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

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

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

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