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


The Alaska Airlines Premium Class Seat

Early January 2017, Alaska Airlines is expected to finally introduce their Economy Plus product, Alaska Airlines Premium Class. While select Alaska Airlines Boeing 737s have already been flying with the new Premium Class seats for a few months now, the service hasn’t been official and anyone has been able to select the Premium Class seats at check-in. Alaska Airlines Premium Class is rolling out early next… Read More


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


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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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 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 a strong presence on the… Read More


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


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


Etihad’s Boarding Music – So Relaxing!

My daily music playlist consists primarily of music produced for airlines, I just find it amazing, especially boarding music. So while I have almost an entire playlist dedicated to airline boarding music, I also have one for non-boarding music (as in brand music, for example). My favourite will always be Lufthansa’s Symphony of Angels. Lufthansa has a special place in my heart and I will always remain… Read More


Flying the Etihad First Class Apartment – Flying Reimagined

Wow! Wow! Wow!!!!! A few days ago, I was able to fly the Etihad First Class Apartment. Twice. Needless to say, I think these two flights were the best in my life. The first flight was from Sydney to Abu Dhabi and the second, from Abu Dhabi to London-Heathrow. I’m still in shock at how gorgeous the First Class cabin is and how downright incredible the service was… Read More


Review: Alaska Airlines First Class B737 Seattle to Los Angeles

Alaska Airlines 440 Seattle (SEA) – Los Angeles (LAX) Boeing 737-800 04 June 2016 My friend, Maria, and I have been travelling quite a bit together recently. I’ve more or less dragged her into the miles and points hobby and she absolutely loves it – she has been collecting miles for a few months now through flying and credit cards that I’ve recommended. We’ve been flying… Read More