Guest Post: First Time In Business Class

My first time getting on a plane was when I was 7 years old; I was leaving the country that I was raised, the Philippines, and traveling to my new home in New Jersey. After that, I’ve traveled an average of twice a year via air and always in economy class, or as I call it, the “regular ...

Top 10 Uses For US Airways Dividend Miles

Since earlier this week I posted about the 40K/50K Bonus offer from US Airways when you sign up for the US Airways Credit Card, I thought it would only be reasonable to provide my readers with a top 10 list featuring what I consider some of the best uses of US Airways Miles. This way if you are ...
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Getting Away On Miles: MIASCOR Lounge Manila

Airline lounges are a great place to relax and escape the hectic airport and it’s even better to relax in a lounge before a flight that provides you with personal work space, a relaxing environment and even a few treats or drinks before long flights. Although many lounges in Asia are top ...
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China Southern Lost My Luggage: Tips To Protect Your Belongings

Nothing is more of a headache than lost, delayed, or stolen baggage, but what adds to this is poor customer service during such an incident. Recently when flying China Southern from LAX-MNL via CAN, China Southern temporary lost my luggage. Thankfully, my backpack with all my essential items ...
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Getting Away On Miles: China Southern Business Class Guangzhou to Manila

After a wonderful flight from Los Angeles and a nice stop in the Sky Pearl Lounge, it was time to board my last flight of the day to get me to Manila. The flight was a short 2.75 hours and would get me to Manila just around 11am. The plane was an A320 and after flying the double decker jumbo ...
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Up to 40K Bonus Miles with the US Airways Credit Card

***THIS DEAL HAS ended***
US Airways and BarclayCard has announced a limited time promotion where new card members can earn up to 40K bonus miles for just signing up for the US Airways Premier World Mastercard. The bonus is simple: Get 30,000 bonus miles after your first purchase and up to ...
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Getting Away On Miles: Sky Pearl VIP Lounge Guangzhou

IAfter a wonderful inflight experience from Los Angeles to Guangzhou (CAN) I decided to stop by the Sky Pearl VIP Lounge, for I had about 3 hours to spare between flights. Upon entering, I asked the lounge attendant if the lounge was the newest lounge at the CAN airport and they assured me that it ...

United Learns To Tweet

United Airlines has lagged far behind other airlines when it comes to Social Media, especially twitter. While American Air, Alaska, Jet blue, Delta and others have taken a liking to tweeting and can reroute you, check upgrades for you, and everything else via Twitter, United’s twitter account ...
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Wine Tasting With American Airlines

Christmas came early for me this year when I was fortunate enough to be invited to a wine tasting event with the American Air Social media and marketing team and AA’s Wine sommerlier Ken Chase. The event was held at II Cielo in Beverly Hills and included Frequent Flyers, Bloggers, and other ...
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United Still Has Issues Booking Singapore Air Award Flights

Booking complicated flights via United.com doesn’t always work. What do I mean by this? when trying to book my christmas vacation, I tried to book Manila-Seoul-Bangkok-Phuket-Bangkok-Singapore-Manila. This is all legal routing per the United’s award travel rules and should book for 35K ...
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Can't Afford Brand Name Hotels? You're Not Alone!

Let’s be honest with each other, as you read upgrd.com and other websites you must think, “WOW these guys are always traveling and sure do spend a lot of money on Airfare and Hotels!”
Here at Upgrd, We review where we go and many of you live vicariously through us. Yet despite ...

Day Rooms Now Available At LAX Four Points

Long layovers and travel delays after a series of flights can either be a lot of fun or horrible, depending on where you are and what you have planned. If planned correctly, an 8 hour layover can become a perfect opportunity to explore a city. Some cities are clearly made for exploring while others ...
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Last Chance for 20K Bonus Points with the Virgin America Credit Card

OFFER IS No longer active
Earlier this month, I told you all about an amazing opportunity to get 20,000 bonus points for the Virgin America Credit Card. That offer is surely a limited time offer and is going to expire on 12/19/12! This means if you were considering cashing in on this offer you ...

Airline Art: Malaysia Airline Introduces 'Retro Livery'

This week in celebration of Malaysia Airlines 40th anniversary since the split of MSA into MAS and SIA (yes Singapore Air and Malaysia Airline were once the same airline) MAS rolled out a 737-800 in nostalgic retro 1972 colors, taking the airline back to its roots! The Malaysia Airlines' Boeing ...
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Virgin America Opens "The Loft" Lounge at LAX And is Giving Away Free Passes

This week Virgin America entered the domestic lounge market by opening up their very first domestic lounge that is fully owned and operated by the airline at LAX in T3. The lounge is chic and modern, similar to the airline itself. The Loft is a sleek oasis in the older Terminal 3 where travels can ...

2012: The Year I Told Myself I Would Divorce Delta

This year I promised myself that I would stop flying Delta and throw my loyality behind a different Airline, but as everyone knows, when you’re loyal and you like one program, it’s hard to give it up for another. Skymiles has been legitimately good to me over the years and since my ...
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