Frequency of Posts

Frequency of Posts

Hey everyone, I’ve recently gotten to writing for Airline Geeks so this blog will be a bit of a back burner for my musings and thoughts that I don’t put on Airline Geeks. Check out the excellent posts of very many talented writers at Airline Geeks! Home

Planes Are Not Buses with Wings

Planes Are Not Buses with Wings

Every so often when I’m chatting with someone and I’ll get the “planes are just buses with wings” line. That along with the phrase “long story short,” are probably the two series of words that irritate me like no other. Planes are absolutely magical creations. They’re the epitome of human ingenuity. They are fantastic and beautiful precision machines that effortlessly shake off the bounds of gravity and soar through the sky. Commercial aviation and flying have become a madness for…

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Cathay Pacific First Class JFK-YVR

Cathay Pacific First Class JFK-YVR

Cathay Pacific first class is one of the best first class products out there. The relatively open seat design is considered by some to be lackluster in comparison to many of the newer international first class products out there which feature completely enclosed suites. In my personal opinion however the Cathay Pacific seat is fantastic and I’ve had some of the best sleep I’ve ever had on a plane in that seat. Any shortcomings that may arise from the hard…

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SWISS FIRST CLASS REDEMPTIONS ON AEROPLAN

SWISS FIRST CLASS REDEMPTIONS ON AEROPLAN

Swiss first class is one of the hardest first class mileage redemptions to get. It’s only available for their super elite Senator and Hon level elite members in their shared with Lufthansa Miles & More program. For a few years it was impossible to book Swiss first class using United/Aeroplan/Lifemiles. However just today while stumbling around Aeroplan I found this!   I reached out to Gary at View From the Wing and Ben at One Mile at a Time and…

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Star Alliance Redemptions: United Airlines

Star Alliance Redemptions: United Airlines

The largest alliance by far is Star Alliance. The alliance was founded on May 14, 1997 among five airlines across three continents: Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways, Air Canada, Lufthansa, and United Airlines. We’ll be focusing on United Airlines and their mileage program called United MileagePlus for now as these miles are easily accessible for most people here in the United States.   There are several ways to earn United miles. The first way is of course to fly with them….

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Using Your Miles- Part 1 Learning about Alliances

Using Your Miles- Part 1 Learning about Alliances

So you’ve diligently collected miles now what? Well, you’ve got to use them. The best way to do is by using your miles for award tickets for cheap flights and not on things like toasters in the airline’s shopping portal. There are so many kinds of miles and so many different ways to use them. This series will be a multi-part series where I will discuss how to use miles among the three major global alliances: Star Alliance, Oneworld, and…

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Earn Miles Fast With Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses

Earn Miles Fast With Credit Card Sign Up Bonuses

In an earlier post I briefly touched upon getting miles from credit card bonuses. This has been something that many people have asked about. Banks make money off credit cards through annual fees, transaction fees they charge to merchants, and off interest they charge to people that keep a balance on their credit cards. This concept is pretty straightforward and easy to grasp. There is nothing too complex about credit cards, however how are banks supposed to win over customers…

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Different Ways to Earn Miles

Different Ways to Earn Miles

Airline miles are what I mainly use to fly on long haul business and first class flights internationally at great value. They can be used for many things too, from redeeming flights to buying toasters. Usually the best value is to use your airline miles for flights since you get the most bang for your mile out of it. Now before we go into how to use airline miles for travel we must first discuss how to earn them. There…

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Everyone Loves Rules

Everyone Loves Rules

These rules are more for me and fellow contributors than anything. There are a lot of travel blogs out there and not all of them have the best interests of the readers at heart. Many travel blogs are used as a source of income for bloggers and conflicts of interest due arise. This blog is currently not a source of income for me but way grow to be in the future. Therefore, I am pledging now that I will do…

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The Point

The Point

This blog is going to be a fun collection of three things that I’ll outline below: My posts: Of course I’ll be posting tips and tricks on how to maximize your travel experience. However I’ll also be posting my thoughts on the various goings on of the airline industry. This blog won’t just be a place to come and see how to use your points but it will be a place to learn about the industry itself. My trips will be outlined…

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