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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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25k Points just saved me $1200 USD!

Have I mentioned that I L-O-V-E miles and points yet?! Even if sometimes they are incredibly frustrating or confusing to use, there are times when it really does take 30 seconds to find the perfect routing at the perfect price… saving thousands of dollars. Where do I begin? I mean it is really simple, actually. I’m planning a weekend trip from Seattle to Cancun sometime… Read More

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Upgraded on Alaska Airlines Award Flight (booked using BA Avios)

Early December Alaska Airlines award flights became eligible for complimentary upgrades for all elites, in addition to regular, revenue tickets. Alaska Airlines also sells upgrades, however those were already available for purchase on award tickets (that is if all elites on the flight were already upgraded and additional space was available). United Airlines already provided this perk to elite members of MileagePlus, provided they also held… Read More

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Review: Cathay Pacific First Class B777 Frankfurt to Hong Kong

The Trip of AA Lifetime (Asia, Australia, Middle East) – Introduction Cathay Pacific 288 Frankfurt (FRA) – Hong Kong (HKG) Boeing 777-300 16 July 2016 Cathay Pacific First Class B777 is one of the world’s best First Class products, and I was just so excited to finally be able to try it on a long route. Cathay Pacific also features First Class on some of… Read More

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Review: Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge Frankfurt

The Trip of AA Lifetime (Asia, Australia, Middle East) – Introduction oneworld operate flights from Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 2… which I’ve flown out of once in my life, a few years ago. The rest of my travel through Frankfurt has been either through Terminal 1 or the Lufthansa First Class Terminal. My Iberia flight from Madrid also arrived in Terminal 2, so finding the Cathay Pacific… 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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Alone in Business Class… on a Qatar Airways B777

I’ve been alone before in Business Class, mostly on Intra-European routes – all on narrowbody aircraft, but here’s something that has recently happened to me.. I was all alone in Business Class on a Qatar Airways Boeing 777 from Doha to Abu Dhabi.. in the middle of the night, at 02:00. This Business Class cabin was officially “First” Class on the ticket, since Qatar Airways… Read More

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Qatar Airways “Free” Doha City Tour

Qatar Airways offers a complimentary Doha City Tour for Qatar Airways passengers on a long layover. There are four daily tours and they each last around three hours, and a maximum of 22 passengers can be accommodated on each tour. The Doha City Tour includes important landmarks and sights such as The Pearl-Qatar, Katara Cultural Village, Museum of Islamic Art, and Souq Waqif. Complimentary visas are issued… Read More

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Alaska and American Airlines Baggage Interlining Sucks!

Alaska and American Airlines are great partners! Said no one ever… In general I try to avoid American Airlines, while their miles might be useful (or were before March 2016), I’ve never had a great experience with them, ever… I mean who doesn’t love to fly an MD-80 these days? Not to mention the *going for great* customer service they have, sure they may be the… Read More

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Booked: Etihad First and Qatar First!

Etihad First and Qatar First? or Etihad First? or Qatar First? Yesterday I asked you guys whether I should book another segment in Etihad First on the A380 (from Abu Dhabi to London) or if I should book Qatar Airways First on the A380 from Doha to either London or Paris. I also explained that I already booked Etihad First on the A380 from Melbourne… Read More