Review: Qatar Airways 787 Business Class Doha – London


I recently had the opportunity to fly the Qatar Airways 787 Dreamliner. As one of the leading Middle Eastern carriers, Qatar Airways has gone above and beyond to try and capture market share from Emirates and Etihad Airways. They were also recently voted as the world's best Business Class. … [Read more...]

Thoughts on the Brand New Hamad International Airport


I recently had the opportunity to fly through the Doha's Hamad International Airport as a premium cabin passenger. Just to recap, Hamad International is the 9th largest airport in the world encompassing around 11 square miles. It is also one of the nicest looking airports i've ever been … [Read more...]

Delta 747 BusinessElite, Tokyo to Los Angeles

Delta 747-400 upper deck

I flew to Tokyo from Seattle on Delta’s A330-200, but returned on the 747-400 nonstop to Los Angeles.  Before this trip, the 747 was the final aircraft in the Delta fleet that I hadn’t flown (I’ve flown many other 747s, just not a Delta one), so I was pretty excited to say the least.  … [Read more...]

The Best Airports in North America for 23-Hour Layovers

Vancouver Cityscape

Last week we covered fun places in Europe to do a quick 23-hour layover, but you can do the same within North America before or after your trip as well! Since all passengers transiting through the US have to clear immigration and customs, it can be quite annoying for many based outside … [Read more...]

Review: Seattle to Tokyo in Delta’s A330 BusinessElite

Business class cabin (from in-flight)

In April, I took a quick trip to Tokyo.  I used 120,000 Delta Skymiles to book Los Angeles-Seattle-Tokyo-Los Angeles, although it is now 140,000 miles after the latest devaluation.  The Los Angeles to Seattle flight was originally on Alaska Airlines, though a schedule change allowed me to … [Read more...]

The Best Airports in Europe for 23-Hour Layovers

amsterdam - free

A little-known trick to maximize the value of your airfare is to take advantage of layovers. A layover on an international ticket is any stop up to 24 hours. Anything longer than that is considered a stopover and often subject to higher prices. I’ve taken 23-hour layovers at over 20 … [Read more...]