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)
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
I'm currently staying at the Four Points by Sheraton in Bangkok, which is a decent property in itself, but on the day I checked in I had a very strange experience. A few hours after checking in, I had just come out of the shower and was basically naked in my room, when the door … Continue reading Hotel mishaps: What is the proper compensation?
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)
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
While researching hotels for my trip to Washington DC, I came across the Kimpton brand's "Third night free" promo, which made their stylish design hotel Kimpton & Rook seem like a very good deal at around $150 a night including taxes. The hotel is located in a fairly quiet residential zone just next to the … Continue reading Hotel review: Kimpton Mason & Rook, Washington DC, USA
Every once in a while, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) runs a promo for their staff and their friends, with some very decent prices in both their Go (economy) and Plus (premium economy) cabins. I got access through a Facebook friend, and decided on Washington DC as the destination for a fall getaway. The trip in Go … Continue reading Review: SAS Go (Economy) – Copenhagen – Washington DC (Airbus A330)