Never Miss Another Deal - Follow DansDeals on Facebook-Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. -Maldives Trip Notes Part 1: Flying Emirates Shower Class To Dubai-Maldives Trip Notes Part 2: Dubai and Abu Dhabi We were supposed to land in Dubai at 8:05am on Monday, but due to the delays we didn’t arrive until 2:26pm. My carefully crafted Dubai itinerary would have to be reworked. Upon landing I put on my Indians cap. Immigration and customs didn’t ask us a single question. They couldn’t care less about the Israeli immigration sticker on my passport either. I will admit that walking through baggage claim and seeing where other flights were coming from is a bit of a surreal experience: But the Dubai airport itself is truly stunning. It’s a shame that most US airports make such a poor first impression on visitors: Most of the advice on the … [Read more...] about Maldives Trip Notes Part 2: Dubai and Abu Dhabi
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-Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. ———————————————————————-These trip notes are continued from:United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 1: Honolulu–United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!–United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 3: Koror, Palau Please read those installments first for background information! Read my trip notes from Tokyo and the way home in ANA First Class after the jump: We landed in Guam on Friday morning and went to the United Club to daven. It’s a good thing that United clubs don’t have day rooms with beds like some first class lounges have or else I’m pretty sure we couldn’t have possibly been woken up to take our flight to Tokyo. We weren’t supposed to be flying … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class
A few weeks ago I asked for your tips and got lots of them, so first of all thanks for your help! I incorporated many suggestions from there and the Argentina Master Thread on DDF for trip planning. -My wife and I and our 10 month old son have just arrived home on Wednesday afternoon from a week-long trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina. A city with lots to see, incredible Ice Cream and Dulce de Leche baked goods, and home to one of the best kosher restaurants I’ve ever been to. Here are some of my trip notes:Flight: -I used 125,000 AA miles for my wife’s First Class ticket from Cleveland to Buenos Aires. -For myself I used 4,500 BA miles to go from Cleveland to New York in coach, 75,000 BA miles for JFK to Buenos Aires in first, 75,000 BA miles for Buenos Aires to Miami in first, and 7,500 BA miles for Miami to Cleveland in coach, all on the same flights as my wife. -To book Rafi as a lap child when using AA miles would mean having to pay 10% of the regular $10,000 … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Buenos Aires, Argentina
-Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. ———————————————————————-–These trip notes are continued from Part 1. Please read that installment first for background information.United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 3: Koror, Palau–United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class For the 2nd day in a row, it was off to the airport in the wee hours of the morning. We knew it would be a long and exhausting day before ending in stunning Palau, but we had no idea how long it would become. Or that a 50 minute connection in Guam would allow for some pretty cool snorkeling (Be sure to change the quality up to 1080p HD and don’t miss the school of … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!
-Continued from Winter Break 2015 Trip Notes Part 1: Miami -Find dozens of trip notes like this one by clicking on the “Trip Notes” tab on top of the DansDeals banner at the top of this site. There are a plethora of warm weather destinations you can fly to from Miami on the cheap with British Airways Avios. The decision on where to go was made easy thanks to having lifetime Fairmont Platinum status. The Fairmont Riviera Maya has been calling my name for some time now. We flew from Miami nonstop to Cancun from Sunday morning through Thursday afternoon in the last week of January. We got 4.5K Avios awards for myself, my wife, and our 2 kids. That’s a total of 36K Avios (about 25K AMEX points during the 40% bonus that was going on then) for the 4 round-trip tickets that would have cost upwards of $1,500 otherwise, an incredible use of miles. The flight was nearly full in both directions, but thanks to Main Cabin Extra seating, having 4 seats on a plane with a 3-3 … [Read more...] about Winter Break 2015 Trip Notes Part 2: Cancun And The Riviera Maya