Revenue-Based American Airlines AAdvantage On The Horizon

The times of frequent flyer programmes actually being valuable for those who love to maximise their miles is rapidly approaching an end. Led by Delta Air Lines, the revenue-based frequent flyer programme is the future. No more award charts, no more custom routings, revenue-based earning and redeeming, and the list goes on and on.The next loyalty programme to become revenue-based is almost certainly going to… Read More

Fantastic Qatar Airways Business Class Fares

Qatar Airways features one of the world’s best Business Class on a variety of aircraft, however, their signature Qsuite is their revolutionary Business Class product which they describe as “First Class in Business Class“. The Qsuite can be found on their flights from Doha to select destinations including: Asia and South Pacific: Bangkok Bangalore Hong Kong Maldives Mumbai Shanghai Sydney Singapore Beijing Tokyo Canberra Adelaide… 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

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

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

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