Articles by Dan



Singapore Business Class Review [777-300ER SFO to SIN]
Updated 4 months ago by Dan

Amazing Service + Decent Seat = A Great Way to Cross the Pacific With Singapore Airlines, you can get from San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Newark (and soon Seattle) to Asia non stop on their 777 and/or A350 service. Since I almost always find the service on Singapore to be excellent, and the premium cabin… continue reading


Cathay Pacific Economy Review [777-300ER SIN to HKG]
Updated 4 months ago by Dan

Short But Sweet, Great Seat (for a 3-4-3 Configuration…) As I mentioned in my review of Lufthansa First Class, I needed a very last-minute way to get back to the states from Singapore, and that journey began with a short hop from Singapore to Hong Kong in Cathay economy. Yep, you read that right: economy…. continue reading


Lufthansa First Class Review [A380 from MUC to LAX]
Updated 2 weeks ago by Dan

23 Hours in a Very Good — But Not Excellent — First Class Way back in the day, before Lufthansa got rid of first class on the 747-400, I flew one of the best first class flights of my life from SEA to FRA. That was my second trip in first on Lufthansa, so I… continue reading


47 Ways to Easily Meet Your Minimum Spend Requirements in 2019
Updated 6 months ago by Dan

Don’t be that friend who missed out on a sweet sign-up bonus! So, you’ve got your shiny new rewards credit cards and are anxiously awaiting some nice sign-up bonuses that you can use to book a sweet award ticket in first class to [insert awesome destination] where you’ll be staying at [insert 5-star hotel] while… continue reading


IndiGo A320 Seat Plus XL Review in 14 photos
Updated 6 months ago by Dan

So far it’s my favorite LCC in India! Based on some of the posts on this blog, you might think all we do is fly first and business class on longhaul flights all day, ignoring what goes on behind the curtain and what is obviously the largest air travel market by passenger volume: short haul… continue reading


LATAM Economy Review, 767-300
Updated 4 months ago by Dan

Nice way to hit the business class “reset button.” I will be the first to admit that I have a distinct preference for flying my long-haul flights in a premium cabin of some kind, even if it’s only premium economy, and even then I try to get upgraded. Given that I’m pretty good at managing/earning… continue reading


Air Canada Business Class Review [777-300ER PEK to YVR]
Updated 4 months ago by Dan

Back on AC, this time in busines class I went to University in Montreal, so I am no stranger to Air Canada. But back then, on a student’s budget and having yet to discover the amazing world of credit card rewards, international business class was the last place you’d find me – more likely in the… continue reading


In-flight Review: Alaska Airlines New Premium Class (Premium Economy) 2019
Updated 4 months ago by Dan

Noticeably more legroom, early boarding, free cocktails; and…?? A while back I wrote about the official introduction of Alaska’s new premium economy offering called Premium Class. I detailed what that means for Alaska flyers in terms of upgrades etc. in that post, so I won’t rehash that here, but I will share my thoughts on… continue reading


The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards for 2019
Updated 6 months ago by Dan

These are the top picks from our team of points pros Not all rewards credit cards are one-size-fits-all, and indeed there is no one perfect card for the aspiring world traveler, but choosing one or more cards from our top 10 list will surely get you closer to your travel goals, whether it’s a first… continue reading


How to get the most out of your Amazon & Whole Foods purchases
Updated 6 months ago by Dan

Odds are you shop on Amazon… So, we thought we’d pull together a few tips on maximizing rewards and cash back while making purchases on the ecommerce beheomth, which seems to have just about everything you could ever imagine buying for sale… [toc] 1. Score Big Rewards with an Amazon Credit Card If you make… continue reading


JetBlue Mint Review – Living the Suite Life in 2018
Updated 5 months ago by Dan

Is this the best domestic first/business class?? The answer: like so many things, it depends. But, I’d say that 90% of the time yes, JetBlue Mint is the best domestic premium cabin travel value out there. Like its competitors, you get a lie-flat seat, priority boarding, and free food and beverage. Unlike most of JetBlue’s… continue reading


What Secured Credit Cards Can You Get with a Low Credit Score?
Updated 4 months ago by Dan

Secured Credit Cards Are a Great Option if You Have a Low Credit Score Of the credit card options out there designed for people with bad, limited, poor, or damaged, credit, secured credit cards are near the top of the list for many. Which card you get will depend on a number of factors, but… continue reading


How to Choose & Apply For a Credit Card with Bad or No Credit
Updated 5 months ago by Dan

Got Bad or Limited Credit? Here’s How to Choose the Right Card When it comes to credit cards, there’s no doubt that the higher your score, the more likely you are to be approved for a card, and it may seem like most cards out there are designed for people with excellent credit. You may… continue reading


What is Damaged Credit?
Updated 4 months ago by Dan

Low credit score? You may have what’s referred to as Damaged Credit There can be many reasons for having a low credit score, from too many hard inquiries, to bankruptcy, to simply just not having enough credit history. But what separates damaged credit from something like limited or low credit is the “why” behind the… continue reading


Delta One Business Class Review [A330, PEK to SEA]
Updated 4 months ago by Dan

Hands down Delta’s second best business class product, after the flagship suites. Hopping between Asia and the US, you’d think I wouldn’t hesitate to throw some points down for a tier 1 airline like Singapore’s A380 business class, ANA, JAL, Cathay, or even Korean, but sometimes you just don’t have the luxury of time (or… continue reading


[Review] Delta One Business Class, 767-300 SEA to ATL
Updated 6 months ago by Dan

Either these seats go, or I go… I’m torn. This was my first ever business class product several years ago when I redeemed some American Express points that I transferred to Delta for a flight to LHR out of DTW. I’m not the first and I won’t be the last person to say that once you… continue reading


Review: Singapore A380 Business Class Review [New York to Frankfurt]
Updated 4 months ago by Dan

Sitting in the back of the plane has never looked so good… One of my favorite ways to redeem American Express Membership Rewards or Chase Ultimate Rewards points is via transfer to Singapore Airlines. Though KrisFlyer points were devalued slightly in mid-2017, and again in early 2018, they remain a great value for what is… continue reading


How to Get 5x Delta Miles on Airbnb (Limited-Time Offer!)
Updated 1 year ago by Dan

Just because you’re staying in an Airbnb doesn’t mean you can’t be maximizing your rewards points beyond the usual category bonus. As we all know, Airbnb counts as part of the travel category when earning bonus points on your Chase Sapphire Reserve℠ or Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, so you’ll be earning 3x (Sapphire Reserve) or 2x (Sapphire Preferred)… continue reading


Review: Garuda Indonesia Business Class
Updated 6 months ago by Dan

Great use of Delta SkyMiles. As a US-based traveler, getting to and from Indonesia requires a stop somewhere, whether it’s Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo, Taipei, or even Dubai. I needed to get to Tokyo on my way home, however, because I was planning on flying ANA’s first class Square from Tokyo to Seattle, which usually doesn’t fly… continue reading


Delta One First Class Review, MD-88
Updated 6 months ago by Dan

Good-enough refresh of dated jets As a continuation of my previous Delta 767-300 business class review, this short hop on an MD-88 took me from ATL to MIA in comfort, though I’m not sure about the style. Since this was the second leg of first class award ticket I booked, I credit my butt being… continue reading