Tourist for a day, then a United 777 - Mileage Run to Hong Kong

After the long flights and my night at the W Hong Kong, I wanted to spend as much time as I could exploring Hong Kong.  It's one of my favorite cities, and although I had visited several times before, there is always more to see.  

Central Government Complex, Tamar
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United 737 intra-Asia - Mileage Run to Hong Kong

It was a little disappointing to fly a narrowbody Continental Micronesia United 737 between major hubs in Asia, but the timing worked well for my mileage run to Hong Kong.  I flew to Narita on the United 787 from Denver, and had about 2 hours at Narita before continuing to Hong Kong.
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United to Japan on the 787 - Mileage Run to Hong Kong

After finding a pretty good fare, I took what was basically a mileage run to Hong Kong.  I was excited to be able to route this via Denver, so I could get on the 787 Dreamliner to Tokyo Narita.  It wouldn't be my first 787 flight, but it would be my first time flying on United's version, ...
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Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond benefits and service delivery

This is definitely a 'First World problem'.  I don't need any of these benefits, but I often write here about loyalty programs and it can be frustrating when benefits are promised and not delivered.   
 
The Hyatt Gold Passport program gets generally deserved high ...
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Flights on AirAsia and touring Kuala Lumpur - Singapore Award


After a few days in Singapore, we returned to Changi Airport for the second leg of our trip, by way of a quick flight to Kuala Lumpur. 

Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur
 
The first few days were spent at the Westin Kuala Lumpur, and we also spent a night at the ...

My next adventure - to Hong Kong in economy!

Most of my trip reports here are of my experiences in premium cabins.  I have a trip coming up that will likely consist of exclusively economy from North America to Hong Kong.  You may ask what I was thinking.  After this trip I may ask myself the same ...
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The Lengths We Go To - Singapore Airlines new branding campaign

I've shared several airline commercials here before.  I'm a fan of Singapore Airlines, especially after my recent trip with them.  They just launched a new campaign with a series of commercials built around "The Lengths We Go To" tag line.
"Understanding Your Needs", from Fujian, ...
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Comparing room upgrades for Hyatt and Starwood top tier elites

Presumably everyone likes to stay in a hotel suite, especially when only paying for a standard room.  There are few options for confirmed upgrades for top tier elites in certain hotel programs.

Executive suite at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco ...
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Suite at the Westin Kuala Lumpur - Singapore Award

After a few days in Singapore, our next stop was in Kuala Lumpur.  The first two nights of our stay were at the Westin.  We chose this hotel due to its convenient location in the so-called Golden Triangle of Kuala Lumpur, near the KLCC and the famed Petronas Towers.

Amazing ...
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KenetMD products are now available for sale online!

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No more hoarding hotel shampoo when at Hyatt properties!  (Well, feel free if you like.)   The good news is that Hyatt has finally begun to sell their popular KenetMD bath products online.

 
Previously, I've ...
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Excitement for booked Star Alliance award with United miles

I just completed a booking for an upcoming trip for my wife and I that I am (probably too) excited about.  It will include flights on new transatlantic business class on both Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines.  Our main destination is Spain, a place my wife has long wanted to visit, ...
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Thoughts on Starwood Suite Night Awards

I've had some excellent suite upgrades through the years at Starwood properties.  In both 2011 and 2012, I stayed more than 50 nights, so I earned 10 Suite Night Awards (SNA) each year.  Each of those expire at the end of 2013.  
My first confirmed Suite Night Award, at The ...
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New Park Hyatt promotional video

Park Hyatt is my favorite hotel brand, and I know I'm not alone in that assessment.  
Hyatt has posted an updated promotional video for their iconic Park Hyatt brand.  Please take a look.

 
There are many reviews of on Park Hyatt properties on this site by myself ...

Global entry from now on

How would you like to clear customs and immigration in the US in a matter of minutes?  Global Entry is probably the best way accomplish that.

I have discussed various Trusted Traveler programs available to (primarily) US citizens in the past.  The Global Entry application ...
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Food, flights and more in Singapore - Singapore Award

Singapore is an easy place to explore for many visitors, due to its accessibility and diverse culture.  

 
We had a few days to spend on our first visit in Singapore, and we very much enjoyed our time there.   The days are predictably hot and humid, but we tried to ...
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Upgraded to business room at the Conrad Centennial - Singapore Award

After a long but excellent journey from home to Singapore via Chicago, San Francisco and Seoul in Singapore Airlines First Class, we had finally arrived in the first destination of our trip, Singapore. 

I don't stay in Hilton properties very often anymore, but the Conrad Centennial ...