Another No-Notice Alaska Airlines Devaluation

I really don’t get why so many people love Alaska Airlines – their First Class is awful, their lounges are terrible, most of their FAs and ground staff are consistently rude, they’re not focusing on Seattle much anymore (but rather the West Coast), their mileage programme is basically useless for redemptions if you don’t travel to/from North America, and the list goes on and on…. Read More

Dear American Airlines: Ticketing Shouldn’t Take 5 Days!

While I haven’t flown American Airlines more than a dozen times, I’ve redeemed well over two million American Airlines AAdvantage miles.. mainly for travel on Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways – those three are the most powerful AAdvantage partners, in my opinion. While I love American Airlines miles, I find it ridiculous that the airline does not issue tickets instantly (like most airlines do now)…. Read More

Alone in Lufthansa First Class!

Lufthansa First Class is incredible… it is simply the best way to fly. The consistent experience, incredible ground services, delicious food, etc, etc, the list goes on and on. Lufthansa has the best First Class product overall – because they are consistently consistent and always amaze me. I’ve flown Lufthansa First Class more times than I can count, however I’ve only been alone in the… Read More

SWISS Business Class Meal Service Took 3.5h!

Generally, I love SWISS, I think they have a fantastic Business Class product throughout their fleet and overall they’re a great airline. While their First Class is okay, it is not as great as Lufthansa First Class and probably never will be. While their Business Class is awesome, I’m always frustrated by how long the meal service takes. It isn’t an issue on flights during… Read More

Turkish Airlines Business Class: Seats Didn’t Recline

In December I had the pleasure of taking my parents on an awesome trip to the Middle East and the Maldives, staying at the Park Hyatt. We also were able to experience some incredible Business Class products including Austrian, Etihad, SWISS, and Turkish Airlines. We loved every single flight.. except one Turkish Airlines Business Class flight from Istanbul to Frankfurt… I redeemed ~60k Aeroplan miles… Read More

Incredible Upgrade at Park Hyatt Maldives to a 2 Bedroom Park Pool Villa

December was a very special month for me in terms of family and travelling. I had the pleasure of taking my parents around Europe, then to Dubai, and finally the stunning and amazing Park Hyatt Maldives for 7 nights. Naturally, we also experienced some incredible flights on Austrian, Etihad, SWISS, and Turkish Airlines. Needless to say, it was one of the best holidays I’ve ever… Read More

New Livery for Lufthansa Coming Soon

It has been reported that Lufthansa is set to introduce a new colour for their logo along with new livery. The new livery should focus more on white and blue rather than yellow, as it currently does. Personally, I love everything about the airline and their current livery is simple yet elegant so I don’t know how much of a change they will be making….. Read More

Olympics are Messing up Asia Award Availability

I love Asia. Amazing places, delicious food, kind people, etc, etc, etc. Oh, and fantastic airlines and incredible airline lounges! Asia is generally the easiest region to travel to and within on miles and points because there is always award availability – on all major alliances. Well, I am sure some of you have noticed that February is the worst month to travel to and within… Read More

Lufthansa’s European Business Class Catering is Becoming Inedible

While I am in love with Lufthansa First Class, the same cannot be said about their Business Class… at least not until they take delivery of their new Boeing 777. Lufthansa’s Business Class isn’t the best – the seats are in a 2-2-2 configuration, the catering isn’t great, and the service is “okay”. When it comes to Business Class, Lufthansa doesn’t shine – however Austrian… Read More

Too Much Travel Is Never Good

I’ve been doing some thinking the past few days and I was basically reflecting on my past trips around the world and how frequently I travelled last year – around 200k miles flown, which is a lot.. in fact, I think it’s too much. Too much travel is never good – no matter how luxurious the travel can be. Last year, I flew too much…. Read More