Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Thinking of Europe

All the Air France strike news has rekindled my interest in flying to Europe. Seriously. Lufthansa has strikes about 1/3 of the time I have a reservation with them. Memories. Last time I got to fly British Airways and Air France. The time before got me my first ride on a 747-8. All those trips were bought with miles, but Lufthansa paid cash to rebook me, so I earned miles. Strikes can be fun.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

G-VWIN Flying Scrap or Saved?

Is the former Virgin Atlantic A340-600 G-VWIN flying scrap or will it see passengers again? UAM announced they bought the aircraft for dismantling. It landed in Tupelo, MS for likely it's last flight. Then a few weeks later I spotted it flying into SFO. It stayed for two days then went to Manila. There's a A330/340 heavy maintenance base there. Will G-VWIN see the sky again? At least some parts will.
The 787-9 is Replacing A340-600's at Virgin

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

50,000 Chase Points for a new Mortgage

Cool deal - Chase will give you 50,000 bonus Chase rewards points if you have a Sapphire card and open a new mortgage.
Southwest is a Chase transfer partner

Saturday, May 5, 2018

AA 25% bonus miles when you convert your hotel points

Good deal if you have 20,000 SPG points, you'll get 31,250 AA miles. Don't forget to register first. The deal works with most, bit not all, AA hotel partners.