Last Call for Bluffworks 20% Off
Dec31

Last Call for Bluffworks 20% Off

This is a public service announcement. As the year draws to a close, so does the up to 20% off on Bluffworks products on their website. If you’re into stylish clothes that don’t look like crap after a long flight, then run, don’t walk. Blazer and Pants If you travel for work like Jon and I do, and you don’t mind looking great while doing so, I would recommend jumping on this promo. I got my Bluffworks Gramercy...

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The Miles and Points Ghost of Christmas Past
Dec30

The Miles and Points Ghost of Christmas Past

Well, now that you have all opened your gifts, I come bearing the worst one of all. I’m here to remind you of all the miles you could have earned on those expensive Christmas purchases but didn’t. Brace for impact. Yes, the Holidays are stressful and expensive. But no one said there isn’t an opportunity to reward oneself with a pile of bonus miles and possibly cashback even on those gifts that aren’t for...

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Alaska Airlines’ Free Ski Season Is Here Again
Dec21

Alaska Airlines’ Free Ski Season Is Here Again

Winter is here again, and with it, so is Alaska Airlines’ offer to ski for free in one of their twelve ski resort partners. Here’s how to take advantage of this recurring promo. Did you know your tickets can get you free ski passes every winter if you fly on Alaska Airlines to your ski destination? Well, now you know. If you’re one of those people who thoroughly enjoys the cold, crisp weather of a mountain slope as...

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Review: Cathay Pacific Business Class Vancouver to JFK
Dec19

Review: Cathay Pacific Business Class Vancouver to JFK

This all started when I needed to fly from Seattle to Grand Rapids, Michigan for my family’s Thanksmas party. And yes, if you’ve read our blog before, you’d know we’re known for not taking the most direct routings to get to our destinations… I had been excited about flying Cathay Pacific ever since I booked us on Cathay to Hong Kong and then had an event come up on those dates. I knew I couldn’t...

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Review: Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge Vancouver
Dec17

Review: Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge Vancouver

I had the opportunity to have a few hours on a layover in Vancouver this December while traveling flying to JFK, and what better way to kill those hours than at the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge? Here’s my review.

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Alaska Airlines Celebrates Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Dec13

Alaska Airlines Celebrates Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

Jump the boarding queue by wearing your best Ugly Christmas Sweater when flying Alaska Airlines!

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How to Increase your First Class Upgrade Chances on Alaska Airlines
Dec09

How to Increase your First Class Upgrade Chances on Alaska Airlines

Ever since I moved to Seattle four years ago (has it been that long?) I have been lucky enough to hold Alaska Airlines top tier elite status and have enjoyed their benefits plenty, especially their MVP Gold75K upgrades to first class. But not everyone seems to have the same experience. A few months ago I was exposed to a social media group exclusive to MVP75K members who have had a very different experience from the one I’ve...

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Think Outside the (United Airlines) Box
Dec07

Think Outside the (United Airlines) Box

Hate flying to a destination that’s only serviced by an airline you can’t stand? Have you considered a very unconventional itinerary as an option to get you there? Here’s what I did.

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Thoughts on the SPG Reservation System Leak
Dec04

Thoughts on the SPG Reservation System Leak

Thoughts on the SPG Reservation System Leak from Someone Who Knows What They’re Talking About

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How to Buy Alaska Gold 75K Status and Why You Shouldn’t
Nov30

How to Buy Alaska Gold 75K Status and Why You Shouldn’t

It’s that time of the year again when Alaska Airlines Gold 75K members start doing the math to see if they’ll requalify top tier elite status. Here’s a quick note to help decide whether you should consider buying your missing miles instead of actually flying them.

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