Review: Delta Economy A350 Beijing to Detroit

Review: Delta Economy A350 Beijing to Detroit

Since I just reviewed my Detroit (DTW) to Beijing (PEK) flight a couple of weeks ago, I'm going keep this one pretty concise.  First and foremost, If you've never flown through Beijing before, or China for that matter, I'd suggest getting to the airport EXTRA early. If you think the TSA is bad just wait until you try and get through their security cluster.

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City Explorations: Beijing, China

City Explorations: Beijing, China

Elizabeth and I had a great time exploring Beijing. We managed to see all of the major sights in just a few days without feeling completely rushed. I know a lot of people have no desire to visit China, but there's so much ancient history and culture there I think you have to go at least once.

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Review: JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central

Review: JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central

Our flight on Delta's brand new A350 landed in Beijing just after 3:00 PM. Elizabeth and I made our way through immigration, customs, and then to the official taxi queue. I did some research prior to our arrival and found out that it’s best to have the address of your hotel in Chinese symbols to avoid confusion. Luckily, a representative from the JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central had e-mailed me before our stay and their address was listed in his signature. Elizabeth and I printed it off, gave it to our taxi driver, and it worked like a charm.

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Review: Delta Economy A350 Detroit to Beijing

Review: Delta Economy A350 Detroit to Beijing

I started planning my trip to Beijing when I saw some great Delta economy fares on their brand new A350. Round trip prices from Omaha (OMA) to Beijing (PEK), with one stop in Detroit (DTW), we're starting at $652. I managed to lower my final out of pocket expense to $577 per ticket with the help of a couple Delta gift cards. I'd say that's one hell of a deal considering I just paid $486 to fly to Fort Meyers, Florida this weekend...

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Quirky Things You Should Know About China

Quirky Things You Should Know About China

China is the first country I've visited where it felt completely foreign. There were definitely a handful of occasions where I thought to myself "What the hell is going on here?" That's why I decided to compile this list of quirky things you should know about China. Hopefully my list can help take some of the shock value out of your first trip to the Chinese mainland. I'd like to preface by saying that I am not an expert on China or Chinese Culture. My thoughts below are just those of an ignorant American visiting for the first time.

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First Impressions of Beijing, China

First Impressions of Beijing, China

Beijing is truly a remarkable city. There is so much history here and no shortage of things to see and do. If you truly want to maximize your Beijing experience I suggest you start brushing up on your Mandarin. If you could speak the language I'm sure Beijing would be right up there with the greatest cities in the world.

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How to Take Advantage of Changes to a Flight Schedule

How to Take Advantage of Changes to a Flight Schedule

Have you ever felt that little moment of panic after you receive an e-mail about a change to your flight schedule? For those two minutes you think your trip is a ruined and all hope is lost. After you realize there was only a 15 minute change to your arrival time, then the panic subsides and you move on, right? Wrong . This is where the savvy traveler takes advantage.

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Why You Should Be Using Google Flights

Why You Should Be Using Google Flights

The internet has revolutionized the way people search for airfare. You can search directly on a particular airline's website, you can use a search engine like Skyscanner, or you can even use an online travel agency like Expedia. While all of those are reputable options, there is one tool that is head and shoulders above the rest: Google Flights.

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How I Got Talked Out of Cancelling My AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard

How I Got Talked Out of Cancelling My AAdvantage Aviator Red Mastercard

Last year I signed up for the AAdvantage Aviator Red World Elite Mastercard after I saw their 40,000 point sign-up bonus (P.S. It's currently at 50,000 now so I'd suggest pulling the trigger if you haven't already). At the time I was in the midst of planning my trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi and needed few more AAdvantage miles to complete my award in Etihad's A380 First Class Apartment.

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