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Philippine Airlines: Summer Seat Sale up to 50% OFF!!! BOOK NOW!!!

Philippine Airlines: Summer Seat Sale up to 50% OFF!!! BOOK NOW!!!

Still dreaming of that perfect summer getaway? Stop dreaming and start booking with Philippine Airlines’ Summer Seat Sale!

Travel Period:  July 16 – December 10, 2018
  As low as
NAGOYA MYR1,310 MYR4,120
OSAKA MYR1,330 MYR4,230
GUAM MYR1,980 MYR4,220
NEW YORK MYR3,270 MYR13,270

Fare Conditions

1. Seats are subject to availability.
2. Fares quoted are inclusive of government taxes, fees and surcharges. Taxes and charges are subject to change with or without prior notice by the authority.
3. Minimum/maximum stay is 2D/14D for Economy; 3D/1M for Business.
4. Weekend surcharge on Outbound Thursday/Friday/Saturday departures is MYR40 for Economy and MYR120 for Business. Only applicable for KUL-MNL one way or return flight.
5. No-show fee is MYR320.
6. Ticket is non-transferable.
7. Ticket is non-refundable for Economy. Business refund fees is MYR430 for totally unused tickets and non-refundable for partially used tickets.
8. Economy ticket is non-rebookable. For Business, change fee is MYR430.
9.  No child discount. Infant fare for infant without a seat under 2 years is 20% of adult fare.
10. 10% mileage accrual for Economy and 125% for Business.
11. Baggage Allowance – Fare is inclusive of 7Kgs handcarried baggage. Free baggage allowance – KUL (30Kgs for Economy; 40Kgs for Business Class); JPN/ US (2PC/23Kgs each for Economy; 2PC/32Kgs for  Business Class)
12. Tickets issued online or outside of the Philippines does not include Philippine Travel Tax (PH tax). PH tax shall be paid directly at the airport before departure. PH tax is applicable to Philippine passport holders, foreigners holding a Philippine resident visa, and foreign tourists or expatriates who have stayed in the Philippines for more than one year.
13. Other travel conditions apply.

Book now until June 10, 2018

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United Airlines and The Private Suite Create a New Luxury Experience at Los Angeles International Airport

United Airlines and The Private Suite Create a New Luxury Experience at Los Angeles International Airport

United customers who purchase access can now enter LAX through a gated private terminal, avoid all lines and traffic, and be driven across the tarmac directly to their aircraft

LOS ANGELESMay 22, 2018 -- United Airlines and The Private Suite today announced a new relationship, offering the airline's customers access to a newly built, private terminal at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Customers who purchase access will enjoy private and personalized check-in and baggage handling as well as private screening by Transportation Security Administration and U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers. United customers using the new terminal will be driven across the airfield in BMW 7-Series sedans directly to their aircraft. The United-branded lounge at the new terminal includes individual suites and restrooms and features a full bar and top-tier food service.

Access to The Private Suite will be included in certain business-class fares. United has negotiated a highly preferential rate for use of the exclusive service. The Private Suite experience will initially be available through select corporate travel booking desks and travel agents, and later available for purchase on or through the United app as part of a premium-cabin ticket fare.

United customers flying to or from New York/NewarkAspen, ColoradoHawaii; London Heathrow; Los Cabos, MexicoMelbourne and Sydney, AustraliaShanghaiSingapore; and Tokyo Narita who purchase this service will have access to the exclusive co-branded lounge at The Private Suite's terminal on the LAX airfield. Customers arriving from overseas will be met at the aircraft and escorted to private customs and immigration processing. A Private Suite logistics team of eight people is assigned to each booking, ensuring a seamless airport experience without traffic, lines or wait time.

"We are excited to offer this new experience for our customers who are seeking additional efficiency, comfort, privacy and the ultimate service during their travels," said Janet Lamkin, President, California, for United Airlines. "The partnership with The Private Suite affords our customers the opportunity to enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience that makes travel through LAX the best in class. As California's global airline, our customers expect the best, and United is delivering on that promise." 

The Private Suite is owned and operated by Gavin de Becker & Associates, a world-renowned consulting and service firm that handles logistics and protection for many of the world's most prominent people.

"United has created an exceptional service opportunity for its customers, and we're excited to be part of something that's never before existed in commercial air travel," said Joshua Gausman, Co-Founder of The Private Suite.


A Stunning New Ship: Nieuw Statendam | Open for Booking!

A Stunning New Ship: Nieuw Statendam | Open for Booking!

Our newest Pinnacle-class ship, Nieuw Statendam is preparing to make her debut! A sister ship to Koningsdam, this spectacular new vessel combines classic style with contemporary appointments. The Premiere Voyage embarks from Civitavecchia (Rome) to Ft. Lauderdale on December 5, 2018. She’ll spend her inaugural season in the Caribbean.

A beautifully appointed mid-sized ship, which features grand, light-filled spaces, visual drama and sumptuous interiors inspired by the fluid curves of musical instruments. They’ll also enjoy her innovative dining, entertainment and enrichment options.

Guests can relax in elegant comfort in staterooms and suites that provide modern touches such as bedside USB ports and frameless shower glass doors, as well as luxe appointments like customized wooden cabinetry, designed to accommodate guests who are traveling with family, a companion or solo.

Experience our newest ship - Nieuw Statendam which we've prepared a special list of carefully crafted itineraries that visit fascinating ports of call. Book your dream vacation today!

Bahamas 3 Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale US$549 30/01/19
Bahamas 4 Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale US$499 19/12/18
Eastern Caribbean 7 Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale US$649* 23/12/18; 13/01*; 17/02; 03/03; 17/03; 31/03;  14/04/19
Western Caribbean 7 Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale US$599* 30/12/18; 06/01*; 10/02; 24/02; 10/03; 24/03; 07/04/19
Southern Caribbean Seafarer® 10 Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale US$1,299 20/01/19
Bahamas & Eastern Caribbean 11 Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale US$1,349 19/12/18
Southern Caribbean Seafarer® & Bahamas 13 Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale US$1,799 20/01/19
Eastern & Western Caribbean 14 Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale  US$1,189* 23/12/18; 06/01*; 10/02; 17/02; 24/02; 03/03; 10/03; 17/03; 24/03; 31/03; 07/04/19
Premiere Voyage 14 Civitavecchia (Rome) Ft. Lauderdale US$1,299 05/12/18
Eastern & Southern Caribbean Seafarer® 17 Ft. Lauderdale Ft. Lauderdale US$1,859 13/01/19

Terms & Conditions:
Featured fares are per person based on double occupancy. Fares are in US dollars. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional. Subject to availability. Offers are capacity controlled, and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Other restrictions may apply.

South African Airways awarded 4-Star Skytrax ranking 16 times

South African Airways awarded 4-Star Skytrax ranking 16 times

JOHANNESBURG. South African Airways (SAA) has maintained a 4-Star Skytrax ranking, in both Business and Economy Class, for a 16th consecutive year.

“This win will surely strengthen our global position for once again being awarded a 4-Star ranking. Awards demonstrate that SAA is standing its ground as one of the leading airlines in the world,” said Tlali Tlali, SAA spokesperson.

The SAA stations audited this year was South Africa: ORTIA, Durban, and Cape Town; regional – Mauritius and international: Hong Kong, UK, Perth, and São Paulo. “We were also fortunate to have had our new Airbus A330-300 audited this year amongst our aircraft fleet. The A330-300s are state-of-the-art aircraft and the latest acquisition in our fleet,” said Tlali.

The Skytrax 4-Star ranking is a seal of quality approval awarded to airlines supplying good quality performance across a range of product and service-delivery rating areas. Skytrax assessed the rating after detailed product and service standards audits for each featured airline and not connected to any customer ratings.

A 4-Star Airline rating signifies airlines providing a good standard of product and staff service across all travel categories, including cabin seating, safety standards, cabin cleanliness, comfort amenities, catering, tax-free sales, reading materials, in-flight entertainment, and staff service.

Skytrax, an independent, global airline-rating organization, awarded the 4-Star rating placing the airline amongst other international and partner airlines. SAA has maintained quality levels throughout what has been another challenging year for the airline, delivering an excellent product and service standards to our customers, making this 4-Star Airline ranking well deserved.

Skytrax commented: “The South African Airways product and service standards continue to perform at a standard that is meeting 4-Star levels and this applies to long-haul, regional, and domestic flights.”

“SAA operates in a highly competitive environment with other African airlines such as Air Mauritius, Royal Air Maroc, Air Seychelles, and Ethiopian Airways also achieving 4 Stars. Winning awards inspires us to seek further opportunities for service excellence and act as an important motivation for employees to keep doing their best and further improve the travel experience of the millions of customers who choose to fly with SAA,” said Tlali.
SAA recently also won four of the six APEX Regional Passenger Choice Awards (PCAs) for Best Seat Comfort, Best Cabin Service, Best Food and Beverage, and Best Overall in Africa for airlines operating in the Africa region. The airline won the Best in Region – Africa award twice before, in 2012 and 2011.

Major awards SAA received in 2017:

  1. SAA retained a 4-Star Skytrax rating in both Economy and Business Class for 15 years in a row. The airline is the proud holder of the Skytrax award as Best Airline in Africa for 14 years running.
  2. SAA’s in-flight magazine Sawubona won the award for Africa’s Leading In-flight Magazine for the third year in a row at the World Travel Awards™, voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide.
  3. A Voyager member, Dr Sheng Chun Wen, with Gold status, won one million Voyager miles with his composite image as part of the Star Alliance competition offering one million miles from each of the 21 Frequent Flyer Programmes. The competition was in celebration of Star Alliance’s 20th anniversary.
  4. Readers of the Business Traveller magazine chose SAA for the 11th consecutive year as Best African Airline at the Business Traveller Awards 2017.  The awards are widely regarded as the market’s benchmark for excellence.
  5. SAA was named the winner in the African Long-Haul Airline category at the Business Traveller Africa Conference and Awards in September, an event for the South African business travel trade, which is held in association with Business Traveller magazine.
  6. SAA again took first place in the Domestic Airline category at the Sunday Times Top Brand Awards, which are based on research conducted by leading market research company, TNS, and reflects consumer and business perspectives on brands in South Africa.


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United Airlines Expands East Coast Schedule, Maximizing New York and Washington, D.C. Hubs

United Airlines Expands East Coast Schedule, Maximizing New York and Washington, D.C. Hubs

NEW YORK, May, 14, 2018 - United Airlines (UAL) today announced it is expanding its schedule at its East Coast hubs in New York/Newark and Washington-Dulles. The network adjustments build on United's leading route network at New York/Newark where the airline serves more destinations than any other carrier from the New York City metro area. Additionally, the changes to its Washington-Dulles schedule will offer more customers easy access to the nation's capital and seamless connections to flights throughout the United StatesCanadaEuropeAsia and the Caribbean.  

Beginning in October, United will maximize the unique strengths of each hub by adding new destinations, additional frequencies and larger two-cabin aircraft. The schedule adjustments are designed to offer more nonstop flights to destinations popular with New York area customers while reallocating largely connecting passenger flights on short-haul routes to United's hub at Washington-Dulles. United will transition service between New York/Newark and Chattanooga, TennesseeIthaca, New York, and Scranton, Pennsylvania to Washington-Dulles. 

"We approached these schedule adjustments with our customers in mind, knowing that we wanted to create a schedule that offers customers beginning their travel in the New York City area convenient flights to many of the business and leisure destinations they frequent the most," said Ankit Gupta, United's Vice President of Domestic Network. "Since more of our customers begin their travel from New York/Newark than any other United hub city, we've created a more customer friendly schedule that removed connection times and provided convenient nonstop service to multiple U.S. destinations."

New York/Newark (EWR)

Offering customers more flights to more destinations than any other airline in the New York City region, United is increasing nonstop service between New York/Newark and 15 destinations, beginning October 4, 2018.

Destination Airport Increase to Aircraft
Burlington, VT BTV 6 flights daily Embraer E175
Charleston, SC CHS 5 flights daily Embraer 145
Ft. Lauderdale, FL FLL 6 flights daily Boeing 737-800
Fort Myers, FL RSW 3 flights daily Boeing 737-800
Greensboro, NC GSO 5 flights daily Embraer 145
Memphis, TN MEM 4 flights daily Embraer 145
Nashville, TN BNA 7 flights daily Embraer 145
New Orleans, LA MSY 4 flights daily Boeing 737-900
Norfolk, VA ORF 6 flights daily Embraer 145
Orlando, FL MCO 9 flights daily Boeing 737-900
Phoenix, AZ PHX 3 flights daily Boeing 737-900
Pittsburgh, PA PIT 9 flights daily Embraer E175
San Antonio, TX SAT 2 flights daily Embraer E175
Sarasota, FL SRQ 2 flights daily Airbus 319
West Palm Beach, FL PBI 5 flights daily Boeing 737-800

New service to Palm Springs and year round service to Key West

United will begin nonstop seasonal mainline service beginning December 19 through March 30, 2019, between New York/Newark and Palm Springs, California and increase regional jet service between New York/Newark and Key West, Florida from seasonal to year round effective October 4, 2018.

Washington-Dulles (IAD)

"As we set out to build this schedule for our customers, we considered Washington-Dulles' more optimal schedule offering for connecting flights and conducted an in-depth analysis of some of the short-haul flights scheduled from our Newark hub," said Gupta. "We determined that by shifting certain regional flights from Newark to Dulles, our customers will have more schedule flexibility and better options for connections on regional routes."

Destination Airport Frequency Aircraft
Chattanooga, TN CHA 2 flights daily CRJ-200
Ithaca, NY ITH 2 flights daily CRJ-200
Scranton, PA AVP 2 flights daily CRJ-200


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