Travel News: Week of April 2, 2014


Top Travel News Lufthansa Cancels Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Flights Washington Monument to reopen May 12 after repairs Qantas and Jetstar Airlines are changing the way you earn Qantas Points and Status credits when you fly Airline Responds to Breastfeeding Mother Harassed On Plane In Best Way Possible Winning and Losing Airports in the Washington/National Slot Shuffle After Flight MH370, […]

How to Earn 35,000 Bonus Miles with Premier Miles & More® World MasterCard

Miles & More card

A little while back, I told you about the Barclaycard Arrival Plus (TM) World Elite MasterCard® and its 40,000-bonus-mile offer (here are the details). I even signed up for the card myself because it’s a great card and basically free money ($400) if you can commit to paying your credit card bills off each time. This month […]

Lufthansa Introduces New Business Class Full-Flat Seat

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  The new Lufthansa Business Class seat was revealed to the public today. It boasts a full-flat, horizontal sleeping surface measuring 6.5 feet in length. The seat, which at the push of a button, converts to a comfortable bed, offers exceptional comfort as a flat bed or as an upright or reclining seat, with its […]

Hurtigruten Voyage in Norway


Norway isn’t that far, especially if you are already in Europe. Natalie and I flew from Frankfurt to Bergen and flight time was just 90 minutes. On the return we flew Oslo to Paris, and that flight was 1 hour and 45 minutes. We landed in Bergen 36 hours after the horrible tragedy in Oslo. […]

Frankfurt & Lufthansa A380


I left off last week from Paris. From there I made the mistake of taking a taxi to the CDG airport—can you believe it cost 72 euros (US$104)?! Next time I will take the train. CDG Airport It seems everyone is always throwing the Charles de Gaulle Airport (website) under the bus, but I love […]

Germany To Turkey


Guten tag from Germany! This week we travel by train along the Mosel River to Frankfurt, to stay at a newly remodeled airport hotel that’s so conveniently located, not only to catch an early flight but to go downtown as well. From there, we board a Turkish Airlines 737-800 plane to Istanbul to get ready […]