Point to Point Weekly: Business Class to China and Summer Planning

April 5 – 11

Yet another busy travel week over here! I spent the first half of the week flying and on the ground in China. I was able to book one of the business class awards to China, and it got me a good little chunk of the way to requalifying for Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K.

I had to position myself to DCA on the front end of the trip, so it was a crazy bit of flying. I’m actually based in Michigan, but with Easter/Passover going on in the same weekend flight options to DC were not great. I ended up taking the train to Chicago and using Avios to get to DC.

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Screen Shot 2015-04-11 at 10.48.59 PMMy second trip to Beijing was much better than my first. So I’m pretty glad that I allowed myself to form a better opinion of the city on a short visit. I’ll be looking forward to visiting both Beijing and more of China in the future… especially with my handy 10-year visa!

In other news this week, I officially decided I will be traveling to Myanmar this summer for about two weeks. I always have trouble deciding where to go when I am using miles — and therefore basically have limitless options. After mulling over availability, my mileage balances, and talking to friends who have traveled to the places I was considering, I decided that Myanmar made the most sense. I still have to actually book my ticket, but that’s a work in progress.

Next week I’ll be headed off to Russia for some more adventures… can’t wait!




  1. Never mind, I should have read the article rather than skimming to see that you credited it to the other “AA.” Was this one of the mistake fares? Does anyone else know if the 2x elite point bonus have been posting? I may want to consider crediting to Alaska if not.

  2. Would love to hear about how you got to fly F on the return 😀
    Was J oversold due to all of the mistake fare peeps?

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