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

Finnair Adds Tokyo Haneda Flights

Finnair, a member of oneworld, has just announced their plans to fly to Tokyo’s Haneda airport. The airline currently operates up to twice daily flights to Tokyo Narita, in addition to some other destinations in Japan such as Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, and Sapporo. Finnair will continue flying to Narita once daily, but will remove their additional frequency to Narita and instead fly to Haneda beginning 29… Read More

Live from Finnair A350 Business Class!

Hello from somewhere over Russia! I’m currently en route from Helsinki to Japan on the Finnair A350-900 XWB flying their gorgeous Business Class. I flew SAS yesterday from Copenhagen to Helsinki and spent this morning exploring the city. While it was beautiful, the weather wasn’t due to rain and wind, however I was still able to explore a bit. Finnair operates a bunch of flights to… Read More

OMG: Finnair’s Obsession with Blueberries

LOT Polish Airlines Adds San Francisco Flights

Finnair Adds Tokyo Haneda Flights

Live from Finnair A350 Business Class!

Fiji Airways Award Availability

Fiji Airways, the flag carrier of Fiji, partners with both American Airlines and Alaska Airlines whereby you can earn and redeem miles for travel on Fiji Airways. While you can earn and redeem miles with American Airlines on all FJ routes, you can also earn Alaska Airlines miles on all FJ routes, but you can’t redeem AS miles on FJ routes to/from Asia (you can… Read More

I Need a European Version of TSA PreCheck

As much as we all complain about the TSA and their ridiculous procedures that often don’t make sense, I think we can all agree that TSA PreCheck is the greatest thing that’s happened to airport security in the USA. I love not having to remove anything from my bag (or my shoes) and pass through security in literally 10-15 seconds.. it is amazing and something… Read More

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

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

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