Earlier in the week I shared a dilemma I was facing in regards to how to get to Chicago this weekend for the Chicago Seminar Do. Revenue fares were crazy expensive, so I started thinking of creative alternatives. After much deliberation, like any rational personal I decided I might as well get to Chicago via Europe and North Asia, as I covered in this post. It’s presently possible to purchase US Airways miles for ~1.1 cents each, so I’m paying ~$1,000 for the 90,000 miles needed to fly to Asia via Europe, and am stopping in Chicago in the process.
Anyway, in this post I outlined the airlines I could potentially sample on my 72 hour round the world itinerary. After all, the purpose of taking these flights in this case is to be able to review some new airlines.
So based on the feedback you guys left on the post, I’m flying the following carriers:
- Air China 777-300ER Business Class
- ANA Regional 787 Business Class
- US Airways A330 Envoy Suite
- Two(!!!!) Flights on EVA Air’s “Hello Kitty” Service
Booking the ticket was actually surprisingly easy, aside from the usual fun when it came time for the agent to give me the confirmation codes for partner airlines. “BR” is EVA Air’s code, and “CA” is Air China’s code, or as the agent likes to call them, Brussels Airlines and Canadia Airways.
Now I just have to figure out how to get my hands on one of these backpacks before my EVA Air flight…
Of course I’ll provide updates every step of the way, and as always will be posting more than my fair share of pictures/commentary on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Thanks to everyone for the feedback on the trip!