Getting ready for our next adventure – Thailand. It’s going to be during the rainy season in Oct/Nov but we will bring our rain gear and we will see how it all works out. Of course I’m using points and miles on this trip, and here is the breakdown:
Japan Airlines First Class LAX to Narita, Japan, then onwards to Bangkok in Biz: 67.5k AA Miles each
1 night Le Meridien Suvarnabhumi, near Bangkok Airport: 7k SPG points/night
3 nights Le Meridien Chiang Mai: 3-4k SPG points/night
5 nights Westin Siray Bay Phuket: 7k SPG points/night with one night free
2 nights Conrad Koh Samui: 2 free night certificates from the Hilton Reserve Credit Card sign up bonus (or 95k hilton pts/nt)
1 night Renaissance Ratchaprasong Bangkok: Annual Free night from having Marriott credit card
Intercontinental Hong Kong: 1 annual free night from having the IHG credit card.
Cathay Pacific Biz Class BKK to Hong Kong, then onwards to LAX: 67.5k AA Miles each
We did pay about $777 for 2 people on Air Asia and Bangkok Air for quick flights within Thailand getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai to Phuket to Koh Samui back to Bangkok.
Using miles & points to whittle down the cost of this luxe vacation to less than $1000 for two people? Yes, please!!!
I’ll be doing a post on each city soon so stay tuned…..