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Full Fares – Earning bonus Elite miles on United Partners

As I discussed in my last blog post, if you book a full-fare or flexible-fare economy ticket that is booked as a Y or a B fare, you will earn 150% of the miles flown on the trip. This is not a reason to buy these tickets as they can cost several times the cost…

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Smiling with Vanilla and Peaches – The New Airlines of Asia

Asia is the next frontier, when it comes to massive airline expansion. All the major cities in the Western world have been connected to each other by air. There is really not much growth possible in the West for new routes. Yes, there are new routes coming up connecting cities across continents, but not within…

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2013 – A (Personal) Travel Year in Review

2013 was an interesting year. Both for me personally from a travel perspective and also for the travel industry. Several firsts and several changes – some for the good and some for the bad. Here are a few I care about. Personal Travel recap: Personally, 2013 was a very interesting year. I made it to…

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Alliance Wars: The post US Airways – American Airlines world – Part I

There are three alliances in the world of Air Travel: Star Alliance OneWorld and SkyTeam Of these three, Star Alliance has been a very dominant alliance – mainly because of the sheer number of airlines they have (28 at the time of posting this), as opposed to OneWorld (13) and SkyTeam (19). Across their members,…

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Planespotting at Tokyo Narita Airport

Tokyo Narita (NRT) is a beautiful airport. This was my first time at Narita – I was passing thru on the recent 5 country 26,000 mile trip to South East Asia I took. I had a few hours at Narita that I spent mostly in the ANA lounge. The lounge has a great view or…

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IAD-ORD-HKG-CGK-SIN-BKK-MNL-BKK-KUL-BKK-NRT-IAD: 2 Weeks and 25,692 miles later…

No, this was not a crazy mileage-run, nor did I lose a bet. I just did this crazy business trip to South-East Asia, covering 5 countries in 2 weeks. It did add over 33k RDM to my mileage balance and almost 28k EQM towards Elite status! The flights were all Star Alliance (yay!), except for…

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All the Boeing 787 flights – current and future

Airlineroute.net has compiled an excellent post, that they update regularly, listing every current and announced Boeing 787 route there is! Currently there are 14 airlines that operate the 787 (AeroMexico, Air India, ANA, British Airways, China Southern, Ethiopian Airways, Hainan Airlines, JAL, LAN Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Norwegian, Qatar Airways, Thomson Airways and United). Several…

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Big Birds – Wide Body Aircraft!

I love taking pictures of and flying in wide body aircraft. Sure beats an ERJ anyday! From a travel perspective, it’s all about comfort. The bigger planes are mode spacious, have higher ceilings, larger bins and in upper class, flat seats. Some narrow body aircraft do too, but they are few and far apart. As…

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And the Best Airline in the World is…

Skytrak announced its annual rankings for 2012. They rank all the airlines in the world by polling 18m airline cutovers around the world. And for the year 2012 (drumroll please) the top 10 airlines are: Qatar Airways (Qatar) – No Alliance Asiana Airlines (South Korea) – Star Alliance Singapore Airlines (Singapore) – Star Alliance Cathay…

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