Scoot announces Singapore-Berlin route for 2018!

Scoot Air, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, is announcing their third long-haul route, after launching flights to Athens and Honolulu this year. They will utilize their new Boeing B787 Dreamliner planes for the 13 hour non-stop flight and operate four times a week. They plan to start selling tickets in the first quarter of 2018 for flights starting in … Continue reading

WOW Air planning direct flights from Iceland to Asia

The Icelandic budget carrier WOW Air made headlines with $69 one-way flights between North America and Europe. Now, they are turning their eyes towards Asia and are planning to start direct flights in 2018. This could bring lower fares to travel between Europe and Asia, as well as between the US and Asia! … Continue reading

Flights from EUR4.99 across Europe – Ryan Air Black Friday Sale

Ryan Air is not flying to the US, but that’s not stopping them from participating in the Black Friday Sale. In fact, they are making it “Seven Days of Sale”, with a different sale each day. And if you thought the 9.99 deals they were offering recently were great – their latest offer is even better with 100,000 flights from … Continue reading

airberlin cancels my ticket 1h before departure!

I have followed the airberlin insolvency closely and I was directly impacted by the ticket cancellations. The dramatic end of my airberlin travel saga was the cancellation of my award ticket for a flight on Etihad 1 hour before departure. I had already cancelled my backup flight when I received the dreaded cancellation notice, making this the most stressful flight … Continue reading

A good value airline to Asia – Review of Philippine Airlines Economy

Philippine Airlines Economy Class is offering good service, food and entertainment, as well as nice cabins on their new planes, at reasonable prices. That makes them good value on trans-pacific routes or across Asia and a good alternative to US carriers and other low-priced Asian airlines! PAL Economy Class varies by plane, so read my full Philippine Airlines Economy Class … Continue reading

European airline consolidation continues: Czech Airlines takeover

After the insolvencies of alitalia, airberlin and Monarch Airlines this years, I expected other smaller regional airlines to follow. It looks like that happened sooner than I though. Czech Airlines, the struggling flag carrier of the Czech Republic is being bought out by Travel Services, a local corporation that owns leisure, charter and budget transportation. … Continue reading