The Flights I’m Taking on My Current Dream Trip

Singapore A380 Suites

I’ve flown some nice cabins in the past, but what I have booked for my current trip should be the best of all my previous trips. They are what many would consider to be “aspirational” flights (and … [Read more...]

Remember – You Can Change Flights Booked on the Old UA Chart for Only $100

Very happy with this for just $100.

After United Airlines announced it's massive devaluation that took effect 2/14/14, there was widespread panic among those in the frequent flyer crowd that used Star Alliance partners to fly premium … [Read more...]

Airlines that Offer Chauffeur Service on Award Tickets

Qantas in one of the very few airlines that provides a Chauffeur service.

One of the great luxuries of flying premium cabins is being given complimentary door-to-door chauffeur service on award tickets. If nothing else, it's a cool experience to tell family/friends about or … [Read more...]

Review: Singapore Airlines A380 Business Class LAX-NRT-SIN

Business Class seats

Singapore Airlines Business Class LAX-NRT-SIN Review: SilverKris Lounge at SIN Singapore Airlines Business Class SIN-BKK Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Bangkok Conrad Bangkok InterContinental Koh … [Read more...]

Beginners Guide – How to Use Alaska Airlines Miles

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan

Beginners Guide to Redeeming Points United Airlines (and Star Alliance) British Airways Avios (and Oneworld Alliance) Hyatt Gold Passport Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Starwood Preferred … [Read more...]

American Airlines and US Airways Devalue Without Notice

AA and US

In my opinion, the dirtiest trick a loyalty program has is to raise the cost of awards without giving customers any notice. I can't think of a worse way to treat your customers, particularly the ones … [Read more...]

Guest Post: 10 Lessons Learned While (trying to) Redeem 1,000,000 Points & Miles

Let's all hope for the NEW Lufthansa Business Class!

Robert Dwyer is a deal hound who spends hours each day thinking about points, and how to use them for awesome family vacations. He writes about wine at The Wellesley Wine Press. You can follow Robert … [Read more...]

Travel Summary Consulting Services

The "beach" at the Conrad Koh Samui.

  Where do you want to go in the world? Chances are that you can get there nearly free by using points instead of cash, and I can help you earn all the points you'll need to achieve your travel … [Read more...]

Why and How I Travel in First and Business Class

From Qantas' website.

I've been on a bit of a mileage burning spree over the last month and I've booked some flights that I'm really excited about. This year I'll be to fly on Qantas' A380 in First Class from LAX-SYD, … [Read more...]

Review: The New Star Alliance Lounge at LAX

The bar area in the outdoor terrace.

Introduction The New Star Alliance Lounge at LAX Turkish Airlines Business Class, LAX-IST on TK10 Doubletree by Hilton Istanbul - Old Town Some of My Activities in Istanbul The Turkish … [Read more...]