The Wandering Aramean
Getting decommitted: Tales of a Norwegian cancellation at Gatwick

A security "incident" and passenger detention led to an hour delay on my recent Norwegian flight. That started a domino effect, eventually leading to a cancellation and... Read More

Mommy Points
A Lump in My Throat and a Flight With My Oldest

For nineteen months and five days I was with my youngest baby at least part of every day, and together under the same roof every single night. This means if I traveled,... Read More

Citi AA Business Approved! (Again)

Thanks to Miles to Memories for posting that the Citi AA Business card which comes with a 50k bonus after 3k spend does not have the 24 month language. Incidentally, the... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Hyatt Place in Europe: A Whole Different Experience

On my way back home from the Garuda trip, I spent one night in Amsterdam at the Andaz and my second night at the Hyatt Place near Schiphol Airport. I loved the Andaz... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
World of Hyatt, Free Shake Shack Burgers, Westin Denver Review

Martini Review of the Week:  It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and... Read More

One Mile at a Time
How I’m Flying To & From Bhutan (I Think?)

I'm really excited about visiting Bhutan in March. It looks stunning, and there are two new and nice looking Le Meridien properties there. I love the outdoors, so it... Read More

Travel With Massi
Review: Kulm Hotel St. Moritz

Review zum legendären 5 Sterne-Superior Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, dem ältesten Luxushotel in St. Moritz und Mitglied bei Leading Hotel´s of the World. Infos... Read More

View from the Wing
British Airways Head Tells Unions and Customers to Bugger Off

Unapologetic Willie Walsh is the CEO of IAG, parent company of British Airways, Iberia, Aer Lingus and Vueling. And here’s what he expects from customers: Continue... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Der einfachste Status Match ever: OMAN AIR Sindbad GOLD

Das ist mal lustig. Wie Süßigkeiten wirft Oman Air mit dem höchsten Status in ihrem Loyalitätsprogramm herum. Wir werden Sindbad Gold ... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Accor Private Sale (40% Rabatt)

Accor hat für einige Destinationen wieder den Private Sale gestartet. Man wirft in einigen Regionen Hotels mit bis zu 40% Rabatt raus ... Read More

Points With a Crew
How I totally failed at gambling in Reno

So I pulled out my phone, opened the Chrome app, and literally typed in "how to play a slot machine".... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Stupid: Egypt More Than Doubles Cost Of Tourist Visas

Oh, Egypt. Egypt's tourism industry has suffered greatly ever since the revolution, and even more so after a Russian charter plane was blown up after takeoff from Egypt... Read More

Singapore Airlines Boeing Order

Singapore Airlines has placed an order to continue renewing its fleet. The Singapore Airlines Boeing order is worth some $14 billion at list prices. This will likely be... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Marriott Up To 20% Off Resorts Promo

Marriott is offering a deal to save up to 20% off  your favorite Marriott Resorts across the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America! This promotion is valid for... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Review: Lufthansa A319 BUSINESS Tiflis – München

Mit dem A319 in der Business von Tiflis nach München. Eine der absurden Strecken der Lufthansa ... Read More

View from the Wing
Boeing 737 Flew With Aircraft Door Open This Week — and Pilot Didn’t Notice

Wednesday’s Sriwijaya Air planned 2200 mile flight from Guangzhou, China to Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia reportedly had to turn around and go back to Guangzhou... Read More

One Mile at a Time
The Hilarious Conclusion To My Qatar Airways Nap Room Drama

Yesterday I wrote about my ridiculous experience in Qatar Airways' gorgeous Al Safwa First Class Lounge. While the lounge is physically stunning, I don't think I've ever... Read More

Heels First Travel
Renting from Avis? One Thing To Know When Making a Reservation

Did you know? Your name (and assigned car) will disappear off the Avis Preferred reservation board about 45 minutes or so after your reservation time. This isn’t... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Hollywood Throws Out Bob Hope from Burbank Airport

As my home airport, I watched with great dismay as service to Burbank greatly shrunk during the Great Recession. Now with great delight I watch service returning to... Read More

Michael W Travels
The Most Interesting Priority Pass Lounge I’ve Visited

The Michael W Travels family recently got back from an awesome little  trip to Ireland. While Dublin is usually a quick flight from NYC, we flew on connecting... Read More

Delta overhauls two Sky Clubs (photos)

Delta Sky Club members and guests will get a new and improved airport lounge experience now that renovations are finished for the clubs at Minneapolis-St. Paul and... Read More

The Gate
Two Important Reasons to Check the Door to the Balcony of the Hotel Room

Traveling by yourself can at times potentially be risky; so ensuring your safety — without going overboard, of course — is usually a good idea. Taking a... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Cathay Pacific Will Soon Serve Beer Specially Brewed For 35,000 Feet

Flying is known to dull the sense of taste, meaning that food and drinks will often taste different on the ground than in the air. This is why so much airline food is... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Flying in the aisles on Pakistan International Airlines

Most conversations about aisle access in flight are about business class travelers and not wanting to climb over a seat mate. For Pakistan International Airlines it... Read More

Miles To Memories
Saying Goodbye: A Walkthrough of the Closing Historic Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York

The Waldorf Astoria in New York City is/was one of the most historic hotels in the city. Here is a walkthrough taken during the property's final days. Read More

View from the Wing
Airline Takes Off With More Passengers Than Seats, They Stand in the Aisle for 1700 Miles

Back in 2012 Ryanair floated the idea of 'standing seats' to pack more passengers in and lower costs. And Airbus has a patent for 'double decker' seating. But neither... Read More