-I requested a suite in the older building, but there are only 3 suites in that building and at first they were unable to fulfill the request. No matter though, we were upgraded to a spectacular Park Executive suite that was possibly the most spacious hotel room I’ve ever been in. The room normally sells on their website for $1,100 per night, so not a bad deal for 18,000 points per night (a value of 6.1 cents per point). The room had 2 bathrooms, a vast dining and living room area, an office, a couple of closets, and a huge master bathroom and rain shower and jacuzzi. Not that I don’t have any complaints about the room though. The light switches are seriously poorly conceived. They are too “modern” for practical usage, even their own employees could barely operate them. Also a dozen lights are controlled by a single switch which is highly impractical and switches are not where they ought to be and are quite … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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We also needed to go earlier in the season, before boats made their way past the Antarctic circle. Traveling south of the circle would mean that there would be no sunset, which would create serious questions about when to observe Shabbos. There are many opinions about that, including keeping Shabbos according to Jerusalem time, keeping Shabbos for 24 hours starting from 6pm, keeping Shabbos for 24 hours starting from midnight, keeping Shabbos according to the time in your home, keeping Shabbos according to the time of the nearest point that does have a sunset, keeping Shabbos according to your last departure point, keeping Shabbos for an entire year every 7 years, etc. We wanted to avoid that thorny question if possible. … [Read more...] about Antarctica Trip Notes Part 1: Buenos Aires+Planning And Positioning For The Adventure Of A Lifetime
Depature: Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver Destination: Amsterdam, Beijing, Bogotá, Bruxelles, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Francfort, Genève, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Londres, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Santiago, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Taipei, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Zurich You can't pre-order items for Air Canada Rouge flights or when you're flying in their three-cabin Boeing 777-300ER (77W) aircraft between Vancouver (YVR) ad Hong Kong (HKG). If you have any questions about whether or not your flight is eligible, you can call +1-877-553-3277. … [Read more...] about How to Pre-Order Duty Free Items @ Air Canada
It's really rare to see an Air Canada coupon code, but they do pop up occasionally. The next time an Air Canada promo code is out, we'll post it here – so check back when you book a flight. … [Read more...] about Valentine’s Day Worldwide Seat Sale @ Air Canada
5 round-trip awards on JetBlue from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale: 58,500 JetBlue points. 5 “even more space” round-trip upgrades on JetBlue from Cleveland to Fort Lauderdale: 5,800 JetBlue points. 1 one-way saver award on United from Cleveland to Boston: 10,000 United miles. 1 one-way award on JetBlue from Boston to Cleveland: 8,600 JetBlue points. 1 Marriott Category 9, 5 Night Travel Package: 345,000 Marriott points. 1 Marriott Tier 4-5, 7 Night Travel Package: 540,000 Marriott points. OK, so technically I haven’t used these yet, but I’m still bitter over how Marriott handled these. September: … [Read more...] about Here’s How I Burned 3,023,450 Miles In 2018, How Did You Stack Up?
We got to the airport about 65 minutes before the flight and the security agent positioned at the door before the US departures was not pleased with us. She chastised us for arriving at the airport so late and quizzed us on what we were doing that morning instead of showing up earlier to the airport! … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Rome: Veni, Vidi, Vici In 48 Hours; United Polaris First Class And Polaris Lounge Review