If you read the blog regularly you should know by now that I don’t tend to travel the most direct way. As an example, here’s how I got from Washington to Brisbane with 7 stops. Most of the time when I do long routing it’s either trying a new product or I just love flying a certain product, like flying 30 hours in Etihad First from Washington to Abu Dhabi then onto Brisbane all in one go.
Here is my routing for the next few days.
Virgin Australia 777 Business Class, Melbourne – Los Angeles
First up I’m flying one of my all time favourite products. Virgin Australia’s 777 ‘The Business’. I’ve already reviewed the product but I’ll be flying on the inaugural of the relaunched Melbourne route which is exciting.
I booked the flight at about 9:30 pm and I fly out this morning at 11:30, this was thanks to Virgin consistently releasing award space last minute. This flight was booked with 45,000 Virgin America miles.
Japan Airlines 777 First Class, Los Angeles to Narita
A product I’ve wanted to review for a very long time. I’ll be flying Japan Airlines First Class from LAX to NRT the same day I arrive into Los Angeles from Melbourne.
For this flight, I used 80,000 AAdvantage miles and taxes were $55 USD. I also had to pay a $75 USD expedite fee. This is pretty fantastic value but I would recommend using Alaska Miles as they only charge 70,000 miles.