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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…
Lounge Review: Cathay Pacific The Arrival Hong Kong International

After the nearly 15 hour Cathay Pacific Premium Economy flight from Chicago I had finally arrived in Hong Kong. I arrived just before 8PM local time. During my short stay in Hong Kong I remained on Chicago time so my body thought it was closer to 6AM. Since I slept for about 8 hours in…
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…
Lounge Review: British Airways First Lounge Chicago O’Hare International

As a Chicago based traveler I oddly enough I haven’t spent much time in Chicago O’Hare’s Terminal 5. That’s because only international flights on international carriers depart from this terminal. International flights on all US airlines and some international carriers on the other hand depart from the main concourse. Luckily, the start my HKG over…
Introduction: HKG Over MLK

  On Black Friday 2017 I booked a trip to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific. The trip I booked was in Premium Economy on Cathay Pacific from Chicago to Hong Kong to Los Angeles and then back to Chicago on American. Typically Premium Economy fares on Cathay cost upwards of $2,000, but I was able…