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Alaska + Virgin: “Flying Better Together”

Alaska Airlines announced a few months back that they are going to acquire and merge with Virgin America, their slogan for the merger is “Flying Better Together”. Alaska and jetBlue were both fighting and in a bidding war to see who was going to be able to buy Virgin America. Initially, jetBlue seemed like the perfect match for Virgin America. This is because jetBlue has… Read More

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Review: Iberia Business Class CRJX Madrid to Frankfurt

The Trip of AA Lifetime (Asia, Australia, Middle East) – Introduction Iberia 8614 Madrid (MAD) – Frankfurt (FRA) Bombardier CRJ1000 16 July 2016 Welcome to my longest trip report. Ever. (so far..) As mentioned in the trip report introduction (link above), I needed to fly from Kraków to Hong Kong with oneworld and I wanted to fly Cathay Pacific First Class to Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific operates… Read More

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Preview & Photos: THAI First Class B747

Continuing my mini-series from yesterday, today I bring you a few photos from my THAI First Class B747 flight from Bangkok to Sydney. THAI Airways has a few different First Class products, so I was lucky that my Boeing 747 featured the somewhat updated First Class (though it is already showing age). The flight was about nine hours total, and while THAI has great service,… Read More

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Preview & Photos: Etihad First Class A380 Apartment

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to fly the Etihad First Class A380 Apartment, twice. The first flight was from Sydney to Abu Dhabi and then later, from Abu Dhabi to London-Heathrow. Both flights were marvellous and amazing. The crew, service, food, etc. was all perfect and I couldn’t be happier with Etihad. Having flown many First Class products in the sky throughout the… Read More

Alaska + Virgin: “Flying Better Together”

Review: Iberia Business Class CRJX Madrid to Frankfurt

Preview & Photos: THAI First Class B747

Preview & Photos: Etihad First Class A380 Apartment

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Upgrading to the Chase Sapphire Reserve

Yesterday, the newest and hottest credit card went live – the Chase Sapphire Reserve. The card includes amazing benefits such as 100k Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4k within three months and also an annual travel credit, up to $300. Sadly, many of us received the “pending” result on our applications, including me. When it comes to Chase, “pending” is rarely a good sign. This new… Read More

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My Chase Sapphire Reserve Application Result

I can’t remember the last time there was this much fuss about a credit card… though I admit, the new Chase Sapphire Reserve is amazing. Did you apply? While the Chase Sapphire Reserve has a $450 USD annual fee (that is not waived the first year), the card does come with some amazing benefits such as 100k Chase Ultimate Rewards points after spending $4k USD in three months. The… Read More

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The Trip of AA Lifetime (Asia, Australia, Middle East)

The Trip of AA Lifetime (Asia, Australia, Middle East) – Introduction Review: Iberia Business Class CRJX Madrid to Frankfurt Review: Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge Frankfurt Review: Cathay Pacific First Class B777 Frankfurt to Hong Kong Review: InterContinental Hong Kong Exploring Hong Kong Review: Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong SoHo Review: Cathay Pacific The Bridge Lounge Hong Kong Review: Cathay Pacific First Class… Read More

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Blogging isn’t Easy

As I approach my 500th blog post this week, I just wanted to take some time and reflect so far about my blog… Despite all of my best efforts to blog daily, it doesn’t always happen.. because unlike what some people might think, blogging isn’t easy. Blogging is actually quite hard. Finding a topic to write about takes some moments and then actually writing about… Read More

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When Alaska has 100+ Airline Partners…

I’ll be the first to admit that I kind of like Alaska Airlines.. it isn’t because I live in Seattle half of the year, or because they have a cool brand video, or because most of the flight attendants are nice (which is true).. But rather because they like to do things their way and be proud that they run a smooth airline. While some… Read More

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My Latest Airline Video Obsession

Every few days or so, my obsession with an airline video changes. For the past two weeks, ever since I was able to fly Etihad’s First Apartment, I’ve been listening to Etihad’s boarding music constantly and also playing their amazing ad, about 50 times per day: Well, my obsession with that video has changed and I’ve found a new one, specifically SWISS’ older brand video. I’m flying… Read More