My Favourite Travel Apps

Phone applications have changed everything – gone are the days of visiting a website to actually do something, am I right? In most cases, you can use a phone app to do just about anything – from booking a flight to buying a house to getting a date (ok, that last one has never worked for me). I can’t remember the last time I actually… Read More

LOT Polish Airlines: More Destinations From Kraków

LOT Polish Airlines, a Star Alliance member, is an interesting airline… from their interesting shady policies and procedures to their corrupt Rzeszów to Newark flight, the airline is a mixture of both good and bad.  While LOT doesn’t have the best Business Class product, I consider LOT’s Premium Economy to be the best in Europe – certainly much better than Lufthansa/Austrian’s or British Airways’. LOT frequently… Read More

When Do 24 Hour Layovers Make Sense?

I love layovers of under 24 hours on a single ticket – they allow me to explore a new city for a day or just catch up with friends for dinner in a city I’ve visited countless times. A day on the beach? Not a problem. I am of course referring to layovers of up to 24 hours on a single ticket. Say I’m flying… Read More

Seattle’s Incredible Flight Expansion

For a number of years, international flights to Seattle were limited. There was no sign of expansion and for a long time, the airlines operating flights to the city remained the same, and few routes were introduced. However, that all changed a few years ago as Seattle became the fastest-growing city on the west coast, and arguably the new technology centre of America. The “revolution”… Read More

Cathay Pacific’s Hong Kong – Seattle Flight

In 2018, Cathay Pacific announced it will begin flying to Seattle 4 times a week, beginning in Spring 2019. The nonstop flight from Hong Kong to Seattle will be operated with an Airbus A350-900 featuring Business Class, Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class. Seattle will be Cathay Pacific’s 8th gateway in the United States and 10th in North America. The first flight from Hong Kong… Read More

Singapore KrisFlyer Reinstates My (Illegally) Cancelled Ticket

It certainly has been a few interesting days with the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer call centre. I posted about how Singapore Airlines illegally cancelled my ticket because they claimed they cannot book Airbus aircraft on Alaska Airlines flights (essentially old Virgin America aircraft). How they determined this ridiculous rule is beyond me, but the fact that they actively found out that my ticket was issued and later… Read More

ACT FAST: $1500 Business Class to Australia Round-Trip!

Air New Zealand is having an incredible sale or error fare from Chicago to Australia in Business Class for $1,500 USD round-trip. It looks like the deal works until the end of the year and you can find availability using Google Flights and then proceed to book your desired itinerary. What’s great about this deal is that most flights seem to book into Business “Z”… Read More

My Current Credit Cards for 2019

Without credit cards, the miles and points game is incredibly limited. There’s no easier source than credit cards when it comes to acquiring a ton of miles quickly, especially for those of us with residency in the United States. Every few months I make a list of credit cards I currently have and if I am planning on keeping or cancelling them, and also what… Read More

My 2019 Flight Plan: First and Business Class

Happy 2019! The first day of the year is almost over for me and I spent today writing down and thinking about the places I’d like to visit this year and the airlines I want to fly. My first big trip of the year will involve the Middle East and South Pacific sometime in late January or February. While I currently have the Etihad First… Read More

Did Singapore Airlines Just Illegally Cancel My Ticket?

Singapore Airlines may have an incredible First and Business Class product with fantastic ground staff and flight attendants. However, when it comes to their call centre for general reservations and their mileage programme, KrisFlyer, the same can’t be said. Seriously, I’m not joking – even United agents are more competent than KrisFlyer agents. The problem with SQ phone agents is that they consistently: quote the wrong amount… Read More