Trip Reports – Asia

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Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class Singapore to Hong Kong Mini Review

Cathay Pacific 777-200 Regional Business Class

Cathay Pacific operates a all wide-body fleet, though their aircraft are configured differently for regional and long-haul trips. Often, you can luck out and end up with a fully flat bed on a one-hour hop within Southeast Asia. I had been hoping to check out the Cathay Pacific regional Business Class product, and had been actively trying to…

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Flight Review: Emirates A380 First Class Dubai to Singapore

Emirates A380 First Class - In-Seat Mini Bar

I know, I know. Emirates A380 First Class is one of those products that is pretty much reviewed-out. If you have been following my journey, you know that I recently reviewed my flight from New York to Dubai with the same product. I booked the ticket before Alaska Airlines devalued their Emirates award chart, so I…

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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 – Grand Hyatt Bangkok Grand King Room

After my friend left Bangkok for the States, I stayed an extra day before my next flight. I checked out of the Conrad Bangkok, and moved to the Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok. This trip report/review is part of a series. See also: 1. Trip to Southeast Asia – Introduction 2. Hyatt at the Bellevue, Philadelphia…

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Trip Report & Review – Conrad Bangkok Presidential Suite Bedroom

Conrad Bangkok Executive Twin Corner Room - Beds

I had booked an Executive Twin room at the Conrad Bangkok, but found out it wasn’t actually available upon check-in. The agent that checked us in offered a King Room with a rollaway for the first night, and moved us to a “room with two beds” afterwards. Turns out, it was a bit nicer than just…

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Trip Report & Review – Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge

Conrad Bangkok Executive Lounge - Afternoon Tea

Many hotel lounges offer a breakfast spread and an afternoon Happy Hour spread. Depending on how substantial the food is, sometimes happy hour can even become a dinner substitute. Not only do the Conrad Bangkok have an impressive spread for both, they actually went above ad beyond to offer an Afternoon Tea service. That’s why the Conrad…

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Trip Report & Review – Conrad Bangkok (King Room)

Conrad Bangkok Executive Corner King Room - Bed

Bangkok is a wonderful city for luxury hotels—options are endless, and prices are usually reasonable. My friend and I were staying four nights in Bangkok, and we decided to check out the Conrad Bangkok. For reasons I will describe below, we changed rooms after one night. As usual, I will review them separately. This trip report/review…

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Trip Report & Review – AirAsia “Premium Flex” Chiang Mai to Bangkok-Don Mueang

There are almost 100 flights between Chiang Mai and Bangkok daily, so it’s a pretty highly competitive route. Since it wasn’t part of a larger itinerary, I had the task of booking this one-way flight on its own. For such a short flight, I couldn’t justify using points and miles, which leaves me with cash…

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