Monthly Archives: March 2012

Asia, the Long Way: An Introduction

As I alluded to earlier, I booked a second business class Star Alliance award with Aeroplan in December during the business class for the price of coach “glitch.”  Coupled with the Aeroplan transfer promotion, the award cost 50k Membership Rewards … Continue reading

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Hyatt Regency Santa Clara

As a result of some plans to take the Amtrak Coast Starlight from San Jose to Los Angeles not going quite to plan (I would have only had a few hours in Los Angeles to sleep before catching a plane … Continue reading

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Is it us, or is the world shrinking?

As one of the gotchas of the switch over to the legacy Continental systems of the merged United Airlines, the powers which be decided to reduce the distances between many city-pairs.  While some of these were understandable changes (when the … Continue reading

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First World Problems

Admittedly, much of my discussion on this blog frequently focuses on very first world problems.  For example, my upgrade did not clear on my American flight to San Francisco last night.  (It’s hard to complain when I was on a … Continue reading

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