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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 II

In Part I of this post I looked at the impact of the two significant event in the OneWorld Alliance, namely: Qatar joining OneWorld US Airways and American Airline deciding to merge This has made me re-examine my loyalty to Star Alliance. In this post I will look at, or really just think aloud of…

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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: Big Birds at BKK (Bangkok) airport

Here are some picture of wide body jets I took while passing thru Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK) last month. More pictures coming soon. THAI International 747 being towed. Oman Air A330. Swiss A340, with it’s four jets. El Al 747. British Airways 747 at a gate. Orient Thai – never heard of this airline before.…

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Airport Review: Suvarnabhumi Airport Bangkok (BKK)

I was pleasantly surprised by Bangkok’s airport (Suvarnabhumi Airport – BKK) on my recent trip to South East Asia. I actually was using Bangkok as a hub for my trip (THAI International helped) and also stayed in Bangkok for three days. I hence went thru the airport four time over the two weeks. First, I…

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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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