Weekly Review: November 15, 2014

Hello from Dubai!

Earlier today I had high tea with my Dad at the Burj al Arab — just one of many “highs” so far on this trip. I’ll have lots more updates and videos throughout the week, but so far this has hands-down been the best trip of my life, and it’s just getting started.


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AND WE’RE OFF! Dad’s Surprise Round The World Trip Is Underway!


This week my dad and I are starting his birthday trip, and I honestly don’t remember the last time I was this excited for a trip.

My dad has absolutely no idea where we are going, and his reaction when I revealed our first destination was priceless. I am looking forward to the rest of surprises that I have planned for him on this trip.


Review: Qatar Airways First Class A380 Doha to London Heathrow 

Qatar-Airways-A380-First-Class-001I was thrilled to be part of the inaugural A380 flight between Doha and London Heathrow.

The Qatar Airways A380 is gorgeous. Even though it’s not as pimped out as what some other airlines have done with the A380, the business class hard product is the best we’ve seen on any A380 so far, and the first class is fantastic as well.

I’ve posted my initial thoughts already, but here is the full trip report.


Travis’ Mountaineering Accident On Mt. Sneffles Part 1

Travis’ Accident Part 2: Flight In The Black Hawk

 Travis was involved in a serious mountaineering accident back in September. I was captivated when he told me the story, and invited him to share it here in this two-part series.

Although not miles and points related, it’s a chilling and captivating story of an adventure gone wrong. He’s also hilarious, so this is well worth a read!


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TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

If You Don’t Have The Best Travel Credit Card, Now’s The Time!
10 Best Credit Card Offers For November
Buy US Airways Miles For 1.88 Cents Each!
American & US Airways November Buy Miles Promo
Amazing: $150 AT&T For Free With Amex Small Business Card
Reminder: 1,000 Hyatt Bonus Points Per Mobile Booking
Should You Credit Virgin America Flights To Emirates Skywards?
Buy Up To AAdvantage Elite Status For 2015
500 Free Starpoints!
Purchase Hyatt Points With 30% Bonus
35% Bonus On Purchase Of Alaska Mileage Plan Miles
AAdvantage Status Buy Up Offer Returning This Year?

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

Delta Adds Disclaimer About Not Being Able To Book Award Stopovers Online
Is Hyatt Playing Games With Award Availability?
How To Search Saudia Business Class Award Space

TRAVEL With Lucky

The Best Emirates Flight? Ever?
AND WE’RE OFF! Dad’s Surprise Round The World Trip Is Underway!
Is This Appropriate Compensation For A 14 Hour Delay?
My 2015 Asian Festival Bucket List
How Concerned Are You About Hotel Room Safety?

Reviews & Trip Reports

Review: US Airways Business Class A330 London Heathrow to Charlotte
Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge London Heathrow LHR
Review: Qatar Airways First Class A380 Doha to London Heathrow
Review: Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge Doha Airport DOH

News & Updates

$1,200 Wifi Charge Shows What’s Wrong With Singapore Airlines Wifi
Asiana Faces 45 Day Suspension At San Francisco Airport
United Eliminating Checked Bags On Separate Tickets Outside Star Alliance
More Information On 10 Year China Visa For Americans
American And US Airways Continue To Improve First Class Catering
Air China’s First 747-8 Destination Will Be New York JFK
Copycat Management: United Raises Elite Requirements To Match Delta
Lufthansa Frankfurt To Tampa Flights Starting Fall 2015
The Worst Case For Restricting TSA Pre-Check. Ever.
Is Etihad Delaying Their A380 Flights?
Is This The Most Luxurious Domestic US Flight?
Tickets In Etihad’s The Residence Are Selling!
British Airways A380 Flights To Miami Starting October 2015
Singapore Airlines Flying New 777s To Australia
US Travelers Can Soon Apply For 10 Year Chinese Visa
Shocking Video Of Hotel Housekeeping
Who’s At Fault For Not Clarifying Fare Rules?
Hilton Changing Global Cancellation Policy
SPG & Emirates Your World Rewards Details
American Flight Attendants Reject New Contract
Royal Jordanian Hiring Female Flight Attendants
Alaska Board Room Members Get Additional Admirals Club Access
New Singapore SilverKris Lounge Open In Hong Kong


I will be making lots of updates while on the trip with my dad, so be sure to follow me on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Have a great weekend, and safe travels!

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