Category: Airlines

SWA Hawaii 0

Southwest begins Hawaii service March 17th. Fares start @ $49 each way

Southwest has finally put Hawaii tickets on sale. They have an opening offer as low as $49 each way from Oakland to Honolulu/Maui. https://www.southwest.com/hawaii/ Oakland to Honolulu flights start March 17, 2019 Oakland to Maui flights start April 7, 2019 San Jose to Honolulu flights start May 5, 2019 San...

Cathay Pacific 0

Booking Africa using Miles/Points

Flying to Africa from the US is a long haul so using miles/points to fly in Business or First Class makes a huge difference. There are sweet spots in various airline award charts and I was able to take advantage of 3 of them for an upcoming trip.   Alaska...

HKG-SFO from Seat 1A 1

Cathay Pacific First Class: HKG-SFO B777-300ER

I had flown Cathay Pacific First Class before on this same route (HKG-SFO) and plane (B777-300ER) 2 years prior so I had my expectations set really high. In 2016, I had used 67,500 American Airlines miles to book a last minute ticket. This time I used 70,000 Alaska Airlines miles...

Landed @ CLD 0

California Pacific Airlines: SJC-CLD ERJ-145LR

On November 1st, California Pacific Airlines made their first commercial flight from Carlsbad, CA (CLD) to San Jose, CA (SJC). They are a new airline servicing northern San Diego County being headquartered out of CLD. Currently with only 4 planes in the fleet, it’s hard for them to make up...

Singapore Airlines The Private Room SIN 0

Singapore Airlines: The Private Room Lounge SIN

After landing in Singapore from my long haul from SFO via HKG, I spent some time in The Private Room Lounge while I waited for my flight to Bali. Access to the lounge is only for Singapore Airlines customers traveling in First or Suites Class. You aren’t able to bring...

SQ First Class B777-300ER 1F 2

Singapore Airlines First Class: SFO-HKG-SIN B777-300ER

I was very fortunate to find Singapore Airlines First Class availability during the time I needed to travel and I couldn’t wait to fly! Using my Chase Ultimate Reward points, I transferred 118,000 points to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer. The one-way ticket from SFO to Bali via SIN was 118,000 miles...

Snow 0

How to handle IRROPS due to Weather & Mechanical delays

The winter months are coming here in the US! Over the past 12 months, I’ve had a handful of issues due to irregular operations (IRROPS) while flying around the world. They are never fun, but you have to start thinking quickly as to what your options might be and beat...

Dining Room 1

United Polaris Lounge SFO

I was on my way to Singapore from San Francisco while flying Singapore First Class so I decided to stop into the new United Polaris Lounge @ SFO. Access to United’s Polaris lounges are restricted to business and first class passengers flying United Polaris or business or first class on Star Alliance partners....

British Airways B787-9 0

British Airways Business Class: DME-LHR B787-9

On my way home from the World Cup in Russia, I was lucky to find award availability on British Airways in Business about 2 months prior to the flight. It’s the only flight from Moscow to London operated by a wide-body plane with lie flat beds. Most European flights in...

United Polaris Lounge ORD 0

United Polaris Lounge ORD

This post now marks over 200 posts on Palo Will Travel. I’m amazed there is so much content to cover in the Travel industry. It’s constantly changing so it’s a game to keep up with the latest developments. I hope this blog has provided value to you as a traveler!...