Last year I jumped on the fantastic value of the Marriott Travel Package (RIP). I won’t go over the old package details as it has been outlined pretty clearly on other sites and it’s no longer available. In short, you could convert Marriott points to airline points and get a 7 night stay certificate for […]
Recently I made a change to a mini-round-the-world flight I had made a few months ago. I decided that I wanted to stay a few extra days in Japan. Of course, I’d be hit with change fees and taxes, but how bad would it be, really? Dealing with change fees Change fees, unfortunately, are a […]
One of the most stressful parts of long-distance travelling is getting through an airport. There are so many moving parts and hurdles to cross just to get on a plane that in many cases, if you have to transfer, leaving the airport can seem like an unnecessary complication. This is is why many people try […]
In a previous article, I talked about how leaving an airport on a long layover is not only legal, doable, and less burdensome than you think, but also how leaving an airport for a few hours on a layover can be totally worth your time. In this article, I’m going to focus on how an […]
It’s easy to look back and reminisce about the good old days, but how has flying changed? Is flying better or worse than it used to be? Was it REALLY better in the good old days? Let’s dig in to what it’s like to fly today.
The first time you consider flying in business class it may seem like all you need to do is book a flight, and choose the class of seat you want to sit in. As long as there’s a seat available, you should be able to relax in luxury sipping cocktails… right? And you’d be right, kind of.
Business class travel isn’t really for business people. That seems like a strange thing to say, but there’s truth there. And business class has changed over the years to become something very different than what it started out as. The history of business class In the middle of the 20th century all flying was expensive […]
In a previous article I outlined the various ways to travel from Singapore to Osaka when redeeming Aeroplan points. If you haven’t checked out that article or this series, you may want to check out the series from the beginning. We’ll revisit some of those options on the final leg of this trip. Taipei or […]
An Abundance of Asian Options Getting to Singapore via Zurich, Istanbul, and Bangkok was a challenge to keep everything under maximum permitted mileage, or MPM. Now that we’re in Singapore we’re considerably closer to Vancouver. We’re more than half-way through the journey and there are plenty of options to get to Vancouver via Japan. SIngapore […]
So far we’ve made it to Istanbul on our way to Osaka by making Singapore the turnaround point. Now that we’re in Istanbul, what options do we have to get to Singapore? As it turns out there are some interesting options, including Africa. Testing the Limits of MPM: Africa It seems crazy that you could […]