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United Airlines First Class B737 Chicago to San Francisco

Visiting a Friend in Chicago – Introduction United Airlines 309 Chicago-O’Hare (ORD) – San Francisco (SFO) Boeing 737-900 28 February 2016 My awesome weekend in Chicago came to an end on Sunday afternoon after my friend was kind enough to drop me off at O’Hare airport about two hours before my flight to San Francisco. There are about three direct flights between Chicago and Seattle with… Read More

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I Love the #SPGLife

There’s no secret that I absolutely love Starwood Hotels and of course everyone loves Starwood Preferred Guest, which will sadly be destroyed (hopefully not too badly) by Marriott. SPG is my favourite hotel loyalty programme because of the incredible benefits elite members receive, Starwood’s amazing hotels, and of course their great customer service. Perhaps the single best use of Starpoints is that they transfer to ~30… Read More

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Exploring Chicago

Visiting a Friend in Chicago – Introduction First of all, I apologise for the lack of posts the past two weeks. Uni has started again and I’ve been super busy and haven’t had time to do anything miles-related (except for travelling to New York a few weeks ago and Las Vegas last weekend). I’ve also been busy with the blog redesign and BoundlessMiles… but that is… Read More

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United Airlines First Class B777 San Francisco to Chicago

Visiting a Friend in Chicago – Introduction United Airlines 214 San Francisco (SFO) – Chicago-O’Hare (ORD) Boeing 777-200 26 February 2016 My connection time of about one hour and thirty minutes in San Francisco was spent at the AMEX Centurion Lounge, my favourite airport lounge in the United States. I just love this Centurion Lounge – it’s so cool and the food, drinks, and service are… Read More

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I Love the #SPGLife

Exploring Chicago

United Airlines First Class B777 San Francisco to Chicago

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United Airlines First Class A320 Seattle to San Francisco

Visiting a Friend in Chicago – Introduction United Airlines 587 Seattle (SEA) – San Francisco (SFO) Airbus A320 26 February 2016 My flight to San Francisco was leaving a few minutes past 19:00 and I made it to the airport at about 17:30 and after printing my boarding pass (I always keep paper boarding passes even though I use the digital one), I headed to the AMEX… Read More

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Visiting a Friend in Chicago

Visiting a Friend in Chicago – Introduction United Airlines First Class A320 Seattle to San Francisco United Airlines First Class B777 San Francisco to Chicago Exploring Chicago United Airlines First Class B737 Chicago to San Francisco The next weekend after my crazy, weekend trip to Rio de Janeiro, was spent in Chicago. I decided it would be nice to visit another new city for me… Read More

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United Airlines First Class B737 Washington to San Francisco

Three Days in Rio de Janeiro – Introduction United Airlines 424 Washington-Dulles (IAD) – San Francisco (SFO) Boeing 737-800 22 February 2016 Clearing immigration took about five minutes since no one was there and I also have Global Entry. The TSA then told me I “shouldn’t have left the country” when I asked if Precheck was open after they told me take off my shoes and… Read More

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What Flying First Class on U.S. Airlines Feels Like

I’m starting to finish up my trip report to Rio de Janeiro, whereby I booked a very cheap United Airlines Global First fare that earned me just a bit under ~50k miles – and for a fare that cheap, it was a total deal that I couldn’t pass. Flying First Class on U.S. airlines is a totally different experience than flying First Class on non-U.S…. Read More

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United Airlines Global First B777 Sao Paulo to Washington

Three Days in Rio de Janeiro – Introduction United Airlines 860 Sao Paulo-Guarulhos (GRU) – Washington-Dulles (IAD) Boeing 777-200 21 February 2016 I spent the majority of my long connection time in Sao Paulo relaxing and working at the Star Alliance Lounge – which was awesome. Boarding was scheduled to begin around 22:00 and therefore about ten minutes earlier, I headed to the gate where the… Read More

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My Trust in Alaska Airlines is Gone

I’m sure you all know what I’m talking about as of now, for those who don’t, basically Alaska Airlines increased redemption rates on Emirates overnight. Some awards in Emirates First Class went up by as much as 100%… that’s insane. Overnight. With no advance notice. Where do I begin? I live in Seattle and it’s no secret that I occasionally fly Alaska Airlines (mainly using Avios… Read More