Coming Soon: Redeem Avios on Fiji Airways

Fiji Airways will soon join oneworld connect – the airline won’t be a full oneworld member but will rather be a connecting partner for oneworld and the goal is to transport passengers from/to oneworld airlines on Fiji Airways throughout the South Pacific. For most oneworld elite members (Sapphire and Emerald), this won’t mean much as the only benefits that will apply will be Priority Check-In… Read More

Excellent Award Availability: Qantas First SYD-DFW

Excellent Award Availability Alert! You can book Qantas First using Alaska Airlines or oneworld miles from Sydney to Dallas throughout various dates until the end of the year. The best availability appears during summer travel dates. Qantas’ Sydney to Dallas flight is one of the best for maximising the First Class experience. You will also be able to access the fantastic Qantas First Class Lounge… Read More

British Airways Executive Club will become Revenue-Based

Air France was the first European airline to announce a switch to a revenue-based frequent flyer programme, whereby members will earn miles based on the ticket price and not the distance flown/booking class. Air France also announced that in the future, revenue-based redemptions will be introduced – the cost of the ticket in miles will change as the revenue price changes. Lufthansa was the next… Read More

Cathay Pacific’s Brilliant New Ad

Today, Cathay Pacific opened their latest lounge at Hong Kong International Airport – The Deck, which is accessible to First and Business Class passengers as well as oneworld frequent flyers. The new lounge is located in Terminal 1, on level 7 near gate 16 and is open daily from 05:30 until last departure. The Deck will be an addition to five other lounges Cathay Pacific currently… Read More

Fantastic 20 Minute Royal Jordanian Flight

I recently redeemed 100k American Airlines AAdvantage miles for travel from Tel Aviv to Brisbane in First Class via Amman, Abu Dhabi, and Sydney. The longest segment was Etihad Airways A380 First Class from Abu Dhabi to Sydney. The taxes on this ticket were just under $100 USD, which I consider an incredible redemption. The first flight from Tel Aviv to Amman was short at… Read More

Best Use of Alaska Miles: Cathay Pacific First Class

While I have a love/hate relationship with Alaska Airlines, I still must admit their frequent flyer programme continues to be the best way to redeem miles for fantastic, premium international airlines such as Cathay Pacific, Japan Airlines, Fiji Airways, etc. The most important aspect to note is that you generally can’t redeem Alaska miles on ALL routes operated by their partner airlines. For example, you… Read More

British Airways serves Balik Salmon in Club Europe

British Airways isn’t Europe’s leading airline and I don’t think ever will be due to the numerous cost-cutting they’ve been carrying out. Furthermore, BA First Class is simply a really good Business Class product.. while their long-haul Business Class product (Club World) is just downright awful. My favourite aspect of British Airways is their frequent flyer programme, Executive Club, which allows mileage redemption for short-haul… Read More

Cathay Pacific New Lounge “The Deck” Opens 22 March

Cathay Pacific, the flag carrier of Hong Kong, has just announced the opening of their new lounge, “The Deck”, will take place on 22 March 2018. The new lounge will be located in Terminal 1 of Hong Kong International Airport, on level 7 near gate 16, and will be open daily from 05:30 until last departure. The Deck will be an addition to five other… Read More

Dear American Airlines: Ticketing Shouldn’t Take 5 Days!

While I haven’t flown American Airlines more than a dozen times, I’ve redeemed well over two million American Airlines AAdvantage miles.. mainly for travel on Cathay Pacific, Etihad Airways, and Qatar Airways – those three are the most powerful AAdvantage partners, in my opinion. While I love American Airlines miles, I find it ridiculous that the airline does not issue tickets instantly (like most airlines do now)…. Read More

AA.com Showing Phantom Qantas Availability

While I am generally not a fan of the American Airlines website, it usually is a great way to confirm oneworld award space (for the airlines that are displayed), after checking the British Airways website (which occasionally displays phantom award space). Usually when searching for oneworld flights to Europe, I will use AA.com first as it tends to be more accurate and show more connection… Read More