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SkyTeam Adds Hertz Car Rental to Alliance

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Hertz Car Rental announced this week that they’re now part of the SkyTeam Airline Alliance, which which founded by Delta, Korean Air, Air France, and Aeromexico as the third major airline alliance. As part of the new partnership, SkyTeam passengers will enjoy car rental benefits and earn frequent flyer miles when renting with Hertz, however exact details…

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New SkyTeam Lounges: Sydney, Dubai, Hong Kong, and Beijing

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SkyTeam recently opened their newest SkyTeam lounge in Sydney, Australia. In addition to this new SkyTeam lounge, SkyTeam also has lounges in London’s Heathrow Airport and Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport and plans to add more in the near future. New SkyTeam Lounges   The third exclusive lounge in SkyTeam’s global network, the Sydney lounge is designed in…

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Newest SkyTeam Partner Added: Garuda Indonesia

SkyTeam announced that their newest partner airline will be Garuda Indonesia, which will be joining their alliance on March 5, 2014. This marks another milestone as this will be the 20th airline in the SkyTeam alliance. Garuda Indonesia will become SkyTeam’s second member from Southeast Asia. Garuda’s membership of SkyTeam will facilitate travel to Indonesia – Southeast Asia’s…

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Garuda Indonesia To Join SkyTeam March 2014

SkyTeam will welcome it’s 20th member airline in 2014. The addition of Garuda Indonesia will expand the Southeast Asian footprint. And they will operate First Class exclusively in their 777-300 aircraft in a 1-2-1 configuration. You can see the new seats in their 777 video below. SkyTeam confirms that it will welcome Garuda Indonesia as…

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Business Class Availability To Seychelles On SkyTeam

Don’t tell anyone, but you can fly on SkyTeam partner airlines to the Seychellles in Business Class at the low award level. I’ll illustrate how you can get to the Seychelles for only 120,000 Delta SkyMiles in Business Class. A little known flight option was closed a few years ago. A Delta SkyMiles member used…

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Delta Secrets – Low Business Class Award To Tokyo

Delta won the best redemption promotion at the Freddie Awards but they are still one of the most difficult programs to find international business class low level awards. The program weakness is exacerbated when looking for business awards to Asia. But I will give them a nod for having good partners and plenty of ways…

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SkyTeam’s Go Africa Pass – Explore Africa With 75% Savings

SkyTeam announced the new Go Africa Pass which will be available March 1st. The Go Africa Pass will allow you to get creative with travel throughout Africa and save up to 75% off publishes fares. It even works in conjunction with an award ticket. This will allow people to expand the number of destinations, and…

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Air Seychelles Will Terminate Flights To Europe But There Are Other SkyTeam Options

Air Seychelles has recently announced it will terminate their flights to and from Europe. This is a result of their restructuring of its international route network. This is surprising because the flight from Paris is their second highest volume in terms of passenger traffic. This means you will no longer be able to redeem SkyMiles…

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Seychelles Article

Here is an interesting article on the US relations with Seychelles. There is a Sky Team option to the Seychelles through a Air France code share with Air Seychelles. This is a good way to burn all of those Delta miles your earning. Last I checked it was 120,000 per person in Business to the…

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Seychelles, Mauritius and Paris Airline Trip Report

This spring we had the opportunity to redeem airline miles for a trip to the Seychelles, Mauritius, and Paris. A once in a lifetime opportunity. It was all possible by effective use of stopovers and open jaws. Trip Intenerary 1) Hilton Seychelles – Mahe, Seychelles 2) Grand Mauritian Resort & Spa – Turtle Bay, Mauritius…

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