An Amazing Asian Adventure: Introduction

I had been eyeing a trip to Asia for a little while, since we had most recently done trips to Europe, South America, and the Caribbean. Both the Mrs. Guru and I had a relatively sizable number of frequent flyer miles with American Airlines, and as of now, American has, by far, the cheapest award prices to Asia. For comparison, a One Way Business Class ticket from North America to anywhere in Asia currently only costs 55,000 miles using American miles, but United and Delta both charge 80,000 miles. I knew that eventually, American would be raising their prices, which they just announced a few weeks ago, so it was the perfect time to book this trip while their prices were still way below the competition.

I also had read a lot about Etihad Airways (based in Abu Dhabi, UAE), since they have a First Class that is head and shoulders above any seat on any other airline today. Their First Class on the Airbus A380 isn’t just a seat; they call it an Apartment – and for good reason! Inside your Apartment, you have a huge seat, along with a separate 80” long sofa that folds down into a bed. Here’s a sneak peak of what the First Apartment looks like: Continue reading An Amazing Asian Adventure: Introduction

Thai Airways Business Class Bangkok to Bali

IntroductionANA Business Class Chicago to TokyoUnited Club – Tokyo NaritaThai Airways Business Class Tokyo to BangkokOne Night in BangkokThai Airways Business Class Bangkok to BaliD’Wina Villa Kuta and Exploring Bali (Part 1)Exploring Bali (Part 2)Exploring Bali (Part 3)Ethiopian Airlines Bangkok to Addis AbabaEthiopian Airlines Cloud Nine Lounge and Addis Ababa to SeychellesHilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Exploring the Seychelles (Part 1)Exploring the Seychelles (Part 2)Exploring the Seychelles (Part 3)Ethiopian Airlines Seychelles to Addis Ababa and Back to the US   We got up around 6:15 am on Tuesday morning (after exploring the area around our hotel until about 1:30 am) Continue reading Thai Airways Business Class Bangkok to Bali

Thai Airways Business Class Tokyo to Bangkok

IntroductionANA Business Class Chicago to TokyoUnited Club – Tokyo NaritaThai Airways Business Class Tokyo to BangkokOne Night in BangkokThai Airways Business Class Bangkok to BaliD’Wina Villa Kuta and Exploring Bali (Part 1)Exploring Bali (Part 2)Exploring Bali (Part 3)Ethiopian Airlines Bangkok to Addis AbabaEthiopian Airlines Cloud Nine Lounge and Addis Ababa to SeychellesHilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Exploring the Seychelles (Part 1)Exploring the Seychelles (Part 2)Exploring the Seychelles (Part 3)Ethiopian Airlines Seychelles to Addis Ababa and Back to the US   After a very comfortable flight on ANA from Chicago to Tokyo and a refreshing shower and visit to the United Continue reading Thai Airways Business Class Tokyo to Bangkok

Around the World in 2 Weeks: Introduction

IntroductionANA Business Class Chicago to TokyoUnited Club – Tokyo NaritaThai Airways Business Class Tokyo to BangkokOne Night in BangkokThai Airways Business Class Bangkok to BaliD’Wina Villa Kuta and Exploring Bali (Part 1)Exploring Bali (Part 2)Exploring Bali (Part 3)Ethiopian Airlines Bangkok to Addis AbabaEthiopian Airlines Cloud Nine Lounge and Addis Ababa to SeychellesHilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Exploring the Seychelles (Part 1)Exploring the Seychelles (Part 2)Exploring the Seychelles (Part 3)Ethiopian Airlines Seychelles to Addis Ababa and Back to the US   For those who may not know, the Guru and the New Mrs. Guru got married a few weeks ago.   Naturally, Continue reading Around the World in 2 Weeks: Introduction