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Bangkok Bound: First Class Value

Today, I wrap up my trip to and from Bangkok with a look at the value I received for my miles… In the post “Bangkok Bound” I explained that my Bangkok trip was an excuse to use my points and miles to experience First Class international travel.  I’ve flown and enjoyed international business class a number of times, but this trip was my first time in First. Before the trip, I had some expectations regarding…

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Bangkok Bound: Don’t Fly Singapore Suites

Join me as I travel in style to Bangkok and back. I arrived home this morning.  My return flight from Bangkok began with a short trip to Hong Kong on Thai Airways, followed by an amazing flight on Singapore Airlines in their Suites class from Hong Kong to San Francisco.  Then, like a slap in the face, I took a red-eye flight on Delta, in coach, back to Detroit. I loved everything about the Singapore…

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Bangkok Bound: Point-less luxury at the Renaissance

Join me as I travel in style to Bangkok and back. Usually, the travel hacking game goes like this: 1) Get lots of miles & points as cheaply as possible; and 2) Spend miles & points to travel, often in luxury.  And, without question, that was the formula I followed for booking my First Class flights for this trip to Bangkok and back.  My hotel, though, was a different story… The formula I followed for…

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Bangkok Bound: My dangerous decision

Join me as I travel in style to Bangkok and back. By the time I realized I had made the wrong decision, it was too late.  All I could then do was pray for my life, and if I lived, pray that my wife didn’t kill me when I returned home… Photo courtesy of wikimedia commons   The evening began simply enough.  My mom, who is also in Bangkok right now but not at my…

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Bangkok Bound: Thai 1st class, and my uh-oh moment

Join me as I travel in style to Bangkok and back. You know that moment when you first realize that something has gone very, very wrong, and it feels as if your heart has dropped into your stomach?  Well, that happened to me in a big way on my descent into Bangkok… Last night I flew Thai First Class from Frankfurt to Bangkok on a 777.  First Class had two rows in a 1-2-1 configuration…

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Bangkok Bound: View from the Loo

Join me as I travel in style to Bangkok and back.  Greetings from Lufthansa’s first class lounge in Frankfurt!  I stumbled off the plane at about 8:30 this morning Frankfurt time.  Unlike my iPhone which quickly figured out what time zone we were in, my body argued that it was just 2:30 in the morning, and presented me with a pounding headache as proof.  Luckily, Lufthansa’s first class lounge was just a short walk from…

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Bangkok Bound: Lufthansa

Join me as I travel in style to Bangkok and back. Greetings from Frankfurt!  Time zone wise, I’m now half way to Bangkok. I flew out last night from Detroit on Lufthansa’s A330-300. This was an “old style” jet, meaning that it has not yet been upgraded to the best Lufthansa has to offer. I’ll be flying the really good stuff soon enough, so I was willing to rough it for one leg of the…

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Bangkok Bound

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons Late this week, I’m going to Bangkok for a five day visit.  I’ve never been before and I’m totally psyched about it!  To tell the truth, though, Bangkok was an afterthought for this trip. As a full time blogger who blogs about tricks for earning frequent flyer miles, I can easily and almost freely fly around the world whenever I want.  I can do my “job” in an airport lounge,…

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