Economy Air Travel CAN get worse: Aviointeriors SkyRider 2.0 Saddle Seat

If you thought that airline travel in Economy Class couldn’t possibly get any worse than today, with 28 inch seat pitch, no recline, no luggage, no food and no seat assignment – you could be wrong. At this year’s Aircraft Interiors Expo 2018 in Hamburg, Italian seat manufacturer Aviointeriors introduced the second iteration of their saddle seat, offering a standing-room … Continue reading

Upscale oasis on Patong Beach – Swissotel Phuket Patong Thailand

If you are planning a trip to Thailand’s party beach of Patong on Phuket island, the Swissotel Resort Phuket Patong is a good choice. It’s an older hotel close to the beach with nicely renovated rooms, excellent service and an upscale rooftop pool & club straight out of Miami and without the crowds. Prices vary greatly, so read my review … Continue reading

topbonus miles gone, new owner on the horizon?

topbonus, the loyalty program of bankrupt airberlin, has been in its death throws ever since the airline announced their insolvency last year, hanging on and offering occasional redemption of miles with various airlines and travel partners. Now, the game is finally up, the account access is closed and all miles are gone! There is still a little hope for a … Continue reading

Cathay Pacific Boeing B777 long-haul business class review

Cathay Pacific (CX) is a SkyTrax 5-Star Airline and has been in the Top 10 for the last 8 years. CX Business Class contributes to those awards with a great hard product, good food and entertainment and solid service. My recent experience on a long-haul flight on their latest Boeing B777 from the US to Hong Kong wasn’t quite a … Continue reading