Category Archive: Random Thoughts

Jun 25

Why Southwest Airlines “No Change Fee” policy rocks !!

One of the realities of air travel of our times is the various ways the airlines nickel and dime us with fees. Unless you carry elite status with your favored airline (and even then some fees are inescapable), there are not many ways of avoiding fees when you travel. One of them is of course …

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May 22

I scored the holy grail of award travel.

One of the greatest aspirational airline mile redemption’s is booking a long-haul premium┬ácabin flight (Business or First) on Singapore Airlines. I have flown Singapore Airlines Business Class but it has all been in mid-haul routes with angle-flat seats, on Calcutta – Singapore, Singapore – Male – Singapore, Singapore – Incheon flights. Although Singapore Airlines is …

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May 13

Please don’t use your miles for this….

So guess what arrived at the mail today. The United Mileage Plus Rewards Merchandise Catalog (titled “Spring Guide 2013”). You can check out the merchandise available for miles here. Anyone who has dabbled enough in the miles game will tell you that buying regular merchandise is usually a very poor use of miles. In fact, …

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