Travel: My Entire Life, My Everything

When the new year of 2020 came about a few months ago, many of us were filled with joy, hope, and optimism. Many of us had life changing plans which we were to act upon this year and perhaps even modify our lives drastically. I was one of those – filled with new plans and dreams for a new year ahead with new possibilities and… Read More

New oneworld Member: Alaska Airlines

My gosh… I never thought this day would come… but it finally has. Alaska Airlines shocked the frequent flyer community a few days ago when they announced their intention to (finally) join the oneworld alliance in Summer of 2021. Furthermore, Alaska is teaming up with American Airlines to create an International West Coast Alliance; the two airlines were set to basically divorce at the end… Read More

OMG: Finnair’s Obsession with Blueberries

Hello from Helsinki! I returned from a wonderful trip to Japan, flying Finnair Business Class both ways – on the outbound on the Airbus A350-900 and on the return on the Airbus A330-300. Finnair’s flagship aircraft is the A350, featuring a fantastic Business Class product in a 1-2-1 configuration. Their A330s have their old Business Class product which is similar to what SWISS has. All… Read More

LOT Polish Airlines Adds San Francisco Flights

Perhaps they should buy more aircraft before they announce new routes, no? Because they’re currently leasing a bunch of aircraft as they don’t have enough Dreamliners to fly their long-hauls (and some 787s are still out for repair). LOT Polish Airlines has announced their plans to fly to San Francisco as of 05 August 2020 from their hub in Warsaw. LOT’s current hubs include Warsaw… Read More

Travel: My Entire Life, My Everything

New oneworld Member: Alaska Airlines

OMG: Finnair’s Obsession with Blueberries

LOT Polish Airlines Adds San Francisco Flights

Finnair Adds Tokyo Haneda Flights

Finnair, a member of oneworld, has just announced their plans to fly to Tokyo’s Haneda airport. The airline currently operates up to twice daily flights to Tokyo Narita, in addition to some other destinations in Japan such as Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo. Finnair will continue flying to Narita once daily, but will remove their additional frequency to Narita and instead fly to Haneda beginning 29… Read More

Live from Finnair A350 Business Class!

Hello from somewhere over Russia! I’m currently en route from Helsinki to Japan on the Finnair A350-900 XWB flying their gorgeous Business Class. I flew SAS yesterday from Copenhagen to Helsinki and spent this morning exploring the city. While it was beautiful, the weather wasn’t due to rain and wind, however I was still able to explore a bit. Finnair operates a bunch of flights to… Read More

Reasons Why I Love Lufthansa Miles & More

Lufthansa’s Miles & More frequent flyer programme is Europe’s leading airline programme due to the numerous benefits that are provided to members. When comparing Miles & More to other (big) European programmes, Miles & More definitely comes out on top. Miles & More is the frequent flyer programme of Lufthansa, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, SWISS, LOT, etc. Earning miles is easy thanks to a number of… Read More

Alaska Mileage Plan Will Go Revenue-Based Eventually

Alaska’s Mileage Plan is one of my favourite frequent flyer programmes due to their unique partnerships with mostly oneworld airlines. My favourite ways to redeem Alaska miles include Cathay Pacific First and Business Class, Qantas First Class, JAL First and Business Class, Finnair Business Class, and Aer Lingus Economy Class around Europe. The one major restriction with Mileage Plan is that you cannot book every… Read More

Fantastic Asiana Club Redemption Rates

Non-U.S. frequent flyer programmes are the ones where you can extract the most value from your miles. The days of U.S. programmes being the most valuable are long over due to their revenue-based approach and constant devaluations. My favourite Star Alliance frequent flyer programmes include those of Aegean Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Lufthansa, Turkish Airlines, and Singapore Airlines. Each of those programmes have some fantastic redemption… Read More

Lufthansa/SWISS First Class For ~$2,500

Ah, Lufthansa First Class… there’s no better way to fly. Remember when it used to cost over $10,000? Yeah, those days are mostly over. In fact, this is the general trend we have been seeing in the industry – Economy Class is insanely cheap nowadays, Business Class can essentially be purchased for what Economy used to cost… and well, First can be found for less… Read More

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