Good evening from Birmingham Airport where I'm sitting in the public terminal area as I prepare to execute my end of year qualification run: As you look at this map, you'll notice there's a fair bit of convoluted routing... and that's just in New York and Newark. The mess that is Europe will provide some surprises (as a train will feature heavily in this trip … [Read more...]
TRIP REPORT: Multi-Modal-Mayhem – Back to Toronto with a multi-modal bevvy of madness… With Eurolines, Brussels Airlines, Air Canada and Lufthansa
Multi-Modal-Mayhem - Back to Toronto with a multi-modal bevvy of madness... With Eurolines, Brussels Airlines, Air Canada and Lufthansa Well I did promise I have something on the boil. Guess I’m starting to understand the mistake fares that happen. Oh well. As usual, we’re in traditional Kevincm territory here - that means it’s back of the plane, non-stolen iPhones in … [Read more...]
Maximing LHR-ORD – Part II – Segmentally Yours.
Ok - I'm behind schedule (as usual) so here's part two of the LHR-ORD post. So you remember the numbers? Good. I skipped Code shares for one reason - I wasn't willing to handle them at this juncture. BMI offer the UA flights of LHR-IAD-ORD and back for £362, with a £2 discount for going direct. CO is one who also offers cheaper fares - £330 on the direct (the cheapest … [Read more...]
Richard Quest on… Miles.
Of course, there are wonder-people like Gary, Lucky and of course Randy Petersen, who are in the millions of miles. However, some of us are in the mere hundred thousands (or thousands in the case of some programs). For those of us, we just muddle through. Although this space might get a bit more crowded thanks to increased perception through George Cluneys "Up in the … [Read more...]
Maxmising LHR-ORD (The Spring Commute) – Part I….
So it's coming up to that time of year again when I visit the USA. As I'm on limited time to, there will be little time for mileage running, or doing great hops here and there. So what's the obvious answer? Either nest a trip inside a trip (which 9/10 times isn't allowed) ... or try to maximise mileage vs cost. So whilst A) is a nice idea - it isn't going to happen (least of … [Read more...]
A quickie from Phoenix
Greetings from Phoenix Sky Harbour Airport. What a rush around to do lounge hopping! More *much* later when get I get back to LAX/S On the plus side, both LAS and PHX have free WiFi... … [Read more...]
Greetings from the airport with one arm bandits…
... and off again - today, its mileage run day - Las Vegas - Phoenix - LA and back! What fun... on a US airways planes too. This will be updated as and when!!! … [Read more...]
Mileage Run Designing – for my next trick…
At the moment, I'm beginning planning for my October trip to the USA (There's a little event going in Chicago I'm invited to do the photos in... so it's rude to say no). As I still need a fair wodge of miles to hit gold (wodge in this case being about 14k or so), I have to be slightly careful in how to plan this out. Here was the initial … [Read more...]
Welcome to GhettoIFE.com! I'm your host - Kevin - and I'll be here to guide you through the maze of modern travel, and hopefully add some insightful comment and humour. With GhettoIFE getting on for 2 years old, I've had a bit of a design refresh, and tidied up, so for older viewers who make it here - yes, it's the same content will all the usual sarcasm as always. As … [Read more...]
Trip Report – Gold Run – Mr Kevincm goes to Washington with EI and US
Welcome to Gold Run - Mr Kevincm goes to Washington with EI and US Airways. Again - this trip report is a "republished" report from FlyerTalk.com (it's original home), and in the spirit of GhettoIFE (where this trip actually originated the term), I've gone back over this Trip Trip report, tidying it up, cleaning it, correcting some spellings - and adding new photos that … [Read more...]