Even though I redeemed my Marriott Bonvoy points for a lot of free hotel nights, I had never used my Aeroplan miles before. Until today. And I wanted to spoil myself!
With the announcement of Etihad Airways’ availability on Aeroplan, I’ve been digging my head in recent days to see how to take advantage of it to maximize my Aeroplan miles.
And knowing that the Airbus A380 has its hours counted, I wanted to integrate it as much as possible in the itinerary!
So I booked a pretty amazing multi-city itinerary, known as Mini-Round the World:
|Departure||Arrival||Cabin||Company / Aircraft|
|Quebec||Toronto||Economy||Air Canada – A321|
|Toronto||Honolulu||Business||Air Canada – B787|
|Honolulu||Tokyo||First||ANA – A380|
|Tokyo||Seoul||Business||Asiana – A321|
|Seoul||Abu Dhabi||First||Etihad – A380|
|Abu Dhabi||New-York||First||Etihad – A380|
|New-York||Montreal||Business||Air Canada – ERJ|
|Montreal||Quebec||Business||Air Canada – DHC|
This route includes a stop (Honolulu) in addition to my destination (Tokyo). The rest are connections for fewer than 24 hours.
Of course, the highlight of this itinerary consists of a:
- 10-hour Business Class flight on B787 from Air Canada between Toronto and Honolulu
- 10-hour First class on an A380 from All Nippon Airways between Honolulu and Tokyo
- 10-hour first-class flight on an A380 from Etihad Airways between Seoul and Abu Dhabi
- 14-hour First Class flight on an A380 from Etihad Airways between Abu Dhabi and New York
Between Honolulu and Tokyo, the Japanese airline All Nippon Airways has set up 3 brand new Airbus A380s, beautifully painted:
For this 10-hour flight, I will appreciate the Service and Japanese gastronomy in First Class:
Etihad Airways First Class, on Airbus A380 – called First Class Apartment – is renowned for being one of the best in the world with a bed, comfy seat and shower! Read Jean-Maximilien’s review on his flight from Abu Dhabi to Paris.
So it will be 2 flights of 10 hours and 14 hours. in this great luxury!
The cost of this dream journey: 210,000 Aeroplan miles and $250 in taxes!
While the public rate is more than 25,000 CA$!
Only points and miles can give us that type of luxury, and I can’t wait for next spring to experience this! What’s more to see the sakura flowering period in Japan, with a stop in Hawaii on the way in!
A big thank you to milesopedia, and especially to Jean-Maximilien and the entire Facebook community for everything you’ve taught me!