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Hotel Review: The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong

When I planned my HKG over MLK weekend I booked flights which allowed for a two night stay in Hong Kong. Having never been to Hong Kong I wasn’t exactly sure where to stay. I searched for hotels for a few days trying to figure out the perfect place to book. With each search I…
Review: Cathay Pacific 777 Premium Economy Chicago To Hong Kong

During Cathay Pacific’s Black Friday sale the airline offered 60% off round trip fares. During that sale I was able to purchase a round trip Premium Economy from the United States to Hong Kong for just $1,100. By comparison that same flight today is approximately $2,200. I understand $1,100 is still a lot of money…
Is Mileage Running Legal?

So, I know what you’re thinking, of course it is, and you’re right. Mileage Running is perfectly legal, but that doesn’t mean that customs agents aren’t going to give you a hard time when doing it. Over the past few months my international travels have increased exponentially. In the past year I’ve been around the…
My Experience Successfully Applying For A Brazilian eVisa

Applying for a traditional Visa to visit Brazil is extremely difficult. To begin the application process you must first fill out an application online. After completing the application you must then print it out and affix a passport photo to the top left corner. Once that’s complete you then mail the completed application, several other…
How Long Do Cathay Pacific Flights Take To Credit To AAdvantage?

Cathay Pacific Airways is a Hong Kong based airline and which is also a founding member of the OneWorld Alliance. Since American Airlines is also a member of the OneWorld Alliance you can actually earn AAdvantage miles while flying on Cathay Pacific anywhere in the world. Even more appealing, you can also accrue AAdvantage Elite…
Conclusion: Around The World In A Weekend

My Around The World In A Weekend trip was one for the (personal) record books and one that almost didn’t happen. The first flight of my trip departed Chicago just 6 days after I flew 40,000+ miles in a single week during my insane Qatar Airways Mileage Run. I was ready for a break and…
My Least Favorite Part Of Mileage Running

It should come as no surprise that I love the sport of Mileage Running. The best part of Mileage Running is that it’s fun almost entirely throughout. There’s a rush you get when you find the perfect flight or series of flights you want to book. Once you book a leg of a trip or…
American Airlines Adds Shuttle Service Between Chicago And New York

Today was a big day for American Airlines. Earlier today the airline officially announced several additional routes for 2018 and beyond. American added a few international destinations to their route network; namely Budapest, Prague, and Reykjavik. Additionally, the airline added a few new, much less exciting, domestic destinations such as South Bend, IN. The press…
PSA: DO NOT Put Cannabis Stickers On Your Luggage!

Every now and then I like to share little snippets of things I see when traveling. I especially enjoy sharing stories of “things not to do when traveling” based on first hand things I’ve seen. A great example of this is a prior post about not eating fruit in a customs line where they’re asking…
Lounge Review: Plaza Premium Lounge (Gate 1) Hong Kong Airport

I arrived at the Hong Kong airport at approximately 1:30AM immediately following my flight from Ho Chi Minh. At that hour there wasn’t much open in the airport. Most of the airline and contract lounges remain closed over night and wouldn’t open until 5:30AM. I didn’t exactly feel like waiting in the empty gate areas…