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

Avoiding American Airlines AAdvantage Close-In Booking Fee

American and United Airlines love to charge a $75 USD “close-in” booking fee when redeeming miles for flights within 21 days of departure. The close-in booking fee is a total scam because it does not cost American or United any more money to issue a ticket closer to departure. Thankfully, there is a creative way to avoid the AAdvantage close-in booking fee. I already mentioned how… Read More

British Airways Avios Flights Not Bookable Online

The British Airways airline website has been experiencing all sorts of glitches this past week (or for the past decade, actually). I know just last week cancelled flights booked using Avios were not getting refunded instantly and it took up to 5 days – which is insane. I’ve always had different kinds of problems with crediting flights to British Airways, but that’s a different story. The… Read More

Flying American Airlines For The First Time – I Loved It?!

Up until a few days ago, I had never flown American Airlines. Never. I’ve redeemed well over a million miles through their frequent flyer programme, but I had actually never flown the airline. Why? Because I’ve always listened to horror stories about how bad flying American Airlines is… well, either AA improved overnight or I’m just crazy.. because I loved it. Flying American Airlines on three… Read More

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