Several weeks ago, I stayed at the Intercontinental Austin using an Ambassador BOGO certificate. It was quite a nice stay, and being the time that SCOTUS announced their gay-marriage decision, a stay certainly encompassed by celebration.
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I was able to grab a pair of Global First Class seats on Sydney to San Francisco at the last minute using Aeroplan (no taxes!). I have to say, United’s Global First Class is the single most awesome thing in the sky. Emirates shower? Meh! Lufthansa’s caviar? Too salty! United has captured the essence of what First Class ought to be, and has ruined me for the future.
I don’t normally post trip reports about my actual travel, because this is a blog dedicated to flights and hotels. However, my recent trip to Tasmania was absolutely amazing, and it’s a place most people don’t even have on their travel list.
ANA, a Star Alliance carrier based out of Tokyo, is regarded as a premier carrier, with an excellent First Class product. My experience, hopefully a one-off, found ANA to be a rather poor First Class product.
My friend and I recently “backpacked” (is it really backpacking if you’re staying at luxury hotels?) through California. Our last night was in Los Angeles, where we were to fly back to Toronto the next day. Note that L.A. is one of my least favourite places. It’s this vile mix glitzy with incredible poverty, is unwalkable, smelly, and dirty. It reminds me of Johannesburg (my other least favourite city).