Tag: mileage run

Our Copa flight at PTY

Finding and Booking Flight Deals During COVID-19: Good or Bad Idea?

Many of us are sad and disappointed in having to cancel and postpone travel plans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of us might even be looking forward to traveling again when it is safe and possible to do so and speculating as to when that might be. In this post, we talk about travels deals…
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April 17, 2020 1
TAP Air Portugal airplanes at LIS - Lisbon Airport

Review: TAP Air Portugal A330neo Business Class from LIS – Lisbon to EWR – Newark

Last Updated: June 3, 2020 COVID-19 Update: Portugal has re-opened to tourists from certain countries as of June 1st. TAP Air Portugal is scheduled to resume flights to North America on June 4, 2020. Overview: For the last leg of our most recent around the world trip in November 2019, we booked business class tickets to…
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March 10, 2020 1
Japanese appetizer on JAL in Business Class from NRT to CGK

Flight Review: Japan Airlines 787 Business Class From NRT – Tokyo Narita to CGK – Jakarta

If you read our 2019 recap and review of JAL First Class, you might remember us talking about our Best Flight Rewards Redemption on JAL when we redeemed 70,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles to fly in JAL First Class from SFO – San Francisco International Airport to HND – Tokyo Haneda International Airport in Tokyo…
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March 5, 2020 0
Our JAL First Class Boarding Passes!

Flight Review: Japan Airlines 777 First Class From SFO – San Francisco to HND – Tokyo Haneda

If you read our 2019 recap, you might remember us talking about our Best Flight Rewards Redemption on JAL when we redeemed 70,000 Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan miles to fly in JAL First Class from SFO – San Francisco International Airport to HND – Tokyo Haneda International Airport in Tokyo and in business class from…
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March 3, 2020 0
Routing on our flight from DPS to IST on Turkish Airlines in business class on the 787

Review: Turkish Airlines 787 Business Class from DPS – Denpasar Bali to IST – Istanbul Turkey

Turkish Airlines started their Dreamliner 787-900 service on select international routes over the summer in 2019. These newly acquired 787s allowed Turkish Airlines to expand their fleet and to modernize their business class product. In November 2019, we flew on Turkish Airlines ‘ new 787 in business class from DPS – I Gusti Ngurah Rai…
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February 26, 2020 2
Max on a bridge in Chicago

The 7 Things We Love About Chicago Illinois

We have fond memories of visiting Chicago from back when we lived in Southern Ontario and always love to visit the windy city! Thankfully, you can fly to ORD – Chicago O’Hare on Alaska Airlines from YVR – Vancouver through SEA –Seattle-Tacoma airport which makes it a nice and easy place for a weekend getaway…
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January 15, 2020 0
Jason and Maxine at the Lava Lava Beach Club on the Big Island of Hawaii

We Leave Today: The 2019 Recap

It’s been another busy year for us; working full-time while maximizing all the travel opportunities that present themselves and also seeking them out. It is always a challenge for us to balance visiting all the places we are interested in but also to visit the places where the return on investment for miles and points…
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January 3, 2020 4
Max beside a mural in Guadalajara

Visit Guadalara in Mexico: 10 Tips to Plan Your Trip

Tell people you’re going to Guadalajara and you might get some strange stares and even the standard response of “Guadala…where?!”. And once you explain it’s in Mexico and the 2nd largest city with a tech hub and also known for tequila, mariachi, and a historic center with a UNESCO world heritage site due to painter…
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October 27, 2019 3
Scenery in Santa Fe

Trip Recap: Santa Fe New Mexico

Last Updated: April 19, 2020 After booking cheap flights on Alaska Airlines to ABQ – Albuquerque as part of our summer mileage runs and tour of America’s South West, we decided to visit Santa Fe for 1 night and 1.5 days after our stay in Albuquerque. In this post, we share information about our trip…
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September 20, 2019 1
The El Vado Motel in Albuquerque

Review: El Vado Motel in Albuquerque New Mexico

Initially posted on September 20, 2019. Last Updated on July 15, 2019. COVID-19 Update: At this time, El Vado is open and offering staycation specials for locals; please call (505) 361-1667 for more information. In addition, the restaurants have re-opened too and access to the outdoor space is available. The pool is available and social…
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September 20, 2019 3