Why I’m Impressed with KLM…After My Flight was Cancelled

Yesterday I was meant to take a flight from Bristol in the UK to Frankfurt (via Amsterdam) on KLM. This was a positioning flight for my upcoming flight home in Lufthansa First Class. Boarding was more or less on time, and I got a cool view…

Lost in Translation? Should I Use Points for Park Hyatt Tokyo?

Should I Maximize Hyatt’s Points Promo for Tokyo? I’ll be heading to Tokyo in May, and have been researching options on where to stay. One of my ‘bucket list’ places to stay is the Park Hyatt Tokyo, made famous in part by its appearance in the…

ANA 777 Taking Off

I Texted Virgin to Book my ANA F Flight + Search Tips!

I recently booked an awesome mileage redemption on ANA using Virgin Atlantic miles. For 110,000 miles I will be able to fly round trip from LAX to Tokyo in First Class! Virgin Atlantic don’t let you search or book for these itineraries online, so it does…

The $21,000 Flight I just Booked for $266

Japan has been on my bucket list for a long time. I’ve only ever flown through the Narita airport on the way to other places, but have always wanted to stop and check out Tokyo and the rest of the country. I was really excited to…

How a Little Math and ExpertFlyer Scored us Upgrades to SFO!

Monica and I are heading to California this evening for a quick weekend getaway. As usual, we are flying Delta, having taken advantage of the Delta Companion Certificate issued from my Delta Platinum American Express – score! As far as upgrades go, MSP-SFO is a pretty…

Hotel Review: Hilton San Francisco Financial District

I recently had a trip out to California and decided I would spend a night in San Francisco before flying back home to Minneapolis. San Francisco has no shortage of hotels, and typically is known for high nightly rates! As a result, I was looking for…

A Simple Way I Saved $200 on Car Insurance

Ah car insurance. Seemingly expensive when you don’t need it, but instantly worth it when you do. Typically car insurance can be purchased in six month increments, and usually you are presented with the option of paying all at once, or monthly. I have my insurance…

A Posh British Christmas – Part 2: Planning to Get Home

A few weeks ago, I shared my plans to go to England in style this Christmas by using some Delta SkyMiles for a fun redemption on Virgin Atlantic. When I wrote that post, however, I didn’t yet have a plan to get home. That’s changed now!…