An Amazing Feeling: Burning LifeMiles

Do you ever have those moments when you are full of joy after emptying out a mileage account? I know that may sound crazy, but I felt wonderful today after I completely burned my Avianca LifeMiles and my account balance now shows zero. Success! While many bloggers and frequent travellers try to lure you into buying thousands of LifeMiles, I’m not one of them. I’ve… Read More

Why I Love Aeroplan

Perhaps my favourite frequent flyer programme besides from Miles & More has to be Air Canada’s Aeroplan. While I love Miles & More with all of my heart, the programme has quite high redemption rates for premium cabin travel in addition to imposing fuel surcharges on nearly every single airline. Air Canada’s Aeroplan frequent flyer programme is my second favourite in that the programme has… Read More

Avianca FA Doesn’t Believe I’m in Business Class!

As if the trip back to Seattle from Peru couldn’t get any more, well, interesting… As I wrote yesterday, my friend and I were flying from Lima to the U.S., after a wonderful trip to Peru, and we were both treated like sh!t by the Lima Airport ground agents.. and I’m sure everyone was equally badly treated – so there’s no distinction between Business Class… Read More

Lima Airport: Where Airlines Treat Passengers Like Sh!t

Hello from Lima Airport where I’m not having the best end to my wonderful South American adventure due to the incompetence and rudeness of multiple airline staff. It has been a wonderful week, I spent most of it in Cusco and yesterday visited Machu Picchu, which was a real gem and a place I’ve wanted to visit for years. I also stayed at Tambo del Inka,… Read More

Lufthansa Breaks My Luggage, Sends New Bags 2 Days Later

Have I mentioned I love Lufthansa yet?! I was flying from Frankfurt to Kraków recently in Lufthansa Business Class on an Airbus A319 and checked some bags for the short-haul flight of one hour. I checked in semi-used bags that I’ve had for a few years now, though they weren’t damaged in any way. When I arrived in Kraków, I noticed one of the bags… Read More

When You Redeem LifeMiles on Avianca…

Hello from Lima, Peru! One of my friends and I are on our way to Cusco for the rest of the week before heading back to North America after spending some time in South America. We are currently at a really terrible Priority Pass lounge in Lima’s domestic part of the airport and the experience is awful… Anyway, we flew this morning from Santiago to Lima on… Read More

When You’re Alone in the Lufthansa First Class Lounge…

It is no secret that I love Lufthansa and their entire First Class experience – it is simply incredible from the moment you enter the airport to the moment you pick up your baggage at your final destination. I’m flying soon and as I wrote yesterday, it seems like I might have an empty First Class cabin all to myself. But what’s cooler in addition to… Read More

Lufthansa First Class B747-8: Where Do I Sit?!

I’m flying Lufthansa First Class soon and much to my surprise, the cabin is wide open. Like wide open, it is just me as of now. I also checked the flight inventory in the booking system and it shows there are still 7 seats left for sale in First Class. Lufthansa’s First Class cabin has 8 seats total – meaning it is just me at… Read More

Booked: Lufthansa’s Longest Flight in First Class

When it comes to the First Class experience, it is best to fly it on ultra-long routes (and of course get to the airport plenty early to experience the wonderful ground services). My favourite First Class product is Lufthansa First Class and I’ve flown it at least 30 times in my life already (if not more). However, Lufthansa is drastically reducing First Class so there… Read More

Here’s What United Said About My Awful Global First Experience

Last Friday I flew United Airlines Global First from San Francisco to Frankfurt on their ancient Boeing 747-400. I flew the product voluntarily and no one forced me to. Hell, some people thought something happened to me when I told them I’m flying United. Internationally. I really thought United had changed. You’d think after all of the service improvements they said they were going to implement and… Read More