Alaska Airlines offers the most mainline carrier service from the West Coast of North America to the Hawaiian Island thanks to a heavy frequency of flights. While most of the flights are served with narrow body aircraft, this often means a less comfortable ride home on the overnight flights where there is no lie flat seat in First Class. We travelled from Kahului Maui – Seattle on an overnight trip, allowing us… Read More

The old town area of Lahania contains one of the most historic and largest Banyan Tree’s in the United States. It anchors a wonderful historic area, along with an afternoon of shopping along it’s main street, finishing with an opportunity for some ocean water viewing at the end of the Lahania strip. It’s a must visit area on any trip to Kaanapali. Activity: With the Turtles in Kapalua Bay, Maui, Hawaii, United… Read More

The old town area of Lahania contains one of the most historic and largest Banyan Tree’s in the United States. It anchors a wonderful historic area, along with an afternoon of shopping along it’s main street, finishing with an opportunity for some ocean water viewing at the end of the Lahania strip. It’s a must visit area on any trip to Kaanapali. Activity: Under the Banyan Tree on the Boardwalks of Old… Read More

There are a whole host of different Kaanapali Resorts in Maui, Hawaii. With our first stay in this region of the Island of Maui, we ended up at the spacious and comfortable Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa. We would end up with a fantastic suite upgrade, a whole host of inclusions courtesy of elite benefits, and a resort that was well placed allowing for great walking exploration of the Kaanapali hotel row…. Read More

Alaska Airlines offers the most mainline carrier service from the West Coast of North America to the Hawaiian Island thanks to a heavy frequency of flights. While most of the flights are served with narrow body aircraft, this translates into a greater amount of flight availability with times that can suit your travel plans. We ended up on a day time flight from Portland to Kahului, which allowed us to land a… Read More

Between two pairs of highly travelled cities are an airlines’ great opportunity to provide great shuttle service. Alaska Horizon Airlines provides a shuttle service between Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Portland International Airport. The cities are just over 170 miles apart and are frequently serviced with regular flight frequencies between the pair. Review: Alaska Horizon Airlines Q400, Seattle Tacoma International Airport – Portland International Airport This will be a brief review as… Read More

Alaska Airlines has been on a competitive improvement campaign with its lounge network. One of it’s more recent offerings has been the newer lounge space at the end of Concourse C in Seattle Tacoma International Airport. For a completely new space, Alaska Airlines has done a great job in offering a slightly compact area, which great daylight lounge views. Review: Alaska Airlines Lounge, Seattle Tacoma “C” Concourse, Seattle, Washington, United States of… Read More

Getting up early in the morning on family travel is never a fun experience. With our Alaska Airlines flight to Hawaii, we would have to make a double connection in Seattle and Portland prior to getting down to Maui, Hawaii, USA. We would start the day at 2:30 AM in order to make our 6:02 AM departure time. While it was an early departure, it actually ended up being alright thanks to… Read More

The Hawaiian Islands are among the best destinations in the Northern Hemisphere for a family beach trip. With a world class beaches, a safe and secure environment, and easy accessibility from the West Coast of North America, it’s an ideal place for a family trip. While the islands can be called expensive, there are ways to get even greater value from your travels. We used the Alaska Airlines Companion Fare to get… Read More

For the last flight in our South Pacific adventure, we had a short connecting flight home on American Airlines. While we were initially booked on their usual Embraer 175 aircraft that served this route, we were upgraded to an Airbus 319 before we travelled. We experienced a thin pre-departure First Class experience on this flight compared to the other carriers serving transborder routes, and a lost checked bag before the day was… Read More

While I hadn’t previously come to expect too much from a United Club, the airline has been on a modernization campaign worldwide. Over the past several years, United Airlines has improved, expanded and updated many of it’s lounges in North America. United operates a pacific hub in Los Angeles and had recently relocated and expanded it’s United Club. We would get to experience a five hour extended layover of which we had… Read More

French Polynesia is one of the more challenging destinations to get to using miles. While we had a ticket home from French Polynesia on Air Tahiti Nui courtesy of American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier program, we had to position ourselves to get to French Polynesia. We redeemed our award ticket home on American Airlines AAdvantage. We paid 82,500 AAdvantage miles for this award, along with connecting flights onwards to Vancouver on American… Read More