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
Another No-Notice Alaska Airlines Devaluation
I really don’t get why so many people love Alaska Airlines – their First Class is awful, their lounges are terrible, most of their FAs and ground staff are consistently rude, they’re not focusing on Seattle much anymore (but rather the West Coast), their mileage programme is basically useless for redemptions if you don’t travel to/from North America, and the list goes on and on…. Read More
Dear American Airlines: Ticketing Shouldn’t Take 5 Days!
While I haven’t flown American Airlines more than a dozen times, I’ve redeemed well over two million American Airlines AAdvantage miles.. mainly for travel on Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways – those three are the most powerful AAdvantage partners, in my opinion. While I love American Airlines miles, I find it ridiculous that the airline does not issue tickets instantly (like most airlines do now)…. Read More
Alone in Lufthansa First Class!
Lufthansa First Class is incredible… it is simply the best way to fly. The consistent experience, incredible ground services, delicious food, etc, etc, the list goes on and on. Lufthansa has the best First Class product overall – because they are consistently consistent and always amaze me. I’ve flown Lufthansa First Class more times than I can count, however I’ve only been alone in the… Read More
SWISS Business Class Meal Service Took 3.5h!
Generally, I love SWISS, I think they have a fantastic Business Class product throughout their fleet and overall they’re a great airline. While their First Class is okay, it is not as great as Lufthansa First Class and probably never will be. While their Business Class is awesome, I’m always frustrated by how long the meal service takes. It isn’t an issue on flights during… Read More
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
Whenever I think of Turkish Airlines, I think “amazing in the sky” and “not so amazing on the ground”. Istanbul Airport is terrible, end of story. Overcrowded, dirty, and awful for connections. Furthermore, the Turkish Airlines Business Class Lounge in Istanbul is incredibly big that it gives me anxiety since you can get lost in it. While the lounge does have amazing food, it is… Read More
It is that time of the year again – Christmas. We pause our travels and (hopefully) travel home for Christmas. As every year, I’m in Poland celebrating with my family. This year, however, has been different as I have officially moved back to Poland last summer. To be honest, I really do miss Seattle and all of my friends – I’ve been back once in… Read More
SWISS First Class is one of the most exclusive and best First Class products in the world. Having flown the product a number of times now, I can say that SWISS First Class is awesome and while it isn’t as great as Lufthansa First Class, it is still incredible. SWISS is an exclusive airline and I think they perfectly represent Switzerland in values and traditions…. Read More
Yesterday, Air France was having a crazy mistake fare whereby you could book Air France First Class from California to Europe for ~$600 USD each way. Air France First Class is incredibly hard to book using miles as you need to be an elite member of their frequent flyer programme and can only redeem miles for it at an expensive award level. I had the… Read More
Air France First Class is one of the hardest First Class products to book using miles – not only do you have to be an elite member of the Air France & KLM frequent flyer programme, but the First Class redemption can only be done at an expensive award level… which isn’t a good deal at all. However, during the past hour, Air France had a… Read More
Here we go again… honestly, Aeroplan knows they will be gone soon so why are they becoming worse and worse as they die? I don’t get it. Aeroplan used to be one of my favourite frequent flyer programmes, but now, I wouldn’t consider them in the top rankings. Ever since the announcement of the Air Canada and Aeroplan breakup, Aeroplan has been trying to tell… Read More
Lufthansa was ranked as a “5 Star Airline” by Skytrax earlier this month, a ranking that was well deserved for the airline as Lufthansa’s First Class is the best in the world, the airline has the best European operations, and the FAs and ground staff are excellent in all cases. I love and will always love Lufthansa as I truly believe they are the best… Read More
Lufthansa’s frequent flyer programme, Miles & More, has been gradually improving their website over the past year or so to make it more user friendly and unique. Up until a few months ago, only integrated airline partners’ award flights were bookable online. In October, Lufthansa added the ability to book more Star Alliance airlines online and promised that by the end of this year, most… Read More