October 2014

Lufthansa First Class Terminal (Frankfurt)

by Living Proof on October 27, 2014

in Travel, Travel Hacking

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There are many luxurious lounges in the world, but only Lufthansa offers an entire terminal for it’s 1st Class passengers!

The First Class Terminal is an entirely separate building devoted to only the most elite Lufthansa passengers. And attaining access requires strict qualifications, because even passengers arriving on Lufthansa 1st Class aren’t allowed entrance.

So how do you qualify for entrance? Well, for most travel hackers, the simplest way is to have a 1st Class ticket on a Lufthansa flight departing the same day.

Now start saving up those miles, and be prepared to enter a whole new dimension in luxury! [click to continue…]


Thai Airbus A380 – 1st Class (BKK-FRA)

by Living Proof on October 22, 2014

in Travel, Travel Hacking

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Finally, after months of anticipation, we were only moments away from flying on the Airbus A380 – the largest passenger plane in the world!

In the past, I’ve flown on the Airbus A380 once, but in Singapore Business Class. Although not in 1st Class, it was still an awesome experience sitting on the upper deck on this massive jumbo plane. And since then, I’ve been dreaming of flying this big bird again, but in 1st Class.

So naturally, as we were riding on the golf cart to the gate, I was giggling away like a little girl, because I knew soon enough, we would be royally spoiled on this flight to Frankfurt! [click to continue…]


After spending three weeks in Thailand, it was finally time to leave for Rome. FIF would be coming from Japan, and I would be coming from Koh Samui, so we decided to simply meet at the Thai Royal First Lounge. In the travel hacking world, Thai Airways is known to have one of the most amazing 1st Class ground service, and Spa service. So naturally, I was super anxious to finally have the opportunity to experience it! [click to continue…]



Prior to this trip, I had never flown internationally from SJC before, so I was really excited to fly out from San Jose, and to experience the Boeing 787 for the first time! ANA was the first airline to introduce the 787 in 2011, and they currently have the largest fleet of 787’s in the world. [click to continue…]


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Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since my last post….but I’ve been busy enjoying my around the world trip =)

I’m now back in California, and in the next few days, I’m going to show you how rewarding traveling hacking can be! As most of you know, FIF recently returned home from his around the world trip to Japan, Thailand, and Italy. He had an awesome time experiencing 1st Class travel, and now I want to show you how it was possible.

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The New Job: Two Weeks Completed (October 10, 2014)

by FI Fighter on October 11, 2014

in Career

Two weeks ago, I started a new job at another high-tech company. Prior to accepting this offer, I was out vacationing around the world in August, and I was getting very much acclimated to the type of life I envisioned early FI would look like…

I won’t deny that I had the time of my life in August; everyday was a unique and incredible experience. So, with all that said, it may seem a little shocking to you as to why I would all of a sudden reverse course and execute a [click to continue…]



Side Hustle #1 rehab is now finally complete! Nope, we still don’t have a tenant in place, but now that the place is COMPLETELY turnkey ready, I don’t anticipate facing any more difficulties securing a quality tenant…

We have a few upcoming open houses scheduled, so we’ll see how things go. If the process drags again, I believe we will [click to continue…]


September 2014 Net Worth Update

by FI Fighter on October 5, 2014

in Net Worth

The new job is definitely consuming a lot more of my time than I had anticipated. I will update the first week findings in a separate post, but wow, things are already pretty intense!

My last job was extremely laid back, and I could come and go as I pleased. With the new gig, the pace is a lot faster and the stakes a lot higher… As a person who is striving so hard to reach early FI, perhaps it wasn’t [click to continue…]


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