Why You Should Do Your Airline a Favor

“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” Over the last year or two, “kindness” has become the buzzword in all aspects of our lives. I think this is a great shift in our culture, and I hope the trend becomes a mainstay. Whether your preferred act of kindness is giving compliments, supporting… Continue reading Why You Should Do Your Airline a Favor

airlines · Travel Tips

Tips for Flying United Airlines

Love them or hate them, United is a major player in the airline industry, and most flyers will be flying with them at some point or another! Over the years my husband and I have flown over 1.5 million miles with United, and we’ve learned a few things along the way. Here are our favorite… Continue reading Tips for Flying United Airlines

airlines · United Kingdom

Flybe Airline Review: EDI-BHD

Budget airlines are all the rage in Europe. It seems like a new one pops up (or goes under, like WOW Airlines!) every month or so. When researching flight options for my brother’s birthday trip to Belfast, I found out there were surprisingly few options from Edinburgh (EDI) into Belfast City Airport (BHD). Flybe was… Continue reading Flybe Airline Review: EDI-BHD

airlines · Portugal

TAP Air Portugal Business Class IAD-LIS

My sweet husband and I recently had a lot of “first” travel experiences: first time to Morocco, first time to Africa (for me!), first time glamping, first time in the Sahara Desert, and… first time flying TAP Air Portugal—in business class! Our Airline Loyalty with United gives us Gold status with the whole Star Alliance,… Continue reading TAP Air Portugal Business Class IAD-LIS

airlines · Morocco

Flying Royal Air Maroc within Morocco

Morocco is bigger than you might think it is! You can’t just willy-nilly get from one city to the other without a bit of planning. In fact, travel times by bus or train were long enough that we decided to see what flights would be like. As it turns out, they weren’t too expensive, and… Continue reading Flying Royal Air Maroc within Morocco

airlines · Uluru

Flying JetStar MEL-AYQ

So, Uluru (AKA Ayers Rock) is kind of out of the way! It’s remarkably far from everything (i.e. it’s a 5-hour drive to the next town, Alice Springs), plus it’s in the middle of Australia, which is already quite a way from where I live in the D.C. area. But all the travel time will… Continue reading Flying JetStar MEL-AYQ

airlines · Hawaii

Inter-island Flights on ‘Ohana by Hawaiian

Aloha! If you’re reading this, you’re probably planning a trip to Hawaii—woohoo! You’ll love it! And whether you’re exploring more than one island or connecting to Molokai, you may be flying Hawaiian Airlines or their affiliate, ‘Ohana Airlines. My sweet husband Steve and I flew with Hawaiian from Honolulu (HNL) to Molokai (MKK) and back… Continue reading Inter-island Flights on ‘Ohana by Hawaiian

airlines · Hawaii

Surviving the Flight: IAD-HNL on United

We thought it would be great! A non-stop flight from our home airport (IAD) all the way to beautiful, exotic Hawaii (HNL). No worries over missed connections, short layovers, or bad weather in our connecting city to add any stress to our travels. And since it’s so long, we’d definitely get a meal, maybe even… Continue reading Surviving the Flight: IAD-HNL on United

airlines · Saving and Money · Uncategorized

Flying United’s Basic Economy

So you want to travel on the cheap. Don’t we all! It’s no secret that airline’s are shrinking seats and increasing fares, but for the truly cheap and adventurous, the major U.S.-based airlines have started offering “basic” fares. I was actually really excited when I heard this for the first time. I thought, “Great! More… Continue reading Flying United’s Basic Economy

airlines · Germany · Uncategorized

Lufthansa 747 Business Class: IAD-FRA

Time to fly, folks! Even after years of flying, both Steve and I still get excited about our flights. And now that Steve has his Million Miler status with United, we can do more exploring on the rest of the Star Alliance! We recently scored a great deal using reward miles for Lufthansa Business Class… Continue reading Lufthansa 747 Business Class: IAD-FRA