KLM 747 Economy Comfort Review

April 4, 2011

I’ve flown international First, Business and Economy many times in my life, but I’ve never done premium economy. I’ve been meaning to check it out, but I’ve never really been presented with the option to purchase it, since I usually fly on cheap international coach (mileage run) fares or redeem my miles for premium cabins. […]

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Upcoming Skyteam Additions: Saudi Arabian, Middle Eastern, Garuda and Aerolineas Argentinas

January 11, 2011

If you haven’t been keeping up to date with the alliances, Skyteam has announced several new additions to their alliance. While it will take a while for these airlines to get fully integrated, you could see award redemptions starting to happen within the next year. From a points perspective, it only strengthens the value of […]

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Problems Using Delta Skymiles for Skyteam Partner Awards

January 3, 2011

Delta Skymiles are among the hardest frequent flyer miles to use. Their online award engine is egregiously broken and there are multiple a la carte tiers which can jack your award ticket up exponentially. As a Delta Diamond and having redeemed millions of Skymiles, I’ve learned how to finesse the system to get low-level awards. […]

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New Delta Routes: Boston and Miami to London

November 10, 2010

More routes= more choices when it comes time to redeem those hard earned miles. Starting March 27, 2011, Delta will operate daily flights from Boston and Miami to London (Heathrow) operated by 767 aircraft with full-lie flat seating in business class. Skyteam already has BOS-CDG and MIA-FCO, so these will compliment the European route network […]

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10 Tips on Using Delta SkyMiles

October 28, 2010

As a Delta Platinum and SkyMiles connoisseur, I thought I’d give some advice on how to best use your “hard earned” SkyMiles. 1) Don’t let the Delta award calendar do the thinking for you. The online search engine is broken – period. Even if it shows “low” awards they often price at crazy levels. The […]

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