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Cathay Pacific Business Class is Awesome!

Hello from Asia’s World City – Hong Kong! I just flew here in Cathay Pacific Business Class from San Francisco on the Boeing 777-300ER overnight and landed in Hong Kong this morning. I redeemed Alaska Airlines miles for this Cathay Pacific flight and another flight I have in a few days. So Hong Kong is my stopover for the purposes of the award – Alaska… Read More

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When Lufthansa First Class is Home…

I’ve said it before and I’ll continue to say it – I LOVE Lufthansa First Class. It’s my favourite way to fly and I think Lufthansa has all around the best First Class product (factoring in the ground experience, lounges, soft and hard products, etc.) I’ve flown Lufthansa First Class more times than I can count, but my favourite configuration was on the Boeing 747-400,… Read More

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Asiana Doesn’t Impose Fuel Surcharges on Etihad Redemptions (First Apartment for 35k Starpoints)

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

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Hotels in London: Always a Struggle

Ever since the massive Club Carlson devaluation, I’ve been struggling with booking hotels in London. Club Carlson has over 20 hotels in London, and they are all conveniently located throughout the city – so there literally is a Club Carlson hotel next to every major London landmark. In 2015 when I visited London, I booked the Plaza on the River and The May Fair, two… Read More

Cathay Pacific Business Class is Awesome!

When Lufthansa First Class is Home…

Asiana Doesn’t Impose Fuel Surcharges on Etihad Redemptions (First Apartment for 35k Starpoints)

Hotels in London: Always a Struggle

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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

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Review: InterContinental Hong Kong

The Trip of AA Lifetime (Asia, Australia, Middle East) – Introduction I was scheduled to be in Hong Kong three days and two nights and I decided to split my nights between two IHG hotels – the first one being the InterContinental Hong Kong. The nightly rate on my day was upwards of $400 USD and therefore I decided to redeem my Chase IHG Credit Card Anniversary… Read More

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Moving Back to Europe: My First Decisions

In November 2002, my parents made the radical decision to try something new and change up their life (and mine) a bit and move to Seattle, Washington from our home in southern Poland. Fourteen years later, we’re moving back to Europe. The past fourteen years of my life have been quite an adventure – I’ve spent almost every single July, August, and December back home in Poland… Read More

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Merry Christmas!

As the year of 2016 is coming to an end, my family and I will be once again celebrating Christmas. I’m currently at my home in Poland, preparing to celebrate this wonderful holiday which brings many people together around the world. 2016 was an incredible year for me, in terms of travel. I’ve been to countless new places and new continents around the world – it is… Read More

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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

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Preview & Photos: New SWISS First Lounge Zurich

SWISS has recently opened a brand new First Class/HON Circle Lounge in Zurich in the “Dock E” concourse, which I’ve been wanting to visit since the opening day as the lounge is truly spectacular. Like all other SWISS First Lounges, the new SWISS First Lounge Zurich Dock E is only accessible if flying SWISS or Lufthansa First Class (or connecting from a First Class flight)…. Read More

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Preview & Photos: SWISS First Class A330

SWISS First Class is among my favourite to redeem Miles & More miles for, it may have something to do with the fact that it is usually wide open for Miles & More Senator and HON Circle Members.. but also because I love SWISS. Yesterday I shared a tip with all of you about how you can fly SWISS First Class using ANY Star Alliance miles….. Read More

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My December Travels

Happy December! December is one of my favourite months of the year as I usually spend it at home with family in Europe preparing for Christmas and celebrating. This year is no exception and my December travels will include Poland, but I was also thinking about visiting another European city for a short period of time. I really want to visit some European Christmas Markets… Read More