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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

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

There are lots of carriers that offer air service too and from Las Vegas. Today’s choice of Alaska Airlines from Las Vegas to Bellingham was more of a matter of convenience over our usual Star Alliance carriers Air Canada, which offered non stop service, or United, that offers one stop service through Los Angeles or more typically, San Francisco. The Alaska First Class is a reasonable way to get around and it… Read More

With a population spread out across wide distances in Canada, there is usually a lot of travel time between Canada’s cities. With only two major air carriers in Canada, the options for full business class are pretty lean, without a lot of competition as compared to our neighbours to the south. Air Canada has had a monopoly on business travel in Canada for quite a number of years and is the leading… Read More

Read more from this trip: Introduction: Iceland, Spain and Morocco via Iceland Air Saga Class & British Airways First Class Plaza Premium Lounge: Transborder Vancouver Alaska Airlines: Vancouver – Seattle American Express Centurion Lounge, Seattle Tacoma, USA Icelandair Saga Class: Seattle – Keflavik Hotel 101, A Member of Design Hotels, Reykjavik, Iceland City Visit: Reykjavik, Iceland – Part I City Visit: Reykjavik, Iceland – Part II The Blue Lagoon, Iceland The Golden… Read More

Read more from this trip: Introduction: Iceland, Spain and Morocco via Iceland Air Saga Class & British Airways First Class Plaza Premium Lounge: Transborder Vancouver Alaska Airlines: Vancouver – Seattle American Express Centurion Lounge, Seattle Tacoma, USA Icelandair Saga Class: Seattle – Keflavik Hotel 101, A Member of Design Hotels, Reykjavik, Iceland City Visit: Reykjavik, Iceland – Part I City Visit: Reykjavik, Iceland – Part II The Blue Lagoon, Iceland The Golden… Read More

Trip Introduction: Iceland, Spain and Morocco via Icelandair Saga Class and British Airways First Class Planning the Trip: MrsWT73 had been after me to get her to Morocco and Iceland for the better part of about two years. Given that Morocco is in Africa, and usually commands a hefty award premium for business class tickets, I had to get creative with the routings. Ultimately, we ended up forgoing wonderful fully flat seats… Read More

Trip Introduction: Christmas Market Villages in Germany via British Airways and Lufthansa First Class MrsWT73 has a yearly business meeting in Hanover, Germany every year at the end of the year. From a North American perspective, it’s a bizarre time for business travel but their company seems to get into it. She had asked me to tag along for an opportunity to visit the Christmas villages of Germany for some Glühwein wine…. Read More

This post is one chapter on our trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne with The Great Ocean Road, exploring The Yarra Valley and the beaches of The Gold Coast via Qantas First Class. This trip was booked using Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. 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… Read More

This post is one chapter on our trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne with The Great Ocean Road, exploring The Yarra Valley and the beaches of The Gold Coast via Qantas First Class. This trip was booked using Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. 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… Read More

This post is one chapter on our trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne with The Great Ocean Road, exploring The Yarra Valley and the beaches of The Gold Coast via Qantas First Class. This trip was booked using Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. 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… Read More