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Turkish Airlines is one the major carriers in Star Alliance. With flights to more destinations than any other carriers, and service to over 123 countries, they are almost a necessary carrier to deal with if you’re going to piece together large international Asian or Africa redemptions on a Star Alliance Frequent Flier Program. Our flight today was part of that strategy; using their services to get from Dubai up to Poland. We… Read More

We had a brief visit to the mysteriously unbranded Business Class Lounge at Dubai International Airport. The lounge was offered to us as part of business class lounge privileges courtesy of flying Turkish Airlines. While it was a straightforward visit and offered everything that you’d expect from a business lounge, it was a pretty bare bones experience with a somewhat dated decor. Review: Dubai International Business Class Lounge – Terminal One, Dubai,… Read More

When it came time to depart Dubai International Airport, we had the opportunity to call in on a Lufthansa Senator Lounge. Lufthansa typically offers a quality lounge product and it’s especially terrific when you get the opportunity to visit at one of their quieter outstations. This lounge met that quiet description with a comfortable place to relax and get some breakfast nibbles prior to our flight. Review: Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Dubai, United… Read More

Thai Airways is one of the more unique carriers to grace the Star Alliance network. It generally has great reward seat availability, a unique in service product that involves elaborate costume changes on the part of it’s flight attendants, and world class transfer services at Bangkok Survharnabhumi airport that include massages for all Business Class and First Class travelers. This flight certainly set the mood for our inbound flight connecting through Bangkok… Read More

For our journey home, we settled into United Airlines service from Dubai to Washington Dulles. This would be my longest United Airlines flight at 7,059 miles, and as luck would have it, my last long haul flight in economy class in over 8 years. Despite the long haul distance, the flight made for interesting people watching. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the… Read More

On our United Airlines flights from Doha – Dubai – Washington Dulles, we had a brief stopover back in Dubai. We made the most of this by enjoying the contracted Marhaba Lounge in Dubai Terminal 1. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the Maldives on United Airlines and Etihad Airways. This trip was booked and credited to Aeroplan and Etihad Preferred Guest. For… Read More

As our trip drew to a close, it was time for our round – a – bout trip home. We started with this bizarre fifth freedom flight between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates on United Airlines. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the Maldives on United Airlines and Etihad Airways. This trip was booked and credited to Aeroplan and Etihad Preferred Guest…. Read More

This flight was a continuation of our earlier flight on United Airlines from Washington Dulles to Dubai. United Airlines operated a fifth freedom route with continuing service from the United Arab Emirates into Qatar. When it came time ready to board in Dubai, we were set to go. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the Maldives on United Airlines and Etihad Airways. This… Read More

During the Gulf war, United Airlines used to serve the United Arab Emirates on a non stop from Washington Dulles non stop to Dubai, United Arab Emirates with continuing service onwards to Doha, Qatar. This flight benefited from the American civilian contractors working in the gulf Region that had to fly a US flagged carrier by government travel policy. Measuring in at 7,069 miles, it was my longest United Airlines flight ever… Read More