Travel Hacks

Award Booking Strategies: Los Angeles to Tokyo in ANA Economy

Award Booking Strategies: Los Angeles to Tokyo in ANA Economy

Flying from LA to Tokyo again in ANA economy (All Nippon Air).  I’d fly with them over AA or United any day since the overall experience is pretty good.

Award Flight Booking Strategies: Tokyo to Sapporo on JAL

Award Flight Booking Strategies: Tokyo to Sapporo on JAL

The best value with avios is short distanced flights.  For only 4500 avios and $2.56 USD, I flew from Tokyo to Sapporo and back.

United Airlines Took My Miles But They Didn’t Book My Flight

United Airlines Took My Miles But They Didn’t Book My Flight

United Airlines screwed me on time and miles.  But let’s start the story from the beginning.  On a Thursday evening at 6pm, I decided to join my friends on a trip to Asia.  By 7pm I had my tickets booked.  At 9pm I was packed. […]

Flying Solo in Qantas Business Class: LAX to SYD

Flying Solo in Qantas Business Class: LAX to SYD

It’s very difficult to find premium award space with Qantas. That seems strange considering how empty the business class cabin was on this flight. I lucked out and found availability for two seats in Business class 12/23/16 from Los Angeles to Sydney on Qantas.  Those […]

British Airways Club World (Business Class) LAX-LHR Review

British Airways Club World (Business Class) LAX-LHR Review

I’m about 3 years into my travel hacking hobby and I’ve been on quite a few different airlines business class flights.  That includes international and domestic flights.  

LAX TBIT OneWorld Lounge Review

LAX TBIT OneWorld Lounge Review

The OneWorld Business Class Lounge at LAX’s Tom Bradley International Terminal

The Grand Hyatt Santiago Executive Room, Diplomatic Suite and Corner Terrace

The Grand Hyatt Santiago Executive Room, Diplomatic Suite and Corner Terrace

When I first saw that the Grand Hyatt Diplomatic Suite mistake price, I booked 4 nights with no flight and details of where I wanted to be at the time.  When you see a crazy deal like that, you book first and ask questions later. […]

Planning A Round-The-World Adventure With United Miles

Planning A Round-The-World Adventure With United Miles

When they announced in late 2013 that they were going to devalue the United award chart, I decided to burn my United miles for my first, first class experience.  

Hacking Expedia’s Best Price Guarantee – Free $50/night certificates

I love Expedia’s Best Price Guarantee!  They have a great deal, if you find a room that you booked for a lower price, they will match that price and give you a $50 Expedia online voucher good for a future booking.  Expedia has pretty competitive […]