Tag: Alaska airlines

The El Vado Motel in Albuquerque

Review: El Vado Motel in Albuquerque New Mexico

After booking cheap flights on Alaska Airlines to ABQ – Albuquerque as part of our summer mileage runs, we started to look at the hotel options. Compared to other cities, the hotels options in Albuquerque were not very inspiring, especially the Marriott options. We then stumbled upon El Vado Motel, an old motel that has…
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September 20, 2019 2
Max and a mural in Marfa

Weekend Trip to Marfa in West Texas

Part of the fun of some of our trips is often ending up somewhere random and Marfa, Texas was one of those. Unless you live in Texas, are into the modern art, or religiously watched every episode of Parts Unknown, chances are you probably have never heard of this small West Texas town in the…
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September 13, 2019 0
Alaska Lounge North Satellite Terminal

Review: Alaska Airlines Lounge SEA-TAC North Satellite Terminal

Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA-TAC) is the 8th busiest US airport and commercial and cargo flights continue to increase. As part of the airport’s growth and modernization strategy, the North Satellite Terminal, also known as the “N-Gates” has been renovated and expanded. In addition to new vendors, 8 more gates, Alaska Airlines has also opened their 15,800…
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September 6, 2019 0
Air Canada Flight at YVR

Should You Buy the Air Canada Weekend Flight Pass?

Flight passes are essentially pre-paid flight segments at a fixed cost that are offered by some airlines. Flight passes are often marketed for the flexibility they offer travelers and their cost-effective price. In this post, we evaluate Air Canada’s Weekend Flight Pass to help you figure out if it is a good deal for you.…
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June 14, 2019 1

Aircraft Update: Japan Airlines 767-300 SkySuites II for YVR-NRT Service in June 2019

If you are traveling to Tokyo from YVR – Vancouver International Airport, you have 3 non-stop options: Japan Airlines (JAL) to NRT – Narita International Airport departing at 14:15 and arriving at 16:25+1 All Nippon Airways (ANA) to HND – Haneda International Airport departing at 16:25 and arriving at 18:30+1 Air Canada (AC) to NRT…
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May 15, 2019 1
An Alaska Airlines E-175 arriving

Plan – Flying out of PAE – Paine Field on Alaska Airlines

Last updated: September 14, 2019 On March 4, 2019, Paine Field (also known as Snohomish County Airport) began domestic commercial flight service. Located about 30 miles north of Seattle and 125 miles south of Vancouver, PAE – Paine Field Airport is a good option for those who want to avoid driving in Seattle traffic on…
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April 2, 2019 4
Air Canada Signature Seat and Entertainment

Flight Review – Air Canada Signature Service 777 YYZ – Toronto to YVR – Vancouver AC 103

In spring of 2018, Air Canada upgraded their business class product by introducing “Air Canada Signature Service” on select flights. Having flown on Air Canada in business class domestically and internationally in the past, I was excited to get upgraded on our flight from YYZ-YVR this past February to experience the new Signature Service product…
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March 19, 2019 2
Map of our trip

How We Use Points for Hotels and Flights – Our Trip to the UAE, Maldives, Qatar, and Indonesia

If we’re lucky, once a year we get to go away for up to 3 weeks in the fall based on our work schedules and the times we can take time-off. In the last few years, we’ve been really lucky with our trips that often include numerous stops on the same itinerary to maximize time,…
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March 6, 2019 3
The middle suite with the virtual windows

Flight Review – New Emirates First Class 777 DXB – Dubai to MLE – Male

After our flight from LAX – Los Angeles to DXB – Dubai, we spent a few nights in Dubai at the Al Maha Resort before flying to MLE – Male airport in the Maldives on the same reward ticket. Initially we were scheduled on the 777 with the old First Class configuration but a couple…
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February 19, 2019 0
Air Canada 787

Plan: Air Canada Status Challenge

Based on the flying we have planned for this year, we have signed up for the Air Canada Status Challenge. Compared to other airlines, Air Canada doesn’t have a status match but has a status challenge. A status challenge requires you to complete requirements prior to receiving status vs a status match which gives you…
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January 18, 2019 2