American Airlines 2013 Elite Rewards

Simon_sees I have to admit the American Airlines Elite Rewards program is not something I have put much thought into so far. However the only Elite status I'm actually seriously considering in 2013 is American Airlines Executive Platinum. Ben dissects the new Rewards program which seems amazing. Here's his summary: This year the milestones are […] Read on →

The hotel chain you have never heard of – Joie de Vivre + Hotel Tomo San Francisco Review, Hotel Carlton San Francisco, Domain Hotel Review

In the last couple of weeks I have been testing out a number of Joie de Vivre hotels in California and I must say I'm impressed. The company manages 30 hotels mostly Northern California but has been trying to expand to Southern California, Illinois and Hawaii as well. The loyalty program 'Joy of life club' […] Read on →

Fairmont San Francisco Hotel Review

The Fairmont San Francisco is a landmark hotel and has been in service since 1906! It's the hotel of choice for presidents for decades now if they come to San Francisco. President Obama was just here but President Bush famously never made it out to San Francisco. This was also my first Fairmont stay ever. […] Read on →

Star Alliance Lounge London Heathrow Review

This article is part of my trip report 'Westward bound'. The trip report index will appear below once all posts have been published. The Star Alliance lounge in London-Heathrow is a pretty low key affair. The rooms have little natural light and you are looking directly at the nearby opposing building. The interior is designed […] Read on →

33 most beautiful abandoned places in the world

Abandoned train depot in Poland Abandoned Chinese amusement park Sunken yacht in Antarctica Buzzfeed has a list of 33 Most beautiful abandoned places in the world. It's a great collection of beautiful, spooky places with a 'certain charm'. If you are traveling near to some of the places mentioned – consider a visit. I know […] Read on →

Etihad BusinessConnect registration successful

A couple of days ago Etihad invited us to BusinessConnect. I registered and my application was approved today without further documentation needed. Etihad Airways is pleased to welcome you and your company to Etihad BusinessConnect, our corporate travel loyalty program. You have now been registered as the 'administrator' for My Inc with BusinessConnect, which means […] Read on →

How to get to the Maldives using miles

The Maldives is one of those awe inspiring destinations credit card companies use to 'make us sign up' for credit cards. It's a chain of tiny islands in the Indian Ocean south of India. Usually each resort is occupying a complete island. Tourists come in via speed boat or short flights from the capital Male. […] Read on →

Lifemiles 100% bonus on purchased miles

Avianca is back with it's 100% bonus offer for purchasing miles. You can buy up to 75,000 miles which will translate into 150,000 miles after purchase. The price per mile will be 1.5 cent. Avianca has a pretty reasonable award chart which looks similar to United or US Airways. Avianca charges no fuel surcharges. Before […] Read on →