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My Summer of 2016

What an EPIC summer! Thanks to my portfolio of travel hacks, I’ve managed to travel almost every week this year! Below a summary of the trips I’ve taken in the past three months and some of the details how I managed to stretch my travel…

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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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Lufthansa First Class A330-300: Vancouver to Munich

Pic: Lufthansa A333 First Class Champagne Bar (Jun 2015) For my return from Canada to Belgium, I used 85.000 Miles & More miles (+€383 in taxes & fees, ouch!) to book Vancouver to Munich in First Class and Munich to Brussels in Business…

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Brussels Airlines American Express: 12,000 miles for €90!

UPDATE MARCH 2017: The €60 reduction offer has expired. You still get 12,000 bonus miles if you request the Brussels Airlines Premium American Express card via the form below. Don’t have a Brussels Airlines American Express card yet? Lucky you! Until May 30th 2015, you get a…

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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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Lufthansa First Class: B747-400 Tokyo – Frankfurt

Pic: Lufthansa Boeing 747-400 ‘Hessen’ at Narita Airport near Tokyo, Japan (Nov 2013) Early November, I made some last-minute changes to my Thailand-Laos travel plans. Unfortunately, those changes included postponing my Laos trip to 2014…but that’s life when you’re addicted to…

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Miles and More: 20,000 miles for €305 + 6 months NY Times

Lufthansa Miles and More currently has a 20,000 bonus miles offer for new International New York Times subscriptions (6 months).  Total cost is €305, which comes down to buying miles at €0,015 each.  This is much cheaper than buying miles…

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Lufthansa Miles & More: Earning miles

Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be publishing a number of articles about the Lufthansa Miles and More program.  I’ll focus on how to maximize the value of your miles by uncovering the best redemptions.  Obviously, before you can…

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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 Miles & More: Buy miles cheap (0,0123€ per mile)

Update Oct 12, 10PM: A number of readers reported they have experienced issues with a previous bonus points promo of MeliaRewards.  See the ‘Attention’ section for more details. Sometimes, it might make sense to buy miles.  Lufthansa Miles & More…

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