Fly First Class | Cathay Pacific, Emirates and Korean Airlines

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Deeply Discounted Tickets in Cathay Pacific First Class

Deeply Discounted Tickets in Cathay Pacific First Class

Alaska Airlines has launched a promotion that is selling Business / First Class tickets on select partner airlines (including Cathay Pacific and Emirates) at deeply discounted prices by giving up to a 40% bonus on purchased points.

Prerequisites

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Account. You can sign up for a new account here.

Cost Analysis

Revenue Ticket
(US$)
Promotional Price
(US$)
Economy Business First Business First
New York to Singapore
(Cathay Pacific)
1,500 7,100 25,000 2,300 3,100
Houston to Bangkok
(Emirates)
1,600 7,500 21,500 3,400 4,400
Toronto to Tokyo
(Korean Airlines)
1,800 5,000 10,500 2,500

How do you do it?

  1. Check availability online (for select airlines only) or by calling the partner desk at 1800 252 7522.
  2. Purchase the number of miles listed in the award chart. There is no limit on the amount of miles you can purchase as long as it is not more than 56,000 miles in one transaction.
  3. Purchase the ticket either online or through calling the partner desk.

Limitations

Korean Airlines First Class is not available using this promotion.

Award travel is limited to specific regions if not originating or ending your journey in North America.

You should not purchase miles for travel on British Airways since they also charge a “fuel surcharge” on top of the existing taxes which can exceed US$500 per person.

Recap

Alaska Airlines is a great way to fly Emirates and Korean Airlines in Business / First Class since they don’t partner with many other airlines. If you are considering travel on Cathay Pacific, then this is the cheapest way to travel in Business / First Class if your travel originates or ends in North America.

Luxury Hotel Promotion | St. Regis, Luxury Collection & W Hotels

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W Doha

W Doha

Starwood has launched their weekly “Hot Escapes” promotion that can be used to stay at selected Starwood Hotels (including St. Regis, Luxury Collection & W Hotels) across the world at discounted prices. These rates are valid for selected dates between September 2015 and October 2015.

Prerequisites

Starwood Preferred Guest account. You can sign up for a new account here.

Participating Hotels

Bulgaria

Sofia | Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel | 24% off|
Sep 20, 25 – 27
Oct 4, 9 – 11, 15 – 20

Chile

Santiago | W Santiago | 24.95% off
Sep 11 – 21, 23 – 26

Finland

Helsinki | Hotel Kamp, A Luxury Collection Hotel | 24% off
Sep 14 – 30
Oct 1 – 20

Japan

Osaka | The St. Regis Osaka | 24.95% off
Sep 12 – 19, 22 – 30
Oct 4 – 9, 11 – 16, 18 – 20

Mexico

Campeche | Hacienda Puerta Campeche, a Luxury Collection Hotel | 28.75% off
Sep 11 – 13, 16 – 30
Oct 1 – 20

Santa Rosa | Hacienda Santa Rosa, a Luxury Collection Hotel | 28.75% off
Sep 11 – 30
Oct 1, 4 – 20

Tixkokob | Hacienda San Jose, a Luxury Collection Hotel | 28.75% off
Sep 11 – 30
Oct 1, 3 – 11, 16 – 20

Temozon Sur | Hacienda Temozon, a Luxury Collection Hotel | 28.75% off
Sep 11 – 28, 30
Oct 1 – 20

Uayamon | Hacienda Uayamon, a Luxury Collection Hotel | 28.75% off
Sep 11 – 13, 16 – 29
Oct 2 – 9, 11 – 16, 18 – 20

Qatar

Doha | W Doha Hotel & Residence | 28.75% off
Sep 16 – 19, 23 – 26, 30
Oct 1 – 3, 17

Switzerland

Geneva | Hotel President Wilson, a Luxury Collection Hotel | 25.9% off
Sep 17 – 20, 24 – 25, 27
Oct 1 – 5, 8 – 11, 14 – 17

United Arab Emirates

Dubai | Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel | 24% off
Sep 14 – 30
Oct 1 – 20

U.S.A

Austin, TX | W Austin | 24% off
Sep 11 – 15, 20 – 21, 24, 27, 30
Oct 4 – 5, 11 – 12, 14 – 19

Boston, MA | W Boston | 24% off
Sep 11 – 13, 20, 27
Oct 1 – 4, 8 – 11, 15, 18

Chicago, IL | W Chicago – Lakeshore | 24% off
Sep 12 – 13, 20 – 25, 27 – 29
Oct 1 – 5, 8, 11 – 15, 18 – 20

Fort Lauderdale, FL | W Fort Lauderdale | 24% off
Sep 11 – 15, 18, 20 – 25, 27 – 30
Oct 1 – 3, 8 – 20

Hoboken, NJ | W Hoboken | 24% off
Sep 11, 13, 17 – 18, 21 – 22, 24 – 25, 27
Oct 1 – 2, 4 – 5, 11, 14 – 15, 18

Los Angeles, CA | SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverley Hills | 33.5% off
Sep 11 – 27
Oct 1 – 2, 4, 7 – 20

Los Angeles, CA | W Los Angeles – Westwood | 24% off
Sep 11 – 15, 17, 20 – 30
Oct 1 – 20

Manchester Village, VT | The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa | 28.75% off
Sep 12 – 17, 20 – 24, 27, 29 – 30
Oct 1, 6 – 8, 12 – 15, 18 – 20

Miami, FL | W South Beach | 24% off
Sep 13 – 17, 20 – 24, 27 – 30
Oct 1, 4 – 8, 11 – 15, 18 – 20

Puerto Rico | The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort | 47.75% off
Sep 11 – 30
Oct 2 – 8, 12 – 20

Puerto Rico | W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island | 28.75% off
Sep 11 – 30
Oct 1 – 2, 4 – 20

Santa Fe, NM | La Posada de Santa Fe, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa | 24% off
Sep 13 – 16, 20 – 23, 28 – 29
Oct 4 – 7, 11 – 14, 18 – 20

Scottsdale, AZ | The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort | 24% off
Sep 11 – 27, 30
Oct 1 – 5, 11 – 15

Scottsdale, AZ | The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort | 24% off
Sep 11 – 16, 19 – 25, 27, 30
Oct 1 – 5, 7 – 10, 15, 18

Washington, DC | W Washington D.C. | 24% off
Sep 11 – 14, 19 – 20
Oct 8 – 9, 11, 15 – 18

How do you do it?

  • Sign in to your Starwood Preferred Guest account here.
  • Purchase the hotel reservation from this page.

Limitations

These are pre-paid non-refundable rates so you should only book them if your travel plans are confirmed.

Nice to know

The discounted rates are also valid for premium rooms and suites at selected hotels.

You need to book the hotels prior to midnight (local hotel time) on Saturday September 12,  2015.

Westin, Le Meridien, Four Points, Aloft and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts are available under this promotion as well. Click here for the full list.

Recap

This promotion is an excellent way to save over 50% on the regular best available rate at select Starwood Hotels across the world.

Luxury Hotel Promotion | St. Regis, Luxury Collection & W Hotels

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W Doha

Starwood has launched their weekly “Hot Escapes” promotion that can be used to stay at selected Starwood Hotels (including St. Regis, Luxury Collection & W Hotels) across the world at discounted prices. These rates are valid for selected dates between August 2015 and October 2015.

Prerequisites

Starwood Preferred Guest account. You can sign up for a new account here.

Participating Hotels

Argentina

Buenos Aires | Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel | 24% off
Aug 26 – 31
Sep 1 – 30
Oct 1 – 6

Indonesia

Bali | The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort | 25.9% off
Aug 27 – 31
Sep 1, 5 – 30
Oct 1 – 3, 5 – 6

Bali | The St. Regis Bali Resort | 24% off
Aug 26 – 31
Sep 1 – 30
Oct 1 – 6

Japan

Osaka | The St. Regis Osaka | 24.95% off
Aug 26 – 31
Sep 1 – 30
Oct 4 – 6

Qatar

Doha | W Doha Hotel & Residence | 28.75% off
Aug 29
Sep 2 – 5, 9 – 12, 16 – 19, 23 – 26, 30
Oct 1 – 3

Thailand

Bangkok| Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel | 33.5% off
Aug 26 – 31
Sep 1 – 30
Oct 1 – 6

United Arab Emirates

Dubai | Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel | 24% off
Aug 29 – 31
Sep 1 – 30
Oct 1 – 6

U.S.A

Manchester Village, VT | The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa | 28.75% off
Aug 26 – 31
Sep 1 – 3, 6 – 10, 13 – 17, 20 – 24, 27, 29 – 30
Oct 1, 6

Miami, FL | W South Beach | 24% off
Aug 27, 30 – 31
Sep 1 – 3, 6 – 10, 13 – 17, 20 – 24, 27 – 30
Oct 1, 4 – 6

 

How do you do it?

  • Sign in to your Starwood Preferred Guest account here.
  • Purchase the hotel reservation from this page.

Limitations

These are pre-paid non-refundable rates so you should only book them if your travel plans are confirmed.

Nice to know

The discounted rates are also valid for premium rooms and suites at selected hotels.

You need to book the hotels prior to midnight (local hotel time) on Saturday 29 August,  2015.

Westin, Le Meridien, Four Points, Aloft and Sheraton Hotels and Resorts are available under this promotion as well. Click here for the full list.

Recap

This promotion is an excellent way to save over 30% on the regular best available rate at select Starwood Hotels across the world.

Fly Business Class | Singapore Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Asiana, Thai Airways

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Singapore Airlines Business Class

Singapore Airlines Business Class

This is an update to the previous post to reflect the end of the Aeroplan Transfer bonus promotion

Air Canada (Aeroplan) has launched a great promotion to purchase deeply discounted Singapore Airlines Business Class tickets between Singapore and China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea or Japan.

Prerequisites

An Air Canada Aeroplan account. You can sign up for a new account here.

A Starwood Preferred Guest account that has been open for 14 days. You can sign up for a new account here.

Cost Analysis

Revenue Ticket
(Local Currency)
Promotional Price
(Local Currency)
Economy Business Business
Singapore to Hong Kong
(Singapore Airlines)
800 2,300 950
Singapore to Beijing
(Singapore Airlines)
1,600 4,000 950
Singapore to Seoul
(Singapore Airlines)
1,700 4,200 950

How do you do it?

  1. Purchase 20,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points.
  2. Transfer 20,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points to 25,000 Aeroplan miles (it will take up to 1 week to transfer the points).
  3.  Redeem an award ticket by using the search tool on the Aeroplan website. An award between Singapore and China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea or Japan will require 30,000 miles. You can purchase 5,000 miles directly from Aeroplan for C$150.

Limitations

It will take up to 1 weeks from purchasing your miles to redeeming an award ticket. Within that period, award availability on Singapore Airlines can change.

There is an annual limit of purchasing 20,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points. If you need more than that you can purchase and redeem miles from other family member accounts.

You cannot redeem flights on Singapore Airlines Business Class that are flown using the Airbus 380 or Boeing 777-300ER.

Nice to know

Award availability on Singapore Airlines is very easy to find within 14 days of departure.

Award travel is also permitted on All Nippon Airlines, Air China and Thai Airways.

Two stopovers are allowed on this award, so you can fly Singapore – Hong Kong (stop) – Tokyo (destination) – Beijing (stop) – Singapore for the exact same cost.

The official date the miles are posted are generally the date on which the transfer was initiated. The actual date the miles are posted is 10-14 days after the transfer was initiated.

Recap

This is an example of how you can combine two programs to get an amazing deal on Singapore Airlines. With this promotion, not only are you traveling in Business Class, but you are saving more than 50% over an Economy Class ticket on the worlds best airline!

Fly Business Class | Singapore Airlines, Air Canada and United

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Singapore Airlines Business Class

Singapore Airlines Business Class

United Airlines has launched a promotion that is useful for Business Class travel on Star Alliance partner airlines by giving up to a 50% discount on purchased miles.

Prerequisites

A United Mileage Plus Account. The promotion rates will differ between accounts.

Cost Analysis

Revenue Ticket
(US$)
Mileage Ticket*
(US$)
Economy Business Business
San Francisco to New York
(United)
750 2,800 1,000
Vancouver to Toronto
(Air Canada)
800 2,800 1,050
Singapore to Christchurch
(Singapore Airlines)
1,750 5,200 1,300
Melbourne to Hong Kong
(Singapore Airlines)
1,300 4,200 1,300

How do you do it?

Limitations

You can purchase at most 150,000 miles using this method in a calendar year.

Recap

This promotion can be used to travel in Business Class while paying a less than an Economy Class ticket on selected flights!


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