Month: May 2014

San Francisco / Newark – Singapore for $814.10 RT on Delta

Another Delta attack on United Airline hubs in SFO/EWR. This time you can go from SFO or EWR to SIN for only $815 roundtrip including all taxes and fees. 

Singapore Skyline at Night

Singapore Skyline at Night

Fare Details:

– Good late August  – early December.

– Depart Mondays or Thursdays

– Purchase by May 29th (but sale can end anytime)

Route:

– SFO – LAX/SEA/PDX – NRT – SIN – NRT – LAX/SEA/PDX – SFO

Routing and pricing

Routing and pricing

Miles:

  • 2014: 20,482 miles or 4.1 cents per mile.
  • 2015:  3,523 miles or a difference of 16,947 miles.

How to book:

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Support us by booking on Orbitz

Support us by booking on Orbitz

ANA Economy Class SFO-NRT Boeing 777-300

Some quick photos (and a mini review of sorts) from our recent flight on ANA’s fantastic economy class from SFO to NRT. Interesting seats that don’t recline but do slide out. Great service and food. Being primarily a United flyer due to their dominance of SFO it was a very refreshing change to take ANA since their in-flight service is so polished and product is much newer and nicer than most United planes. It is very nice not to have to deal with a airline whose CEO only knows how to cut costs and screw over customers (ala Jeff Smisek). 

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ANA 777 Sitting at SFO International

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Orderly boarding process with clear signs

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ANA Sky Suites – Just passing by this time 🙂

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ANA Business Class Bar Area

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ANA Economy Seating

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Flight Attendant Lightly Touching Each Bin to Ensure it Closed

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Western Meal – Hamburger patty with cheese.

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Japanese Fish and Soba

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Unlimited French Wines!

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Nice touch on the entertainment boxes – looks like nice French luggage.

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View from the window.

 

San Francisco to Miami for only $244 roundtrip on Delta

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Beautiful beaches!

Summer is almost, but winter will be back soon and what better way to spend a fall or winter week or weekend in warm Miami? 

Right now roundtrip fares including all fees and taxes are only $244 on Delta from SFO-MIA. 

We have checked fare availability and looks like its good over Labor Day holiday as well. Upgrade to Economy Comfort seats starting at $9 as well.  

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Fare Details:

– Good late August, 2014 – November 19, 2014.

– Purchase at least 21 day before departure

Route:

– SFO – LAX – MIA – LAX – SFO

Miles: 5,356 miles or 4.5 cents per mile.

How to book:

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San Francisco to Hong Kong for $646 including all fees and taxes on Delta

Fanatics sale to Hong Kong. I have not seen prices this low since the early 2000s.

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Fare Details:

– Good August 15 – December 9, 2014.

– Depart Mondays or Thursdays

– Purchase by May 23rd (but sale can end anytime)

Route:

– SFO – SEA (Seattle) – HKG – SEA – SFO

Miles:

– 2014: 14,336 miles or 4.5 cents per mile

– 2015:  2,785 miles or a difference of 11,051 miles

How to book:

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8000 Avios Points for Economist Subscription

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https://subscriptions.economist.com/GLB/partners/IberiaPlus/dbl/ 

You can earn 8,000 Avios in Iberia Plus if you take out a 1-year digital and print subscription to The Economist.  Its runs $160 for a print & digital subscription. Alternatively, you can earn 6,000 Avios with a $130 print-only or digital-only subscription.

You need to have an Iberia Plus account (sign up here: http://www.iberia.com/iberiaplus_en/). Once the Avios points arrive, you can convert them to British Airways or avios.com via the ‘Combine my Avios’ function online.

Tip: If you just want to maximize miles then wait for the points to post (4-6 weeks) then cancel your subscription and receive a pro-rated refund. According to: http://www.economist.com/help/manageprintsubscription#cancelsub – “To cancel your subscription, please contact your local print service centre. You may cancel at any time, and the remaining part of your subscription will be refunded.”

Economist Subscription Options

Economist Subscription Options