Aeroplan Blocking LOT Polish Airlines… Again

Look, Aeroplan, I love you but I am really starting to see why Air Canada is leaving you in 2020. Your constant airline blocking, more rude call centre agents, and refusing to waive phone booking fees (especially when your website doesn’t work) is insane and not how a frequent flyer programme should operate… so AC is tired of you… loyal AC flyers are also tired… Read More

Lufthansa Group Introduces Economy Light Fares to North America

The Lufthansa Group has announced today the introduction of Economy Light fares on North American routes as of this summer. Passengers travelling to North America on Lufthansa, SWISS, Austrian, and Brussels Airlines will have the option to purchase an Economy Light fare which does not allow any changes or cancellations and only includes 8kg of free hand baggage with NO checked in baggage free of… Read More

AMEX Freezing MR Points After Referral and Sign-Up Bonus

American Express used to be my favourite card issuer of credit cards that earn lots of miles & points. Over the years, the prestigious AMEX standard has gone way down – the customer service is terrible, the sign-up bonuses are “once-in-a-lifetime”, and there hasn’t been any new card offerings that would attract customers. The one area where American Express still shines are the Centurion Lounges… Read More

Lufthansa Introduces Pyjamas and Mattresses in Business Class

Late last year, Lufthansa announced that starting in 2020 with the delivery of their new Boeing 777-9, the airline will install a new, revolutionary Business Class seat with direct aisle access from every seat. The new Business Class seat will feature much more privacy, more storage, more shoulder space, larger monitors, and “wonderful sleep”! Sneak-Preview gefällig? Hier ein Rendering vom neuen Business-Class-Sitz, der ab 2020… Read More

Aeroplan Blocking LOT Polish Airlines… Again

Lufthansa Group Introduces Economy Light Fares to North America

AMEX Freezing MR Points After Referral and Sign-Up Bonus

Lufthansa Introduces Pyjamas and Mattresses in Business Class

Fantastic SWISS First Availability (Miles & More)

SWISS International Air Lines, the premium carrier in the Lufthansa Group, offers First Class on all long-haul routes. Lufthansa only offers First Class service to select destinations and therefore it is increasingly becoming harder and harder to book Lufthansa First Class. However, SWISS First Class awards remain wide open for Miles & More Senators and HON Circle Members. LX First isn’t as popular as Lufthansa… Read More

Lufthansa Improves First Class Upgrades

Lufthansa recently announced a positive enhancement to Miles & More upgrade awards on Lufthansa flights. Specifically, all Lufthansa revenue Business Class fares are now eligible to be upgraded to First Class using miles or eVouchers. Previously, only the more expensive tickets purchased in Business Class were eligible for upgrades. Lufthansa First Class is the way to fly and I’m glad there are more opportunities to… Read More

LOT Polish Airlines Bookable with Aeroplan Again

Aeroplan, Air Canada’s frequent flyer programme, is one of my favourites when it comes to Star Alliance award redemptions. Aeroplan is incredibly generous when it comes to routing rules – you can have two stopovers in addition to a destination on round-trip award tickets, and with generous maximum permitted mileage, you can even create a mini-RTW with a simple round-trip booking. Furthermore, Aeroplan is an… 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

Earn 50% Extra Miles & More Award Miles with Lufthansa

Well, that didn’t last long. Revenue-basedHANSA has recently introduced a new promotion whereby passengers can earn 50% extra award miles with Miles & More on Lufthansa flights booked by 31 May 2018 on LH.com, which must be flown by 30 August 2018. This new “promotion” comes just days after Miles & More has switched to a revenue-based earning model whereby award miles are credited based on… 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

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Allows Award Holds

Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer is a frequent flyer programme I use a lot for travelling from Europe to the Middle East. Business Class costs only 25k miles one-way, First Class used to cost just 35k miles – but that was changed recently due to the programme’s devaluation. Nevertheless, being able to fly from Europe to the Middle East for just 25k miles in Business Class on… Read More

Flying Long-Haul Economy Because It Is Cheap?

Over the years, I’ve been very fortunate to fly Economy Class the least during all of my travels. This is mainly thanks to miles & points, but also due to how cheap Business (and Economy) Class has become over the past few years. You can generally now fly from North America to Europe round-trip for $300 in Economy Class… something that was unthinkable a few… 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