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narita forever: part two

January 29th, 2012 / by / in: travel / No responses

┬áHere’s the conclusion to the two days I spent in Narita. (Part one is here!) After spending the night in a Narita airport hotel, we headed back to the airport, in hope of actually getting on a flight to Seoul. UNITED! Y U DELAY MY FLIGHT SO LONG? Back at […]

narita forever: part one

January 29th, 2012 / by / in: travel / 1 Response

Oh, Narita Airport. I love airports, and NRT is one of my favourites. But I never planned on spending 12+ hours there over two days. Our NRT-ICN United flight was delayed, more delayed, cancelled, rescheduled to the next day, delayed again, and then we finally ended up on another flight […]


January 4th, 2012 / by / in: travel / 6 Responses

I’m writing this from the United Club* in Narita Airport (NRT). My flight to Seoul has been delayed 3.5 hours, so I have lots of time to finish this entry! It’s funny because my flight to Tokyo was also delayed 3+ hours. I guess I’m just having bad travel luck, […]


December 5th, 2011 / by / in: travel / No responses

Finally, the entry where we fly home! Of course, no one loves a 13-hour flight in economy, but the trip home ended up being pretty awesome. And when we got home after 18 hours of being in the air and who knows how many hours of travel time, I said, […]

the jet set

September 21st, 2011 / by / in: travel / No responses

I don’t really consider myself a “global jet-setter” but I wanted to share this article from The Wall Street Journal, because it sums up my obsession very nicely. Mileage runs and all. Ryan Hoult, a 27-year-old who works at a Canadian consulting company, found an Expedia.com sale for $300 off […]

mini rtw explained

June 28th, 2011 / by / in: travel / 16 Responses

I recently a booked a fun trip for a mere 100,000 miles and about $300. Toronto – Tokyo – Seoul – Hong Kong – Frankfurt – Toronto, all in business class. How did I do it? Let me explain! While not exactly a secret, it doesn’t seem like too many […]

mahalo hawaii

May 29th, 2011 / by / in: travel / 2 Responses

So what does one do when they have less than one day to spend in Honolulu? We left Toronto at 10am on Saturday and had about 12 hours of sitting-on-the-plane flying time. (You can read about the magical mystery tour flight here.) We arrived at around 7pm and our flight […]

flight to honolulu

May 24th, 2011 / by / in: travel / 2 Responses

My flights to Hawaii were surprisingly fun. I mean, it helped that I was upgraded, but do most people call spending 12 hours sitting on an airplane fun? I’m a weirdo, I know. I always fill out my US customs card in the cab on the way to the airport. […]

free upgrades are the best kind

May 19th, 2011 / by / in: travel / No responses

I don’t know what universe United lives in where people actually pay $1,350 for an upgrade to┬ádomestic first class. A couple hours after this popped up for me, 2/3 of my flights had cleared with United’s unlimited domestic upgrades anyway. If my ORD-SFO leg ends up clearing, I “saved” myself […]