Travel Tips & Advice on “airlines”

Transportation Options from Hong Kong International Airport

Train. Airport Express is the easiest, fastest and least expensive form of transportation from Hong Kong International Airport to Central in Hong Kong with a stop in Kowloon. Trains depart at about 10-minute intervals from 05:54 to 23:28 and approximately 12-minute intervals from 23:28 to 00:48 daily. The ride to Central takes 24 minutes, to Kowloon, […]

Air China Airbus A330-300 Business Class Beijing to Hong Kong

We are constantly being asked by other travelers how we can afford to travel so frequently and an important part of this equation is maximizing airline and hotel miles. For example, United Airlines miles took care of one-way Business Class tickets on Air China from Beijing to Hong Kong. Stick to one airline, one credit […]

United Airlines Boeing 777-222 Business Class Chicago-Beijing

Global Upgrades to Business Class on United Airlines came through with rear-facing seats as the only option on this non-stop Chicago to Beijing flight. Oh well. Business Class is better than Economy any day of the week and at least our two seats were together instead of stuck in the middle of two other people; UAL 777-222 […]

Planning a Trip to China and Asian Cruise

Air? We purchased non-stop, Economy roundtrip tickets on United Airlines, our airline of choice, from Chicago (ORD) to Beijing (PEK), returning from Singapore (SIN) to Narita (NRT) to Chicago (ORD). United Airlines was able to immediately upgrade us to Business Class using Global Upgrades on the outbound and waitlisted the return. We then used accumulated […]

United Airlines Business Class Upper Deck 747-400 Tokyo to Chicago

There are worst ways to spend a New Year’s Eve than in Business Class on a United Airlines plane returning to Chicago from the Far East. Cocooned in my favorite Upper Deck, I spent the flight watching movies and dozing a bit. A light load on this flight with only 8-10 passengers in the Upper […]

The Improved United Airlines Club Narita Airport, Tokyo

I remember many a wait between connecting flights on United Airlines and/or ANA in the Narita Airport, Tokyo United Airline Club where there was just crackers, cheese, bags of salty snacks and computers that always reverted to Japanese no matter what I did but after extensive work (finally), United is now serving sushi, soup, several desserts […]

United Airlines Economy Class 777-200 Singapore to Tokyo

Sigh…We sadly watched as our names on the Global Upgrade list dropped to numbers 7 and 8 with only a few seats left to be given out and then trudged on the United Airlines Boeing 777-200 into Economy Plus seats. There were two upsides on this flight. Number One: I had selected window and aisle […]

The Always Wonderful Crowne Plaza Changi Airport, Singapore

The United Airlines flight from Singapore to Chicago via Tokyo departs at 7:00a, leaving no way to connect on the same day and making the convenient Crowne Plaza Hotel Changi Airport our go to hotel. Years of “been there…done it” has taught us a thing or two; it is impossible to connect home on the […]

Flying Low Budget Jetstar from Bali to Singapore

Australian run Jetstar Asia is a typical low-budget airline that requires passengers to pay for checked baggage, seat selection, food, and even a glass of water! Did you ever? I also didn’t think Jetstar’s one way fare from Denpasar to Singapore was inexpensive. Lion Air is less expensive on this route but makes a stop […]

Denpasar, Bali Airport – Arrivals and Departures

Bali built a new International Terminal at Ngurah Rai Airport since our last trip two years ago and what a beauty it is. Domestic flights still arrive and depart from the old terminal. Below is a mish-mosh of passenger information but know that arrivals and departures at Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali is a no brainer […]