Delta & GOL align Elite Benefits


The Delta-GOL partnership is in its 3rd year and Delta Skymiles members now have another benefit when flying GOL in South America. The partnership with GOL and Delta was first launched in July 2010 when Delta and Gol announced the ability to earn frequent flyer miles on each other’s ...
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Malaysia Airlines Joins OneWorld


Tonight at Midnight, Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will officially become a member of the OneWorld Alliance, and for those readers in Asia, Malaysia Airlines has already started flying as member of the alliance. In order to celebrate the joining of the Alliance, Malaysia Airlines rolled out their ...

Delta's MQM Accrual Rate Change

Delta is updating their Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQM) fare class earning rates for the 2013 program year and they have quietly announced it on their website without an email blast to flyers or a public announcement. Some fare classes will be receiving more MQMs, some will earn the same, and yet ...
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Delta Upgrades Come and Go When Least Expected

It’s the end of January and I’ve started my flying for the year. It’s never too early to work towards next year status and I started this year up in the air—not knowing who to be loyal to, an onging question for me. Originally I was ready to divorce Delta, but then Delta ...
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JetBlue Promotion - High Five for 5000 TrueBlue Points

JetBlue is kicking off 2013 with a true #DoubleWideDelight by giving away 5000 bonus TrueBlue Points to ALL members who fly three roundtrips on JetBlue in 2013! All TrueBlue members are eligible and all you have to do is book three roundtrip tickets and fly before the end of 2013! The best part is, ...

Getting Away on Miles: Thai Airways Business Class Bangkok to Singapore

Guest Post BY VJ Capule:

Thai Airways A340-600
Flying business class throughout my SE Asia trip has been a wonderful experience. I have a better understanding of why many passengers choose to fly business class instead of economy. The service has been wonderful and it was just a ...

2013 FlyerTalk Awards: Voting Is Open

The 2013 FlyerTalk Awards has kicked off their second year and voting has officially began! It’s the time when the world’s most loyal and talked about flying community comes together to vote for the world’s best of the best; recognizing Airlines, Hotels, and Car Rental  Reward ...
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Virgin America Launches LAX- LAS

If you’re an LA based flyer and you’re like me, weekends in Vegas just got cheaper thanks to ANOTHER airline entering the LAX-LAS market. For years, Southwest, Northwest (Now Delta), US Airways, American, and United have flown the 34 minutes between the two cities, shaving over 2.5-4 ...
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Getting Away on Miles: Thai Airways International Business Class Lounge

Airport layover for business class travelers or those who belong to an airline lounge are normally more pleasant than those who get stuck wondering around terminals trying to find a peaceful place to relax amongst thousands of other travelers. However, flying Thai Airways in Business Class means you ...
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Delta's new Skymile Program includes Medallion Qualifying Dollars

If you have not heard the rumors on FlyerTalk and Milepoint, then don’t worry, you didn’t miss much. Yet, some of those rumors came true today, when Delta officially announced their new requirements for Elite Status for the Skymiles 2015 program year. Delta is NOT moving to a ...
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Getting Away on Miles: Thai Airways Business Class Phuket to Bangkok

Dear readers,
Although this is a trip report post, I’m not writing it because it was an amazing trip, I’m writing it only because of the airplane I got to experience!  After all, HKT-BKK was not much different from BKK-HKT on Thai Airways. The service was the same, hot towel, ...
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Getting Away on Miles: Thai Airways Business Class Bangkok to Phuket

Two days in Bangkok was not enough time to experience the city for everything its worth, but it was enough time to show my partner around and then get away before things went sour or get out of hand. Despite not having time to show my partner everything Bangkok has to offer (I’ve been there at ...
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$40 Voucher for Transiting in Singapore

Singapore Airlines and their regional subsidy, Silk Air, is trying hard to compete with their South East Asia competitors and discount carriers and are now offering passengers connecting in Singapore a free $40 voucher to be spent at almost any shop within Changi International Airport. The Changi ...
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Getting Away on Miles: Thai Airways Domestic Bangkok Business Class Lounge

Thai Airways has a number of Royal Silk lounges in the Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International Airport ranging from their domestic lounge to their more posh first class lounge and they even offer a Royal Silk Spa free for business class and first class passengers. Each Royal Silk Lounge serves a ...

Getting Away on Miles: Thai Airways Business Class Seoul to Bangkok

After a day stopover in Seoul, it was time to continue on to Bangkok. My travel companion and I had not received our boarding pass from Asiana in Manila, so we headed to the check-in counter in Seoul. It was about 3.5 hours before our flight, but with several flights departing from Seoul, the Thai ...

Hotel Review: Amantra Resort & Spa Koh Lanta, Thailand


The Amantra Resort and Spa, located on the longest and one of the most beautiful beaches on the more remote and laid back island of Koh Lanta Yai, is the perfect place for couples or families to escape to when seeking out a moderately priced resort in Thailand. Located directly on the beach, ...

Earn AAdvantage Miles on Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways is busy getting ready to join the OneWorld Alliance with an entry date penciled in for late summer 2013. As the airline prepares to start cooperating with the 11 member alliance, there are a number of steps and hurdles the airline must overcome before completely integrating into the ...
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