Air Canada Business Class 1

Transfer Marriott Points To Aeroplan With 35% Bonus

A few times per year Aeroplan offers a bonus when you convert hotel points into miles, and Aeroplan has just announced their last such promotion. Note that it only launches tomorrow, though (so don't transfer points today!). Aeroplan will be offering…

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Filed Under: Air Canada, Great Deals
Boeing 737 Max

Is Boeing Quietly Rebranding The 737 MAX?

It goes without saying that Boeing is in quite a pickle with the 737 MAX. The plane is grounded globally following two accidents. Boeing and regulators are now working on getting the plane back in the sky. Boeing claims the necessary software updates…

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Filed Under: Misc.
Luggage 4

My Luggage Needs A Makeover, Stat!

There are areas of my life where I'd like to think that I'm fairly competent (like writing 10 blog posts per day, knowing everything about 90 Day Fiancé, and taking good pictures of my dog). Then there are areas of my life where I'm a hot mess. I'm a…

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Filed Under: Advice
American Airlines A321xlr

American Airlines Orders 50 Airbus A321XLRs

Well here comes an A321XLR order that shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. American Airlines has just placed an order for 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft. This deal includes the conversion of 30 A321neo orders (they have a total of 100 A321neos on order), as…

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Filed Under: American

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Airbus A321xlr

Should Passengers Dread The A321XLR?

I'm sure everyone is tired of hearing about the A321XLR by now, but in this post I wanted to address a big picture concern that many readers have had with the plane. The A321XLR is no doubt incredibly innovative in terms of the route possibilities it…

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Filed Under: Advice
Jw Marriott Maldives 1

New JW Marriott Maldives: Book Overwater Villa With Points

The Maldives is a bucket list vacation destination for many, though historically there have been a limited number of options for redeeming points. Lately we've seen a significant improvement in the opportunities to redeem points for hotels in the Maldives:…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
Frontier A321xlr

Frontier Becomes First US Airline To Order A321XLR

At the beginning of the week the A321XLR was launched, and the orders for the plane just keep coming in. This plane will launch in 2023, and will be the longest range single aisle plane in the world, with a range of 5,400 miles. Phoenix-based Indigo…

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Filed Under: Frontier
Qantas A321xlr

Qantas Group Orders 36 A321XLRs

The newly announced A321XLR just keeps getting orders. This plane will launch in 2023, and will be the longest range single aisle plane in the world, with a range of 5,400 miles. This gives it 15% more range than the A321LR, which has already been popular…

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Filed Under: Qantas
Aeroflot A350

Aeroflot A350 Will Feature New Business Class

While the A350 has been around for a few years now, there are several major airlines taking delivery of their first A350 over the coming months. In many cases the introduction of the A350 also means the introduction of a new premium cabin product. For…

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Filed Under: Aeroflot
China Southern 787

China Southern’s New Vienna To Ürümqi Route

China Southern has just launched a new 3x weekly flight between Guangzhou and Vienna. What makes this route so interesting is that it operates via Ürümqi in both directions. Ürümqi is the city in China I'd be most interested in eventually visiting (though…

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Filed Under: China Southern
Cathay Pacific A350 Watermark

9 Reasons To Get The Citi Premier Card

When it comes to mid-range credit cards, the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card seems to be the most popular card. However, the Citi Premier℠ Card is seriously worth considering as well, and is a direct competitor. In this post I wanted to share nine reasons…

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Filed Under: Citi, Credit Cards
Icelandair 757

Icelandair Cancels Tampa Flights

Having grown up in Tampa, I'm always interested in watching how the airport has grown. I remember growing up the airport's only real transatlantic flight was on British Airways to London Gatwick, though since then the airport has grown significantly.…

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Filed Under: Icelandair
Boeing 737 Max

IAG’s Massive, Eyebrow-Raising, 737 MAX Order

The Paris Air Show is going on right now, which has led to quite a few aircraft orders. However, this year it's Airbus with the edge over Boeing -- Airbus unveiled the A321XLR, while Boeing hasn't done a whole lot of anything, given their 737 MAX challenges.…

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Filed Under: British Airways, Iberia
Cathay Pacific First Class 1

Cathay Pacific Cuts First Class On Many Short Flights

Cathay Pacific is becoming the third airline in the past few months to scale back first class. Just a few months ago Korean Air announced that they'd cut first class on dozens of routes, while Asiana announced that they'd eliminate first class altogether.…

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Filed Under: Cathay Pacific
Iberia A321xlr

Aer Lingus & Iberia Order A321XLR

Yesterday Airbus formally launched the A321XLR, which is the new longest range single aisle plane in the world, and which I think will be immensely popular with airlines. The A321XLR will launch in 2023 and will have a range of 5,400 miles, giving it…

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Filed Under: Aer Lingus, Iberia

Recent Trip Reports

Qatar Airways Airline Of The Year

Qatar Airways Wins 2019 Airline Of The Year Award

The Skytrax World Airline Awards were held in Paris today. While I place very little value on Skytrax ratings, these awards are given based on voting by the public, which I think is why they're worth sharing. Today Skytrax published their annual ratings,…

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Filed Under: Qatar
Singapore A350 900ulr – 2

Good Deals With New Singapore KrisFlyer Award Promo

Singapore Airlines' KrisFlyer program offers monthly "Spontaneous Escapes" promotions, where they constantly have a list of flights that can be booked at a discount when redeeming miles. Presumably they're primarily discounting flights that they don't…

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Filed Under: Awards, Singapore
Lufthansa New Business Class 777x

Lufthansa To Charge For Business Class Seat Assignments

Lufthansa will be the launch customer for the Boeing 777-9, as they have 20 of these planes on order. They're expected to take delivery of the first such plane in 2020, so it's not too far away. While the 777-9 in general is a plane I'm looking forward…

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Filed Under: Lufthansa
Korean Air 787

Korean Air Orders 30 Boeing 787s

The Paris Air Show is going on at the moment, which is an event where airlines often place aircraft orders. It's safe to say that Airbus has had the edge this time around -- Airbus launched the A321XLR at the event, while Boeing has basically just been…

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Filed Under: Korean Air
W Verbier – 12

New Marriott Bonvoy “Endless Earning” Promo

Marriott Bonvoy has just revealed the details of their newest promotion. Marriott's previous promotion ran from March 19 through June 4, and offered double points on all stays, starting with your second stay. So how does this promotion compare? Marriott…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Marriott
American 737 Max Business Class – 8

American Airlines’ Impressive Wifi Milestone

There aren't many areas in which I'd say American Airlines' product is industry leading. However, one area where American has done really well is with inflight wifi. Recently American has reached a new milestone for which they deserve credit. American…

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Filed Under: American, Travel Technology
Westjet Business Class 787 – 4

Review: WestJet Business Class 787 Calgary To London

I love trying new products, so I was so excited when I boarded the WestJet 787! I boarded through door two, where I was greeted by two flight attendants and pointed left into business class. WestJet has a fairly premium-light configuration on their 787.…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, Other Airlines
Kimpton Suite

IHG Offering Limited Time Status Challenge

While some hotel programs are aggressive about offering status challenges (like Hilton Honors), IHG Rewards Cub is generally pretty stingy in this regard. That's surprising, since the program isn't that rewarding, and also because they make it easy to…

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Filed Under: IHG Rewards
United 777

New Airline Shopping Portal Bonuses

Online shopping portals can be a great way to pick up additional miles & points for purchases you’d make anyway. Just for following a specific link you can earn bonus points in addition to the ones you’d earn for credit card spend. The number of bonus…

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Filed Under: American, Great Deals