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jetblue mint class review

After recently flying American Airlines transcontinental first class; I was really excited to try out JetBlue Mint Class on the same route. I wanted to know how a premium product on JetBlue - a low cost carrier - will compare. I've read and heard many good things about it, so I had high expectations. And certainly my expectations were met…

hyatt regency maui resort

After a few days in Honolulu, I was excited to be in Maui and stay in the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort. I booked this hotel shortly after my wife earned her 2 free nights from the Chase Hyatt Credit Card. Originally, I was hoping to stay at the Andaz Maui Resort as it looks a lot more modern but there…

waikiki beach marriott resort & spa

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is a category 8 Marriott hotel. A free award night would cost 40,000 points, while the paid rate at the time I was booking was $209/night. Marriott is a transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards points. However, 120,000 points for three nights is a very expensive redemption rate. Therefore, I decided to pay for…

american airlines transcontinental first class

After a nice breakfast at the Flagship lounge; it was time to board our American Airlines transcontinental first class flight. This is a very cool airplane configured with only 102 seats. First class has 10 flat-bed seats in a 1x1 configuration which is unique to a narrow-body plane. Business class has 20 flat-bed seats arranges in a 2x2 configuration. Then…

american airlines flagship lounge new york jfk

Our trip to Hawaii started with two segments on American Airlines first class. The first segment was from New York JFK to Los Angeles LAX on a three cabin A321 American Airlines flight. We arrived at Terminal 8 around 7am for our 9am flight. We proceeded to Flagship check-in which is located at the far right of the terminal. Flagship…

cathay pacific business class

This is the second leg of my trip on Cathay Pacific business class from Bangkok to New York which I booked several months in advance for only 55,000 American AAdvantage miles; 50,000 of which I earned from the sign-up bonus on my Citi® / AAdvantage® Platinum Select® card.  Unfortunately, this price changed starting March 22nd after AAdvantage miles devaluation. I did a Cathay Pacific Business…

cathay pacific business class

This is my Cathay Pacific business class review for my flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong connecting to New York. After arriving on an hour flight from Phuket, this was the second flight of three for the day. Flight Details: Cathay Pacific 750 Bangkok (BKK) – Hong Kong (HKG) Depart: 11:40am Arrive: 3:35PM Aircraft: Airbus A330 Booking Cathay Pacific Business Class: This is the…

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