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Great minds think alike? Yesterday I posted about my dream Singapore Suites, Cathay Pacific First, and Lufthansa First Class Terminal trip. I still think my trip idea is cooler, but Tahsir has actually booked something, so he’s beating me there! ~Scott
Tahsir–the Bengali Miles Guru–just booked himself a pretty sweet trip to combine Singapore Business Class with Cathay Pacific First Class to head around the world and sample a few Asian cities.
Introducing: The most ridiculous trip around the world in 6 days!
Recently, Avianca Lifemiles ran a promotion that allowed people to get a 100% bonus on points purchased. By doing so, I was able to snag a one way business class ticket on Singapore Airlines for around $850. I impulsively bought the ticket when I found some space on Singapore Airlines flight from Houston-Singapore by way of Moscow. The rest of the trip was decided 2 months later and it went something like this.
Houston-Moscow-Singapore on Singapore Airlines Business Class
A few hours in Singapore
Singapore-Bangkok-Phuket in Singapore Airlines/Thai Airways Business Class
2 days in Phuket
Phuket-Hong Kong-Los Angeles & Free Oneway later on to Cabo San Lucas in Cathay & American Airlines First Class
62,500 Avianca Lifemiles (the price has now gone up)
17,500 United Miles (cash tickets were around $500 for the SIN-BKK-HKT portion)
67,500 AA Miles
This route is optimized for time and value. I have flown Cathay Pacific before but in Business Class. I’m really looking forward to first class because I’ve only ever heard rave reviews.
My excitement comes from being able to fly Singapore Business Class. They have an amazing cabin and crew. Personally, I believe that the difference between the seat in Business and First Class on Singapore Airlines is incremental. The service might differ but the seat is almost the same!
I’m also excited to revisit Phuket. I went there once as a child and remember how clear and beautiful the water was. It should be nice to go back and rent some see-through rafts!
Throughout the trip, I added some overnight layovers so I could explore Bangkok and Hong Kong. I really enjoyed both on a trip I took two months ago! I can never get enough of major Asian cities because they’re so lively all the time!
This trip also enables me to use the new and updated Wing lounge in Hong Kong! Everyone is raving (My Former Math Teacher) about the Cabanas, which look pretty amazing to me.
Here’s an infographic showing stats about my upcoming trip!