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My experience booking a Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles award ticket (Bangkok Sales Office)

My experience booking a Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles award ticket (Bangkok Sales Office)

  Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles requires you to visit a Turkish Airlines sales office to book an award ticket. While you can put flights on hold, the call center – for reasons unknown – can only price partner flights in miles but cannot calculate fees and extra charges (notably any fuel surcharges). The call center can price […]

Posted on January 3, 2018 by in Travel Deals, Turkish Airlines Review

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Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Review from Frankfurt (FRA) – Istanbul (IST) A321 & Business Class Review from Istanbul (IST) – Novosibirsk (OVB) B737

Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Review from Frankfurt (FRA) – Istanbul (IST) A321 & Business Class Review from Istanbul (IST) – Novosibirsk (OVB) B737

Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Review from Frankfurt (FRA) – Istanbul (IST) A321 I had initially booked an award using United miles from San Francisco to Novosibirsk all on Turkish Airlines. Turkish cancelled my San Francisco flight out of the blue just two weeks before departure (after half a dozen scheduled changes earlier in the year […]

Posted on March 19, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Turkish Airlines Review

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Lufthansa Business Class Review A380 San Francisco (SFO) to Frankfurt (FRA)

Lufthansa Business Class Review A380 San Francisco (SFO) to Frankfurt (FRA)

Originally I was booked in Turkish Airlines’ direct flight from San Francisco to Istanbul but the airline decided to cancel my flight two weeks before departure and re-book me into a flight a day later which would have made my onward connection impossible. So I called United and they re-booked me after some back and […]

Posted on March 17, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Lufthansa Miles and More, Turkish Airlines Review

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Malawian Airlines Economy Review Blantyre to Lilongwe, Malawi and on to Lusaka, Zambia

Malawian Airlines Economy Review Blantyre to Lilongwe, Malawi and on to Lusaka, Zambia

Malawian Airlines is the product of the bankrupt Air Malawi and the investment of Ethiopian Airlines into a national airline. Malawi is not exactly a huge country, so the fleet size of the airline is just two planes so far. Ethiopian loaned the airline a Bombardier Q400 and a somewhat aging 737-700. Malawian Airlines serves […]

Posted on February 3, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Turkish Airlines Review

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Which countries are safe to visit along the ‘Horn of Africa’? (Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland, Eritrea and Djibouti)

Which countries are safe to visit along the ‘Horn of Africa’? (Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland, Eritrea and Djibouti)

  The Horn of Africa is where Eastern Africa meets the Saudi Arabian peninsula and is one of the most unruly regions in the world. But since we are adventurous travelers, let’s take a look at our options in the area. Somalia The bad news first – Somalia poses an extreme danger to tourists. The safest […]

Posted on April 25, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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Pearl Lounge – Kigali Airport Executive Lounge Review

Pearl Lounge – Kigali Airport Executive Lounge Review

Kigali (and Rwanda) takes building ‘islands of excellence’ seriously. Infrastructure is a top priority and the Kigali airport, while small, could serve passengers anywhere in the world. In fact many US airports are far worse at serving passengers than this snazzy little airport. The service also includes a lounge – the Pearl Lounge is Kigali […]

Posted on October 27, 2015 by in Lounge Reviews

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My Top 20 Things to do in Istanbul

My Top 20 Things to do in Istanbul

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Why you should visit the Princes’ Islands Istanbul Istanbul is a huge city and home to 14 million people. It’s chock-full of sights and has grown more famous in the last 10 years, especially with European ‘city trippers’. A big part of the Old Town and the European […]

Posted on July 23, 2015 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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Onur Air Review

Onur Air Review

I flew Turkish discount airline Onur Air (Review) last week. The segment was short – just 200 miles from Istanbul to Izmir – the airplane basically does not even reach cruising altitude for such a short distance. Onur Air sold tickets for just about $32 for the one-way – this was on a very busy […]

Posted on July 23, 2015 by in Travel Deals

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The Best Things to Do in Astana, Kazakhstan – on a layover!

The Best Things to Do in Astana, Kazakhstan – on a layover!

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Turkish Airlines Business Class Review – Seoul (ICN) to Istanbul (IST) Turkish Airlines (Regional) Business Class Review Istanbul (IST) to Bishkek (FRU) Air Astana Review (Economy Class) Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk Review DoubleTree by Hilton Novosibirsk Review S7 Airlines Review – Economy Class Astoria Hotel, Vladivostok Review […]

Posted on May 31, 2015 by in Things to Do (City Guides), TOP Travel Destinations

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Tour Lake Baikal – the best thing to do in Irkutsk

Tour Lake Baikal – the best thing to do in Irkutsk

Trip Index (what we have published so far): TOP 10 Things to do Manila, Philippines AirAsia Philippines Review (Davao to Cebu) 14 Top Things To Do Davao, Mindanao, Philippines Turkish Airlines Business Class Review – Seoul (ICN) to Istanbul (IST) Turkish Airlines (Regional) Business Class Review Istanbul (IST) to Bishkek (FRU) Air Astana Review (Economy […]

Posted on May 26, 2015 by in Avis, TOP Travel Destinations

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Astoria Hotel, Vladivostok Review

Astoria Hotel, Vladivostok Review

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Jen Hotel Manila Hotel Review (formerly Traders Hotel Manila) TOP 10 Things to do Manila, Philippines AirAsia Philippines Review (Davao to Cebu) 14 Top Things To Do Davao, Mindanao, Philippines Turkish Airlines Business Class Review – Seoul (ICN) to Istanbul (IST) Turkish Airlines (Regional) Business Class Review […]

Posted on May 25, 2015 by in Hotel Reviews

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S7 Airlines Review – Economy Class

S7 Airlines Review – Economy Class

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Paradise Island, Samal – a cool escape from busy Davao, Philipinnes Jen Hotel Manila Hotel Review (formerly Traders Hotel Manila) TOP 10 Things to do Manila, Philippines AirAsia Philippines Review (Davao to Cebu) 14 Top Things To Do Davao, Mindanao, Philippines Turkish Airlines Business Class Review – […]

Posted on May 24, 2015 by in Airline Reviews

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DoubleTree by Hilton Novosibirsk Review

DoubleTree by Hilton Novosibirsk Review

Trip Index (what we have published so far): Marco Polo Davao Hotel Review Paradise Island, Samal – a cool escape from busy Davao, Philipinnes Jen Hotel Manila Hotel Review (formerly Traders Hotel Manila) TOP 10 Things to do Manila, Philippines AirAsia Philippines Review (Davao to Cebu) 14 Top Things To Do Davao, Mindanao, Philippines Turkish […]

Posted on May 23, 2015 by in Hilton Honors, Hotel Reviews

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