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A five-star🇯🇵 airline starved me in the business class

While writing this piece, I am sitting in one of the restaurants at the second level of the Bangkok airport. I understand this blog has been “abandoned” for quite some time, as same as many “did-not-make-to-mainstream” bloggers, plus the covid effect, really did a number on us. Most of us have found new challenges outside of the points and miles community. So rest assured, even though we are no longer invited as speakers at the conferences or as eager to show off our “once-in-life-time-trips”. We will come back if we have ever made mistakes or being mistreated, so you do not have to repeat our bad experience. 

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Walked out a JW and went to a Marriott instead!

In the past few visits to Shenzhen, I always stayed at the Marriott Nanshan, and I think it is probably one of the best Marriott hotels around the world. It is a Category 3 property based on the Marriott Rewards system and only requires 15,000 points for a night (5000 Starpoints respectively).

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British Airways Economy Class Review: Montreal to London

To begin, not being pretentious, it has been awhile since I fly economy class in long haul flight. This flight was booked last minute, one of my points/miles friend has recently moved to London from Montreal for his second master degree. While I am not sure why he needs to master degree, he has invited me to go on a trip with him few times. I got a little bit time before continuing my round-the-world itinerary I purchased from British Airways. So I booked this flight at 14:00, hopped on a Viarail train at 16:10, and ‘relaxing’ in Montreal Airport’s national bank’s lounge. The flight and train ticket were booked by avios (13,000) and Viarail points (440). I also booked my returning flight from Manchester to Ottawa on Aeroplan with SAS’s business class ticket. I am very thrilled to try out their Vantage XL product.