Why I Now Plan and Book Before I Travel

I used to not plan any of my trips at all. In fact, I would literally book a random, one-way flight for the next day with no hotel reservations and no further flights or anything planned… not even with the slightest idea of where I’d be going next. This worked for a good number of months until I found myself stranded in Bali last year… 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

Why I Love Miles & More

In my eyes, Lufthansa is the world’s best airline with the world’s best First Class product. No other airline comes close to the consistent and phenomenal First Class experience that Lufthansa offers. Naturally, since I’m loyal to the Lufthansa Group, it only makes sense to be loyal to Miles & More – the combined frequent flyer programme of the Lufthansa Group and several other European… Read More

Lufthansa Lounge Access with AMEX Platinum Card

The American Express Platinum Card is widely considered “the” premium travel credit card, as it was the first to include lounge access, airline credit, premium concierge service, and more. In the past few years, many banks have created their own premium travel credit card which features lounge access, airline credits, point transfers to airlines, etc. and AMEX has been enhancing the Platinum Card more and… Read More

Why I Now Plan and Book Before I Travel

Coming Soon: Redeem Avios on Fiji Airways

Why I Love Miles & More

Lufthansa Lounge Access with AMEX Platinum Card

Will Marriott Remove SPG Airline Transfers?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about the possibility of Marriott removing the ability to transfer SPG points to airlines – this speculation comes from the fact that Marriott will be hosting an event soon in which they’re supposed to reveal details about the new, combined programme for both hotel chains. Could Marriott remove SPG airline transfers overnight without notifying members in advance?… Read More

Lufthansa Group Business Class to USA for €1500

The Lufthansa Group (Lufthansa, Austrian, SWISS, Brussels Airlines) is currently offering a great deal for travel in Business Class originating in Europe and flying to the United States for ~€1500 round-trip to multiple American cities. The fare is valid for flights originating in Italy (which is easy to position to if you’re in Europe) and travelling to America. The fare is valid for most Lufthansa… Read More

Earn Miles & More Miles for Ordering Wine

Lufthansa’s frequent spending flyer programme, Miles & More, is the latest programme to offer miles for ordering wine. You can earn 2k Miles & More award miles with the first shipment and 5 award miles for every dollar spent for every shipment thereafter. As you can see, Lufthansa is in the mood to completely change Miles & More to become revenue based as now even miles… Read More

Last Chance: 60k Bonus Miles and Waived Annual Fee

When you think of incredible mileage currencies, you don’t really think of Delta SkyMiles. Delta’s frequent flyer programme is unique in that Delta never announces any changes to their programme and rather implements them whenever they feel like it – which is why SkyMiles is a horrible frequent flyer programme. Nevertheless, there are still some fantastic uses of SkyMiles – especially on short flights within… 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

New Barclays Arrival Premier Mastercard Isn’t Worth Much

Barclays (Barclaycard) is the latest bank to introduce their own flexible, transferable points currency with the introduction of the new Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard. The new credit card is available for applications as of now. When you think of incredible transferable points currencies, you generally think of three – AMEX, Chase, and SPG. I wouldn’t consider Citi points as a “powerful” currency due to… Read More

Aeroplan Award Ticket Routing Rules

My second favourite frequent flyer programme after Miles & More is Aeroplan – Air Canada’s frequent flyer programme (at least for the next 2 years). Aeroplan is an instant transfer partner of America Express Membership Rewards points and offers generous routing rules on award tickets while not charging fuel surcharges on a number of incredible Star Alliance airlines. The “trick” to booking Aeroplan awards with… Read More

Book Now: Mexico Round-Trip for 12k Delta Miles!

There are no miles that I love to burn as much as Delta’s. SkyMiles aren’t worth much these days and therefore whenever there is a good deal, I often book it. My favourite SkyMiles award is Delta’s 5k one-way flights on shorter distances. For example, you could fly Seattle to anywhere on the West Coast for 5k miles one-way – that’s incredible. It looks like… Read More

United’s MileagePlus Restrictions are Killing Me

United Airlines devalued MileagePlus a few years ago and basically destroyed all of the value the programme had. Before the changes, the programme was actually amazing and my favourite use of Chase Ultimate Rewards points. However, first came an award chart devaluation whereby some awards went up 100% in cost and then came a major restriction in routing rules – basically if it doesn’t show… Read More

Only Use Credit Cards with Transferable Points

The future in the miles and points hobby is incredibly cloudy and uncertain – devaluations after devaluations.. you can only blame the economy for doing so well. In the past few years, we’ve only seen devaluations after devaluations with little enhancements to frequent flyer programmes. In fact, the most devaluations and negative changes to frequent flyer programmes have happened in the past five years –… Read More