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Trip Introduction: Hitching a Ride to Sydney & Adelaide, Australia via Air Canada, United and Qantas Business Class. Background: This story starts two years ago on a sunny summer day at a winery in the Okanagan area of British Columbia. After an exotic international courtship, Ms WT73 had decided to accept my hand in marriage set amongst the beautiful vines and August heat of Nk’Mip wineries.  Meeting later in life, our careers,… Read More

The City of Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America is always an interesting attraction for those of us on the West Coast of North America. It’s situated relatively close to most major cities, with great air connections in and out of the city, and is perfect for a short adult getaway. Trip Introduction: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States and the Aria Sky Suites via Alaska Airlines First Class Trip Planning: MrsWT73… Read More

There are times when family duties call. You don’t ever get to chose where family lives but you can chose how to get there. In this adventure, we made the best of it by flying commercially and got ourselves upgraded to Air Canada Business Class. Trip Introduction: Kenora Lake of the Woods, Ontario, Canada via Air Canada Business Class Trip Planning: MrsWT73 is from “all over”, but her good cousin lives in… Read More

With another year, another frequent flier point de-valuation came and went. Thankfully, Aeroplan had the courtesy to announce the changes with several months in advance, unlike some other recent frequent flier program devaluations. It seemed like the logical time to burn more miles. I’ve pretty much given up on maintaining status after 8 years, since the miles are easier to obtain through other forms of accumulation.  Trip Introduction: The Khors of Oman,… Read More

Trip Introduction: South Africa, Kenya and Mauritius via South African Airways, Swiss Air, United Airlines and Air Canada Business Class. Trip Planning: Time for another great trip – this one taking us from North America to South Africa. I had last been to South Africa in 1998 at the end of Apartheid but the opportunity hadn’t presented itself until now to go again. In addition, it was also timed with a slightly… Read More

Trip Introduction: A Family Trip to Costa Rica via United Airlines Trip Planning: Greetings again. Myself and the newly minted Mrs WT73 had taken some time off between personal (but not work) travels since we’ve recently moved houses in Vancouver and needed to get settled before another adventure. This time, it was a family trip to the “all inclusive” Westin Playa Conchal in Liberia, Costa Rica.  We ended up here because she… Read More

Trip Introduction: The United Arab Emirates Empty Quarter, Doha Qatar and Huvadhoo Atoll, Maldives via United Airlines and Etihad Airways Trip Planning: In the summer of 2012, it came time to plan the next adventure. Our Star Alliance Around the World in First Class was a terrific, but a busy experience. We were looking for something a little more relaxing. In doing so, we ended up finding some pretty neat spots. Ever… Read More

A Star Alliance Around the World Trip in First Class is a journey that you’ll never forget. We set on this journey starting off with Air Canada’s Frequent Flyer program Aeroplan. Trip Introduction: Around the World #1 via China, Thailand & Spain on Asiana, Thai and Lufthansa First Class Trip Planning: In the summer of July 2011, I had been, err “involved” with an electronic affair with frequent forum Flyertalk for about… Read More

Trip Introduction: A Trip to Canada’s Bread Basket in Killarney Manitoba via Air Canada Business Class We had an overseas trip to Portugal and a trip to New Orleans in the United States of America fully cancelled as a result of the global pandemic’s wave across the world. With several cancelled flights, we had a ton of credits that were sitting around unused with a two year expiry date ticking away on… Read More

Trip Introduction: Lima, Machu Picchu, Peru and Middle Chile via Air Canada Executive First Trip Planning: This trip started with Ms World Traveller 73’s desire to visit Macchu Pichu in Peru. Indeed it was somewhere that I had always been interested in seeing, but wasn’t too high on the list. For me, it was sort of like Hawaii or Thailand, until I actually traveled to both of those places and ended up… Read More