partnership, joining forces with avianca in South America. Emirates is a global airline with a wide-reaching network. Despite its massive offering, the Gulf carrier has taken advantage of codeshare agreements, which have been popular with airlines worldwide since the 1990s. In recent years, Emirates has drawn closer to several Star Alliance airlines, leading many to think it will join the alliance soon. ➡️ Read more


JFK Airport’s AirTrain could be free this summer

The construction of two new terminals at JFK Airport could result in a new incentive to get travelers to use mass transit: free AirTrain rides. Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said on Tuesday that he is considering nixing the $8.50 fare for the train stopping at JFK terminals as the airport prepares for an expected record-breaking number of travelers this summer amid a $19 billion construction project. ➡️ Read more


Alaska Airlines brings back Main Cabin hot meals

Premium Class and Main Cabin guests on most flights over 1,100 miles* will be able to choose from up to five chef-curated dishes, including at least one hot meal option. Along with our freshly prepared food offerings like our Signature Fruit & Cheese Platter, our hot meals are only available for pre-order purchase. ➡️ Read more


Virgin Devalues ANA Business Class Awards Up To 26% Without Notice

Virgin Atlantic has raised the price of ANA awards again. Last March they raised the price of ANA first class awards without notice by as much as 42%. This change focuses primarily on business class. You’re still going to get value, even with the fuel surcharges that are added, redeeming miles for ANA travel through Virgin – even though connections beyond Tokyo would require a separate award and connections to the U.S. gateway city aren’t included in the award, and even though you won’t get Virgin to place one of these awards on hold pending transfer any longer. ➡️ Read more


QSuites Availability for May 2025 (Up To 4 Seats)

Early planners rejoice! Qatar Airways has released lots of award availability on their famous QSuites business class for May 2025. This is a fantastic opportunity, especially given how stingy Qatar has been with award availability for the last several months. ➡️ Read more


Fontainebleau Las Vegas now bookable through Amex Fine Hotels + Resorts (FHR)

If you’re planning an upcoming visit to Las Vegas and have an Amex Platinum card, Nick spotted the other day that there’s a new addition to the properties bookable through Amex Fine Hotels + Resorts (FHR) – Fontainebleau. ➡️ Read more


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