Weekly Review: January 23, 2016

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Happy Saturday! I just landed in Delhi as part of my 30 hour Air India first class journey, and boy am I excited to share my experience!


Stay tuned, as it certainly hasn’t been a dull trip!

Featured Stories

The World’s 7 Best First Class Airline Lounges


Over the years I’ve had the opportunity to fly a lot of the world’s best airlines, and I’d argue visit all of the world’s top airline lounges.

Last year I shared what I consider to be the world’s six best first class products, so today I’m going to share what I consider to be the world’s seven best first class airline lounges.

4 Free Upgrades Are Better Than Unlimited Suites, Really

Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur

Which would you rather have: unlimited potential suite upgrades, or four confirmed upgrades a year?

Travis walks through the elite upgrade programs for the three major hotel chains to discuss why less is sometimes more.


Ending Soon: Citi Premier® Card 50K Sign-Up Bonus

Citi-Prestige-PremierSince last April, Citi has upped their game when it comes to consumer credit cards, and in particular their cards which accrue Citi ThankYou points.

The Citi Premier® Card 50,000 point sign-up bonus will be changing on Thursday, January 28, 2016. We don’t know what the new offer will be, though my guess is that it’s going down. Inside is some background, along with what I know so far.

One Week at a Time Logo

TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

My $250 Citi Prestige Airline Credit Posted For 2016
Changes To Citi Prestige Fourth Night Free Booking Process
Starwood Improves Their 2016 Take Two Promotion
Register For Marriott’s 2016 MegaBonus Promotion
Saying Hello To Hello World World Headquarters
Earn Double Virgin America Elevate Points
5,000 Bonus Club Carlson Points For Staying At 2 Brands
Ending Soon: Citi Premier® Card 50K Sign-Up Bonus
Air Canada Lowering Elite Qualification For Non-Canadians

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

4 Free Upgrades Are Better Than Unlimited Suites, Really
It’s Official: Changes To Hyatt Diamond Suite Upgrades
FINALLY: LifeMiles Now Allowing Mixed Cabin Awards
My Favorite Use Of Points EVER!!!
Buy Tickets To See Adele At The O2 With SPG Moments

TRAVEL With Ben (Lucky)

How To Deal With A Fear Of Flying?
The World’s 7 Best First Class Airline Lounges
Do Flights Get Emptier Than This?
How To Thank Airline & Hotel Employees For Great Service

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Review: Four Seasons Santa Barbara
Air India First Class: Here We Go!
Review: Hyatt Regency Hua Hin
Review: Elephant’s World
My Finnair A350 Business Class Flight In 10 Pictures
Exploring Kanchanaburi
Our Amazing Thailand Airbnb
Review: Bangkok Food Tours
Review: Royal Orchid Sheraton Bangkok

NEWS & Updates

International Connections At LAX Are About To Get Easier
Qatar Airways To Launch World’s 2 Longest Flights
Delta Wants To Block Progress At Tokyo Haneda Airport
Which Hotel Group Could Club Carlson Merge With?
United Premier 1Ks Now Get Free Food In Economy
UberX Can Now Pick You Up At LAX
Japan Airlines Upgrades Boston To Tokyo Flight
Hainan Airlines Offering Limo Service For Business Class Passengers
Flying This Weekend? Here’s What You Need To Know
Singapore Airlines’ New Capital Express Route
Economy Passengers Can’t Tell If Seats Are Comfortable
American Announces LAX Expansion, Including 12 New Routes
$9 Million Lawsuit After Men Kicked Off Plane For “Looking Too Muslim”
American’s Big LAX Announcement — What Could It Be?
TAM A350 Will Fly To New York & Orlando Starting In July 2016
Korean Air Pilots Could Strike Over Massive Pay Dispute
Air India Removing First Class From 777-200 Aircraft

Hope everyone has a great weekend, and that those impacted by the storms stay warm and safe!

  1. Haha, was that seat warm when you sat down? Looks like a rather well fed person has been sitting there the last few hours. On the pillow, while taking full advantage of the head rest.

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