Overall the flight was extremely enjoyable. The WiFi was fast and inexpensive, the seat was comfortable, the service was excellent, and the shower spa was phenomenal. There are better seats, beds, and service on some of the Asian first class cabins, but each has their own drawbacks and none feature a shower onboard. If not for the 7 hour delay and lack of communication about it, this flight would have been pretty darn close to perfect. … [Read more...] about Maldives Trip Notes Part 1: Flying Emirates Shower Class To Dubai
Emirates a380 business class
While on other airlines the flight attendants will often refuse or be quite hesitant to heat up your own personal food on Singapore I had heard that was not that case and was counting on that. Indeed our flight attendant was overjoyed that we had our own food and was only too happy to heat up the food we brought from Carlos & Gabby’s. She even proactively offered to put the leftover food in the refrigerator for the remainder of the flight. That turned out to be great as we ate the same food on the airplane on the way home! On Cathay the flight attendants will very likely not be willing to heat up or refrigerate your food for you. Don’t get me wrong, Cathay service is very good, but they just have so many rules and regulations and they seem completely unwilling to bend any of them, even to accommodate a pregnant woman or a baby. The Singapore service is just something really special, it felt very warm and natural as opposed to the more robotic … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Singapore A380 Suites And 46 Hours In Paris
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Singapore is a city-state, meaning that the entire country consists just of the city of Singapore. It is a financial hub and feels very western with English being the primary language. For some reason it all feels a little fake, like a giant Disneyland though suitable for both adults and kids. You don’t feel like you’re getting an authentic Eastern experience like you do in China, Japan, or Hong Kong. Rather this is the sanitized version that the tourism directors have created. Not that you can’t have an awesome time in Singapore as long as you understand what you’re in for. Just don’t try to bring in any drugs or gum 😀 … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: 2 Nights In Singapore And Back Home On A Korean A380
A round-trip from JFK to Milan in Shower Class will set you back from 135K Emirates miles+$1,136 in fuel surcharges. A paid flight runs over $12,000. Alternate booking options include 360K Alaska miles+$80 or 135K JAL miles+$1,136. A round-trip from JFK to Dubai in Shower Class will set you back from 217.5K miles+$1,723 in fuel surcharges. A paid flight runs over $23,000. Alternate booking options include 300K Alaska miles+$81 or 165K JAL miles+$1,723. You can save over $500 on fuel surcharges by flying from Toronto to Dubai and then back from Dubai to JFK. Flights originating from cities like Hong Kong or Sydney have no fuel surcharges, even if they end in the US. Read more about avoiding fuel surcharges on Emirates awards here. Chase premium cards with transferable points: … [Read more...] about Chase Adds Emirates As Their Latest Airline Transfer Partner!
But speaking of that, we passed by a toy store where everyone was playing with these awesome Squap Paddles that were a lot of fun. Before buying a set for Rafi though I looked on Amazon, and sure enough they were available for less than at the mall. And Prime shipping sure beats shlepping a toy home from Dubai! … [Read more...] about Maldives Trip Notes Part 2: Dubai and Abu Dhabi