Trip Report: Lufthansa Premium Economy Frankfurt to Dubai, Boeing 747

This flight review is for my trip from Frankfurt to Dubai flying Lufthansa Premium Economy on one of their recently retrofitted Boeing 747-400s. Premium Economy products have been around for a couple years now but this was my first time flying a true Premium Economy product (United's Economy Plus, ...
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Lounge Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at Hong Kong HKG

There are three Star Alliance partner lounges at Hong Kong International Airport but the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge is definitely the best option for Star Alliance Gold members and those flying in premium cabins on Star Alliance operated flights. Located near the front of terminal 1, just ...
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Earn Double Points on Every Stay at Every Hilton Property - Register Now!


I know there aren't a lot of Hilton HHonors fans in this group but for the few that read the blog, there's a fantastic new Hilton promotion just for you. From now (May 1, 2016) until August 31, 2016, you can earn unlimited double points on all of your stays at every Hilton property. And the ...

Here's How To Redeem A Korean Air SkyPass Award - NOW CHEAPER!

You guys, this is great news! Korean Air used to have a horrible website and a very cumbersome process for redeeming SkyPass Miles for award flights but since their website upgrade, the process couldn't be easier now. And to sweeten the pot even more, Korean Air recently slashed their fuel ...
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Trip Report: ANA Boeing 777 Economy Class, San Francisco to Tokyo

A few minutes prior to boarding time, I left the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge and made my way to gate 94 where my ANA “Inspiration of Japan” Boeing 777-300ER was waiting. Boarding was delayed approximately 30 minutes due to the late arrival of the incoming aircraft so I just hung ...
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Lounge Review: British Airways Concorde Room at New York JFK

British Airways operates from terminal 7 at New York's JFK airport. The British Airways Concorde Room at JFK is located airside adjacent to gate 1. Once you clear through the First Class Check-in and Fast Track security lane, keep to your left and walk past the waiting area for gate 1. This part of ...

Trip Report: Dragonair (Cathay Dragon) A330 First Class, Hong Kong to Beijing

Dragonair was recently rebranded by their parent company, Cathay Pacific, and will soon be called "Cathay Dragon." Oftentimes mislabeled as Cathay Pacific's "low cost carrier," Dragonair is actually Cathay Pacific's regional airline operating both narrow-body and wide-body Airbus aircraft to ...
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Trip Report British Airways Boeing 747 First Class, New York to London

I'm just gonna cut to the chase and give you the spoiler. By first class standards, British Airways first class is not the best product. They aren't horrible by any means but for the price you pay in miles and cash (fuel surcharges and airport tax), British Airways first class leaves a lot to be ...
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Hotel Review: Hilton Americas Houston

The Hilton Americas-Houston is a nice hotel located in the heart of downtown Houston. It’s approximately 30 minutes from Houston Intercontinental Airport and 15 minutes from Houston Hobby Airport (depending on traffic). The hotel is directly connected to the George R. Brown Convention Center ...

Hotel Review: Cabana Bay Resort, Universal Studios Orlando, Florida

The Cabana Bay Resort at Universal Studios Orlando, Florida is located approximately 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO) and 5 minutes from the entrance to Universal Studios, Orlando. The retro 50’s themed hotel is great for anyone planning a visit to the park but is perfect ...

Priority Pass Lounge Review: ProAir Executive VIP Lounge at Sao Paulo GRU

Just like in the States, all international flights to Sao Paulo International Airport (GRU) arrive into a dedicated arrival hall where all passengers are required to go through customs and immigration. Once you clear through customs, you will then be allowed to check-in for your connecting flight. ...
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Trip Report: Copa Airlines Economy Class, Los Angeles to Panama City

Ever since they rebranded their frequent flier program (FFP), I became fascinated with Copa Airlines and wanted to give them a try. With their low prices and one stop connection in Panama City to anywhere in Latin America, I figured it was a good time to check them out and give them a proper review. ...
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Hotel Review: Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

This hotel review is for the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. This property should not be confused with the Hilton Waikiki Beach. The Hilton Waikiki Beach is a less desirable hotel not located on ocean front property. The Hilton Waikiki Beach will be less expensive but if you’re ...
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Trip Report: Lufthansa A380 Business Class Houston to Frankfurt

Hi everyone. Please welcome my good friend, Bob Miller, back to the blog. Bob recently redeemed some United MileagePlus miles for a trip to Zurich and I asked him to share his experience flying Lufthansa's new long-haul business class on the Airbus A380 with you all. I'll talk more about Bob below ...
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Here's How to Earn More Miles and Points for Shopping

A few months ago, I shared with you a trick on how to save money at gas stations and earn more miles and points in the process. Today, I’m back with some advice on how to earn more miles and points on shopping. From everyday purchases at Target to designer handbags at Nordstrom, using one ...
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Swag Giveaway! United, Pan Am, Delta and More! (done)

Contest over! Thank you everyone for playing along. The winners are:
Paolo: United shirt. Jason Cruise: AA amenities kit. Jack: Tumi amenities kit. Michelle C: Pan Am shirt. Tim Nguyen: United hoodie. Mo: Pan Am passport cover. Andrew: LAX shirt Colin: Pan Am luggage ...
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