You are allotted 30 minutes of time in the shower spa and you have 5 minutes of running water. That may sound like a short time in the shower, but there is an easy start and stop button for the water in the shower that allows you to lather and rinse your hair. … [Read more...] about Maldives Trip Notes Part 1: Flying Emirates Shower Class To Dubai
Emirates a380 business class
-Thursday, 12/27: We flew back on USAirways in Envoy class on an A330. The seats are very comfortable, though as a bed it’s pretty narrow. The footbed is also very narrow, though it seems that as on United, the bulkhead seats had bigger foot cutouts. The kosher food was from Stogel’s which is the absolute worst garbage in the air that you likely wouldn’t even eat if you were starving. One flight attendant refused to heat up our own food but another awesome flight attendant was happy to do so. All in all service was fine, but as with all US airlines will greatly vary based on the attitude of the flight attendant and the ones that work routes like Paris are the ones that have been around for decades too long. There are 4 seats across in business class and each seat has direct aisle access which is great. Downside to not having a suite? The french woman directly across the aisle from me was hacking and coughing for the entire flight … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Singapore A380 Suites And 46 Hours In Paris
A round-trip from JFK to Milan in Shower Class will set you back from 135K Emirates miles+$1,136 in fuel surcharges. 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. Alternate booking options include 300K Alaska miles+$81 or 165K JAL miles+$1,723. Will you transfer Capital One points to Emirates? … [Read more...] about Transfer Capital One Points To Emirates And Get A 100% Transfer Bonus
The shabbos meal itself had a very eclectic crowd and I got to shmooze with other travelers, local businesspeople, students in school hoping to get into high finance, and discuss the intricacies of the different seats on the 19 hour long all-business class flight between Newark and Singapore with Diamond Joe Gutnick. The food was not as good as I had in Chabad of Hong Kong Island, downtown Melbourne, Paris, or even Venice over shabbos but I don’t think anyone left hungry. On shabbos day after another lengthy davening the entire community eats together and it’s quite nice as well. Again, the food was nothing to write home about, but thanks to a decent cholent (something I’m told they don’t always have) we didn’t go hungry. The restaurant isn’t open on Saturday night, so we filled up at shalosh seudos which had surprisingly good food. … [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