Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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http://boardingarea.com/blogs/tmtravelworld

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Finally, I don't need to use Proxy o to access blogspot

China has blocked blogspot and many other websites recently, so I have to use Proxy to access, which is not so convenient.

Just left china to US then Europe for next months, no need to use proxy anymore.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

25K RT from UK to various destinations on Virgin Atlantic.

for 25K, you can travel to NY, DC, Orlando, LA, Boston, Dubai and Nariobi.

for 37.5K you can go to Babados and 45K to Shanghai

Premuim Economy also dicounted by 20%

Detail is here

Free Hyatt Platinum status and fast track to Diamond

Found this promotion via flyertalk today, you need to sign up btw now and Aug 31st, 2009 and receive a free Platinum status valid for 120 days.

To keep ur Platinum status until 2011, you need to have 5 nights stay within 120 days of enrollment.

To achieve diamond status untill 2011, you need to have 15 nights stay within 120 days of enrollment.

Existing member must call to signup.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hyatt summer promotion is here(not that great)

Hyatt just announced their summer promotion, 2500 bonus points per stay with mastercard.

Not that great compared to FFN that SPG and Priority club are offering.

Delta/Avis 5K offer!

From now through July 31st, earn 5K bonus Delta miles at participating Avis Airport Location for rental 2 days or longer up to 5 rentals. Use coupon code MUAA088

Detail can be found here

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Earn 10000 bonus miles on ur favoriate airlines

You need register and book before Sep 10, 2009 and stay before Oct 10, 2009 at three diff brands from Wyndham rewards program such as days inn, super 8, travelodge.

detail is here.

If u stay before July 31st, and put miles into Us air, you can earn 50% extra bonus. detail is here for us air promotion

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

50% Us airways bonus miles when u stay at hotel or transfer hotel points to US airway

You have to register first, then transfer/stay ur hotel points/car to US airways.

keep in mind that, US airway does not block *A redemption and have better award chart than UA.

Do it before July 31st,2009

Discount award redemption to Canada on United

For only 20K miles, you can redeem a coach award seat on United to Canada.

You must book by June 21, 2009 for travel until Sep 2nd,2009.

Detail is here

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

ATT Wifi Premuim membership is an awasome deal!

Wifi connections in Europe are every expensive at hotels, one day may cost you 30+ euro, sign up this ATT Wifi Premuim membership for only 19.99 per month with 1 year contract, you can get unlimited wifi service with free roaming on thousans of international locations.

Many roaming services are provided by ipass.

Although I had some diffculty on first time using it, it's working very well after I figure out how the connection sofeware works.

Bus, Bus, Bus eveywhere!!!!

For many years, I always thought taking the transfer bus from gate to aircraft only exist in some developing countries, I was wrong. In Europe, almost every flight I took need to use bus even in airlines' hub and they are not budget airlines. I am so sick of it!!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

US has the cheapest gas price!

I am currently in Europe now, one liter of gas cost approx 1 euro. the car I am driving has 80 liters gas tank. so a full tank of gas will cost 80 euro, approx 110 USD

In US, with a tank of 20 gallon and 2.5 per gallon, full tank will cost only 50 USD

Thursday, May 21, 2009

US dollar is on its way to become toilet paper again

Just two months ago, US dollar was relatively strong, which makes international trip a lot cheaper.
now it is heading down SHARPLY

today 1 Euro = 1.39 USD, 1 pound=1.58USD

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

little modification on trip below

prg-bud-vce(open jaw)

cdg(stopover)-hel(stopover)-arn(stopover)-hel-waw(stopover)-bud(stopover)-tsr(stopover)-prg

even better

Friday, May 15, 2009

Distance based award chart are not bad at all!

I always thought using distance based awards are big waste to my miles until I am planning this circle Europe Trip using AA oneworld OW35Y chart. you can fly up to 4000 miles and 16 segments with stopover at every city(u can only stopover once and transit twice at same city) for 35K miles in Economy.

The new rule includes all flying miles in the mileage calculation, but still not that bad. Here is my plan:

prg-bud-cdg(open jaw)mxp(stopover)-hel(stopover)-arn(stopover)-hel-waw(stopover)-bud(stopover)-prg

total flying miles 3994.