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With another year, another frequent flier point de-valuation came and went. Thankfully, Aeroplan had the courtesy to announce the changes with several months in advance, unlike some other recent frequent flier program devaluations. It seemed like the logical time to burn more miles. I’ve pretty much given up on maintaining status after 8 years, since the miles are easier to obtain through other forms of accumulation.  Trip Introduction: The Khors of Oman,… Read More

Trip Introduction: South Africa, Kenya and Mauritius via South African Airways, Swiss Air, United Airlines and Air Canada Business Class. Trip Planning: Time for another great trip – this one taking us from North America to South Africa. I had last been to South Africa in 1998 at the end of Apartheid but the opportunity hadn’t presented itself until now to go again. In addition, it was also timed with a slightly… Read More

Trip Introduction: The United Arab Emirates Empty Quarter, Doha Qatar and Huvadhoo Atoll, Maldives via United Airlines and Etihad Airways Trip Planning: In the summer of 2012, it came time to plan the next adventure. Our Star Alliance Around the World in First Class was a terrific, but a busy experience. We were looking for something a little more relaxing. In doing so, we ended up finding some pretty neat spots. Ever… Read More

Lufthansa First Class is an International First Class Experience that’s at the top of it’s game. Although they’ve modernized the First Class cabin since this trip, it remains among my favourite first class experiences in the world and the best among Star Alliance carriers. This post is one chapter in our Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and Spain. This trip was booked using Air Canada Aeroplan… Read More

The Lufthansa First Class Terminal is Lufthansa’s flagship First Class Lounge experience. Not only is it a first class lounge, it’s a separate departure terminal that is situated just adjacent to the regular airport terminal. This post is one chapter in our Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and Spain. This trip was booked using Air Canada Aeroplan miles. For more information on how this trip was… Read More

Thai Airways is one of the few remaining airlines within Star Alliance to continue to offer a first class cabin. The experience is a little “off perfect”, but still a really enjoyable adventure that is worth trying at least once or twice in your travelling career. When you add the meaningful hospitality of the Thai crew, it makes the experience all that more enjoyable. This post is one chapter in our Around… Read More

Asiana First Class offered among the most attentive service ever. It’s likely the highest service levels in First Class amongst Star Alliance carriers with traditional and elegant service delivery. This post is one chapter in our Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and Spain. This trip was booked using Air Canada Aeroplan miles. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction… Read More

A Star Alliance Around the World Trip in First Class is a journey that you’ll never forget. We set on this journey starting off with Air Canada’s Frequent Flyer program Aeroplan. Trip Introduction: Around the World #1 via China, Thailand & Spain on Asiana, Thai and Lufthansa First Class Trip Planning: In the summer of July 2011, I had been, err “involved” with an electronic affair with frequent forum Flyertalk for about… Read More

Trip Introduction: Lima, Machu Picchu, Peru and Middle Chile via Air Canada Executive First Trip Planning: This trip started with Ms World Traveller 73’s desire to visit Macchu Pichu in Peru. Indeed it was somewhere that I had always been interested in seeing, but wasn’t too high on the list. For me, it was sort of like Hawaii or Thailand, until I actually traveled to both of those places and ended up… 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