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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

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Flying Ethiopian Airlines’ Brand New Airbus A350 in Business Class

Flying a new aircraft with an awesome Business or First Class product for the first time is always a joy. It’s even better when you happen to book the flight literally four hours before departure. A few weeks ago, I was lucky to be able to fly Ethiopian Airlines’ brand new Airbus A350-900 in Cloud Nine Business Class from Dubai to Addis Ababa. I was in… Read More

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Cathay Pacific’s Fantastic Brand Video

I love Cathay Pacific. I honestly think they’re the best airline in oneworld, with the best First Class product (maybe even also Business Class). Despite the fact that their frequent flyer programme, Asia Miles, isn’t industry leading, the airline still offers an amazing ground experience and also a great experience in all cabins of service. I’ve flown Cathay Pacific lots of times before, mostly in First… Read More

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My New AMEX Platinum Metal Card is Here!

American Express announced a few weeks ago some major changes to their prestigious Platinum Card, which is the original “premium” travel card. Some changes include a $200 USD Uber credit, 5x points for hotel bookings, and an all-new metal design. I’ve been waiting daily since the announcement for the new changes to take effect, and I’ve already used the Uber credit for a few rides in… Read More

New Seattle Alaska Airlines Lounge opens in June

Flying Ethiopian Airlines’ Brand New Airbus A350 in Business Class

Cathay Pacific’s Fantastic Brand Video

My New AMEX Platinum Metal Card is Here!

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Confirmed: 60k Avianca LifeMiles for $149 USD!

Avianca, a Star Alliance member, has a very interesting and creative frequent flyer programme, LifeMiles. While the airline has a strong presence in South America, they are otherwise not very globally recognised. They do have a fantastic Business Class product on their new Boeing 787s and offer convenient routes and connections for those flying to South America. Avianca’s LifeMiles is unique because they do not… Read More

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Book Lufthansa First Class For 40k Starpoints

As mentioned millions of times before, Lufthansa First Class is my favourite way to fly. There’s just no other airline that offers such a consistent experience in First Class – both on the ground and in the air. Lufthansa First Class is usually expensive as it costs a number of miles and also most often you’ll pay fuel surcharges (if not, you’ll pay a lot… Read More

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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

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Flying SWISS First on the Boeing 777-300ER!

Grüezi! Last Thursday I had the privilege of flying SWISS First Class from Zurich to Los Angeles on HB-JND, one of SWISS’ brand new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. The flight was absolutely incredible and the new First Class product is miles ahead of SWISS’ A340 First Class, and also even a bit better than SWISS’ A330 First Class. I redeemed 85k Miles and More miles two days… Read More

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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