December 23, 2012

这些年,那些疯狂的积分兑换

过去的8年中,我兑换了数不清的积分,早年都老年痴呆的忘掉了,但近几年有那么几个兑换是让我一直难忘的,下面给大家回顾一下这几个疯狂的时刻(排名不分前后)

1 US Airways 4万英里中国-中亚(经欧洲)头等舱

US Airways的兑换表格中,部分中亚的斯坦国和北亚属于同一区域,但前往其中的一些国家只能从欧洲转机。在那个时代,US airways对兑换飞行的路线原没有现在严格,所以忽悠一下就忽悠出了4万英里兑换的头等舱

上海-法兰克福-阿拉木图(哈萨克斯坦)//杜尚别(塔吉克斯坦)-伊斯坦布尔—法兰克福-上海

2 BMI 7500英里的商务舱,诡异的Co terminal

BMI 在以前的zone 5划分是从埃塞尔比亚一直到哈萨克斯坦,单程商务舱里程+现金,里程部分只需要7500英里。而按照当时的兑换规定,虽然可以有一个免费的停留,但是不能在欧洲的城市。可我运气实在是太好,不但忽悠出了欧洲城市的停留,还把2个毫不相关的机场忽悠成了Co-Ternimal,

亚的斯亚贝巴(埃塞尔比亚)-法兰克福-拉纳卡(南塞浦路斯)Co Terminal , Ercan (北塞浦路斯)-伊斯坦布尔-阿拉木图

3 大陆航空3万英里商务舱,11个航段,1个开口+1个停留+1个终点,跳跃在亚太群岛之间

在大陆航空调整兑换表格之前,3万英里可以兑换北亚到南亚的商务舱往返,并且最多11个航段,且允许一个开口,一个停留+一个终点。

为了让飞行更有意思,此次航线加入了8个星空联盟的航空公司,其中很多为第5航权,并到访了传说中一年也没多少人去的密克罗尼西亚群岛首都,而此次的预定也帮助大家尝试出了前大陆航空的奖励票规定。

上海(PVG)-大阪(KIX)-塞班(SPN)-关岛(GUM)-波纳佩(PNI) VIA Truk(TKK)-关岛(GUM) VIA Truk(TKK)-马尼拉(MNL)-新加坡(SIN)-雅加达(CGK)-新加坡(SIN)-香港(HKG)-北京(PEK)

4 美联航32500英里商务舱+经济舱,11个航段,1个开口+1个停留+1个钟点,从高加索一路飞到地球最北边的机场,位于北极圈内的朗伊尔城

这段行程本来25000英里就能搞定,但我闲的吃饱了撑着了非要前半部分选择商务舱,可实际上欧洲境内那些商务舱都是坑爹椅,不如不选。

埃里温(EVN),亚美尼亚-维也纳(VIE)-哥本哈根(CPH)-奥斯陆(OSL)-朗伊尔(LYR)- 特罗姆瑟(TOS)-奥斯陆(OSL)-布鲁塞尔(BRU)-布拉格(PRG)-维也纳(VIE)-卢布尔雅那(LJU)-斯科普(SKP),马其顿

5 达美12万英里,商务舱跨越一个地球

其实吧,这是应该是中国到美国+美国到非洲,由于达美没有单程兑换,所以应该是24万英里,不过由于系统问题,这个路线达美按照单程计算了,所以就是12万。现在,这个已经修好了。不要说我不告诉大家,我2年前就博客里专门写了一篇文章说过了

北京-香港-首尔(ICN)-纽约(JFK),大韩-蒙特利尔(YUL)-纽约,达美-巴黎(CDG)-塔那那利佛(TNR),马达加斯加

此行程后来因为纽约风暴变成了

北京- 香港-首尔(ICN)-洛杉矶(JFK),大韩-纽约(JFK),达美-巴黎(CDG)-塔那那利佛(TNR),马达加斯加

上面的5个兑换有的航空公司已经倒闭了,有了已经严格限制兑换路线了,有的bug已经修复了,但感谢他们给我留下的美好记忆

Posted by Troy under - 里程票兑换攻略, -2011年旅行, -2012旅行, FlyingBlue(法航,荷航), United Airline(美联航), US Airways(全美航空公司), 亚洲, 亚洲(包括中亚和中东), 大洋洲, 欧洲, 澳洲, 美洲, 非洲, 非洲 | 14 Comments to Read

December 22, 2012

希尔顿13年第一季度集团性促销

2倍积分或者2倍里程,有效期是1月7日至3月31日,需要在第一次入住退房前做出选择。一旦选择不可以更改。

如果选择2倍里程,你账户的earning prefernece需要改points+ Fixed miles或者 points+flexible miles.

如果选择2倍积分,只有基础分会被加倍。

希尔度和其它集团不同的地方是,只要挂到房帐的消费,都能算积分

Posted by Troy under Hilton HHonors(希尔顿荣誉客会计划) | 4 Comments to Read

December 22, 2012

中国因私护照免签落地签更新

今日,我该名单再次进行了更新,更新后的名单请看

a 部分添加了更多注释,包括柬埔寨和斯里兰卡电子签证的申请方法

b 部分删去了马拉维,加入了卢旺达, 加入了马其顿申根D签证不可以

添入了一个e部分澳洲永久居留

f 部分日本72小时shorepass 变更

Posted by Troy under -.中国因私护照的各国签证信息 | 11 Comments to Read

December 21, 2012

这是我的2012

这是我2字头的最后一年了,努力的让他难忘一些,5个月在路上,兑换了约50万英里(80万公里)里程的两舱机票,飞行约10万英里(16万公里),睡过2国之间野地,到过地球最北商业机场,坐着380环了次球,世界各国自驾超过10000公里,可最难忘还是马达加斯加

Posted by Troy under -2012旅行, 亚洲, 欧洲, 澳洲, 美洲, 非洲 | 7 Comments to Read

December 19, 2012

万豪再一次降低终身高级会员标准

喜达屋今年年初推出的终身会员制,逼的万豪自经济危机后在一次降低终身高级会员标准

1 删除了需要成为会员12年的规定

2 终身银卡从600个晚上降为250个晚上+120万积分(该积分是所有途径累计的积分都算,花不花无所谓)

3 终身金卡从800个晚上降为500个晚上+160万积分(同上)

4 终身白金卡从1000个晚上降为750个晚上+200万积分(同上)

我想,又能刺激到一帮朋友们加速住了

目前拥有终身高级会员制度的酒店集团是万豪,喜达屋和凯悦

Posted by Troy under Marriott Rewards(万豪礼赏计划) | 10 Comments to Read

December 19, 2012

凯悦酒店兑换等级调整

2013年2月7日,凯悦将再一次对部分酒店的兑换等级进行微型调整,其中10家酒店降低了兑换等级,7家酒店提升了兑换等级,下面是名单。如果有在2月7日之后入住提高等级的酒店,需要在2月6日之前预定.

兑换降级酒店可在预定后,2月7日致电客服要求补回多余积分。

这个的变化非常小,唯一遗憾的就是仁川机场的凯悦了,从8000分变成了12000,。白菜涨价了

 

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December 19, 2012

东航临时开通了电话兑换和电话支付

为了缓解年底大家挤到营业部换票和微博上群骂的压力,东航已临时开通电话兑换奖励机票,95530能人工处理促销兑换了,但是要在上班时间9:00-16:00,可以说是瞬间解决了常年的”技术难题“

可经过和东航证实,电话开通了奖励机票兑换业务,但是必须本人兑换或者和本人同行受益人兑换。单独受益人兑换不可以,就算已经添加了受益人,还必须去拿着身份证去营业厅

乱的都不知道说什么好了。

Posted by Troy under .东方航空公司(China Eastern) | Read the First Comment

December 16, 2012

东航将于13年继续给XQKWG仓位临时算航段和里程

虽然不多,13年1月1日至6月30之间,XQKWG仓位将可以累计0.5个定级航段和30%的飞行里程,但实际上是比12年X舱累计1个航段要减少了。

Posted by Troy under .东方航空公司(China Eastern) | 2 Comments to Read

December 15, 2012

卡尔森集团免费金卡给新会员

通过此链接注册为卡尔森计划的新会员,将直接获得金卡级别。金卡可享受房间升级等礼遇。但是由于卡尔森酒店水平参差不齐,所以具体能有任何礼遇取决于酒店本身

除此之外享受额外50%积分,网上预订2000分等优惠

需要注册账户地址为亚洲

Posted by Troy under Club Carlson(卡尔森俱乐部) | 16 Comments to Read

December 14, 2012

millionmilesecrets的访谈

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Troy used to write one of my favorite miles and points blogs, before moving to China where he writes TM Travel World.  So I was looking forward to chatting with him!

TMTravelWorld – Interview with TroyThe Hell Gate, Turkmenistan

How and when did you start collecting miles and points?

I have started to collect miles and points since 2001 as I came to States for college, but did not actively collecting until late 2004.

Why did you start your blog?  What’s special about it?

I started my blog around November of 2009, what’s special?  It’s still the only Miles/Points loyalty program blog in Chinese.

What’s the one single thing people can do to get more miles?

In China, miles are not easy to get compare to the States; the most effective way to accumulating foreign miles are using those miles Buy one get one free promotion.  For Chinese frequent flyer programs, credit card and hotel promotions are the best ways.

What’s your most memorable travel experience?

TMTravelWorld – Interview with TroyTroy in Longyearbyen, Svalbard

Continental’s North Asia to South Asia business class award only costs 30,000 miles before, and it allows one stopover, one open jaw and one destination with maximum 11 flight segments.  I flew around the Asia using 8 Star Alliance carriers in a single award.

I also spent 25,000 miles United miles for an Intra-Europe with leaving from Yerevan, Armenia to Longyearbyne, the most north commercial airport with stopover in Prague and open jaw in Skopje, Macedonia.

For the most memorable one? It will upcoming trip using Delta, British Midlands, US Airways, Aegean airline, American Airline for around the world trip in all three alliance and 5 different company with A380 in Business and First.  Total miles? 267,500

What do your family and friends think of your miles & points hobby?

Back to many years ago, they don’t understand, but now they all support me as miles and points can truly change the way they travel.

Is there any tool or trick that you’ve found especially useful in this hobby?

Look what is around you, miles/points are everywhere. Even if you are not a business traveler and you are in China.  Miles and points are still everywhere

What was the least expected way you’ve earned miles or points?

Three years ago, due to my miscalculation, I was short by 4,000 miles to keep my American Airlines Executive Platinum status.  But one day, one of my award flight from London to Vancouver on British Airways using American Airlines miles posted as Elite Qualifying miles and just over 4s000 miles.

That saves me another trip as it’s hard to get American Airlines miles in China.

TMTravelWorld – Interview with TroyTroy during a Magazine Interview

What do you now know about collecting miles and points which you wish you knew when you started out?

I was lucky because I found all miles and points thing when I was still in college in 2004, so I did not miss much and had enough time to learn all these while in college.

Start early, better when you are still in college, so you can have a hobby and more time to learn everything.  Don’t be afraid of complicated miles world, once you get through the beginning, you will know, there are more fun in it.

What would your readers be surprised to know about you?

I am an addict to miles, but I use most of my time travel to many undeveloped countries, miles can not only change the comfort of getting there, but also increase the flexibility to those isolated counties.

When I travel with my wife and children, we use miles to stay in luxury hotels:)

Any parting words?

Thanks Daraius for giving me this opportunity to introduce myself.  Miles and points are way of changing travel experience, I hope everyone can benefit from it.  A great vacation should start from the moment you step out of the door, flying is part of the vacation, not just transportation.

Posted by Troy under - 常客积分计划基础知识 | 10 Comments to Read