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Tuesday Night Roundup

A busy day of random stuff, so I thought I’d summarize:

– Openskies, the British Airways subsidiary that flies to Paris Orly from Washington, is re-launching service from JFK beginning March 31st. They previously flew all premium class, but they recently (re-)added coach seats. Their “Biz Seat”, which is better than domestic business class, generally runs around $1500 — a steal. You could also use Avios or AA miles (it’s considered Premium Economy), but you’ll be paying fuel surcharges. Blech.

– Aegean is buying Olympic Air, which is a shell of the former Olympic Airways. We’ll assume that Olympic kills its codeshare with Delta because of this and the combined Aegean/Olympic remains part of Star. This should help you if you wanted to get to some random Greek Islands using Star Alliance miles.

– KLM is rolling out Economy Comfort on its intra-European 737 fleet.

– Get 10% off your next Jetsetter purchase with code JET10OFF.

– The Hilton Amex is now 40,000 points after $750 in spend and an additional 25,000 points after $3,000 in 6 months. Details here.

– Some consolidation in the Icelandic low-fare market: WOW Air has acquired Iceland Express. The Iceland Express brand will disappear, which doesn’t matter much in the US since they discontinued their very cheap flights to Iceland a year ago.

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  1. Points loverrrrr

    Not sure how I missed that Avios can be redeemed on Open Skies (my home airport is WAS) – even with the large surcharges. How do you go about searching for Open Skies availability?

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