6 Ways to Get Around a Lack of Airline Award Space

Etihad Airways Business Class Seat 1K on the 777-200 San Francisco to Abu Dhabi

One of the biggest challenges with collecting airline miles and points is redeeming them. Airlines intentionally make it difficult for people to redeem miles. Never did that become more clear to me than during a recent visit to the dentist.… Continue Reading


Review: Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong Airport

Cathay Pacific’s newest first class lounge, The Pier, opened this past summer by Gate 63 of Hong Kong International Airport. The Pier has two dining facilities: A restaurant with food catered by Peninsula Hotels and a snack station called The… Continue Reading


Thai Airways First Class 747 Bangkok to Sydney Review

Thai Airways First Class Seat 747 Bangkok to Sydney

As much as I loved the Thai Airways A380 experience, this segment definitely topped it. First, the crew was much more experienced and confident. The First Class crew consisted of one female FA and two males. The female FA spoke… Continue Reading


Thai Airways Royal First Class Lounge & Spa Bangkok Airport Review

Thai Airways Royal First Class Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Thai Airways First Class Lounge

I checked in for my Thai Airways flight to Sydney about 4 hours before departure. When I got to the Thai Airways First Class check-in, I was greeted by a rep standing at a metal podium, who was chatting with… Continue Reading


Trip Report: Thai Airways First Class A380 Tokyo – Bangkok

Thai Airways A380 First Class Seat Tokyo Narita - Bangkok

Security at Narita was slower and more painstaking than any TSA checkpoint in the US I’ve experienced. On the plus side, there was no nude-o-scope or invasive pat-down, and the agents were courteous. About 25 minutes later, I was on… Continue Reading