Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2017 (Part 2)

2017 was a great year of travel, thanks to my continued accumulation and usage of miles and points. This post is the conclusion of my favorite travel experiences of 2017. 5. Sea to Sky Gondola   From the moment I saw pictures of this place online, I knew it was somewhere I wanted to visit during my trip to Vancouver. It’s located outside of the … Continue reading Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2017 (Part 2)

Hawaiian Airlines Business Class BNE-HNL

Hawaiian Flight 444 BNE-HNL (Brisbane to Honolulu) July 2014 This is the continuation of my award flight from this post. I redeemed 125,000 American Airlines and paid $153.30 in taxes for this round-trip award ticket. As of August 2017, this award now requires 160,000 miles. After a quick flight from Cairns to Brisbane, I checked in to my next flight at the international terminal, Hawaiian … Continue reading Hawaiian Airlines Business Class BNE-HNL

Qantas Business Class CNS-BNE

Qantas Flight 649 CNS-BNE (Cairns to Brisbane) July 2014 This is the continuation of my award flight from this post. I redeemed 125,000 American Airlines and paid $153.30 in taxes for this round-trip award ticket. As of August 2017, this award now requires 160,000 miles. My return flight to the USA was 3 legs, Cairns to Brisbane on Qantas, Brisbane to Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines … Continue reading Qantas Business Class CNS-BNE

Qantas Business Class BNE-SYD

Qantas Flight 505 BNE-SYD (Brisbane to Sydney) July 2014 This is the continuation of my award flight from this post. I redeemed 125,000 American Airlines and paid $153.30 in taxes for this round-trip award ticket. As of August 2017, this award now requires 160,000 miles. My prior Qantas flight from Dallas actually continued on to Sydney, unfortunately, the award ticket I booked had me on … Continue reading Qantas Business Class BNE-SYD

Qantas Business Class DFW-BNE

Qantas Flight 8 DFW-BNE (Dallas to Brisbane) July 2014 I was able to locate and book my flights in October 2013, using 125,000 American AAdvantage miles for round-trip business class. It cost me $153.30 in taxes. As of August 2017, this award now requires 160,000 miles round trip, an unfortunate devaluation. When I stepped on the plane, a 747-400, the flight attendant looked at my … Continue reading Qantas Business Class DFW-BNE