Category Archives for Thai.

One Award, Eight Programs – Final Conclusions

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To wrap up my series on using different Star Alliance programs to book awards, I summarize below my findings and experiences. To recap, I wanted to examine the time and effort required to book two different award tickets using eight different Star Alliance frequent flier programs: -United MileagePlus -Singapore KrisFlyer -Avianca LifeMiles -Air Canada Aeroplan…

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One Award, Eight Programs Part 2 – Comparing Ease of Award Booking

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This is a continuation from last week’s post where I compared my experiences booking a Star Alliance premium cabin transpacific award using United MileagePlus, Singapore KrisFlyer, Avianca LifeMiles, and Air Canada Aeroplan. Here, I attempt to book the same award using four less-common mileage programs: ANA Mileage Club, Asiana Club, Aegean Miles+Bonus, and Copa ConnectMiles. Part 3,…

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One Award, Eight Programs – Comparing Ease of Award Booking


Hi all, my name is Stephen and I’m a new contributor to the blog. I’ll have a separate post properly introducing myself at a later time, but I wanted to jump right into things with a useful post. With all of the changes and devaluations over the past several years, there’s been an increasing interest…

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Review – Thai Airways 777-300ER Royal Silk Business Class Bangkok to Stockholm


After a few weeks in Southeast Asia, I headed home with Thai Airways and Turkish airlines, via Stockholm and Istanbul. While Thai Airways First Class is phenomenal and seems pretty heavily reviewed, their Business Class product doesn’t appear get as much attention. Thai Airways might be partly to blame, since they have a few different Royal…

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Trip Report & Review – Thai Airways A330-300 Business Class, Bangkok to Beijing


I had less than 1.5 hours to connect in Bangkok (from my flight from Hong Kong) and I was a little nervous when I found out my inbound flight would be arriving 30 minutes late. I had faith though having heard so many exceptional things about Thai’s ground services. This trip report/review is part of a series. See also: Part…

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Trip Report & Review – Thai Airways 747-400 First Class!


Thai Airways operates five daily non-stop flights from Hong Kong to Bangkok, but only one of those uses the internationally-configured 747-400. I had booked a direct flight from Hong Kong to Beijing, but after seeing others’ review of Thai First Class, I decided that enduring a red-eye in a non-flat bed and making an additional connection in Bangkok may…

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Trip Report – Thai Royal Silk Lounge & Thai Royal Orchid Lounge Bangkok Concourse E

This is part nine and ten of a thirteen part trip report from my third and most recent trip back to Thailand and includes my visit to the Thai Royal Orchid Lounge in Bangkok (BKK) Concourse E as well as the Thai Royal Silk Lounge located directly across the hall in the same concourse. British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK…

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