#2262 – A Good Feature for An Airline App

ENGLISH Last year, I learned of the cool upgrade list feature in the Delta’s app, from which I could see where my position was in the upgrade list while flying domestically in the US. It turned out that the app had another feature which arguably was even cooler, which I just learned on my rather…

#2226 – 2018 In The Air

ENGLISH Just like in 2015, 2016, and in 2017, I am going to recap my flying activities in 2018 😛 . In terms of the total number of flights, I actually flew less than I did last year, at “only” 65 flights, haha 🙈. Though distance-wise, I actually travelled further at 50,789 miles (81,737 km). And…

#2217 – Staying Platinum

ENGLISH Last year, I qualified for the Platinum status on Flying Blue, Air France/KLM’s frequent flyer programme, for the first time ever. Right after my KLM flight KL964 from Newcastle to Amsterdam, which sealed my Platinum deal, was registered, I was able to start enjoying the Platinum benefit (namely, assigning myself a complimentary Economy Comfort…

#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…