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April 28, 2022

New Tools: Seat Map Integration & Flight Availability

We’re glad to finally release a couple of new features that we’ve been working on for quite a while! Today we’re releasing three brand new features:

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February 18, 2024

EVA Air Award Redemption Guide

EVA Air award redemptions are quirky. I recently made my first award redemption using their frequent flyer program, and the process was not easy, especially since I was booking a flight for two people, myself and a travel companion.

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April 6, 2022

Travelling to Malaysia from April 2022

On April 1, 2022 Malaysia completely opened their border to foreign travelers, without any quarantine for those who are fully vaccinated. The process was however much easier said than done. The main requirements are:

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March 31, 2022

Air Canada Business 737 MAX 8 YVR-SFO Trip Report

For a recent trip in between Vancouver (YVR) and San Francisco (SFO) in March of 2022, I chose to fly with Air Canada in Business on their 737 MAX 8. I wasn’t really sure what to expect for this short Business flight, however my expectations were definitely exceeded.

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March 26, 2022

New SAS Route between Scandinavia and Toronto

Earlier this year, in February, SAS announced that they will start to fly from Stockholm (ARN) and Copenhagen (CPH) to Toronto (YYZ). Award tickets were finally released and made available to book!

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March 17, 2022

Lots of Awards: North America to Asia

Recently while trying to book a flight back to Asia from North America I was happy to find that there were a lot of award seats available right now. I mostly checked departures from the West Coast of North America, traveling from Vancouver, San Francisco or Los Angeles, to destinations such as Tokyo, Singapore, Malaysia, and Taipei. Primarily served by United, ANA, EVA, and Air Canada.

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December 20, 2021

Search EuroBonus Star Alliance Award Availability (Finally Back!)

UPDATE: SAS announced that will leave Star Alliance and join SkyTeam after being acquired by Air France/KLM and others. Check out these other posts to stay up to date

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August 10, 2021

Lufthansa First Available 30 Days in Advance

Historically Lufthansa First class partner award redemptions have only been available 14 days in advance, making it a little difficult to plan trips with them. However, it seems that has now been extended to up to 30 days in advance. We’ll have to wait and see whether or not this is a permanent change.

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March 22, 2021

China Airlines 747 Farewell Flight

Today’s journey started months ago when I read that Taiwan’s flag carrier, China Airlines, would be arranging a special 747 farewell flight as they would be retiring their 747 fleet. Furthermore, this wasn’t just a regular “flight to nowhere”. The goal was to fly to Japan, passing the iconic Mt. Fuji, and then return to Taiwan. Since I’m currently living in Taiwan I thought I would try to get a ticket on this special flight.