2023 Year In Miles

This year I branched off into a new form of travel: cruises. After promising never to go on a cruise after COVID-19, I found myself trying out Virgin Voyages and fell in love. I took four total cruises this year and already have more planned for 2024. This meant less … Read more

Alaska Airlines to Acquire Hawaiian Airlines

Alaska Airlines today announced plans to acquire Hawaiian Airlines for $1.9 billion. According to the company, the two brands will remain (at least for now). The corporate headquarters will remain in Seattle. HawaiianMiles will likely be folded into Alaska’s Mileage Plan, with Hawaiian become part of the oneworld alliance. A … Read more

Condor A330neo Business Class SEA-FRA

Condor A330neo Business Class SEA-FRA Condor has a new Business Class that I’ve been looking forward to experiencing.  For a relatively small, leisure airline, I was impressed with the product.  It shouldn’t be compared to Qatar or Cathay Pacific, but it absolutely holds its own against British, American, or most … Read more

Flight Attendants Body Cams on Alaska Airlines?

Flight Attendants Body Cams on Alaska Airlines? I was on a Friday night flight from Seattle to Las Vegas recently.  Out of the hundreds of flights each week, I would guess this flight has the highest probability of having disruptive passengers (Friday night + alcohol + Vegas). One of the … Read more

2022 Year in Miles

2022 Year in Miles 2022 was the year of “revenge travel” after 2+ years of Covid shutdowns.  Warnings of a system not ready for the pre-pandemic levels of travel came to fruition for some.  My international summer travel ended up reasonably successful and without too much chaos.  I was able … Read more