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

airlines · Uncategorized

Air Dolomiti Review: My New Favorite Airline

In case you are unaware, I fly a LOT! I love the feeling of flying. I love how I can fly 8 hours and be in a location that would have taken weeks to get to less than a century ago. And while most airlines’ service and amenities are deteriorating, my husband and I were… Continue reading Air Dolomiti Review: My New Favorite Airline

airlines · Uncategorized

Your Ultimate Guide to Million Miler Status with United

It happened! My sweet husband is officially a “Million Miler” with United Airlines. He crossed over the million mile mark on our recent flight from Auckland, New Zealand (AKL), to San Francisco, USA. and I could not be more proud of him. What is that and what does it mean for us? Read on! What… Continue reading Your Ultimate Guide to Million Miler Status with United

airlines · Uncategorized

United Polaris Review: AKL-SFO

You may have heard about United Polaris, the new, combined United Business and First Classes. Their soft product (new dining experiences, fancy bedding, PJ’s, and other perks) has been rolling out over the last two years, but they have been perfecting those experiences and are in the process of rolling out their new equipment and… Continue reading United Polaris Review: AKL-SFO

airlines · New Zealand North · Uncategorized

Air New Zealand Business Class SFO-AKL

Some problems really do come with a silver lining. For us, realizing we missed our connecting flight in San Francisco on our way to New Zealand by mere minutes was basically heart-breaking–even moreso because at that point, we had already been up for 22+ hours, and now we had to fix this problem. After exhausting… Continue reading Air New Zealand Business Class SFO-AKL

airlines · Uncategorized

Emirates Economy Class Review

You’ve probably seen Jennifer Aniston raving about Emirates Airlines, and with good reason! They did not get to be one of the top rated airlines so many years in a row for nothing. But most of what I’ve seen online about Emirates is about their Business and First classes. Since Steve and I recently had… Continue reading Emirates Economy Class Review