Cathay Pacific First Class Los Angeles (LAX) to Hong Kong (HKG) Trip Report

Cathay Pacific First Class is not only an aspiration award but an exclusive experience in the sky reserved for the world’s richest, celebrities, and those who know how to play the points game. I have flown Cathay Pacific First Class several times, yet I will admit, that my late night, red eye ...

Delayed Flight Compensation – The Alaska Airlines Way.

Alaska Airlines is one of the most punctual airlines in the United States; despite this, delays happen, and when they do I must admit I LOVE how Alaska Airlines handles them. The airline tends to be very forthcoming and honest about the delay and keeps passengers updated with actually estimated ...

Choice Privileges Refreshed and Updated Program

Choice Hotels has refreshed their rewards program with new look and new earning and redeeming power through the Choice Privilege program. Although Choice Hotels have been known to be roadside motels in small town, I find Choice Hotels in Europe, Asia, and beyond to be on par and equally as nice or ...

The Club Seatac Airport Concourse A Review

The Club at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in concourse A across from gate A11 offers reprieve from what can be a busy terminal below. The Club is one of two “The Club” at the airport and one of four Priority pass lounges located throughout the airport. The Club in concourse A ...

Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge Review

Qatar Airways' Al Mourjan Business Lounge in Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Qatar is beautiful and well-planned. The lounge is only open to Qatar Airways passengers traveling in Business Class where oneworld elites and elites traveling in economy are sent to a dumbed-down lounge ...
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Etihad Airways First Class Lounge Video Review

Etihad Airways First Class Lounge opened on May 30th in Terminal 3 in the Abu Dhabi airport. The expansive new lounge is for Etihad's First class passengers, guests of the Residence on the A380, and certain Elite members from Etihad and Etihad partner airlines frequent flyer program who are ...
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Alaska Airlines Visa Hidden Benefits - Free Wine & More!

The Alaska Airlines Credit Card is among one of my favorite credit cards in my wallet due to unique perks that are not found on other credit card products out there. Not to mention my absolute appreciating for Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan which ranks at the Top of J.D. Power and Associates Airline ...
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OSL Lounge - Oslo Oneworld, Priority Pass, and Other Airline Lounge

The OSL Lounge at Oslo International Airport serves a plethora of airlines including British Airways, Air Berlin, Finnair, Qatar Airlines and nearly every other airline at Oslo which is not part of the Star Alliance, as Star Alliance airlines tend to utilize the SAS lounge at OSL. Despite the number ...
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Alaska Will Fly San Diego - Sacramento, San Jose - Burbank in 2017

Alaska Airlines is already planning new routes when they acquire their E175s next year and the first new route announcements will bolster their California presence with two new thrice daily intrastate flights between San Diego and Sacramento and San Jose and Burbank. These new routes will not be ...

Do Norwegians Not Like to Cuddle?

I recently came back from a trip to Norway and I came to realize that during my entire trip, I never had a bed with a single comforter. It was the weirdest reality as at every hotel I stayed in, no matter if it was budget motel or the nicest hotel in town, each hotel had provided me with two small ...
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Delta Slows Seattle-Tacoma Hub Growth - No New International Service

Delta claims that it will not be adding any more international flights from Seattle due to constraints at the airport's customs facility which was built nearly 30 years ago. Delta says it is bursting at its seams due to the large increase of international flights at the airport. Citing 45% growth in ...
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Marriott 2016 Global Summer Promotion and Summer Sweepstakes.

Marriott’s Global Summer Promotion has been announced and let’s just say, it’s basically a bust this year! Unlike past Megabonus promotions that easily offer 30,000 – 60,000 bonus points, Marriott’s 2016 summer promotion is offering only 10,000 bonus points for members ...

Air France Flying Blue Added to Chase Ultimate Rewards Transfer Partners

Chase Ultimate Rewards has added Air France – KLM Flying Blue program to their list of transfer partners. Chase Ultimate rewards points transfer to Flying Blue at a 1:1 ratio making booking on Flying Blue and Skyteam partners easier than ever before. The newest transfer partner is a Skyteam ...

Save 10% When Flying to Pride Festivals with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines has been a long time supporter of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender community and continues to show its support by offering discounts on air travel to Gay Pride destinations on the West Coast. This year you can save 10% on travel to eight different pride celebrations from Seattle to Puerto Vallarta by booking directly through Alaska Airlines Gay travel page.

 

The fantastic part of this promotion, is that you actually do not have to be gay or lesbian or even going to pride! If you just happen to be going to Napa, Seattle, Hawaii, or elsewhere the same weekend as Pride you might as well save 10% on your flight!

Thank you Alaska for your support of the GLBT community!

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Why I Fly Virgin America to Hawaii

There are a lot of choices when you fly to the Hawaiian islands, but there is only one airline that will get your to Hawaii in true style, and that is Virgin America! Virgin America prides itself in making flying fun again, and its brand new A320s are among the best ways to get to the Hawaiian ...
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