Trip Reports

Live from a Lounge
Hotel Review: Four Points by Sheraton Bengaluru, Whitefield – Executive Suite

Earlier this month we stayed at the Four Points by Sheraton in Bangalore. This is value for money new business hotel that opened about 3 years ago and should be on our... Read More

Grab a Mile
Review: Lufthansa Business Class Frankfurt – Delhi (A380)

Boarding began promptly at 12:45pm for the flight over to Delhi and it was almost a free for all because of there really not being any division in boarding groups among... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur BA777 Arlanda to Heathrow (EuroTraveller)

British Airways BA777 Stockholm Arlanda to London Heathrow (EuroTraveller) Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur Contents Seriously – Take a holiday!... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt

The Lufthansa First Class Terminal in Frankfurt remains one of the best first class lounges in the world. Although not intended for arriving longhaul passengers, the... Read More

Travel With Grant
Drink Coffee? Enjoy Traveling? Here’s Good News!

I don’t know about you, but I want to stay super healthy for as long as I can so I can keep traveling! And it turns out this goal AND one of my favorite passions... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – Exploring Arlanda Airport and Aurora Lounge (From Premium to Economy)

Exploring Arlanda Airport and Aurora Lounge (From Premium to Economy Class) Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur Contents (It’s LONG and probably will... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Lufthansa 747-8 First Class Los Angeles to Frankfurt

When it comes to redeeming miles for transatlantic travel, it is difficult to justify redeeming for business class when Lufthansa First Class is available for only... Read More

Wild About Travel
Shinkansen Sprint -Trip Report: Hiroshima-Kyoto

When I was three, my grandparents bought me my first book of trains. My second book followed when I was four. I must have read that book a hundred times and memorised... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Hotel Review: The Park Bangalore – Terrace Suite

Earlier this month we stayed the The Park in Bangalore. This hotel that made constructed from 20 years ago appears to have never been refurbished and it's disappointing... Read More

The Gate
Surprised: My Stay at Hotel Viktorija in Riga

Many aspects of Hotel Viktorija — including the lobby — seemed almost unchanged from when it was first built in 1910, as shown by dozens of photographs.... Read More

The Military Frequent Flyer
Budapest: St. Stephen’s Basilica

Sorry for the long break gang, having a bust life gets in the way of blogging all the time. Finishing up on our trip to Budapest today.  If you missed the previous... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
SNAPSHOT: American Airlines 86 Chicago to London Heathrow

Time for another snapshot – this time looking at American Airlines 86 between Chicago O’Hare International and London Heathrow T3 Boarding Boarding was from... Read More

Efficient Asian Man
Flight Review: Etihad Airways First Class Apartment A380 AUH to JFK

A couple of notes about this flight. First, there’s pre-clearance at Abu Dhabi, which means that you essentially clear immigration in Abu Dhabi and land as a... Read More

Efficient Asian Man
Lounge Review: Etihad Airways First Class Lounge Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH)

My next stop during my layover at AUH was the Etihad Airways First Class Lounge and Spa. This visit happened just a couple of weeks after this lounge opened. The lounge... Read More

Grab a Mile
The Best Business Class Lounge in Frankfurt?

Since there were no showers at the LH lounge, I made my way to the nearest lounge with that facility: the Air Canada lounge on the other end of the terminal. I had heard... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Checking out British Airways First Wing

British Airways implemented the new First Wing this year for their premium passengers who are oneworld Emeralds/BA Golds or flying First. Security and admittance to the... Read More

Efficient Asian Man
Lounge Review: Etihad Airways Premium Lounge Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH)

My first stop during my transit of Abu Dhabi airport was the Etihad Premium Lounge. This lounge is open to business class passengers flying on Etihad. The lounge has all... Read More

Efficient Asian Man
Flight Review: Qatar Airways First Class A320 DOH to AUH

For remote gates (C20 to C29), you can take an elevator from the first class lounge directly to a premium bus transfer. But you do have to wait for all of the first... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Ich alleine in der Etihad A380 First!

Eine ganze First für sich zu haben ist schon außergewöhnlich. Noch irrer ist es natürlich alleine in einer Etihad A380 First zu fliegen. Hier ein... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Review: Wizz Air A320 Wizz Plus Astana – Budapest

5,5 Stunden mit einem Low-Cost Carrier von Astana nach Budapest. Wizz Air macht es möglich ... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – Business Class – QR169 Doha – Stockholm Arlanda

QR169 Hamad International Doha – Stockholm Arlanda (Business Class) Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur Contents Seriously – Take a holiday!... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Review: Alitalia 777 Business Class Rome to Los Angeles

With Alitalia operating in bankruptcy protection, I figured this might be my last shot to sample a longhaul flight on the carrier. Let’s hope not, though, because... Read More

Efficient Asian Man
Lounge Review: Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Class Lounge Doha Airport (DOH)

I’ve reviewed Qatar’s business class Al Mourjan airport lounge before at Doha, but this was my first visit to Qatar’s first class Al Safwa lounge. As I... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – A Dash through Doha (or is 1h 20 enough to change planes?)

A Dash through Doha (or is 1h 20 enough to change planes?) Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur Contents (It’s LONG and probably will change).  ... Read More

TravelUpdate
Touring Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is a great city to visit with its grand architecture, delicious food, cobblestone streets, and extensive historical and cultural attractions. Read More

Live from a Lounge
Hotel Review: Holiday Inn London Heathrow T5 

The Holiday Inn London Heathrow T5 was one of the many Holiday Inns dotting Heathrow surroundings. We needed just another night to sleep before heading back to home, so... Read More

Efficient Asian Man
Flight Review: Qatar Airways First Class A380 Guangzhou to Doha (CAN to DOH)

My flight from Guangzhou to Doha was delayed due to traffic at Guangzhou. There were some bad thunderstorms that day, which also delayed the incoming flight. At the... Read More

Travel With Grant
24 Fascinating Facts About Passports

Got a passport? Well, of course you do. You’re a traveler and miles/points collector! If you enjoy history and learning about quirky travel topics, this post is... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Trying British Airways Buy on Board

British Airways Buy on Board catering was launched in association with Marks & Spencer in January 2017. I had my first opportunity to buy a meal from them earlier... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Introduction: Visiting Pandas In China

Welcome to my next trip report, covering flights in Xiamen Air business class, a couple of Starwood properties in China, and a really fun time getting up close to... Read More

Efficient Asian Man
Lounge Review: Premium Lounge Guangzhou Airport (CAN)

This lounge was extremely crowded when I visited because a lot of airlines use this lounge for their premium passengers at Guangzhou. It’s also accessible via... Read More