OzFest 2012 - Introduction

OzFest 2012 (Canberra) - Introduction Lufthansa First Class, Denver to Frankfurt Lufthansa's First Class Terminal and LH901, Frankfurt to London Hilton Paddington Station London to Sydney, the Long Way, in United Business Sydney's Qantas Club & The Q400 to Canberra The Park Hyatt ...
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Plane Pull Results from the 2012 United Family Day - We Won!

As you may recall, I flew out to San Francisco at the beginning of October for United's Family Day event. One of my favorite parts of the event is the plane pull, where a group of twenty~ people attempt to pull an A320, with a large rope, as far as possible. This part of the Family Day is similar to ...

Mileage Running to Anchorage, and $600 in VDB certificates, on United Airlines

As I've discussed in the past, I plan my mileage runs for the weekends that I am not too busy with school work. Where I go usually depends on the miles I am looking for, although the price is usually what I pay a bit more attention to. On this occasion, I had an e-certificate that was going to ...
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United Airlines Economy Plus LAX-Singapore: Twenty Four Hours in Singapore

Introduction United Airlines Economy Plus LAX-Singapore The Grand Hyatt Singapore United Airlines Economy Plus Singapore-Denver The Friday before we left for Singapore, I flew from Kansas City, through Chicago, to San Francisco. My original plan was to fly a quick mileage run from ...
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Twenty-Four Hours in Singapore: Introduction

Introduction United Airlines Economy Plus LAX-Singapore The Grand Hyatt Singapore United Airlines Economy Plus Singapore-Denver As is usually the case for mileage runners, I spent the better portion of a Saturday on ITA & United.com in search for some decent fares to help me reach the ...

United's 2012 Family Day

For the seventh consecutive year, United has hosted their Family Day open house event at the SFO Maintenance base. Though the event is geared towards United employees and their family, a small group of customers are invited to the event, as well as those who are lucky enough to grab their tickets ...
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The Courtyard Marriott - Bridgetown, Barbados

Introduction American Airlines First/Business Class - Denver to Barbados Courtyard Marriott Bridgetown American Business Class - Barbados to Denver With only a backpack, I was the first passenger to exit the customs area. There was no line for a taxi, so I figured I was all set, until I ...
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Review: Hilton Beijing Capital Airport

photo courtesy; Hilton
As some of you may remember, I took two weekend mileage runs to Beijing, thanks to a promotion from American Airlines. Although I planned to sleep both on the flights to and from Beijing, I would still have eight hours between flights which I preferred to spend in a quiet ...
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Off to the United Airlines Family Day in San Francisco

Tomorrow morning, I'll be flying out to San Francisco to attend the United Family Day at their Maintenance base in San Francisco. If you aren't familiar with the event, check out Matthew's report from the 2010 Family Day. United has done this for the last few years to show off some of their behind ...
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Review: Grand Hyatt Shanghai


With four Hyatt properties to choose from, I was a bit unsure of which location to choose when it came time to book a hotel for my trip to Shanghai. The Andaz was opening about a week after we were scheduled to arrive, and the Park Hyatt was double the price of the Grand Hyatt. The only ...
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Great News for Denver Travelers - PreCheck Coming to DIA!

For the past year, we've been seeing more airports coming online with the TSA Pre-Check program, which allows certain airline customers (elites), and members of a trusted traveler program (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI) to get the chance to use an expedited security lane when flying on a qualifying ...

"The LAX Experience"

Check out this short film that was shot at LAX.

If the conditions are right, and I am at an airport with a good spotting area, you'll always see me with my SLR out, snapping away. SFO is one of my favorite airports to spot at, especially when I am staying at the Hyatt Regency SFO. The Regency Club provides a great view of runway 28L & 28R. Below are a couple of shots that a friend and I took last September.

On-board American Airlines - A Weekend Mileage Run to Ft. Lauderdale

With the end of the year drawing closer, and my schedule become quite busy, it's been difficult for me to find enough time to take an extra couple of trips on AA to requalify for my Executive Platinum (EXP) status. I was able to take advantage of the Double Elite Qualifying Mile (DEQM) promotion in ...
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Earn Double Preferred-Qualifying Miles on US Airways Shuttle Flights


With less than four months left until the end of the year, many people start to realize that they're going to need more miles to reach the next status level. I've run into the same problems in the past, and once before, I had to fly a ticket on December 27th. Of course, prices for tickets in ...

United's 787 Domestic Flight Schedule *UPDATED W/ Flight Times*

photo courtesy; Boeing/United
 
If you've been dying to fly on United's first 787, but don't have the time or money to fly it internationally, your wishes may have been answered. Today, United sent out the schedule that details which domestic routes the 787 will fly on before ...

American Airlines First/Business Class - Denver to Barbados

Introduction American Airlines First/Business Class - Denver to Barbados Courtyard Marriott Bridgetown American Business Class - Barbados to Denver Despite living in Denver, I decided to spent the night at an airport hotel. My flight to Chicago was scheduled to depart at 6:00am, so I ...