Travel: My Entire Life, My Everything

When the new year of 2020 came about a few months ago, many of us were filled with joy, hope, and optimism. Many of us had life changing plans which we were to act upon this year and perhaps even modify our lives drastically. I was one of those – filled with new plans and dreams for a new year ahead with new possibilities and… Read More

New oneworld Member: Alaska Airlines

My gosh… I never thought this day would come… but it finally has. Alaska Airlines shocked the frequent flyer community a few days ago when they announced their intention to (finally) join the oneworld alliance in Summer of 2021. Furthermore, Alaska is teaming up with American Airlines to create an International West Coast Alliance; the two airlines were set to basically divorce at the end… Read More

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

LOT Polish Airlines Adds San Francisco Flights

Perhaps they should buy more aircraft before they announce new routes, no? Because they’re currently leasing a bunch of aircraft as they don’t have enough Dreamliners to fly their long-hauls (and some 787s are still out for repair). LOT Polish Airlines has announced their plans to fly to San Francisco as of 05 August 2020 from their hub in Warsaw. LOT’s current hubs include Warsaw… Read More

Travel: My Entire Life, My Everything

New oneworld Member: Alaska Airlines

OMG: Finnair’s Obsession with Blueberries

LOT Polish Airlines Adds San Francisco Flights

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

Singapore KrisFlyer Reinstates My (Illegally) Cancelled Ticket

It certainly has been a few interesting days with the Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer call centre. I posted about how Singapore Airlines illegally cancelled my ticket because they claimed they cannot book Airbus aircraft on Alaska Airlines flights (essentially old Virgin America aircraft). How they determined this ridiculous rule is beyond me, but the fact that they actively found out that my ticket was issued and later… Read More

ACT FAST: $1500 Business Class to Australia Round-Trip!

Air New Zealand is having an incredible sale or error fare from Chicago to Australia in Business Class for $1,500 USD round-trip. It looks like the deal works until the end of the year and you can find availability using Google Flights and then proceed to book your desired itinerary. What’s great about this deal is that most flights seem to book into Business “Z”… Read More

My Current Credit Cards for 2019

Without credit cards, the miles and points game is incredibly limited. There’s no easier source than credit cards when it comes to acquiring a ton of miles quickly, especially for those of us with residency in the United States. Every few months I make a list of credit cards I currently have and if I am planning on keeping or cancelling them, and also what… 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

Did Singapore Airlines Just Illegally Cancel My Ticket?

Singapore Airlines may have an incredible First and Business Class product with fantastic ground staff and flight attendants. However, when it comes to their call centre for general reservations and their mileage programme, KrisFlyer, the same can’t be said. Seriously, I’m not joking – even United agents are more competent than KrisFlyer agents. The problem with SQ phone agents is that they consistently: quote the wrong amount… Read More

Review: AMEX Starwood Preferred Guest Luxury Card

My gosh, I really don’t want 2019 to come at all… it will mean the end of Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), the best hotel chain in the world. SPG has always had a special place in my heart due to their uniqueness, luxury, incredible redemption opportunities, and elite benefits. Ever since Marriott acquired SPG, it hasn’t been the same, sadly. I’ve stayed at a number… Read More

Hi, I’m Back

Wow… where do I even begin? This past summer was… something different. A combination of way too much (regular and very boring) work, little travel, and no blogging. I don’t know how I feel about the past few months, but one thing is for sure – the future looks much, much better. If you are new to my blog (which I suppose some of you… Read More

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

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