Dear Lufthansa: 5 Star Airlines Don’t Copy U.S. Airlines

Lufthansa was ranked as a “5 Star Airline” by Skytrax earlier this month, a ranking that was well deserved for the airline as Lufthansa’s First Class is the best in the world, the airline has the best European operations, and the FAs and ground staff are excellent in all cases. I love and will always love Lufthansa as I truly believe they are the best… Read More

Miles & More Award Booking: 23/27 Star Alliance Airlines Bookable Online (Full List)

Lufthansa’s frequent flyer programme, Miles & More, has been gradually improving their website over the past year or so to make it more user friendly and unique. Up until a few months ago, only integrated airline partners’ award flights were bookable online. In October, Lufthansa added the ability to book more Star Alliance airlines online and promised that by the end of this year, most… Read More

Disappointing: Lufthansa Miles & More Becomes Revenue-Based in 2018

This is a day I have not been looking forward to for a few years. Ever since the announcement of revenue-based frequent flyer programmes in North America, I knew that eventually European airlines would follow – it was just a matter of time and I was so very much hoping for “later” rather than “sooner”. However, we all knew this was coming. The Lufthansa Group… Read More

Greetings from the Park Hyatt Maldives!

Well, it sure has been a very busy travel week for me – I started it in Rome, continued to Vienna, then to Dubai, after that Abu Dhabi… and finally now in the Maldives! More specifically, at the island of paradise a.k.a the Park Hyatt Maldives. I’ve decided to bring my parents along to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the Maldives.. and they are totally in… Read More

Dear Lufthansa: 5 Star Airlines Don’t Copy U.S. Airlines

Miles & More Award Booking: 23/27 Star Alliance Airlines Bookable Online (Full List)

Disappointing: Lufthansa Miles & More Becomes Revenue-Based in 2018

Greetings from the Park Hyatt Maldives!

Lufthansa is now a Skytrax Five Star Airline

Happy Monday! There’s some incredible news coming from Lufthansa and Skytrax today, specifically, Lufthansa German Airlines is now a Skytrax Five Star Airline! Lufthansa has long been a five-star airline in my eyes and in the eyes of many others, but now it is official! With an incredible First Class product, a brand new Business Class concept, amazing lounges, professional service, etc, etc, etc., Lufthansa is… Read More

Booked: SWISS First Class with Aeroplan Miles

Most of the time, SWISS First Class award redemptions are highly restricted to only Miles & More Senator or HON Circle Members… they should be restricted all of the time per the official rules… but SWISS doesn’t know how to properly block “O” Class inventory and occasionally SWISS First becomes bookable using other Star Alliance miles… that happened again yesterday. No one really knows the… Read More

Is Lufthansa Miles & More HON Circle Worth It?

Lufthansa Miles & More HON Circle status is the ultimate top-tier status in the frequent flyer world. Everyone knows about HON Circle, but only a few thousand people hold the status – that’s because it is incredibly hard to achieve. Miles & More HON Circle status requires 600k flown HON Circle Miles over two years (if you split it – it’s only 300k per year). The… Read More

Air Canada’s New Business Class Lounge Is Incredible

When it comes to North American carriers, Air Canada is probably the most “premium” airline from all of the choices (American, Delta, United, etc). While I’ve redeemed over a million Aeroplan miles, I’ve yet to fly Air Canada – that’s going to change soon. My good friend and fellow blogger Avery from Don’t Call the Airline! was recently invited to preview Air Canada’s new intercontinental Business… Read More

Etihad Cuts to First Class are Shameful

My second favourite way to fly (after Lufthansa First Class, of course), has long been Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartment. I’ve flown the product over a dozen times by now and I was always left with a positive and “reimagined” experience… well it looks like Etihad Airways has really sunk with their cost-cutting. Where do I begin? The Etihad Airways First Class Lounge in Abu… Read More

AA.com Showing Phantom Qantas Availability

While I am generally not a fan of the American Airlines website, it usually is a great way to confirm oneworld award space (for the airlines that are displayed), after checking the British Airways website (which occasionally displays phantom award space). Usually when searching for oneworld flights to Europe, I will use AA.com first as it tends to be more accurate and show more connection… Read More