2012: Upcoming Trips until June

2012 will be another exciting year with quite a few trips confirmed and several more in the making.

Sadly all good things come to an end with BMI being bought over by Avios. It means that there will be no more cheap redemption on Business Class with Star Alliance carriers soon and hardly any worthy replacement is in sight.

Oh well… It was as good as it lasted.

The schedule so far looks something like this:

Yet another CNY in Malaysia again.

To maximize the value of my BMI redemption from Tokyo in December, I added an additional SQ J segment to Dhaka in February. Coming back to SIN will be via BKK with TG and SQ J (and onward to MNL in April) on another BMI redemption.

I always want to try flying on an turboprop which is quite difficult from jets-dominated SIN. Firefly operates ATR72 to SZB (and few other cities) but the ticket prices aren’t that value-for-money. Until now that is. 102 MYR (S$42) is cheap enough to tempt me but I somehow managed to book the wrong date (4 March instead of 3 March). Which means I will only have a few hours in KL before returning on AirAsia (S$25).

On the back of the DAC-SIN redemption, I added on SIN-MNL on SQ J on 28 April. Took leave on 30 April to enjoy a long Labour Day weekend, most probably in Boracay.

Crazy month started with coming back from the Philippines on Labour Day. Going to Hong Kong two weeks later is to start yet another BMI redemption to Moscow (Refer to June). The month ends with a weekend trip to Kuching with AirAsia again (S$100 return a/i with food on-board).

Four travelers.
Three countries.
Two weeks.
One LONG journey.

Rest of the Year
No firm plans yet but will try to use up all my BMI miles as well as my leave. Potential destinations include Sydney (Scoot’s inaugural destination), Bali (To get to Timor Leste?) and Taiwan (10 years since last vist).


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