World Traveller 73


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

Aer Lingus is the flag carrier of the Republic of Ireland. While it has established itself as a connecting partner for flights to and from Europe through it’s hub in Dublin, Ireland, it’s not typically a carrier that I regularly get the opportunity to travel. We would get the opportunity to test them out today with a short hop from London Heathrow over to Dublin, Ireland in order to start our Ireland… Read More

On select routes, British Airways continues to maintain an international First Class cabin in four class aircraft consisting of World Traveller (economy), World Traveller Plus (premium economy), Club World (business class) and First Class. The only way to make a British Airways First Class event even more special is to experience it on their Airbus 380 offering on select routes. We were able to gain access to this First Class offering on… Read More

One of the hardest flights for me to find reward availability on was this flight on British Airways Marrakech – London. Through some flexible searching, I was able to locate two award seats on Alaska Mileage Plan, eventually connecting onwards to British Airways First Class London Vancouver. How would this North Africa – Europe award redemption rate in terms of features and service? Read on to find out… Review: British Airways Club… Read More

Icelandair offers connecting service from North America to Western Europe through it’s hub in Keflavik Reykjavik Iceland. It also offers a proper business class recliner seat to and from Iceland, where many other European carriers offer an economy class seat with a blocked middle. How does Icelandair fare up on an intra-Europe business class segment? Review: Icelandair Saga Class Boeing 757, Reykjavík (Keflavik) – Madrid While we were in the lounge, efficient… Read More

The country of Morocco is particularly difficult to get to on points and miles. After we had passed over Morocco in favour of South Africa and and other Southern African destinations when redeeming our points and miles trips, it was finally time to maximize our rewards to get to Northern Africa. Read on to see how we did it. Trip Introduction: Iceland, Spain and Morocco via Icelandair Saga Class and British Airways… Read More

My return flight from Florida to the Pacific Northwest on another direct transcontinental from Florida to Seattle. It was among the second longest domestic flights in the United States as a result of the diagonal trans continental distance from city to city. Like on my way down, I’d experience the pleasant Alaska Airlines service in an Emergency Exit row seat. Review: Alaska Airlines B737-9, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport – Seattle Tacoma… Read More

My flight from the Pacific Northwest to the Sunshine State of Florida was on a direct transcontinental from Seattle to Florida. It was among the second longest domestic flights in the United States as a result of the diagonal trans continental distance from city to city. On board, I’d experience the pleasant Alaska Airlines service in an Emergency Exit row seat. Review: Alaska Airlines B737-8, Seattle Tacoma International Airport – Fort Lauderdale… Read More

The southern state of Florida is a little harder to get to from my home in the Pacific Northwest as compared to California which is an easy 2 – 3 hour flight down our home in Vancouver. When MrsWT73 had an aerospace conference to go to in Fort Lauderdale, the decision was easy in terms of making the most of a free hotel to visit a state that I don’t usually get… 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