#2037 – 2017 In The Air

ENGLISH Just like in 2015 and 2016, I am going to recap my flying activities this year 😛 . In terms of the number of flights, I broke a personal record this year with 67 flights, breaking last year’s record of 57 🙈. Though distance-wise, I only travelled a little bit further at 48,695 miles (78,367…

#2033 – 2017 Year End Trip (The Destination)

ENGLISH This year, it turns out I am going on another big trip at year end!! Yeay!! 😀 So indeed the streak continues where every year since I moved to the Netherlands, with 2011 being an exception, I have always gone on a trip at this time of the year: 2010 (Italy), 2012 (France and…

#2025 – Platinum

ENGLISH Aside from getting my PhD degree and buying my own apartment, I had another life target this year. And this life target was achieved as made official by me receiving this earlier this week: Yes people, I achieved the Platinum status on Flying Blue! 🙈🙈🙈🙈🙈. Well, with the well-documented number of flights I have taken this…

#1856 – 2016 In The Air

ENGLISH Just like in 2015, I also flew a lot in 2016. In fact, in terms of the number of flights, actually I flew more in 2016 than 2015 (57 to 48). However, in 2016 I did not do as many intercontinental trips as I did in 2015 so distance-wise, I flew less (approximately 46,075 miles/74,150 km to 60,276 miles/97,005…

#1785 – Staying Gold

ENGLISH In the Fall last year, my Flying Blue frequent flyer account qualified for a level upgrade to Gold. As you have read a lot in this blog, I have been enjoying the Gold benefit since then. Coming into this year, my goal was to maintain this Gold level. Indeed, Gold is not the highest level…

#1768 – 3 Benefits of An Elite Level Frequent Flyer Membership

ENGLISH We all know that the more elite (read: higher) level your frequent flyer membership in an airline is, the more and better perks you get. The effect especially amplifies when the airline is a part of an airline alliance because these perks are brought beyond the airline itself to basically all partners within the alliance. At…

#1670 – The Year of Flying

ENGLISH As I shared last month in my post about my new Gold Flying Blue membership which I just got in November this year, I set a personal flying record this year. Prior to 2015, my year with most flights was 2010 with 25 flights in a year. This year though, I have flown 48 times….

#1659 – 2015 Year End Trip (The Destinations)

ENGLISH In July, I shared a spoiler regarding my planned 2015 year end trip this December 🙂 . I mentioned there that one destination would be the United States but there was also one other mystery destination. And now, finally it is time to reveal where I will go to!! So, I will actually visit two countries in this…