This is a day I have not been looking forward to for a few years. Ever since the announcement of revenue-based frequent flyer programmes in North America, I knew that eventually European airlines would follow – it was just a matter of time and I was so very much hoping for “later” rather than “sooner”. However, we all knew this was coming. The Lufthansa Group… 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
Well, it sure has been a very busy travel week for me – I started it in Rome, continued to Vienna, then to Dubai, after that Abu Dhabi… and finally now in the Maldives! More specifically, at the island of paradise a.k.a the Park Hyatt Maldives. I’ve decided to bring my parents along to Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the Maldives.. and they are totally in… Read More
Happy Monday! There’s some incredible news coming from Lufthansa and Skytrax today, specifically, Lufthansa German Airlines is now a Skytrax Five Star Airline! Lufthansa has long been a five-star airline in my eyes and in the eyes of many others, but now it is official! With an incredible First Class product, a brand new Business Class concept, amazing lounges, professional service, etc, etc, etc., Lufthansa is… Read More
Most of the time, SWISS First Class award redemptions are highly restricted to only Miles & More Senator or HON Circle Members… they should be restricted all of the time per the official rules… but SWISS doesn’t know how to properly block “O” Class inventory and occasionally SWISS First becomes bookable using other Star Alliance miles… that happened again yesterday. No one really knows the… Read More
Lufthansa Miles & More HON Circle status is the ultimate top-tier status in the frequent flyer world. Everyone knows about HON Circle, but only a few thousand people hold the status – that’s because it is incredibly hard to achieve. Miles & More HON Circle status requires 600k flown HON Circle Miles over two years (if you split it – it’s only 300k per year). The… Read More
When it comes to North American carriers, Air Canada is probably the most “premium” airline from all of the choices (American, Delta, United, etc). While I’ve redeemed over a million Aeroplan miles, I’ve yet to fly Air Canada – that’s going to change soon. My good friend and fellow blogger Avery from Don’t Call the Airline! was recently invited to preview Air Canada’s new intercontinental Business… Read More
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
While I am generally not a fan of the American Airlines website, it usually is a great way to confirm oneworld award space (for the airlines that are displayed), after checking the British Airways website (which occasionally displays phantom award space). Usually when searching for oneworld flights to Europe, I will use AA.com first as it tends to be more accurate and show more connection… Read More
While I’ve covered the announcement of Lufthansa’s new Business Class extensively, some new information was revealed by the German airline in today’s press release. Specifically, Lufthansa’s new cabin will be very technology-driven which means that passengers will be able to control the seat functions and the IFE directly from their personal devices (I assume that this also means that we will be able to stream… Read More
Last week, Lufthansa German Airlines introduced their new Business Class cabin which will debut in 2020 on their new Boeing 777-9. The new Lufthansa Business Class product will feature direct aisle access from every seat, each seat will have much more privacy, a special shoulder zone, and much more. Lufthansa’s new Business Class seat is revolutionary; the new seat will also be installed on Austrian… Read More