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US Airways and Points.com Offer 100% Bonus On Purchased Miles

US Airways and Points.com Offer 100% Bonus On Purchased Miles

US Airways, a member of the Star Alliance, and Points.com are offering a special promotion for mileage purchases.  
A purchase of miles between March 15 and April 15, 2012 yields a 50% bonus.  Joining Points.com (and registering your Dividend Miles account) before April 15 adds an additional 50% bonus to the transaction.
Each member is limited to a 50,000-mile purchase.  Miles cost $0.035 each.  Purchased miles do not apply towards Dividend …

Air China Begins Beijing-Hailar-Chita Flights

Air China Begins Beijing-Hailar-Chita Flights

Air China, a member of the Star Alliance, has launched twice weekly Beijing-Hailar-Chita flights, using Boeing 737-300 aircraft.
Chita, in Zabaykalsky Krai, in Russia’s Eastern Siberia, is a key transportation hub and industrial center, with easy access to  Manzhouli, China. It is surrounded by considerable deposits of precious metals, as well as abundant timber and water resources
Hailar, in Inner Mongolia, is an important distribution and energy center.
The new Air China flights …

Virtual Museum of Email and Digital Communications to Open

Virtual Museum of Email and Digital Communications to Open

The Museum of Email and Digital Communications will open on March 27, 2012.  The new virtual museum showcases an initial archive of 2,500 reports, conferences, and bulletins that provide the visitor with a history of computer-based communications such as e-mail, social media, instant messaging, texting, and videoconferencing.
“We have a wonderful opportunity to record and interpret the development [of electronic communications technologies], in a way that wasn’t done with other equally …

South African Airways to Add Cotonou, Benin Flight

South African Airways to Add Cotonou, Benin Flight

South African Airways will extend its new route between Johannesburg, South Africa, and Pointe Noire in the Congo, to also include twice daily service from Pointe Noire to Cotonou in Benin, starting May 17, 2012.
The flights will be operated with an Airbus A319 aircraft and are now available for reservation. Cotonou is Benin’s largest city and its economic capital.
As South African Airways continues focusing on the growth of its African …

Tryp by Wyndham Opens in New York City

Tryp by Wyndham Opens in New York City

Wyndham has opened its first Tryp by Wyndham hotel in the U.S., the 173-room Tryp New York City Times Square South, on West 35th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues.
The hotel offers signature guest rooms including Family, Samsung Experience, and Fitness. The Samsung Experience rooms feature amenities including 55-inch flat-screen TVs, 3-D glasses, Nintendo Wii systems, Blu Ray players, and iPod docking stations.
Family rooms can accommodate six to eight people …

Fairmont, Marriott, Jumeirah, Raffles, and Swissôtel to Partner with Qatar Airways Privilege Club

Fairmont, Marriott, Jumeirah, Raffles, and Swissôtel to Partner with Qatar Airways Privilege Club

Five hotel groups, namely Fairmont, Marriott, Jumeirah, Raffles, and Swissôtel, have announced plans to join forces with the Qatar Airways Privilege Club.
The new deal will allow their members to earn Qmiles at more than 3,700 properties worldwide.
Last month, Qatar Airways opened the Oryx Galleria, a boutique where Privilege Club members can redeem Qmiles for a variety of products.
“By increasing the number of hotel partners, Privilege Club members are assured of …

British Airways Previews New First-Class Moscow Service

British Airways Previews New First-Class Moscow Service

Starting March 25, British Airways, a member of the oneworld alliance, will be the first airline to offer first-class travel between London Heathrow and Moscow.
The airline will offer daily four-class service aboard a long-haul Boeing 74, and two long-haul Boeing 767s on the route. British Airways had previously operated the route using two-cabin short-haul aircraft.
With a duration of four hours, the flight will be British Airways’ shortest in its long-haul …