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Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse San Francisco (SFO) Review

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse San Francisco (SFO) Review

Virgin Atlantic has long been present with its own lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). It was time for me to try out the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, to see how the food, lounge location and the staff are shaping up. The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is before security at SFO – just above the security […]

Posted on October 20, 2017 by in Airline Reviews

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Virgin Atlantic Business Class Review San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR) 787

Virgin Atlantic Business Class Review San Francisco (SFO) to London (LHR) 787

Virgin Atlantic started to add a second daily San Francisco (SFO) service to London on their new 787 after they got delivered. Unfortunately, the decision for the Rolls-Royce engines hasn’t been too lucky, with them coming in for lengthy maintenance much before it was expected. My flight the day before this had been canceled but […]

Posted on October 19, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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St. Helena airport opens, Virgin Atlantic recruits Delta planes, Emirates $1,500 off First Class, another Air Asia incident

St. Helena airport opens, Virgin Atlantic recruits Delta planes, Emirates $1,500 off First Class, another Air Asia incident

– remote St. Helena has finally gotten its first commercial flight after the long awaited opening of its airport Flights are operated by SA Airlink via Windhoek, Namibia. SA Airlink is a subsidiary of South African Airways ans redemption are generally hard or impossible using Star Alliance Mileage programs. – after snakes on a plane […]

Posted on October 16, 2017 by in AirAsia, Travel Deals

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30% Transfer bonus and the best way to use it right now, Lifemiles adds 7,500 miles intra-US redemptions

30% Transfer bonus and the best way to use it right now, Lifemiles adds 7,500 miles intra-US redemptions

– American Express is running a 30% transfer bonus from Membership Rewards to Virgin Atlantic Flight redemptions using Virgin Atlantic Flying Club miles can be great value BUT you need to book a Round Trip on partners (where the best value is) and pay fuel surcharges. Now that will make you think of Delta immediately […]

Posted on October 12, 2017 by in American Express Membership Rewards

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Alaska Mileage Plan adds Singapore Airlines, great Amex offers incl. 10,000 Membership Rewards points on Virgin Atlantic, 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass offer, so many new airline routes…

Alaska Mileage Plan adds Singapore Airlines, great Amex offers incl. 10,000 Membership Rewards points on Virgin Atlantic, 100,000 AMEX Hilton Surpass offer, so many new airline routes…

– Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has been adding Singapore Airlines as their latest partner – not surprising giving the new footprint in Los Angeles and San Francisco that Alaska has due to the acquisition of Virgin America There is no redemption chart yet but the earnings chart has been released. – American Express is back […]

Posted on September 1, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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BA all systems down, what’s behind fly.com, $40 off $80 at booking.com, Delta adds (NO?) fuel surcharges for Virgin Atlantic, Air Asia goes to Cambodia

BA all systems down, what’s behind fly.com, $40 off $80 at booking.com, Delta adds (NO?) fuel surcharges for Virgin Atlantic, Air Asia goes to Cambodia

– British Airways was ‘all systems down’ on Saturday and has slowly recovered since then Such a massive IT outage is a nightmare scenario but BA unions have fueled the fire with a direct blame for IT outsourcing. I find it hard to believe that a power outage in the Central London server rooms can […]

Posted on May 30, 2017 by in American Airlines

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Crazy – Bangkok ends street food!, Abuja airport re-opens, Qatar and Emirates see drop US passengers, Delta’s stealth devaluation, what happened in Ouagadougou today?

Crazy – Bangkok ends street food!, Abuja airport re-opens, Qatar and Emirates see drop US passengers, Delta’s stealth devaluation, what happened in Ouagadougou today?

– Crazy – Bangkok prohibits street food stalls all over the city In the capital, which is internationally recognised for its street food, famous locations such as Chinatown/Yaowarat and Khao San Road would be cleared of vendors in a bid to beautify Bangkok. A month after the city was named the finest street food destination […]

Posted on April 18, 2017 by in Travel Agent Rate

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My Favorite Flights and Award Redemptions for 2017

My Favorite Flights and Award Redemptions for 2017

The year of 2017 is already two months old, but the following list is brand new and hopefully inspiring! You can also look back to My Favorite Awards of 2016 – many of which I did redeem miles for last year. Aeroplan Awards to Europe using Turkish Airlines or Swiss in Business Class Turkish Airlines Business […]

Posted on February 28, 2017 by in Award Booking

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Viet Jet 22 cents tickets, Air Asia launches Honolulu, Arik Air folds, Ghana gets an airline?, Air France launches Maldives

Viet Jet 22 cents tickets, Air Asia launches Honolulu, Arik Air folds, Ghana gets an airline?, Air France launches Maldives

– Viet Jet is back with 22 cents tickets for domestic flights between March 1 to December 31 – AirAsia will now start Honolulu service on Jun 28, 2017 AirAsia has formally announced it will begin flights to the United States later this summer. The AirAsia (AK, Kuala Lumpur Int’l) longhaul unit said in a […]

Posted on February 10, 2017 by in Travel Deals

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