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RELAX! 2PAXfly

Well, I have spent the Christmas and New Year break on the northern coast of New South Wales, Australia, at the middle-class hippy heaven (align those chakras!) of Byron Bay. Time has been spent cooking and conversing with friends and making a dent in my growing skyscraper of novels that normally sit on my bedside table. Actually, the column got so precarious, I had to get a separate table, next to the bedside table for them.
 

Holidays, Shmolidays

Well, while you might have been taking a seasonal break, the world of travel remained busy, as you will see from the stories below. Points got devalued, a travel company went into administration, and predictions about travel innovations got made.
 

Latin (South) America here we come

Mikaeli and I are having an important life event in mid-February, and to celebrate I in cahoots with our travel agent have been working on a 6 week tour covering Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Chile. More about that in later posts

Welcome to  2019, until next week . . .

Happy Travels,
2PAXfly

2PAXfly

Latest posts from on 01/07/2019

Singapore Airlines to devalue rewards program by ~7% and more

By 2paxfly on Jan 04, 2019 12:55 pm

After a couple of points flights in first class on their A380 between Australia and Europe, I’m a Singapore Airlines fan. To achieve that, I had to open a KrisFlyer account and transfer some miles over from Amex. The Krisflyer program is also a partner with most of the standard credit card currencies – which […]

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BestJet in Administration – customers not happy

By 2paxfly on Jan 03, 2019 11:12 am

Not good news. This flight booker based in Queensland has entered administration. Queensland-based Bestjet and its subsidiaries, Wynyard Travel Pty Ltd and Brooklyn Travel Pty Ltd, went into voluntary administration on 18 December. The Guardian / Australian Edition The first meeting of creditors was held yesterday. You can read the statement from the first creditors […]

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Skift predicts

By 2paxfly on Jan 02, 2019 08:00 am

I’m an infrequent reader of the travel intelligence website Skift. Lots of their content interests me, its just seems I never get enough time to read it. Maybe that should be number one New Year’s Resolution: Read Skift more often. Anyway – they just published a Bold Predictions for the Travel Industry in 2019 column. […]

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Singapore Airlines new App Beta – help test it

By 2paxfly on Jan 01, 2019 03:55 pm

I awoke today – with a slightly fuzzy head – mainly due to my late New Years Evening, actually – early morning – rather then an inbibing of too much alcohol … hello 2019! … to find an email in my inbox inviting me to assist with the beta testing of Singapore Airlines new mobile […]

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Etihad – 30% bonus on purchased miles. 25% discount on points redemptions

By 2paxfly on Dec 31, 2018 12:41 pm

More coverage of points specials In the next year, we aim to keep you abreast of hotel, flight, points, loyalty and other travel offers that may interest you. We haven’t really covered these before except when there is a flight deal we think you should know about. Expect to see that change. Etihad – bonus […]

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