Travel Made Easy: Etihad Airways Overview

Etihad Airways is the flag carrier of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. They are acclaimed for some of the most luxurious flying experiences, with their fantastic Business, First Class and Residence! But they’ve also made the press for their recent financial challenges. Find out all the Facts & Figures, the Experience to expect and how to earn & redeem … Continue reading

30% off Philippine Airlines flights with Mabuhay Miles award tickets

Philippine Airlines is running another Mabuhay Miles Getaway promotion with 30% off all award tickets on international flight (except South Korea) from September 1 – December 10, 2018. Bookings have to be made by July 27th, so be quick to get on the phone. While this promotion is not as generous as the last Mabuhay Miles Getaway that offered a 50% … Continue reading

Etihad Airways Rewards Program: Etihad Guest Review

Etihad Airways has its own reward program, Etihad Guest, to earn and redeem miles for flights and provide status perks to frequent fliers. With a large number of partners, there are plenty of choices to earn and redeem miles. Prices for premium award flights can be astronomical, but there are gems of high value to be found among some of … Continue reading

Reward Points Sales – are they worth it?

These days, most airlines and hotel companies sell points or miles in their rewards programs, often advertised at steep discounts. But are they worth it? Are they a good deal or a waste of money? Read my tips with three examples from  Choice and Hilton Hotels, as well as Alaska Airlines for ongoing point sales! … Continue reading

Is it worth bidding to upgrade on Malaysia Airlines? No!

Malaysia Airlines is one of a growing list of airlines allowing customers who purchased an economy class ticket to upgrade to business class by bidding. While this can be a great opportunity to fly business class for less on some airlines, my example below demonstrates that you have to check fares carefully before making a bid – clearly, Malaysia Airlines’ … Continue reading

Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes: 30% discount on award flights

Singapore Airlines recently devalued their KrisFlyer reward program by increasing the number of miles needed for a free flight. But over the last few months, they have offered “Spontaneous Escapes” with discounts on last-minute award flights. This month’s Escapes will take you to destinations in Asia, Australia and Europe at a 30% discount for travel in July!  … Continue reading

The cheapest airline in the world per km is…

I love to travel, I love to save some money – and, ok as a former math major, I love some good statistics, so reading the latest study of the cheapest airline in the world based on the price per kilometer flown was lots of fun for me. For anybody less inclined to digg through the numbers, the winner is … Continue reading

Cathay Pacific: Marco Polo Club vs Asia Miles

Most airlines have membership programs that offer rewards and benefits for frequent flyers. Cathay Pacific has two different programs, Air Asia Miles and the Marco Polo Club programs. Why are there two and which one should you join, if any? The best way to understand the two is to look at Asia Miles as the rewards program and Marco Polo … Continue reading

Earn and redeem SQ KrisFlyer Miles on Scoot Flights!

Scoot, the low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, is now offering to earn and redeem miles in Singapore Airline’s KrisFlyer loyalty program on every flight, without having to pay for extra packages! You earn for every dollar spent on Scoot tickets and can redeem them like cash for partial or full tickets on the airline! Read my review to find out … Continue reading