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

United MileagePlus – Program Introduction & Review

United Airlines has received a lot of press for their rewards program, United MileagePlus, after what turned out as a one-two punch in 2014, with a redemption devaluation in February and the announcement of a revenue based earn structure for 2015. They followed up this year with a devaluation of partner earnings…Is it still worth to be a member of … Continue reading

A new (old) airline launches in Europe – Air Italy

After the bankruptcy of airberlin, Alitalia and Monarch in 2017, the new year 2018 is off to a better start with the (re-)launch of Air Italy, bringing new planes, new livery and new destinations for travelers to, from and through Italy. It also comes with the great ambition to replace bankrupt Alitalia as the Italian flag carrier, supported by a … Continue reading

United Business Class – my bed in the sky for many years…

I have spent more time in United Business Class than in any other premium airline cabin, literally hundreds of thousands of miles on frequent business trips around the globe while living in San Francisco, one of United hubs. It’s neither the best seat nor service, but United is making improvements to both with the roll-out of Polaris. Find out how it compares … Continue reading

Redeem topbonus miles for flights with Germania and Condor!

If you have been holding on to your topbonus miles from defunct airberlin, your prayers have been heard! You can now redeem topbonus miles – again – for flights on Germania and for discounts towards tickets on Condor! There are some hefty fees associated with those “free” flights, but it’s certainly better than have the miles expire, so check out … Continue reading

United Airlines – Facts & Figures

United Airlines is one of the largest commercial airlines in the world and you can see their planes all around the world. You can see the advertisements for their flights, reward program and credit cards all over the place, yet you can also read about their struggles since their merger with Continental Airlines. With all of that, should you make them … Continue reading

United announces Premium Economy cabin – United Premium Plus

With more and more airlines introducing a true Premium Economy product on long haul flights, between ever tighter economy cabins and fully flat beds in Business Class, United Airlines announced their own offering, called United Premium Plus. Given their track record of rolling out new products (cough… Polaris), I wouldn’t hold my breath! … Continue reading

Snapshot TigerAir Taiwan – the only low-cost airline in Taiwan!

TigerAir Taiwan is the first and now only low-cost carrier based in Taiwan. TigerAir offers all jet service to China, Japan, South Korea and Thailand. I flew TigerAir on an international flight and wouldn’t hesitate to fly them again! Find out all about their fleet, destinations and service experience on the ground and onboard from my snapshot review! … Continue reading