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United MileagePlus Rolling Out More Devaluations, Intra-Europe And Asia Business Class Prices Skyrocket

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May 01 2024

It began last week watching the prices for Lufthansa and ANA first class awards skyrocket but apparently United wasn’t done devaluing its MileagePlus miles.

Days ago business class intra-Europe over 800 miles was 27,500 miles. Now it’s 45,000 to 49,500. Short-haul business class is now 33,000 miles. The devaluation stretches to intra-Asia redemptions as well.

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RARE: 9+ Cheap Business Class Award Seats To Asia Using Delta SkyMiles

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Apr 26 2024

Delta SkyMiles rarely have much value for international business class travel. They charge 4-6 times more than their partners do for the same flights. And flights to Asia are usually even more expensive than to Europe.

Right now, though, there is amazing business class availability on their Seattle – Taipei flight. You can get 9 or more passengers in business on many flights. And pricing starts at just 146,200 miles roundtrip.

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AirAsia CEO Chooses To Fly Rival Singapore Airlines Instead Of His Own Carrier

Dec 08 2023

The experience on low cost carrier AirAsia is so bad their CEO flies Singapore Airlines? Tony Fernandes says the reason is because his flights were full, three in a row, and he couldn’t get a seat – and didn’t want to bump paying passengers. So he was humble bragging. Fernandes, who recently got a shirtless massage at a management meeting, was humble bragging about his airline’s load factors. No seat on @flyairasia for three flights so had to take @singaporeair. Hehehe View this post on Instagram A post shared by Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) Airline executives flying competitors is common, and should be more common to understand their product. Then-American Airlines Executive Vice President Elise Eberwein flew United and filed a trip report discovering that seat back entertainment (which American was moving away from) really matters…

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Monopolies in the Making? Delta Pulls Strings Behind The Asiana-Korean Air Merger

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Nov 02 2023

The Asiana-Korean Air merger is set to consolidate the two major Korean airlines, potentially affecting competition on key international routes, despite concerns from US and European regulators. Virgin Atlantic’s proposed Seoul route hinges on the deal’s approval, underscoring the complex interplay between airline alliances and market competition.

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Cathay Pacific Announces They’re Devaluing The Asia Miles Program

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Jul 06 2023

Cathay Pacific has announced a devaluation which goes into effect October 1. Unlike U.S. carriers they still have a true award chart, which means that when raising award prices they have to tell you. And they’re giving three months’ advance notice.

Make no mistake, though: Asia Miles will be worth less. The FAQ for the changes even has a question “Are you devaluing Asia Miles?” And even they do not say no.

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White People Get Priority For Exit Row Seats On AirAsia?

Jun 18 2023

It’s normally advisable to check in online when you’re flying an ultra low cost carrier. There are often fees for airport check-in, and lines at the airport can be extremely long because ground staff costs are one area for cost savings – passengers don’t pay much for their ticket, but they’ll pay with their time.

Steve didn’t do this, so when he arrived at the Kuala Lumpur he went to use a check-in kiosk. Not checking in in advance, he hadn’t been automatically assigned a seat. This turned out both to be an inconvenience and a benefit.

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