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Review: American Airlines MD-80 First Class St. Louis To Chicago

While the MD-80 or Super 80 is the oldest plane in American Airlines fleet today, it’s one of my favorite. I’ve gone over my love affair with the MD-80 in the past, but essentially this was the first plane I remember flying on as a kid. The MD-80 took me all over the country when…
Booked: Cathay Pacific Premium Economy Chicago To Hong Kong

While most people spend Black Friday running around department stores trying to score a killer deal on a new TV, I spend the day searching airline websites for flight deals. This year’s black Friday sales were a bit disappointing, but one fare in particular stood out. Specifically, Cathay Pacific’s 60% off sale. On Black Friday…
Booked: The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

While most people run out to department stores during black Friday, I spend the day looking for flight deals. I’m always surprised by how many people don’t realize that some international airlines offer fantastic sales on either black Friday or cyber Monday. This year I found a flight that I just couldn’t pass up. I…
Introduction: Around The World In A Weekend

To end my insane Qatar Airways mileage run I’ve decided to break this trip report into two sections. I broke this trip into two trip reports because they really were two different trips. My first trip was 7 days in which I traveled from the US to Vietnam twice. It was an amazing trip mostly in…
Conclusion: AAdvantage Mileage Run 2017

To end each trip report I try to write a short summary to sum up the entire experience. With this summary I also wanted to take some time to explain how I was feeling throughout this trip. Mileage runs are an insane concept and I didn’t expect the trip to go as well as it…
Review: Qatar Airways 777 Business Class Doha To Chicago

To end seven straight days of flying around the world it was finally time to head home. Upon landing in Chicago I will have flown 41,610 miles in a week. All of this was part of my insane Qatar Airways Mileage Run which I took late in the year to earn AAdvantage Executive Platinum status. At…
Lounge Review: Orchid Lounge Ho Chi Minh (SGN) Airport

After my fourth straight Qatar Airways business class flight during my Qatar Airways Mileage Run I found myself back in Ho Chi Minh airport. I had just a 6 hour layover before my next Qatar Airways business class flight back to Doha. I didn’t want to spend the entire layover in the airport so I decided…
Review: Qatar Airways A330 Business Class Doha To Ho Chi Minh

After spending several hours in the fantastic Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Class lounge in Doha I received a notification that my gate for my flight to Ho Chi Minh Vietnam was finally open. I was going back to Ho Chi Minh to end my first of two round trips from Vietnam to the US.…
American Airlines: A Year In Review 2017

Earlier this morning I received an email from American Airlines. The subject of the email read simply, “Your Year In Review.” When I opened the email I found a Thank You note from American Airlines which thanked me for remaining loyal to the airline for another year. The email also included a few statistics that…
Why I Absolutely Love The Miles and Points Hobby

If it’s not already obvious, I’m obsessed with airline travel. For myself I usually truly do enjoy the journey more than the destination. I rarely start planning a trip with a destination in mind. Instead, I scour the internet for flight deals. When I locate a deal that intrigues me I book it. I’ve been…