Airport lounge review: Plaza Premium Lounge Hong Kong International Terminal 1

Airport lounge review: Plaza Premium Lounge Hong Kong International Terminal 1

For my return flight from Hong Kong to Stockholm/Oslo earlier this year, I was hoping that the miles from my super comfortable business flight with Thai Airways from Bangkok to Hong Kong would have posted, since they were the very last ones I needed to qualify for SAS Eurobonus (and Star Alliance) Gold. They unfortunately … Continue reading Airport lounge review: Plaza Premium Lounge Hong Kong International Terminal 1

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Airport lounge review: Aegean Air lounge, Athens International Airport, Greece

Airport lounge review: Aegean Air lounge, Athens International Airport, Greece

Recently I had a weekend hop to the Greek capital, and although the return flight was in Economy, my newfound Star Alliance Gold status granted me access to the two SA lounges at Athens Airport: Aegean and Lufthansa. As this is Aegean's home airport, I decided on that one, but the Lufthansa lounge is just … Continue reading Airport lounge review: Aegean Air lounge, Athens International Airport, Greece

Review: Thai Airways Royal Silk (Business) Class, Bangkok – Hong Kong (Boeing 777-300)

Review: Thai Airways Royal Silk (Business) Class, Bangkok – Hong Kong (Boeing 777-300)

After a few days in Macau, the next leg of my trip would take me back to lovely Thailand. Even though there are quite a number of airlines flying the route from Hong Kong to Bangkok, all of the economy options were still quite expensive, and the late-night departures of Emirates and Hong Kong Airlines … Continue reading Review: Thai Airways Royal Silk (Business) Class, Bangkok – Hong Kong (Boeing 777-300)

Hotel review: Sheraton Grand Macao, Cotai Central, Macau, China

Hotel review: Sheraton Grand Macao, Cotai Central, Macau, China

Since I ended up in Hong Kong in the midst of Chinese New Year’s celebrations, where all hotels are at least twice as expensive as normal, I decided to minimize my time in the area in favor of a trip to Thailand. I had planned to pop by Macau, however, as it seemed to be … Continue reading Hotel review: Sheraton Grand Macao, Cotai Central, Macau, China

Review: SAS Business – Stockholm – Hong Kong (Airbus A330-300)

Review: SAS Business – Stockholm – Hong Kong (Airbus A330-300)

This was originally the last remaining piece in the puzzle to qualify for SAS Eurobonus Gold for the first time, made possible by a recent work trip to Las Vegas. Award auction upgrade Originally booked in SAS Plus for around 6000 NOK (a little more than 750 USD), I utilized SAS’ upgrade auction system to … Continue reading Review: SAS Business – Stockholm – Hong Kong (Airbus A330-300)

Why you should use Rocketmiles at least once

Why you should use Rocketmiles at least once

While most major hotel chains give you the opportunity to earn airline miles for your nights, these rewards are rarely very generous. And if you're like me, who first of all doesn't travel a lot for work, and secondly isn't very loyal to any hotel chain, you tend to value miles or airline points more … Continue reading Why you should use Rocketmiles at least once