For the better part of the past two years, our joint favorite hobby has been made as difficult as it hasn’t been for several decades. The global spread of a dangerous disease made it necessary to restrict travel, services and everyday life to a degree most of us were never familiar with.
No matter what you missed the most, be it meeting new people in a little street side restaurant in Hanoi or sipping your champagne in a First Class lie-flat bed. Sure, travel is a luxury. But there is no shame in admitting missing it dearly.
As the beginning of a new year is a great moment to look ahead, here are some things to look forward to:
- Easier Status Qualifications: Many frequent flyer programs like Air France KLM FlyingBlue or British Airways Executive Club make it easier to get a status or gather points until at least June 2022.
- Cheap Premium Tickets: Lufthansa & Swiss currently run a tremendous companion sale from almost every country in Europe, with flight dates covering almost the entirety of 2022. Be sure to check it out.
- New & Modern Airplanes: The pandemic has forced many airlines to retire older planes. While British Airways’ 747-fleet or Etihad’s A380 will surely be missed, the overall percentage of new planes, new cabins and modernized interiors has grown. Nothing beats that new-car-smell!
- The Transatlantic Bond: Travel between Europe and North America is possible again after an 18-month hiatus. Low prices have never been this broadly available.
- Fewer People, More Space: We still hear a lot of stories about empty economy class cabins, short waiting times and less crowded tourist destinations. Having the courage to travel right now can be very rewarding.
- The 2020 World Expo: Until March 31, 2022, the postponed 2022 World Expo takes place in Dubai. Along with it come a lot of attractive flight deals during the exhibition. Even if you cannot visit their countries, you can meet a lot of different nationalities in Dubai!
- Our Dealz: No matter what else 2022 has in store for us. We are going to make sure you will be up-to-date, miss no attractive offer and provide you with fresh reviews and guides throughout the upcoming 365 days. Subscribing to our newsletter is free, but opens the door to a whole new world of opportunity.
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Even if you prefer not leaving the ground until restrictions are eased and things become more predictable again: We wish you and your loved ones the best of the best in the upcoming twelve months.
Ditmar, Dennis & Felix – the travel-dealz.com crew.