New Partnership: Alaska Airlines and Aer Lingus

Alaska Airlines, Seattle’s Hometown Airline, has formally announced a few days ago their new partnership with Irish airline Aer Lingus. This should come as no surprise given that Aer Lingus is introducing flights to Seattle as of 18 May. The Irish airline also serves Los Angeles and San Francisco – Alaska’s gateway cities. In total, Aer Lingus serves 13 cities in North America from Dublin. The new Alaska… Read More

Alaska Airlines Enhances First Class

Alaska Airlines’ First Class isn’t industry leading. Yes, there are power ports and WiFi, but the food is often the same for months. Chicken anyone? The one improvement Alaska has made over the years is to remove one row of First Class (reducing four to three rows) in order to enhance legroom for First Class passengers. While all major airlines are installing flat-bed seats on select aircraft… Read More

Etihad Airways: Free WiFi for First Class Guests

Enhancements, enhancements! Etihad Airways announced today that First Class guests will now have access to free WiFi inflight. This is obviously a positive enhancement to Etihad’s First Class service as the airline has been cost-cutting like crazy recently. I have just flown Etihad A380 First Class from Abu Dhabi to Sydney a few weeks ago, and I didn’t notice that much cost-cutting as the food was… Read More

Another No-Notice Alaska Airlines Devaluation

I really don’t get why so many people love Alaska Airlines – their First Class is awful, their lounges are terrible, most of their FAs and ground staff are consistently rude, they’re not focusing on Seattle much anymore (but rather the West Coast), their mileage programme is basically useless for redemptions if you don’t travel to/from North America, and the list goes on and on…. Read More

Flying The Etihad Residence This Year!

The best way to fly, besides flying private (and Lufthansa First Class), is The Etihad Residence on the Airbus A380. The Residence is a three-room suite in the sky – featuring a living room, a bathroom with a shower, and a bedroom. Two people can fly in the Residence – however, there isn’t really a good way to redeem miles for the experience.. which only leaves… Read More

Etihad Cuts to Business Class are also Shameful

Etihad Airways First and Business Class used to be one of my favourite ways to fly to/from the Middle East. Personally, I think that Emirates is way overrated and their First Class is not as great as Etihad’s A380 Apartment, furthermore, Emirates’ Business Class is beyond terrible with an awful configuration. Etihad’s premium cabins were incredible in 2015 and 2016… and then they started to… Read More

Etihad Cuts to First Class are Shameful

My second favourite way to fly (after Lufthansa First Class, of course), has long been Etihad’s A380 First Class Apartment. I’ve flown the product over a dozen times by now and I was always left with a positive and “reimagined” experience… well it looks like Etihad Airways has really sunk with their cost-cutting. Where do I begin? The Etihad Airways First Class Lounge in Abu… Read More

My Longest Economy Class Flight in 5+ Years

Thanks to miles and points, most of the time I don’t have to fly Economy Class. The only exceptions are flights under 3 hours – if Economy is substantially cheaper or there is a great deal, I do not mind Economy Class and will be perfectly happy if the flight is under 3 hours. The last time that I flew Economy Class on a long-haul… Read More

U.S. AAdvantage Agents See More Etihad First/Business Award Space!

Etihad First/Business Class is incredible. The airline features an amazing First Class Apartment on their Airbus A380 aircraft, which they fly to New York, London, Paris, Sydney, and Melbourne. I’ve flown Etihad First Class around five times already on all of their A380 routes and all I can say is that I’m always left in awe. The product is truly stunning and nothing like it… Read More

Flying Fiji Airways Business Class

Bula! I’ve spent the past two weeks in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Fiji – and as of yesterday, I’m back in Seattle for just two more final days of university, at which point I will graduate. Because why not fly half-way around the world a week before you’re set to graduate… Anyway, I had the pleasure of flying Cathay Pacific First Class from Los Angeles… Read More