Tagged: SFO

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

This was our first flight on our journey to Africa last year which I booked on miles/points. I was only able to secure 1 First Class seat at the time of booking, but I set an ExpertFlyer alert in case they opened up a seat closer to departure. Sure enough,...

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Asiana Airlines Business Class: SEA-ICN A350-900

I transferred 95,000 AMEX points to ANA to book my flights for my trip to Japan, I was faced with no award availability in Business Class on ANA. The transfer time of ~72 hours is always a risk with ANA redemptions using AMEX points. Luckily since ANA is part of...

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Secret Flying Mobile App Push Notifications

I’ve been following Secret Flying for years now via Twitter, but they announced their new mobile app recently for iOS and Android. With the mobile app, you can now subscribe to push notifications from your home city to be alerted when the latest deals are posted including error fares. Some...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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Priority Pass Restaurants

Are airport lounges becoming too crowded or is the food quality poor? Try a new Priority Pass restaurant! Priority Pass membership is included with AMEX Platinum and Chase Sapphire Reserve which most frequent travelers are carrying these days. I was able to try Timberline Steaks & Grill @ DEN a...

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American Airlines Business Class: SFO-JFK A321T

To start my journey to South America, we took American’s Flagship Transcontinental Business Class to JFK on their A321T. It was my first time trying their Premium service to JFK from SFO so I was excited to compare it to American’s International Business Class that I’ve flown countless times to...