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 ...

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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Trip Report: Alaska Air First Class Seattle to Honolulu

Good news for Alaska Airlines fliers as they just opened up a brand new Board Room in the N satellite concourse at Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA). When I flew this flight in October of 2015, the lounge wasn't open yet so I couldn't visit it but from what I hear, it's nice. Those departing from the N ...
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Lounge Review: KAL Lounge at Seoul ICN Satellite Concourse A

There are two international departure terminals at Seoul Incheon Airport. There’s the main terminal and the satellite concourse. If you’re flying anyone other than Asiana or Korean Airlines, you’ll most likely be departing from the satellite concourse. From the main terminal, you ...

Lounge Review: Korean Airlines Prestige Business Class Lounge at Seoul ICN

There are two main international departure terminals at Seoul Incheon International Airport. There’s the main terminal where Asiana and Korean Air depart from and the satellite terminal (Concourse A) where the majority of other airlines depart from. Korean Air has a First Class Lounge and a ...
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Trip Report: Air Japan (ANA) Economy Class Review Tokyo to Taipei, Boeing 767

Air Japan is ANA’s regional arm. They operate short and medium haul routes using a fleet of (older) Boeing 767s. Even though this flight was "operated by Air Japan," everything was the same as an ANA flight. All their planes, flight attendants, meals, etc. were all consistent with the ANA ...
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Hotel Review: Hilton Hanoi Opera

This hotel review is for the Hilton Hanoi Opera in Hanoi, Vietnam. It should not be confused with the Hanoi Hilton (Ha Loi Prison), a prison used by the North Vietnamese government to house American POWs such as John McCain and Bud Day during the Vietnam War.

The Hilton Hanoi Opera is ...
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Lounge Review: Vietnam Airlines Lotus (Business Class) Lounge at Hanoi


The Vietnam Airlines Lotus (Business Class) Lounge at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport is located in their international departures terminal. It’s located upstairs adjacent to gate 28 and is open to premium cabin passengers and elite members of SkyTeam partner airlines and other ...
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Don't Be Like Me And Screw Up A Korean Air Award Booking


Man, I really screwed the pooch on this one. I’m such an idiot and I hope that you guys can learn from my mistake. If you guys have been following along, then you know that I’m booked on the Vietnam Airlines A350 inaugural flight to Paris. Because Vietnam Airlines is a SkyTeam ...
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Amenity Kit Review: American Air Transcon First Class, Reno Air Heritage Kit

Earlier this year, American Airlines announced an upgrade to their passenger experience by introducing all new amenities kits for their international first and business class passengers and first class passengers on their transcon, Los Angeles to New York, Los Angeles to Miami and San Francisco to ...

Singapore Airlines and JetBlue Launch New Mileage Earning Partnership


As you guys know, I'm a huge fan of Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer program and yesterday's announcement between Singapore Airlines and JetBlue is a huge plus for us in the miles and points game. Effective immediately, you can earn KrisFlyer miles when flying on JetBlue flights and earn TrueBlue ...
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Trip Report: Japan Airlines First Class Tokyo to Los Angeles, Boeing 777-300ER

This Japan Airlines first class flight review is part of my around the world trip using the last of my US Airways Dividend Miles a few months ago. My post on how I booked this trip last year can be found here.
About 30 minutes prior to boarding time, I left the Japan Airlines First Class Lounge ...
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