There was plenty of time to wash up with time to spare. The shower had hot water instantly and the pressure was great. This was no gimmick, it was truly enjoyable to have a great shower after a good night’s rest. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of landing and being totally refreshed and ready to go. … [Read more...] about Maldives Trip Notes Part 1: Flying Emirates Shower Class To Dubai
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AJK told me that I couldn’t go to Dubai and not visit the world’s only 7 star hotel, the Burj Al-Arab. Of course the trick would be getting in there, officially it’s only open to guests or people dining at one of the pricey restaurants. I wound up making a reservation online for the Skyview bar. No credit card is needed to make a reservation. … [Read more...] about Maldives Trip Notes Part 2: Dubai and Abu Dhabi
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Aeromexico (SkyTeam) Air Canada Aeroplan (Star Alliance) Air France/KLM Flying Blue (SkyTeam) Alitalia (SkyTeam) Avianca LifeMiles (Star Alliance) Cathay Pacific Asia Miles (OneWorld) Etihad (No alliance) EVA (Star Alliance) Finnair (OneWorld) Hainan (No alliance) Qantas (OneWorld) Qatar (OneWorld) You can transfer points from Capital One into these 2 airline programs at a 2:1 ratio: … [Read more...] about Transfer Capital One Points To Emirates And Get A 100% Transfer Bonus
For now you can use Alaska miles to fly on Cathay Pacific from JFK to Hong Kong for just 100K miles in business class or 140K miles in first class with no fuel surcharges, though availability isn’t as good as it is with Asia Miles. You can transfer points from Starwood or Marriott to Alaska. … [Read more...] about JAL And Cathay Pacific Are Devaluing Their Award Charts
It felt like I had been gone for weeks, it was hard to imagine that the adventure had just began the Sunday beforehand. But it was a trip that I’ll never forget. From the stunning islands in the Pacific to the incredible waters of Palau, this was nothing short of incredible. Even more so that I was able to do it on miles and points. It’s a time intensive and crazy hobby, but it sure beats stamp collecting 😀 … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 4: Tokyo, Japan And Back Home In ANA First Class