It was late on a chilly night, a few days after Thanksgiving last year, when the flight deal alerts started going out on Twitter — flights from almost anywhere in the U.S. to New Zealand were on sale for around $400 round trip on United.com.
Here is what I tweeted.
Considering that round trips to New Zealand typically start at around $1k, this was a superb price.
Was it an intentional Cyber Monday deal, or a mistake fare? The question remains.
Because New Zealand was at the top of my bucket list, this was the sale I’d been waiting for.
I booked two tickets for early June. Continue reading
Sandwiched between my first two flights ever on Finnair was a 20-hour layover in Helsinki, Finland.
The waters off of the 18th century fortress of Suomenlinna in Helsinki.
The flights weren’t quite as magical as the layover, but they were comfortable and painless. Continue reading
There are three airlines that fly from island to island in Hawaii: Hawaiian Airlines, Island Air and Mokulele Airlines.
The business class fliers were already nestled into their seats as I started down the aisle in Mexico City, my rubber Birkenstocks squawking, sunglasses protruding from the breast pocket of my touristy, long-sleeve fishing shirt.
“Get to the back,” their wealthy faces glared as I found Row 3 and ducked in to the window seat.
Terminal 2 in Mexico City.