Thailand’s Minor Group takes over Spain’s NH Hotels from China’s HNA

The hospitality industry has seen a lot of mergers & acquisitions lately and speculation had been rife that debt-laden Chinese group HNA would have to sell their stake in NH Hotels, after fire-sales of several other hotel holdings! Now, Minor International, a Thai hospitality business, has purchased HNA’s stake of 25.2% in NH Hotels, in addition to their previous purchase … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines relaunches non-stop 19h flights to New York

Singapore Airlines is relaunching non-stop flights between Singapore and Newark, NJ, starting October 11, 2018. They will be the longest flights in the world at almost 19 hours, utilizing Airbus new A350 Ultra Long Range (ULR) planes. The new A350 will be configured in a two-class layout with 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy seats. Tickets are on … Continue reading

New Singapore Changi Terminal 4 in 10 Photos

Singapore’s Changi Airport has been rated the world’s best airport year after year and is determined to stay on top. It recently unveiled the new Terminal 4, the most modern terminal on the planet, designed to enable a fully automatic, self-service for passengers. I had a chance to fly out of Terminal 4, so follow me along through the stunning … Continue reading

Silk Air merging into Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines has announced that they will merge their regional subsidiary Silk Air into Singapore Airlines, after spending S$100 Million to upgrade the Silk Air planes. This is a great move for customers that will be less confusing, provide more consistency across flights and make earning miles and utilizing elite benefits easier. It’s a long overdue move – find out … Continue reading

Manila’s NAIA Airport (MNL) new airline terminal assignments announced

Rumors have been rampant in Manila that the airline assignments to Ninoy Aquino International Airports (NAIA or MNL) four terminals would change this year and now it is official. There will be a big shuffle for many flights starting August 31, 2018, with flag carrier Philippine Airlines moving all international flights to Terminal 1 and low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific moving … Continue reading

Economy Air Travel CAN get worse: Aviointeriors SkyRider 2.0 Saddle Seat

If you thought that airline travel in Economy Class couldn’t possibly get any worse than today, with 28 inch seat pitch, no recline, no luggage, no food and no seat assignment – you could be wrong. At this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018 in Hamburg, Italian seat manufacturer Aviointeriors introduced the second iteration of their saddle seat, offering a standing-room … Continue reading

topbonus miles gone, new owner on the horizon?

topbonus, the loyalty program of bankrupt airberlin, has been in its death throws ever since the airline announced their insolvency last year, hanging on and offering occasional redemption of miles with various airlines and travel partners. Now, the game is finally up, the account access is closed and all miles are gone! There is still a little hope for a … Continue reading