Young Travelers of Hong Kong
Oops: My Two-Week Membership with the UK Border’s Registered Traveller Service
The Registered Traveller Service is a service that the UK border offers. It allows e-gates access for passport holders that are originally ineligible for e-gates at UK airports during arrival immigration, as long as you’re entering with a visa, or have entered the country 4 times in the past 24...
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
Review: Iberia Velázquez Business Class Lounge, Madrid Airport (MAD)
Review Overview YTHK'S VERDICT Iberia's flagship lounge is decidedly middling, with uncompetitive seating and limited food and beverages (including an a la carte menu that isn't served to 90% of longhaul passengers) 3.0 In November 2021 I had the chance to check out some of Iberia’s lounges at Madrid-Barajas airport,...
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
Race To The Bottom: British Airways vs. Lufthansa’s Older Business Class
British Airways and Lufthansa are two of the biggest European airlines – chances are that if you’ve flown between Europe and Asia or the U.S. more than a few times, you’ll have flown either of these airlines at least once. Both of these airlines have basically unlimited exposure to premium...
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
Swiss Debuts New “Swiss Senses” Premium Cabins
Swiss is debuting new first and business class seats in 2025, and they just released some new details. Here are the details of the new cabins, as well as some thoughts on how they compare to Swiss’ current product. These are identical to Lufthansa’s new “Allegris” first and business class...
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Live and Let’s Fly
Great Coffee In Bogota Airport (BOG)
During my layover at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota I found some great coffee that helped me through the middle of the night. Best Coffee In Bogota Airport (BOG) My plane landed before 3:00 am and the lounge did not open until 5:00 am, which left a gap of more...
One Mile at a Time
Qantas Invests In New Menus & Larger Meals
Qantas has just announced a multi-million dollar investment in its catering, with plans to bring new dishes both onboard flights and to lounges.
View from the Wing
United Airlines Now Offers Elite Status Instantly To Competitor Airline Customers [Roundup]
A roundup of the most important stories of the day. I keep you up to date on the most interesting writings I find on other sites – the latest news and tips. Continue reading United Airlines Now Offers Elite Status Instantly To Competitor Airline Customers [Roundup]...
Miles For Family
Hits and Misses from our Disney Wish 4-night Cruise
My family just returned from a 4-night cruise on the Disney Wish, Disney Cruise Line’s newest ship. Overall, we had a wonderful time. It’s really difficult to NOT enjoy yourself on a Disney cruise, regardless of your age or how much you like or dislike Disney stuff. The service is...
Live and Let’s Fly
Permanent Social Distancing In Bogota Airport
An escalator (of all things) at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota was a visible reminder of both overreaction and underestimation in a world turned upside down by COVID-19. Social Distancing Via Paint In Bogota Airport After stepping off my Avianca flight from London to Bogota, it was 2:58 am...
One Mile at a Time
American Reopens First Class Lounge London Heathrow
American Airlines has just reopened its most premium lounge at London Heathrow Airport (LHR), which is unique in the carrier’s lounge network.
Frequent Floaters
Miss Manners Guide to Cruising, the Dos and Don’ts!
We all have personal pet-peeves when it comes to most everything in life whether it’s squeezing the toothpaste from the end or in the middle or driving behind someone who evidently plans to turn left for the duration of their commute. What about on cruise ships? Are there things we...
Eye of the Flyer
Delta and Airbnb Gift Card Deals at Best Buy!
Folks looking to purchase upcoming travel with Delta Air Lines and Airbnb may be interested in a pair of gift cards deals at Best Buy’s website. Buy a $500 Delta Air Lines eGift card and receive a $75 Best Buy eGift card Buy a $200 Delta Air Lines eGift card...
All aboard the American Airlines love plane from New York to Miami!
It was remarkable to walk on board an American Airlines flight and see a whole bunch of decorations. These were all hearts and glitter, so it seemed I had stepped aboard the famous love plane! This time I was heading to Florida on an entirely free ticket, courtesy of AA....
Frequent Miler
Party of 5: Frequent Miler’s 2023 Team Challenge
Introducing Frequent Miler’s 2023 team challenge: Party of 5.  Each year, Frequent Miler team members compete to outdo each other in designing, booking, and completing a trip that uncovers and highlights incredible opportunities available through points and miles.  For example, in 2019 with the 40K to Far Away challenge, we...
Monkey Miles
30% off Kimpton Flash Sale – check to see if you could save money on your reservation
Kimpton Flash Sale The post 30% off Kimpton Flash Sale – check to see if you could save money on your reservation appeared first on Monkey Miles.
VIRGIN AUSTRALIA: Returns to Samoa. Fares on sale
Samoa will get up to two flights per week from Sydney and Brisbane to Apia. The first flight is this evening from Sydney (21 March 2023), with Brisbane flights starting on 23 March 2023. Both flights on the airline’s domestic and short-haul international workhorse, the Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Flights initially...
One Mile at a Time
Wyndham Rewards Selling Points With 40% Bonus
Wyndham Rewards has just launched its latest promotion on purchased points, which some members might find to be worthwhile. Let’s go over the details.
Off the Beaten Points
Review: Air France La Premiere 777-300ER (CDG-MEX)
In every person’s life, there are defining moments: their birth, their marriage, their children’s birth, and, for weirdos… The post Review: Air France La Premiere 777-300ER (CDG-MEX) appeared first on Off the Beaten Points.
Paddle Your Own Kanoo
Delta Air Flight Attendant Claims She Was Diagnosed With Cancer After Wearing ‘Toxic Uniform’ in New Lawsuit
An ex-Delta Air Lines flight attendant claims a new uniform that the carrier introduced in 2018 progressively made her sicker and sicker and may have been the cause of a cancer diagnosis that she continues to live with. Regal Summer Owens filed the latest ‘toxic uniform’ lawsuit against Delta in...
QANTAS: promises catering will be bigger & better on international and domestic flights and lounges
If you have been thinking that Qantas has been skimping on the quality and portion size of its food onboard and in lounges, looks like you were correct. Well at least that is the corollary of the Qantas media release today that promises ‘the biggest investment in Qantas inflight and...
One Mile at a Time
Now Open: Chase Sapphire Terrace Austin Airport
This week, Chase has opened a pretty cool new concept at Austin Airport.
Michael W Travels
Newark Scammed By Fake Nation, Easy Hack For Saving Money On Hotels, Passport Office Strike, This Airport Terminal Was Named Best In World- Travel News!
Travel News: CNTraveller writes about the Passport Office Strike: Everything You Need To Know About The Five Week Walkout. AFAR: You’ll Never Guess Which Airport Terminal Was Just Named Best In The World. T+L says This Super Easy Hack For Saving Money On Hotels Is Going Viral On TikTok. Smarter...
The Gate with Brian Cohen
Spring Sale 2023 With Kimpton: Save Up to 30 Percent Off Room Rates
During Spring Sale 2023 with Kimpton, you can save up to 30 percent off of the Best Flexible Rate seven days per week when you stay at your choice of 75 different participating Kimpton hotel and resort properties worldwide — although many are located in the United States — from...
Frequent Flyer Bonuses
Today only: 3x points on Nordic Choice Hotel bookings
Nordic Choice Hotels is once again offering their one day only Triple Points bonus. This bonus is good on all bookings completed between March 31 and May 1 that are booked by 23:59 CET on March 21. With the tripling of points Nordic Choice Club members will earn 30 points...
QANTAS: A380 to soar again between Melbourne and LAX with First Class
Qantas, having mothballed all its A380s during the pandemic, is now bringing them back. according to ET, slowly but surely, and most have been refurbished. Qantas is currently flying 7 of the A380s with another one returning in the next few months to make 8. Qantas originally had 12 of...
Frequent Miler
25% off purchase fees on Simon Visa/MC Gift Cards online w/ promo code MAR23SPRING25
Get 25% off purchase fees when ordering Visa and Mastercard Simon gift cards online. Use promo code MAR23SPRING25 when ordering at The Deal Simon Mall’s volume ordering site is offering the following discount codes for orders from its bulk gift card site (which requires approval to be able to purchase –...
Points Miles and Bling
Throwback to when Hyatt compensated me with 50,000 points
I was cleaning out old emails and came across a string of communication from Hyatt, which reminded me why World… The post Throwback to when Hyatt compensated me with 50,000 points appeared first on Points Miles and Bling.
Frequent Flyer Bonuses
30% off JAL Mileage Bank award tickets between Japan & select cities in Asia
JAL Mileage Bank is offering an automatic 30% discount on economy class award tickets between Japan and select cities in South and Southeast Asia. You’ll find the landing page for the offer is the same as the Hawaii discount we brought to you previously and now they have added these...
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
BOOKED: Singapore Airlines, Finnair A350 Business Class!
Hi! I hope everyone’s enjoying a very frosty start to March. I’ve got really exciting life plans lined up – I’ll be taking up an operations consultancy role in the UK mid-next calendar year, which I’m really excited about! I’m looking forward to approaching commercial awareness from a completely different...
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
Review: Cathay Pacific A350-1000 Economy Class (HKG-BKK-HKG)
I recently took a short trip down to Bangkok to take advantage of a good deal with Cathay Pacific from Bangkok to New York via Hong Kong. It’s been a while since we’ve last reviewed Cathay Pacific’s short-haul Economy product here at YTHK, so I figured that it would be...
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
Review: Lufthansa E190 Business Class (FRA-LCY)
Review Overview YTHK'S VERDICT While the intra-Europe business class product is embarrassingly bad, Lufthansa does lead the pack with amenities and half-decent catering. I wasn't fussed about the lack of WiFi or power ports on this short regional jet flight, though the lack of WiFi on their A320neos is a...
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Frankfurt
Review Overview YTHK'S VERDICT Air Canada operates some solid outstation lounges, and their Frankfurt lounge is no exception. While the food selection is limited, the lounge has good WiFi, showers, and IMO a better atmosphere than any of Lufthansa's lounges. 4.0 While Lufthansa has a wealth of lounges at Frankfurt...
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
Review: Lufthansa Business Lounge B, Frankfurt (FRA)
Review Overview YTHK'S VERDICT This is a very middling offering for an airline lounge, and lacks personality. At least it has all the basics, including readily available showers, WiFi, a range of seating, and an adequate food selection. 3.5 Lufthansa operates a whopping six departures lounges for business class passengers...
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
Review: Lufthansa Welcome Lounge, Frankfurt (FRA) Arrivals
A brief review of Lufthansa's Welcome (Arrivals) lounge Frankfurt, for passengers arriving Frankfurt in longhaul Lufthansa business class. The post Review: Lufthansa Welcome Lounge, Frankfurt (FRA) Arrivals appeared first on Young Travelers of Hong Kong.
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
Review: Lufthansa A340 Business Class (HKG-FRA)
Review Overview YTHK'S VERDICT Lufthansa's business class hard product is lackadaisical, but their soft product was better than I expected. There's still lots of room for improvement, however. 3.0 After spending three weeks at home with friends and family, it was time to fly Lufthansa’s A340 business class, which I...
Young Travelers of Hong Kong
Review: The Centurion Lounge by American Express, Hong Kong (HKG)
Review Overview YTHK'S VERDICT This is one of the few lounges at Hong Kong Airport that isn't overcrowded at the moment, and the X-factor is the bar, which serves up a variety of great cocktails. 4.5 Prior to a late-night departure out of Hong Kong Airport, a friend was gracious...