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

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

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