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The Year I Travelled Every Week

2016 was a new personal travel record year for me: 114 flights, 157229 flown miles, 6.3 around earth, 380 hours up in the air, 48 trips and 27 countries visited!

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I travel too much!

I travel too much… at least to keep this blog up-to-date! 😉 In first 5 months of this year, I visited 20 destinations in 12 countries. Some stats: 51 flights, 76350 flown miles, 3.1x around earth, 182 hours up in the air First…

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Tips & Tricks to Book Cheap Flights

1. Use powerful flight search engines Use aggregators to check airfares on many OTA sites (Online Travel Agencies) simultaneously. My favorites: Momondo Google Flights Kayak

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Qatar Airways Business Class: Brussels to Bangkok (via Doha) B787 Dreamliner and A380

Pic: Qatar Airways B787 Dreamliner Business Class Seat Business Class fares have dropped significantly in the past couple of years. It’s not uncommon to see Business Class fares from Europe to Asia for ~€1200 or less these days. One of the airlines routinely offering…

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Air Berlin & Etihad Business Class: Jakarta via Abu Dhabi

Pic: Air Berlin A330 new Business Class IFE Screen (Nov 2014) Mid October, Air Berlin published a really cheap Business Class fare from Oslo, Norway to Jakarta, Indonesia. An opportunity I used to try their new Business Class and to visit Bali. The fare…

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Thai Airways A380: Royal Silk Business Class

Pic: Lufthansa Business Class Breakfast on BRU to FRA flight (Jul 2014) End of July, I booked a last-minute trip to Bangkok using 135,000 Lufthansa Miles & More miles + €544,41 in taxes and fees. Not my best redemption to…

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Qatar Airways B787 Dreamliner

Pic: Qatar Airways B787 Dreamliner A7-BCC at Brussels Airport (Dec 2013) Pic: Qatar Airways B787 Dreamliner Flight Attendants at Brussels Airport (Dec 2013) Sunday Dec 1st, 2013 marked a new milestone for Brussels Airport and Qatar Airways.  The Middle Eastern…

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Turkish Airlines: A330-300 new Business Class

Pic: Turkish Airlines logo at new Business Class Cabin on Airbus A330-300 (Nov 2013) On November 4, 2013 I flew Turkish Airlines Business Class from Istanbul to Kuala Lumpur.  Flight TK60 was originally scheduled on an Airbus A340-300 which had…

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Up next: Thailand & Laos

Back in Feb 2013, Turkish Airlines published an error fare between Warsaw (WAW) and Kuala Lumpur (KUL) via Istanbul (IST).  For a short period of time (less than 48h), you could book a roundtrip in business class for just €638….

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Lufthansa Business Class to 2014 World Cup in Brazil

Business Class award availability from Europe to Brazil during the 2014 World Cup is almost non-existing.  Being creative with your routing, can provide some alternatives. Flying from Frankfurt to Buenos Aires to Sao Paulo is a great example of an alternative…

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