Marriott SkyCity Hong Kong Review

Marriott SkyCity Hong Kong Review The Marriott SkyCity Hong Kong Hotel is just 2 miles from Hong Kong airport. It’s located on the same island and runs a free shuttle between the the airport and the hotel. My flight with Cathay Pacific was fairly early in the morning – so I decided to ‘splurge’ for the Marriott SkyCity. It was […] Read on →

Delta carry-on size changes paused after IATA announcement causes US House and Senate outcry

Picture courtesy of Telegraph What’s the scoop with the Delta carry-on size changes? The International Air Transport Association, which represents 258 carriers across 117 countries, recently announced ‘Cabin OK‘, a program designed to reduce cabin bag size from the standard used by most US airlines. Cabin OK is the initiative of making the most effective use of aircraft accommodating carry-on bags, given the varying cabin bag sizes and airline […] Read on →

Things to do in Irkutsk Russia, Siberia

Things to do in Irkutsk If you come from Novosibirsk you may feel you just landed in a smaller version of Novosibirsk. It’s a similar setup – the river, the Soviet era buildings and the parks. However Irkutsk has more character with more old Siberian houses and a more compact city center. The city has no Soviet era wide alleys […] Read on →

MagsforMiles and Spirit Airlines offer – A year’s digital subscription to The Economist for free!

magsformiles What’s the deal with MagsforMiles and Spirit Airlines? Play the Bare fare Questionnaire with Spirit Airlines to earn an easy 1,500 miles and you can then redeem them for 51 digital issues of The Economist! The digital edition of The Economist gives you access to apps and the website’s articles, videos and charts. What’s MagsforMiles? We’ve written about MagsforMiles before, as […] Read on →

JAL USA passengers can save on domestic flights in Japan with the Oneworld Yokoso/Visit Japan Fare

jal usa What’s the deal with JAL USA? If you’re thinking of traveling around Japan in the near future, you can make significant savings on domestic flights if you travel to and from Japan with a Oneworld member airline such as JAL, Qantas, British Airways or American Airlines. Overseas visitors to Japan, including US residents, can take advantage of the Oneworld Yokoso/Visit Japan Fare if […] Read on →

SkyTeam celebrates its 15th anniversary year around the world

skyteam What’s the scoop with SkyTeam? June 22nd, 2015, marked the fifteenth anniversary of one of the world’s largest airline alliances – SkyTeam. On June 22nd, 2000, the alliance was founded by four leading airlines – Delta, AeroMexico, Air France and Korean Air. Today, there are 20 airline members and it has become the second largest global alliance, just behind StarAlliance and ahead […] Read on →