Experiences in higher flying

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, but higher flyers have a lot of choices in terms of airlines and hotels.  While I can’t review every available product (obviously!), hopefully I can provide some useful, tangible insights into what you can expect from a number of them.  Perhaps these observations can inspire your own personal travels, or, at the bare minimum, give you a glimpse of where you can go and what you can do with your miles and points (and in some cases, a little bit of cash).

Most every time I go somewhere, I’ll create what’s called a “Trip Report.”  In each one, you’ll find a number of reviews from that particular trip, as well as some information regarding how everything was funded and then subsequently booked, and possibly some narrative elements too (it depends on the length and scope of the “adventure”).  For instance, my first trip as a higher flyer was to Southeast Asia.  In the official trip report for that, you’ll find a review of (among other things) the Okura Prestige Hotel in Bangkok, and then one of United First Class (the ride home home), and an explanation of how I paid for it all (mostly with cash, but points for the first class flight).  There are also some photos, not necessarily of planes and hotels, attached in the reports and separately in the “Wheels Down” section.  These documentations are all located in the “Trip Index” subsection.

If you don’t want to look through all of my trip reports to find a particular review, you can use the various subsections below to filter exactly what you’re looking for (i.e. airlines, airport lounges, hotels, and other miscellaneous things). Each one is organized chronologically, from oldest to most recent. If you want something specific, you can search for it by name by using your web browser’s search function (Ctrl+F on PC, Cmd+F on Mac).

I hope you enjoy!

Trip Index

Airline Reviews

Lounge Reviews

Hotel Reviews

Other Reviews

Wheels Down!