Greetings from London where we begin our around the world trip, reviewing many of the top first and business class seats from the very best airlines and some of the best new hotels. It’s a brutally tough job, but someone has to do it and make it look professional, so I guess that’ll have to be me. In the meantime there are offers, opportunities and idiots to talk about…

La Compagnie Bails On London Route…

I was excited when La Compagnie expanded to London, because as a frequent traveler to London, a discount on a flat bed from New York sounded very attractive. Unfortunately, the airline has been a total shambles of customer service and undependability. It comes as no shock that the airline is now disbanding their New York to London (and vice versa) route as of September 23rd 2016, moving to twice daily frequency between New York and Paris instead. I’ll miss them driving fares down between the two cities, but that’s about it…

Upper Class Check In #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA

500 Free, EASY Virgin America Miles (Very Valuable)…

Virgin America miles are extremely valuable. They’re hard to come by, and as such, one virgin mile is generally equivalent to two miles from any other program. They’re giving away 500 free miles, which you can use on great partners like Virgin Atlantic, Singapore and more, just for signing up to their mailing list. Grab the promotion HERE and enjoy the miles, which you can use for this clever trick, HERE.

Pex + Is A Great New Tool To Search Using Miles…

ViewFromTheWing has written extensively about Pex+. a new search engine for using points and miles on hotel stays and flights, which will even email you when availability pops up. I am so far very impressed, as it’s the most diverse, free tool out there for searching with many different types of points. I highly recommend giving it a shout and also recommend checking out ViewFromTheWing’s always on point coverage of it’s limitations and possible future enhancements…