World Traveller 73


At times, a great discounted travel opportunity comes up that becomes the genesis of a new trip. While I was searching around for something to do in this pandemic disrupted travel environment, I came across a great international business class fare from Western North America to Europe. Without much hesitation, we booked ourselves into a trip to France, Jordan and Israel. Read on to see how we put it all together. Trip… Read More

As the world slowly re-opened, MrsWT73 became aware of a concert opportunity in nearby Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America. Since we hadn’t been anywhere significant or substantial aside from our earlier Caribbean trip, it came time for a journey down south to beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America. Trip Introduction: Las Vegas, United States via Alaska Airlines Planning the Trip: During the re-opening days of the pandemic, MrsWT73… Read More

The Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Mastercard Credit Card is one of the more useful airline credit cards in the market place today. It offers a packed amount of features for an airline credit card including the ability to earn 3 miles per dollar spent on Alaska Airlines purchases, along with the Alaska Airlines Famous Companion Fare. Credit Card Review: Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan World Elite Mastercard (2022) “An Excellent Everyday Credit Card… Read More

Our flight from Lihue, Hawaii had us connecting through Seattle and onwards to Vancouver, Canada. While there are many carriers that typically fly this short international route, our travels on Alaska Airlines would have us on their newest Embraer 175 aircraft in First Class. How would this segment compare to its prior Alaska Airlines Bombardier Q400 aircraft? Review: Alaska Airlines First Class E175, Seattle Tacoma International Airport – Vancouver International Airport As… Read More

Alaska Airlines offers among the most frequencies of service from Hawaii to the mainland United States. This includes service from Lihue to Seattle which can save some time connecting within Hawaii and also within the Pacific Northwest. We would get the opportunity to test out their First Class on their Boeing 737 narrow body aircraft on our trip home to Vancouver, Canada. Review: Alaska Airlines First Class B737-8, Kauai Lihue Airport –… Read More

Alaska Airlines offers among the most frequencies of service from the mainland United States to the Islands of Hawaii. When they do, it’s exclusively on their Boeing 737 narrow body aircraft. This means that First Class travel is on a recliner seat, over some of the other mainline carriers like United or American that offer business class pods or perhaps a fully flat seat. Despite Alaska Airlines’ convenience of multiple flights a… Read More

As a Vancouver resident, travelling on Alaska Airlines always means a connection in Seattle Tacoma International Airport. While the flight between Vancouver and Seattle is usually on a Bombardier Q400, today we would get the experience of travelling on their newer Embraer 175 aircraft. These Embraer aircraft would later replace their Bombardier Q400 fleet, making this segment a whole lot more comfortable in the future. Review: Alaska Airlines First Class E175, Vancouver… 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

The islands of the South Pacific are among the hardest in the world to get to using frequent flier reward miles. In particular, Easter Island in Chile had escaped me for a substantial amount of time. With a remote physical location in the world, a lack of airlines serving Rapa Nui (the Polynesian name for Easter Island), and limited airline alliances that allow for connectivity to and from this area, it’s a… 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

Like our last trip, this particular voyage was about maximizing offers and redemptions to put together a reasonably priced holiday filled with value. We used Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan to redeem against upgrades in to First Class, a 3 for 2 hotel stay with a premium Fairmont hotel, and paid for a First Class fare between the Hawaiian Islands in order to take advantage of paid baggage fees. We ended up with… Read More

This post is one chapter on our trip to Park City, Utah, United States on Alaska Airlines. This trip was booked and credited to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan using a two for one Companion Fare courtesy of the Alaska Airlines credit card. 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,… Read More