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The much celebrated PDX carpet

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There are hundreds of airport rankings: The 10 best, the 10 worst, the most family friendly, the 5 best for people who don’t like to walk, etc. While Portland could certainly make it to the list of friendly and convenient airports, it started a ranking of its own: the most famous airport carpet.

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Around the world in 30 days

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Around the world in 15 cities and 30 days. I’ll be staying between 24 hours to 4 days in any given location exploring airport lounges, report on amenity kits, feed my instagram with airline food and get the most of my stop overs in and outside the airports. The Long weekend around the world (and on the plane).

While I’ve travelled extensively, I’ve always wanted to do a round the world using only my favourite airlines and indulging in my favourite thing: flying!

A glimpse of the destinations to be explored: Los Angeles, Vancouver, Seoul, Bangkok, Tokyo, Sydney, Amsterdam, Munich and more! Departing Frankfurt on May 5…Stay tuned for more!


Aegean Airlines is your new (Golden) friend

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Man, I love Greece. The Islands, the food, the legendary Greek hospitality. And since Aegean airlines decided to grant Star Alliance Gold from 24’000 miles, I love Greece even more!

Yes, you read it correctly. 24’000 miles. While Miles and More requires a heavy 100’000 miles to reach senator, Aegean airlines has a much more accessible Gold status. Read more here


New Swiss destinations from Geneva

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Swiss to add 9 new destinations from Geneva!

Florence, Sarajevo, Valencia, Skopje and Lugano will enjoy year-round service as of March 30, 2015. Palermo, Calvi and Thessaloniki as well of Zakynthos island are all new additions to the summer destinations.

Book early to enjoy a Geneva Economy light fare and don’t forget that you have a free checked in bag with your Star Alliance Gold status or as a Miles and More Frequent Flyer (silver).

Airline of the year to operate daily service from Zurich!

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From March 29. 2015, Cathay Pacific will be flying from Zurich airport. A welcome alternative to Swiss on the ZRH – HKG route for those who need to be in Hong Kong early morning!

The daily service will depart Zurich at 13:30 and return from Hong Kong with an overnight flight (23:50). The 777 will feature a premium economy cabin and all the usual perks of Cathay Pacific. Expect fab service, great food and entertainment in all 4 cabins!

Time to optimize your Avios or Asia miles and collect tier points towards your One World status!

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