Booking Announcement: Return from Bangkok September 2021 on Japan Air Lines

This booking pairs with our previous announcement of booking a one-way award ticket on United Airlines to Singapore. I have now booked a return flight using American Airlines AAdvantage miles to get back home from southeast Asia. The flights worked for my schedule and were well timed for my needs. I will be flying Japan … Continue reading Booking Announcement: Return from Bangkok September 2021 on Japan Air Lines

Delta Skymiles Devalued Without Warning. Again!

Delta has once again increased prices, in terms of miles, for redeeming their own Skymiles for partner award flights. This time they increased business class prices by as much as 60%! This is terrible news for travelers who need to or have to fly Delta most of the time. I am not loyal to any … Continue reading Delta Skymiles Devalued Without Warning. Again!

United MileagePlus: waitlisting for domestic first class on award tickets

United MileagePlus has a little-published feature of their rewards program: waitlisting for a higher class of service. This only applies to flights operated by United and booked using United Mileage Plus miles. Partner flights cannot be waitlisted and you are stuck in the class that you book. I will use my own booking mentioned in … Continue reading United MileagePlus: waitlisting for domestic first class on award tickets

Booking Announcement: Singapore September 2021 on United Airlines (We hope!)

In our previous post we mentioned that we have been noticing some good deals in the airfare world and are booking speculative airfare when an opportunity comes up that excites us. We have now booked one! United Airlines' frequent flyer program, MileagePlus, has LOTS of availability in business class on their international flight routes through … Continue reading Booking Announcement: Singapore September 2021 on United Airlines (We hope!)

American Airlines (Republic Airways) E175 first class flight review LGA-ATL AA 4439

Elite status: none Aircraft type: E175 Seat: 3A Padding:  Padding in the seat was good. It had good lumbar support and no hard spots. Great for a shorter flight.  Recline: The seat back reclined 5 inches from the upright position.  Pitch: Pitch was very good between seats. I had 5 inches from my knee to … Continue reading American Airlines (Republic Airways) E175 first class flight review LGA-ATL AA 4439

Cathay Pacific 777 Regional Business Class Flight Review BKK-HKG CX 614

Elite status: none Aircraft type: B777-300 Seat: 16A Angled seats with a 2-3-2 configuration.  I had a window seat.  Padding:  Padding was very good and not too worn for an older aircraft. Good for reclining for a short nap.  Recline: The recline on the seat was great for a short haul flight as the seats … Continue reading Cathay Pacific 777 Regional Business Class Flight Review BKK-HKG CX 614

SriLankan Airways A321 economy class flight review CMB-BKK UL 406

Elite status: none Aircraft type: A321-200 Seat: 16C The seats definitely showed a lot of wear and the aircraft had a musty smell in the cabin. The cabin is in need of an update.  Padding:  The padding was adequate even though the seats were very worn. Good enough for a longer flight.  Recline: Recline was … Continue reading SriLankan Airways A321 economy class flight review CMB-BKK UL 406

Earning miles and points should be an afterthought

Miles and points are great. They allow us to accumulate and eventually redeem for travel such as airfare, hotels, car rentals, and other activities. There are many, many blogs out that cover the subject. Travelers can certainly use them to their advantage and save real money. Just be aware! As great as they are, miles … Continue reading Earning miles and points should be an afterthought