Trip Introduction: Bangkok on the Cheap
Hong Kong Airlines Business Class Review: Los Angeles (LAX) - Hong Kong (HKG)
Hong Kong AIrlines Business Class Review: Hong Kong (HKG) - Bangkok (BKK)
Bangkok Private Transfer
Jasmine Resort Hotel Review
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok Review
JW Marriott Bangkok Review
I know I know I’m not done with reviews from my first trip (CLICK HERE to see), but I’m so excited about this trip I wanted to introduce it now.
I was alerted about a mistake fare/ price glitch when taking my brother to college. The fare was for ~$600 round trip from Los Angeles to different cities in Asia...IN BUSINESS CLASS!
I booked the flight right away before the fare disappeared and pieced my trip around it. I choose Bangkok because it was a fun city that I’ve been to before (CLICK HERE for my hotel review in Bangkok), and seemed to be the cheapest city for the fare.
My flight departing LAX departs at 11:55am, and there was only one flight that leaves Chicago and arrives at LAX before my flight, but it was too risky.
I decided I should fly to LA a day early and just book an Airbnb.
Since I had ~20 hours on the ground in LA I needed to rent a car to get around. One of my bucket list items is to drive down the Pacific Coast Highway in a convertible. I originally booked a $95 “convertible” from Hertz, but cancelled for a $105 Audi A5 Convertible from Silvercar.
I have rented from Silvercar before when I was in Arizona and I thought it was a great experience. For me it was worth to spend a premium to ensure I get a great car I am able to enjoy.
I booked a 7-night certificate at the JW Marriott Bangkok for a majority of my nights in Bangkok
Images Courtesy of Marriott
Since I had a free night certificate that I get every year thanks to my Hyatt Card I decided to book the best hotel I could use it at in Bangkok: The Grand Hyatt Erawan, which has a great location.
I also realized I am landing at 2:20am, so I booked a hotel stay the night before just so I can have a bed to go to even if it was for a couple of hours. I had some Expedia points from booking my spring break trip to Cancun with my friends in 2017. I redeemed the points at the Jasmine Resort Hotel for “free” except the $20 in taxes & fees.
Images courtesy of Jasmine Resort Hotel
Make sure you stay tuned for updates on this series! Shows that you can be boujee on a budget when you look out for the deals.
I will release another post on how I collect miles&points for my trips so my readers can learn. Whether you prefer luxury travel or flying for cheap I got some great tips coming ahead.
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