Friday, August 18, 2017

Sheikh Dubai’s Chariot: First Class on Emirates Airlines A380

It has been claimed by many in the points game that the greatest redemption is aboard an Emirates Airlines A380 with first class service to anywhere. What’s better than anywhere is anywhere that takes...

It’s Thanksgiving…Without the Annoying Relatives

Singapore Airlines Suite Class really is the way to fly. You have your own room, your own endless flow of Krug Grande Cuvee champagne which I prefer much more to Dom Perignon, and way...

Ephedrine? Young Lady? Happy Ending?

Motorbike boss? No thanks.  Ephedrine? Young lady? Happy ending? The following words have been used to describe Bali: san‎ctuary, oasis, retreat. Here is another: tragic. The picturesque seaside lined with posh resorts is the sleight of hand meant to...

I Am Delayed

I am writing this post from a small corner of the ANA Suite Lounge in Tokyo as I wait for my Singapore Airlines Suite Class flight to Los Angeles aboard an A380. I have many...

Round the World in One Direction

Today begins my journey back to the United States only to leave again in three weeks. I love using the Great Circle Mapper to show the routing from where and I went and how I am...

Champagne Saturdays

Ever think you are "getting too old for this shit?" Then you find yourself at Cocoon Beach Day Club in Bali with a bottle of champagne, fresh strawberries, and a glass full of no...

And the Award for Best Foreign Film Goes to . . .

During down time on trips, I turn on the television and flip through the limited selection of channels hoping to come across anything in English. Our first night at the Bounty Hotel, the state of...

The Triple Play Parlay

As you all know by now, my book Everyone's Advice Is Wrong is set to be released in early July. Part II of the book is a step by step guide detailing how to leave the...

Platinum Points Paradise

I managed to escape the plebeian accommodations of the Bounty Hotel and check into the Sheraton Kuta. I booked the hotel completely on points and in nerdy points fashion calculated that receiving a standard room...

The Customs of the Chinese

Attending an international business school for my MBA, I was taught to appreciate the cultural customs of foreign countries. Certain behaviors that are commonplace in the United States are insulting abroad. But, this isn't a...
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