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How To Book LifeMiles Awards Not Available Online

Avianca’s frequent flyer programme, LifeMiles, can be both amazing and horrible at the same time. The programme is so limited, yet sometimes so powerful (at the same time), that it’s just crazy. Here’s my experience booking LifeMiles awards that aren’t available online (such as your desired flight combination). Before I begin, I should note that LifeMiles is currently offering a bonus on purchased miles (as they… Read More

Review: Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge Frankfurt

The Trip of AA Lifetime (Asia, Australia, Middle East) – Introduction oneworld operate flights from Frankfurt Airport’s Terminal 2… which I’ve flown out of once in my life, a few years ago. The rest of my travel through Frankfurt has been either through Terminal 1 or the Lufthansa First Class Terminal. My Iberia flight from Madrid also arrived in Terminal 2, so finding the Cathay Pacific… Read More

Review: Iberia Business Class CRJX Madrid to Frankfurt

The Trip of AA Lifetime (Asia, Australia, Middle East) – Introduction Iberia 8614 Madrid (MAD) – Frankfurt (FRA) Bombardier CRJ1000 16 July 2016 Welcome to my longest trip report. Ever. (so far..) As mentioned in the trip report introduction (link above), I needed to fly from Kraków to Hong Kong with oneworld and I wanted to fly Cathay Pacific First Class to Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific operates… Read More

Review: SWISS Senator Lounge (Schengen) Zurich

Two Days in Zurich – Introduction My short, amazing trip to Zurich was over in just two days. I had flown in from Kraków on Monday afternoon and was flying back on Wednesday morning. As previously mentioned, I upgraded the outbound flight to Business Class and decided not to upgrade the inbound flight since I wanted to see what SWISS Economy was like on short-haul… Read More

Review: SWISS Business Class RJ1H Kraków to Zurich

Two Days in Zurich – Introduction SWISS 1371 Kraków (KRK) – Zurich (ZRH) Avro RJ100 11 July 2016 I was really excited for my first flight with SWISS. After all of the wonderful videos they’ve created, their new lounges in Zurich, and introduction of the B777, I couldn’t wait to try them. After all, SWISS is considered the “premium” and exclusive airline in Europe. I’m… Read More

Review: Business Lounge (Schengen) Kraków

Two Days in Zurich – Introduction Kraków Airport is currently in a modernising phase whereby some parts of the airport were closed in the past few years and rebuilt, in addition to a completely new area of the airport that was opened in September of last year. Just recently, in July, another new area of the airport was opened with new check-in stations and a… Read More

Review: Lufthansa Business Class A321 Frankfurt to Kraków

Brussels and Barcelona – Introduction Lufthansa 1368 Frankfurt (FRA) – Kraków (KRK) Airbus A321 30 June 2016 My flight from Barcelona arrived right on time and with a 3 hour connection in Frankfurt, I visited my favourite Lufthansa Senator Lounge near gate A50. I spent the majority of my time in the Senator Lounge just talking with family and reading emails and then also decided to… Read More

Flying the Etihad First Class Apartment – Flying Reimagined

Wow! Wow! Wow!!!!! A few days ago, I was able to fly the Etihad First Class Apartment. Twice. Needless to say, I think these two flights were the best in my life. The first flight was from Sydney to Abu Dhabi and the second, from Abu Dhabi to London-Heathrow. I’m still in shock at how gorgeous the First Class cabin is and how downright incredible the service was… Read More

Review: Lufthansa Business Class A321 Barcelona to Frankfurt

Brussels and Barcelona – Introduction Lufthansa 1125 Barcelona (BCN) – Frankfurt (FRA) Airbus A321 30 June 2016 My return flights from Barcelona to Kraków via Frankfurt were both operated by Lufthansa. As I mentioned before, I booked a cheap Economy Light ticket to Barcelona with an overnight in Brussels. The outbound flights were with Brussels Airlines and the return flights were with Lufthansa. Since the… Read More

Review: THE LOFT by Brussels Airlines Lounge Brussels

Brussels and Barcelona – Introduction THE LOFT by Brussels Airlines is the Belgian airline’s flagship lounge in their home base at Brussels Airport. THE LOFT is located in Pier A, across from gate A42, and is designated for use by Schengen passengers (however, non-Schengen passengers may also use the lounge). The lounge is open from 05:00 until 21:00. In addition to First and Business Class passengers, Star… Read More