Flying ANA Regional Business Class From HKG-NRT

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My trip home from Hong Kong began with a (relatively) short leg in ANA Regional Business Class from Hong Kong to Tokyo. The experience was quite similar to my inbound flight, so I’ll keep this one short and sweet. Pre-Flight I was somewhat surprised to find that ANA doesn’t have their own lounge at HKG.…

Check Out The New United Sochi Olympics Ads!

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I just sat down to watch some Winter Olympics this morning, and my ears perked up when I heard “Rhapsody in Blue” during a commercial break. It was the new United Sochi Olympics ad! Here’s the version I saw on TV, it’s a 60 second spot: There’s also a 30 second version that I’m sure…

Hotel Review: Sheraton Hong Kong

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Whenever I visit Hong Kong for work, I usually have my hotel decisions made for me – and while there are sometimes unexpected surprises, that generally isn’t good news for my points earning. That said, my last trip was a bit longer, and so I was able to spend a couple of nights at one…

NYC Points And Miles Meetup On 2/5

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If you’re a points and miles crazy who lives in NYC (or happens to be in town on Wednesday), make sure to stop by the Reach for the Miles meetup at Professor Thom’s. There’s usually a couple dozen people in attendance; it’s a good group, and a fun time. UPGRD is hosting / sponsoring, but…

Get Triple Hertz Points Starting Tomorrow

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Earlier today I got an email from Hertz, letting me know about their latest promotion. Here are the key details: Get triple Hertz points on qualifying rentals of 2+ days Promotion runs from Feb 1 – Apr 15 The 10% / 25% bonus earned by Five Star and President’s Circle members also gets tripled Nothing…

Rocketrip Is Like Rocketmiles For Business Travelers

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(via TechCrunch) You’ve probably heard of Rocketmiles, the new(ish) service that offers a bounty of miles for making your hotel bookings through them. If not, check out the banner a little further down, on the right side of the page… It’s become quite popular, but unfortunately it just doesn’t work for me. Most of my…

Attention Avgeeks: Boeing Has A Seahawks-Themed 747

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(via Time) Yes, it’s true. Check out these tweets: The #12thPlane #GoHawks @komonews @Q13FOX @Seahawks @evdaikoku @Boeing @seattletimes pic.twitter.com/euO2IzKrsO — Nick Pernisco (@nickpernisco) January 29, 2014 Your first look at a 747-8 Freighter in @Seahawks livery. #GoHawks #SB48 #Boeing pic.twitter.com/zst0Hr8tuK — Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) January 29, 2014 Now, what would’ve been really cool is if the…