Miles & More Award Booking: 23/27 Star Alliance Airlines Bookable Online (Full List)

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

Disappointing: Lufthansa Miles & More Becomes Revenue-Based in 2018

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

Greetings from the Park Hyatt Maldives!

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

Lufthansa is now a Skytrax Five Star Airline

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

Miles & More Award Booking: 23/27 Star Alliance Airlines Bookable Online (Full List)

Disappointing: Lufthansa Miles & More Becomes Revenue-Based in 2018

Greetings from the Park Hyatt Maldives!

Lufthansa is now a Skytrax Five Star Airline

My Upcoming Stay at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa

Over the years I’ve taken a number of trips, have flown a number of incredible airlines in First Class, and have stayed at some of the world’s most luxurious hotels. I currently have another big trip coming up, specifically to the United Arab Emirates and the Maldives – naturally staying at the Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa. This time I’m not going alone and instead I’m bringing… Read More

LOT Polish Airlines Will Fly to Singapore

Poland’s flag carrier and fully integrated Miles & More partner airline, LOT Polish Airlines, announced today via Facebook that it will begin flying to Singapore starting in May 2018. The Warsaw – Singapore – Warsaw route will be operated by one of LOT’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft featuring Business Class, Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class. #flyLOTtoSingapore The Lion City is waiting for you Starting… Read More

British Airways Avios Flights Not Bookable Online

The British Airways airline website has been experiencing all sorts of glitches this past week (or for the past decade, actually). I know just last week cancelled flights booked using Avios were not getting refunded instantly and it took up to 5 days – which is insane. I’ve always had different kinds of problems with crediting flights to British Airways, but that’s a different story. The… Read More

SWISS Apologises with $300 and 5k Miles

My friend and I experienced SWISS First Class from Zurich to San Francisco a few weeks ago and the entire experience was a bit disappointing. We didn’t get a limousine transfer, the lounge experience was “meh”, and while the flight itself was okay, the food wasn’t the best and there were a few flaws with the seat. I usually don’t send in complaints because I… Read More

Montréal: North America’s Hidden Gem

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting one of my blogger friends in Montréal, Québec, Canada and I am simply amazed at the beauty and culture that Montréal holds – it is truly North America’s hidden gem; there’s no place like it. Having spent over a week in the city, I was able to visit the main sights, sample local and international food, and interact with many… Read More

You Can Still Avoid United’s $75 Close-in Fee

American and United Airlines love to charge a $75 close-in fee on award tickets. This is essentially an additional fee which is added to your award ticket when you make the reservation less than 21 days before departure. Considering all of the fees and charges in the frequent flyer world, I think the $75 close-in fee is the biggest scam – it doesn’t cost American or… Read More

Zurich: No Limousine Pick-Up in SWISS First Class

Lufthansa First Class is the way to fly. Period. End of story. In my eyes, Lufthansa surpasses all expectations a First Class passenger can have – from the incredible First Class Terminal to the Porsche Transfer to the actual First Class cabin. Sadly the same cannot be said about SWISS International Air Lines First Class, which I’ve flown a number of times… and I’m never overly… Read More

Revenue Based Frequent Flyer Programmes in Europe Don’t Make Sense

Airline loyalty is dead.. or mostly dead. It has been a dark past couple of years with frequent flyer programmes significantly being devalued and changed to a revenue based model, meaning you earn miles based on how much you spend rather than the actual distance you fly. Revenue based only rewards high spenders, meaning unless you buy full-fare First/Business Class tickets, you will generally earn less… Read More

United’s New Award Doesn’t Work in Canada

United Airlines introduced a variety of changes to MileagePlus which went into effect on 01 November. One of the changes was actually positive – the ability to book an award on short-haul, nonstop flights under 800 miles for just 8k United MileagePlus miles. This is a fantastic change as some last minute short-haul flights can be expensive. While this new change is generally positive, it doesn’t… Read More

New United MileagePlus Award: Flights for 8k Miles

United Airlines introduced a variety of changes to MileagePlus which went into effect on 01 November. Changes are mostly negative with the award chart being devalued… something airlines seem to love doing. However, surprisingly, there were a few positive changes announced – one of which includes being able to book flights for 8k miles. United Airlines loves making (negative) changes to their frequent flyer programme… Read More