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One of the Best Award Chart Sweet Spots You Should Be Taking Advantage Of

With epic weather, amazing scenery, great beaches, and endless outdoor activities, Hawaii has something for everyone. But getting there on points and miles is rarely easy. Even if you can find saver availability to get there on miles, the US-based airlines charge a steep premium, with United and American both charging 45,000 miles round-trip for…

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Quick Hit: Korean Air New T2 First Class Lounge and ICN Terminal 2 Impressions

Greetings from Japan! I am fresh off my Korean Air first class itinerary from New York to Seoul to Tokyo, during which I was able to experience the newly opened Seoul Incheon Terminal 2 and Korean Air’s new first class lounge. While I’ll have a full trip report coming and despite the fact that I’m…

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Trip Report – SWISS Business Class A330 ‘Throne Seat’ Review, Chicago to Zürich

Utterly private and exceptionally spacious, it’s been called the best seat on board — and it’s not even in first class. Recently, on a quick New Year’s Eve getaway to Paris, I took the chance to experience SWISS Global Airlines’ so-called business class throne seat. SWISS’ unique staggered business class configuration is a double-edged sword…

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2017 Was A Great Year For (Cash Paying) Business Class Fliers

Perhaps 2017 was the year that business class began to eclipse previous conceptions of premium service, surpassing first class service U.S. fliers anticipated less than a decade ago. Three dramatic developments did not fail to impress even the most cantankerous fliers. United’s much anticipated (and on most routes still anticipated) rollout of the new Polaris…

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Lufthansa Pulls All Business Class Award Flights In Early 2018?

For several years, one of the most generous airlines when it came to award space to and from Europe when booking with Star Alliance miles was Lufthansa.  If I needed to book myself or a Juicy Miles client to Europe with United miles (or Aeroplan and ANA miles with fuel surcharges) in a premium cabin,…

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Review: Emirates Business Class MCT-DXB

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 24 Hours in Doha DOH oneworld Business Class Lounge and Qatar Airways Economy Class DOH-MCT Grand Hyatt Muscat Review MCT Plaza…

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AmEx Membership Rewards: the (New) Go-To for Star Alliance Awards

For quite some time, United miles/Chase Ultimate Rewards points were the darling of the points and miles community for booking Star Alliance premium cabin awards. I imagine most reading this have at some point redeemed at least one or two MileagePlus awards, with the more advanced of us having wrangled together dozens of gratifyingly circuitous…

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Review: DOH oneworld Business Class Lounge and QR Y DOH-MCT

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 24 Hours in Doha DOH oneworld Business Class Lounge and Qatar Airways Economy Class DOH-MCT Grand Hyatt Muscat Review MCT Plaza…

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