World Traveller 73


Our travels would take us on Hawaiian Airlines service between the Hawaiian Islands as we travelled from Honolulu on Oahu over to Poipu on Kauai. As one of the sole major carriers operating the route between the two islands, you’re likely to fly Hawaiian Airlines if you travel by air between the islands. Our flight today would take us on their unusual Boeing 717 – 200 series jet in first class for… Read More

The United Island Hopper is one of the world’s most unique travel routes. The route hops and skips its way across some of the most isolated islands in the Pacific Ocean. and is among some of the most popular flying for aviation fans that are into plain different routes. This trip outlines how I put together a trip through the United Airlines Island Hopper, along with what I saw along the way…. Read More

British Airways largest aircraft is the beautiful Airbus 380-800 series which it deploys on select routes, including the seasonal route of London – Vancouver in the summer months. The aircraft replaced upwards of three Boeing 747 flights a day between the two cities. While we’ve flown this route in British Airways First Class many times, this would be our first try in the highest density business class cabin in their Club World… Read More

Business Class within Europe isn’t always super exciting thanks to most air carriers just offering an economy class seat with a blocked middle. Our British Airways Club Europe Business Class flight from Dublin to London was no different, and offered a little more space along with a very light snack over the lunch hour. Read on to see what a ninety minute flight in British Airways Club Europe Business Class looks like…. Read More

Summer travel is often among the hardest to gain outsized value. Demand is often high with families travelling together, hotel rates are often high and planners often get the best points and miles seats. However, having a diversified points and mileage balance can help families achieve strong value out of your travelling points and currencies. In this trip, we outline how we put together a family trip through Europe in the middle… 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

The islands of the South Pacific are among the hardest in the world to get to using frequent flier reward miles. With a remote physical location in the world, a lack of airlines serving this part of the world, and limited airline alliances that allow for connectivity to and from this area, it’s a challenging region to visit on miles and points. This story is how we set out to visit several… Read More

This post is one chapter in our trip to New York City via Cathay Pacific First Class. This trip was booked using American Airlines AAdvantage miles and Starwood Preferred Guest points. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index. If you enjoyed this post, please follow us directly or on social media on Facebook, Twitter… Read More

Trip Introduction: New York, USA via Cathay Pacific First Class Trip Planning: Ever since MrsWT73 saw her first television episode of Sex in the City, she had her sights set on a visit to New York. Year after year passed and the trip seemed to elude us while we pursued more exotic travels and destinations. These included themed trips to Abu Dhabi and The United Arab Emirates Empty Quarter, made popular to some… Read More