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Cathay Pacific Business Class is Awesome!

Hello from Asia’s World City – Hong Kong! I just flew here in Cathay Pacific Business Class from San Francisco on the Boeing 777-300ER overnight and landed in Hong Kong this morning. I redeemed Alaska Airlines miles for this Cathay Pacific flight and another flight I have in a few days. So Hong Kong is my stopover for the purposes of the award – Alaska… Read More

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When Lufthansa First Class is Home…

I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it – I LOVE Lufthansa First Class. It’s my favourite way to fly and I think Lufthansa has all around the best First Class product (factoring in the ground experience, lounges, soft and hard products, etc.) I’ve flown Lufthansa First Class more times than I can count, but my favourite configuration was on the Boeing 747-400,… Read More

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Asiana Doesn’t Impose Fuel Surcharges on Etihad Redemptions (First Apartment for 35k Starpoints)

Asiana Airlines Asiana Club is a very unique frequent flyer programme. Not only can you redeem Asiana miles for incredible flights (such as Lufthansa First Class for just 40k Starpoints from America to Europe), but they also partner with Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways.. both of which, in my opinion, are amazing airlines. A while back I wrote how it is possible to redeem 35k… Read More

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Hotels in London: Always a Struggle

Ever since the massive Club Carlson devaluation, I’ve been struggling with booking hotels in London. Club Carlson has over 20 hotels in London, and they are all conveniently located throughout the city – so there literally is a Club Carlson hotel next to every major London landmark. In 2015 when I visited London, I booked the Plaza on the River and The May Fair, two… Read More

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Best Miles & More Feature: Senator Companion Award

I love Miles & More. Yes, they charge fuel surcharges on nearly every single airline and yes most of the award flights booked through them are a bit overpriced.. but… I love Miles & More. Perhaps my favourite feature (besides being able to redeem miles for Lufthansa and SWISS First Class when I want) is the Miles & More Senator Companion Award. The Senator Companion… Read More

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Booked: Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

My stay at the Park Hyatt Maldives is now officially booked! I will travel to the Maldives in December of this year with a few people and we have officially booked our trip! I asked you guys how many nights I should stay at the Park Hyatt Maldives and I got a mixed number of responses, including those mentioning that if I love the beach (which… Read More

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Status Matching to Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Platinum Medallion

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I’m now officially a Delta Air Lines SkyMiles Platinum Medallion member! I just received the joyful email from Delta saying that my request for a Status Challenge was approved and I can now take advantage of all Platinum Medallion benefits as I complete my challenge. I received complimentary Platinum Medallion status from Delta for the next few months or so based on my… Read More

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Weekend at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta

Hola! This past weekend I took my mum on a “weekend getaway” to Puerto Vallarta and we stayed at the Hyatt Ziva Puerto Vallarta, which is an all inclusive hotel/resort. So I’m a bit of an idiot and forgot that she signed up for the Chase Hyatt credit card about a year ago and totally forgot that her two free nights were due to expire.. and… Read More

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AMEX Platinum Card Changes: Metal Design, 5x Points on Hotels, $200 Uber Credit

American Express has just announced some major changes to one of the best travel cards in the industry, the AMEX Platinum Card. The Platinum Card is widely regarded as one of the best travel cards out there due to its numerous benefits which include worldwide airport lounge access, a $200 USD airline incidental-fee credit, 5x points-per-dollar spent on airfare, $100 USD fee credit for Global… Read More

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How Long Should I Stay at the Park Hyatt Maldives?

My two free nights from the Chase Hyatt credit card are set to expire in a few days and I’m having a really hard time redeeming them. It isn’t that I don’t know where I will redeem them (Park Hyatt Maldives), but rather for how long should I add additional nights using Hyatt points at the hotel.. because two nights at the Park Hyatt Maldives is obviously… Read More