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.
Why flying business class can be worse than economy
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.
Why ‘business class’ isn’t for business travelers
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 […]
Vancouver – Osaka via Europe: Getting Home and Final Thoughts. (5 of 5)
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 […]
Vancouver to Osaka via Singapore: Straight Shot or Island Hopping? (4 of 5)
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 […]
Vancouver – Osaka via Singapore: Hitting the MPM Limit (3 of 5)
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 […]
Vancouver to Osaka via Istanbul: Where to stop (2 of 5)
In the first article in this series I outlined how I was going to get to Osaka via Europe, while including Istanbul in the trip. It was concluded that in order to get to Osaka, and visit Istanbul, we had to make Singapore the destination. In this article, I’m going to focusing on the outbound […]
Vancouver to Osaka via Europe: Officially Booked (1 of 5)
This summer my wife is taking the kids to Japan.She’s going for much longer than I can take off of work, so I’m going to meet her there. However, rather than just hop on a flight to Japan, I decided I’d use this opportunity to go the long way: through Europe. On first glance, this […]