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Hotel Review: Oryx Rotana Doha

Somewhere near the middle of my insane Qatar Airways mileage run I found myself back in Doha, Qatar for the second time in as many days. This time however, I had a long layover of approximately 20 hours which meant that I could get out of the airport, stretch my legs, and explore Doha. Qatar Airways…
Why I Finally Applied For The AAdvantage Aviator Red Card

Well, over the weekend I strangely decided to apply for the AAdvantage Aviator Red card from Barclaycard. This is interesting because before this past week I hadn’t paid this card much attention. I didn’t really see the point of carrying it. Then, I started to look closely at my spending habits and realized there may…
My American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum Pro Welcome Kit Arrived

In 2016 American Airlines announced several major changes to the AAdvantage program. The major changes included going revenue based for 2017 and beyond and introducing a new elite status. The new elite status, Platinum Pro, helped fill the gap between AAdvantage Gold and Executive Platinum status. In years prior many AAdvantage members would simply stop…
Future Business Class Seat Wish List

While spending nearly a week of my life in various business class seats during my Qatar Airways Mileage Run I’ve gotten a fairly good understanding of what makes an average business class seat and a great business class seat. During that time I also spent a lot of time thinking about what the “best” business class…
Exciting American Airlines 2018 Mileage Run Opportunity

Sadly there isn’t much time left to attain American Airlines AAdvantage status in 2017. If you haven’t already qualified or aren’t close it may be time to give up. I say this because it might be better to save your money this year and use those funds to get a head start of 2018 status. The…
Hotel Review: Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon River View King Room

To begin my insane Qatar Airway mileage run for AAdvantage Executive Platinum status I first needed to get to Vietnam. It took nearly a full day of flying and a fairly tense bus ride, but before I knew it I finally arrived at the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon. I’d be in Vietnam for about 20…
A Day In Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

After nearly a full 24 hours of traveling I finally touched down in Ho Chi Minh Vietnam, received my visa, and cleared immigration. I officially made it to Vietnam. I had just 20 hours and ready to explore Ho Chi Min City. Since I slept well over 10 hours on my two Asiana Business Class…
Delta To Further Restrict Sky Club Access For 2019 And Beyond

A few days ago Delta Air Lines announced a new policy that limits access to Delta Sky Club lounges for passengers with Sky Club memberships. This new policy won’t go into effect until Jan 1, 2019 so the airline is giving members plenty of time to decide if membership is still worth it. However, this…
Oops: I Almost Missed My Qatar Airways Flight!

I don’t want to jinx myself (maybe I shouldn’t write this down), but I’ve only missed one flight in my entire life. Nearly two years ago now I missed a flight from Chicago to Atlanta which continued on to Miami. That trip was one of my first Mileage Runs and ended up being incredibly stressful.…
Review: Applying For A Visa On Arrival To Enter Vietnam

After a series of three positioning flights to begin my 2017 American Airlines Mileage Run on Qatar Airways I finally made it to Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. I opted to arrive in Vietnam nearly 24 hours before the start of my journey because I wanted to make sure that no matter what, I wouldn’t…