Sunday, January 17, 2021

Shanghai+NZ+Tahiti+Bangkok in Business RT= 60,000 United Miles!

How do you use your points to plan a trip to Tahiti? Undoubtedly, it is one of the most challenging rewards to pull off even if your time availability is that of Santa Clause in...

Maximized! IHG Rewards Free Night in Tahiti

It's annoying when I read about the best uses of free night awards only to find there is no availability. For example, not that I have any genuine interest in staying at the Conrad...

Finalized! 5 Nights at Hilton Moorea for 280k Points

In the end it all came together. 8 nights in Tahiti for $103 + the incidentals like $1,000,000 for a burger. My first choice was to stay at the Hilton Bora Bora but good...

Emirates Shower Class Booked en Route to Tahiti

What's better than flying Emirates Shower Class? Flying Emirates Shower class for a second time. Yesterday I wrote that Etihad had no last-minute award space. Today, I'm here to boast that I have just...

Do You Believe in Miracles? Emirates Showers, Dreamliner Suites, Tahiti Triumph!

If you are not impressed by this award booking than you must be flying private jets. Not only are the flights absurd but the destinations covered are once in a lifetime for the second, third,...

Should I Pay for an Overwater Bungalow?

Should I pay for an overwater bungalow? The short answer to this rhetorical question is yes but that would not make for a great post. The question is more one of principle. On the one hand...

The Tahiti Diet: Making the Bungalow Selfie Count

The countdown is on to my much-anticipated trip around most of the world which covers Dubai, Shanghai, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Tokyo. As such, I am putting in the time at the gym and fine-tuning my diet so...

Hilton Reward Certificate Booking: The Diamond Advantage

The Hilton Reserve card is on the chopping block this year because spending 10k for a weekend stay certificate (Fri-Sunday) plus paying the $95 annual fee is not worth it for me. I will...

Thai Airways from Tahiti: Giveith, Takeith, So I Quitith

I said it before and I'll say it again: Thai Airways is not to be trusted. As my Tahiti Triumph Trip approaches with my Tahiti Diet on lock, I thought I would check to...

Captain Obvious: No Domestic Routing Changes Post AA Deval

How bad are the Captain Obvious commercials from Hotels.com? How much has TPOL been complaining the last few days? Here's some more of both: I booked JAL from PVG-NRT-DFW-EWR under the old AA prices. Today I...
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