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).
Many people know that only the Miles and More program’s Senator and Hon Circle members can redeem Swiss Air’s First Class reward flight. You certainly cannot use your Aeroplan miles or any other Star Alliance program miles to book Swiss…
British Airway is an airline that is not as familiar to residents in North America. Pekflyer spends a great deal of time in Canada, and like many people here, we complain about Aeroplan or Air Canada all the time. I…
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.
Today, an email from my university arrived, with a subject line of “Payments made through PayTM to McGill”. I instantly felt this was a bad news.
Airline elite status comes with numerous perks, mostly tangible and visible, such as priority everything, chances of the upgrade, etc. Often, there are hidden perks that are not disclosed but existed as company’s internal policy.
I have recently purchased a round trip ticket on Hainan Airlines, Beijing to Wuhan, from Qunar.com, one of the major Chinese Online Travel Agency (OTA), has turned my one-night business travel to a terrible experience.