Live and Let's Fly
Air Italy: Qatar’s Plan to Destroy Alitalia

Air Italy wants to be the flag carrier of Italy, taking over beleaguered Alitalia’s long-held dominant position. Air Italy is actually already Italy’s #2... Read More

Running with Miles
Getting the Bonus a Second Time with American Express

Just a week after closing my Business Platinum, American Express surprised me with a great offer on a card I've already had. The post Getting the Bonus a Second Time... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Hyatt Place Yerevan

Originally I wasn't planning on staying at the Hyatt Place Yerevan. However, after getting to the airport at 12:30AM, I was informed that my flight had been delayed by... Read More

Übergabe der Qatar Airways A350-1000 [Einladung]

Disclaimer: Zu der Veranstaltung war ich als (Sven) als Blogger eingeladen. Da mir eine Teilnehme aus privaten Gründen nicht möglich war flog Raphael für... Read More

God Save The Points
Italy Has A “New” Airline – With Brand New Planes (And Suites)…

When we say new, we mean it’s now official. Air Italy experienced a glorious rebirth this week. Qatar Airways has officially launched the new brand, with hopes of... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Chasing food across borders: Banitsa at Sofia’s Tsentralni Hali

Tourist trap or insight into local culture? Weekend markets are a favorite stop of mine in a new city. And at Sofia's Tsentralni Hali recently I got way more than I... Read More

View from the Wing
Passengers Who Take Carry On Bags During an Evacuation Shouldn’t Be Fined

Whenever there's an aircraft evacuation there are photos of passengers taking personal items out of the plane. Sometimes it's a purse or laptop bag from underneath... Read More

Frequent Miler
Will the Office Depot / Office Max promo stack? YMMV

Office Depot and Office Max are offering $10 off $100 or more on select gift cards right now. This might stack with an additional 10% back... Read More

The Travelers Club
L’Airbus A330neo de TAP sort de peinture !

Le premier Airbus A330neo destiné à TAP Air Portugal est sorti hier matin de l’atelier de peinture à Toulouse. Il arbore maintenant la... Read More

Monkey Miles
WOW! Los Angeles to Sydney Business Class for $2300

Xiamen Airlines has unbelievable roundtrip fares from LA to Sydney Xiamen Airlines is member airline of SkyTeam and has been slowly making waves with some incredible... Read More

Вот почему я не люблю несетевые отели

По сравнению с отелями... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Qatar Airways Becomes First Airline To Take Delivery Of Airbus A350-1000

Qatar Airways loves having the newest technology when it comes to planes. In late 2014, Qatar Airways became the global launch customer for the A350-900, and I had the... Read More

Mommy Points
Save Money on Hotel Stays With Two New Amex Promos (Targeted)

I know that most of us prefer to use hotel points to cover hotel stays whenever possible, but sometimes paying out of pocket is the best way to get what you need when... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Sisters Sue Airline for “Guilt by Association” Fart Removal

Two sisters are suing a Dutch budget airline for their removal from a recent flight. That flight diverted after a passenger proved unable or unwilling to control his... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
First Qatar Airways A350-1000 route confirmed: London Ahoy!

Yesterday was the big pomp and circumstance that happened to be the handover of the first Airbus A350-1000 to Qatar Airways. A350-1000 and A350-900 Qatar formation... Read More

That’s Me in the Corner Losing My Globalist Status

So long Hyatt Globalist. I was unable to requalify for Globalist for 2018 because I refused to stay and make the Hyatt House my second residence in 2017 (see Hyatt Kills... Read More

View from the Wing
New Star Alliance Tools and Bonus Marriott Points

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.... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Emirates Resuming A380 Service To Houston As Of June 1, 2018

Emirates has been doing what they can to rightsize capacity on routes as much as possible. For example, last April Emirates announced that they were drastically reducing... Read More

Finnair erweitert Flüge nach Chicago und San Francisco bis 5.12.2018

Finnair, die Airline aus dem Norden, welche über das Drehkreuz Helsinki schnelle Verbindungen nach Asien ermöglicht, verstärkt ihre Flugkapazitäten... Read More

Points With a Crew
Schedule change… to the RESCUE!

Reader Kate has a 2-connection, all-day award ticket for her family of 5. Now American has changed one of her flights and her 3 hour (lunch time!) layover has been cut... Read More

Miles To Memories
Great News to Start the Day! JetBlue Adds Another Route to Premium Lie Flat Mint Service: NYC to Seattle

JetBlue Adding Mint Service From NYC to Seattle. Mint is a wonderful premium cabin product that is unmatched by any domestic First Class experience I've had to date. See... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Marriott will give you 25% discount or 5,000 points if you find a cheaper rate elsewhere!

Until now if you found a cheaper room rate at a Marriott hotel, Marriott would match the lower rate and give an additional 25% discount. Now, Marriott has improved the... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Etihad Eliminates Chauffeur Service On Award Tickets

Etihad continues to make cut after cut after cut after cut to their passenger experience. Individually all of these changes are minor, but when you put them all... Read More

Review: The Club at SEA – South Satellite

At the end of my time in the Emerald City, I flew home with my sister-in-law.  And to kill time at the airport, we checked out The Club at SEA. On my last day in... Read More

Deals We Like
Didn’t Receive your Wyndham Points? Now you Can!

A few days ago I wrote about Wyndham changing the terms of their previous promotion with zero announcement to their members. Of course the terms were technically... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Sun Country Slashes Workforce in Minneapolis

Sun County Airlines will outsource 20% of its workforce, announcing it will layoff 350 ground workers at Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP). These positions... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
AUSGEZEICHNET: Singapore Business Istanbul – Asien (Return): 1500 Euro

Mit Singapore Airlines Business um ca. 1 500 Euro von Istanbul nach Asien ... Read More

Points, Miles & Martinis
Starwood Deals Up To 35% Off

Starwood released this week’s SPG Hot Escapes today, where you can save a bunch on upcoming hotel stays. Every week, they offer savings at select... Read More

God Save The Points
A 360° Tour Of Qatar Airways New Airbus A350-1000…

Yesterday we were on hand in Toulouse for the unveiling of Qatar Airways brand new Airbus A350-1000, the newest most state of the art plane in the world. From the modern... Read More

God Save The Points
Star Alliance Investing In Passenger Friendly Changes Using Technology…

It’s not often we get to say the word passenger and friendly next to each other, so let us savor this moment. All travelers are creatures of habit, with favorite... Read More

View from the Wing
American Will Start Charging for ViaSat Satellite Internet Next Month

ViaSat internet has been free. They've been working out kinks since the beginning. On the inaugural 737 MAX flight at the end of November ViaSat internet simply didn't... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Uber Express POOL: Uber’s Lowest Cost Option Yet

Over the years Uber has been testing out all kinds of things in hopes of even further increasing market share. A few years back Uber introduced UberPOOL, which is... Read More

What Might Change If British Airways Cap Club Europe?

British Airways are planning to increase capacity on their short haul aircraft and Head for Points are reporting there will be a cap on Club Europe seating. This is... Read More

Efficient Asian Man
Review: Club Aspire Lounge London Heathrow (LHR) Terminal 3

On a recent trip to London, I had the chance to check out the Club Aspire lounge at LHR Terminal 3. This lounge is relatively new and accessible via Priority Pass (in... Read More

Voyage Avance
Lounge review : Sapporo New Chitose airport(CTS) ANA Lounge(domestic)

I visited the ANA lounge(domestic) in Sapporo New Chito... 投稿 Lounge review : Sapporo New Chitose airport(CTS) ANA Lounge(domestic) は Voyage... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Air Canada Introduces Basic Economy Fares

Delta introduced basic economy fares in 2012, and then last year we saw both American and United introduce these fares. When Delta first introduced basic economy it was... Read More

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