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Review: Qatar Airways A350 Business Class JFK-DOH

A Week in the Gulf: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE Introduction, Planning, and Booking Qatar Airways JFK Terminal 7 Check-in and British Airways Galleries Lounge Qatar Airways A350 Business Class JFK-DOH  I arrived at the gate about 15 minutes before scheduled boarding, as passengers had just begun to line up. Within a couple…

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Alaska Emirates Awards Problems

While Alaska Airlines severely devalued awards on Emirates over a year ago, business class awards remain a good value and first class awards are still attainable for those with large MileagePlan balances. For about the past month and a half, however, Alaska MileagePlan members have encountered considerable difficulties confirming premium cabin Emirates awards. While Emirates…

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One of My Favorite Value Awards to Europe Ending as American Discontinues Partnership

Sad news as American announces the end of their partnership with Jet Airways effective December 31, 2017, though award travel can begin as late as December 31, 2018. This is especially disappointing as many times this is the only Europe award bookable with AAdvantage miles unless you want to pay ridiculous surcharges for British Airways…

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Trip Report, A Week in the Gulf – Introduction: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE

A Week in the Gulf: QR J, EK J, Qatar, Oman, and the UAE Introduction, Planning, and Booking Qatar Airways JFK Check-in and British Airways Galleries Lounge Review Qatar Airways A350 Business Class JFK-DOH I’ve always been fascinated by the Middle East and, in particular, the Persian Gulf region. The rich history and culture and…

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My new SkyMiles award flight crush: China Airlines

China Airlines Skymiles SkyTeam award availability

If Delta’s SkyMiles program is the Mohave Desert of award travel, China Airlines is a hidden oasis waterfall. Once considered an also-ran to competitor EVA Airways, Taiwanese flagship carrier China Airlines now operates one of the best services across the Pacific Ocean. It also has the best award availability of just about any airline in…

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Trip Report: Lufthansa First Class FRA-JFK B747-8i Review

One Last Suites Hurrah — A Week in Central Europe via Singapore Suites and Lufthansa First Introduction and Booking Singapore Suites Check-in JFK and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Singapore Airlines Suites Class JFK-FRA and FRA EasyPass Enrollment 36 Hours in Prague and Czech Airlines PRG-BUD Review Budapest, BUD Priority Pass Lounge, and Lufthansa Intra-Europe Business Class…

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Trouble finding business class award space to Europe? Here are your best bets

Singapore Airlines' New Business Class onbaord the A350. Source: Singapore Airlines

Everyone wants to fly in the flashiest, latest and greatest business class seats. Good luck getting in on that deal. With more points than ever on the open market, finding award space on popular and well known airlines is ever more difficult. Want to use 57,500 AAdvantage miles to get to Europe in American Airlines…

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Lufthansa First Class Terminal FRA Review

One Last Suites Hurrah — A Week in Central Europe via Singapore Suites and Lufthansa First Introduction and Booking Singapore Suites Check-in JFK and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Singapore Airlines Suites Class JFK-FRA and FRA EasyPass Enrollment 36 Hours in Prague and Czech Airlines PRG-BUD Review  Budapest, BUD Priority Pass Lounge, and Lufthansa Intra-Europe Business Class Review…

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