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My December Travels

Happy December! December is one of my favourite months of the year as I usually spent it at home with family in Europe preparing for Christmas and celebrating. This year is no exception and my December travels will include Poland, but I was also thinking about visiting another European city for a short period of time. I really want to visit some European Christmas Markets… Read More

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When You Get Rebooked in SWISS First… and Earn Miles For It

A few days ago, I shared the story of my epic journey from Seattle to London (via Las Vegas, Houston, Mexico City, Newark, and Zurich.. of course). The entire trip ended up being a mess (both ways) because of the Lufthansa strike (which is over for now.. I hope), and basically of course the agents said nothing was available and we’d be stuck in Mexico… Read More

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When the Lufthansa Strike Affects You… Twice…

Look, I love Lufthansa, and I’m sure many of you know that. But, seriously, they really need to figure out something regarding their pilots and flight attendants constantly going on strike. Does Lufthansa really want to keep cancelling thousands of flights or should they just pay their pilots more? Anyway… As you know, I posted about how last week I was planning a Lufthansa First… Read More

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When Someone Takes Your Lufthansa First Class Award Space…

It’s no secret on this blog and in my life that I love Lufthansa First Class. They have all around the best service and consistency of any airline – they’re just perfect in every aspect. Yes, they don’t have the best First Class hard product, but when you factor in other things, I strongly will argue they provide the best First Class experience. Just read… Read More

My December Travels

When You Get Rebooked in SWISS First… and Earn Miles For It

When the Lufthansa Strike Affects You… Twice…

When Someone Takes Your Lufthansa First Class Award Space…

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Mexico’s Hidden Gem: Loreto

I love Mexico. I love it so much that I have lived in Mexico City for a few months a few years ago and go back on a regular basis as I’m just in love with the culture, people, etc. I’ve mainly spent my time in Mexico in Mexico City, the nation’s fascinating capital, though I’ve also been to Acapulco, Playa del Carmen, Guanajuato, and a… Read More

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Early Next Year: New Seattle Alaska Airlines Board Room

Alaska Airlines currently operates two lounges, “Board Rooms”, at their home in Seattle. These include the old lounge in Concourse D and the newer, temporary lounge at the North Satellite. While their lounge portfolio is small, they also have a lounge in Anchorage, Los Angeles, and Portland. The Alaska Airlines Board Room is a basic, domestic airline lounge with honestly no special amenities (besides a pancake… Read More

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Preview & Photos: Austrian Airlines B767 Business Class

I returned to America a few weeks ago from Poland to finish my last year of university and of course I took the opportunity to try another awesome Star Alliance Business Class product, specifically Austrian’s fantastic Business Class. I booked Kraków – Vienna – Washington – Seattle for a total of 63k Avianca LifeMiles and under $60 USD for taxes and fees. All flights were… Read More

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Confirmed: AMEX Business Platinum First Year Free + MR Points!

I applied for the AMEX Business Platinum Card just over a month ago and have already met the minimum spend requirement of $5k USD and received the 40k Membership Rewards points in my AMEX account. Just a few days after I applied, changes were made to both the personal AMEX Platinum Card and the AMEX Business Platinum Card, and the sign-up bonus was changed. Thankfully,… Read More

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Preview & Photos: New Delta Sky Club in Seattle

Delta’s global expansion in Seattle has been huge – we’ve seen the airline add many domestic and international flights out of the city within the past few years. Seattle is Delta’s Global Hub. With over 130 departures daily, Delta currently operates flights out of concourses A, B, and S at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the media preview event at… Read More

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HOW Many AMEX Cards Do I Have?!

American Express is all around my favourite bank: they have a wide variety of different credit and charge cards, the benefits on each card are compelling, sign-up bonuses are generous, and AMEX Membership Rewards points transfer to many airlines. I personally value Membership Rewards points more than Chase Ultimate Rewards points for two simple reasons: 1) AMEX has way more transfer partners and 2) AMEX… Read More