Flying The Etihad Residence This Year!

The best way to fly, besides flying private (and Lufthansa First Class), is The Etihad Residence on the Airbus A380. The Residence is a three-room suite in the sky – featuring a living room, a bathroom with a shower, and a bedroom. Two people can fly in the Residence – however, there isn’t really a good way to redeem miles for the experience.. which only leaves… Read More

Etihad Cuts to Business Class are also Shameful

Etihad Airways First and Business Class used to be one of my favourite ways to fly to/from the Middle East. Personally, I think that Emirates is way overrated and their First Class is not as great as Etihad’s A380 Apartment, furthermore, Emirates’ Business Class is beyond terrible with an awful configuration. Etihad’s premium cabins were incredible in 2015 and 2016… and then they started to… Read More

Etihad Cuts to First Class are Shameful

My second favourite way to fly (after Lufthansa First Class, of course), has long been Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartment. I’ve flown the product over a dozen times by now and I was always left with a positive and “reimagined” experience… well it looks like Etihad Airways has really sunk with their cost-cutting. Where do I begin? The Etihad Airways First Class Lounge in Abu… Read More

My Longest Economy Class Flight in 5+ Years

Thanks to miles and points, most of the time I don’t have to fly Economy Class. The only exceptions are flights under 3 hours – if Economy is substantially cheaper or there is a great deal, I do not mind Economy Class and will be perfectly happy if the flight is under 3 hours. The last time that I flew Economy Class on a long-haul… Read More

U.S. AAdvantage Agents See More Etihad First/Business Award Space!

Etihad First/Business Class is incredible. The airline features an amazing First Class Apartment on their Airbus A380 aircraft, which they fly to New York, London, Paris, Sydney, and Melbourne. I’ve flown Etihad First Class around five times already on all of their A380 routes and all I can say is that I’m always left in awe. The product is truly stunning and nothing like it… Read More

Flying Fiji Airways Business Class

Bula! I’ve spent the past two weeks in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Fiji – and as of yesterday, I’m back in Seattle for just two more final days of university, at which point I will graduate. Because why not fly half-way around the world a week before you’re set to graduate… Anyway, I had the pleasure of flying Cathay Pacific First Class from Los Angeles… Read More

New Seattle Alaska Airlines Lounge opens in June

Seattle’s Hometown Airline, Alaska Airlines, is currently updating many of their facilities at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, including an entire overhaul of the North Satellite, where many Alaska flights depart from. Alaska Airlines currently operates two lounges in Seattle: Alaska Lounge in Concourse D Alaska Lounge in the North Satellite The North Satellite lounge is the newest and while it isn’t very big, it is much… Read More

Asiana Doesn’t Impose Fuel Surcharges on Etihad Redemptions

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

Book Etihad A380 First Class For 35k Starpoints!

The Etihad A380 First Class Apartment is arguably the world’s best First Class. End of story. I mean when you have a separate seat and a bed.. inside of an apartment on an airplane, mixed with delicious food, amazing service, and a SHOWER… luxury travel doesn’t get much better. I was lucky to have flown Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartment from Sydney to Abu Dhabi… Read More

Review: Alaska Airlines Premium Class B737 Seattle to Cancun

Early January of this year Alaska Airlines introduced an Economy Plus experience, Alaska Airlines Premium Class. The enhanced section of the Main Cabin offers 4 more inches of legroom, priority boarding, a complimentary snack box, and free alcohol. Alaska Airlines Premium Class is available on select Boeing 737-800s and -900s, with upgrades to Premium Class beginning at just $15 USD. Mileage Plan Elite Members are… Read More