We arrived in Singapore from Hong Kong on a Cathay Pacific flight at around 8pm. We easily made our way through immigration and Singapore’s beautiful Changi International Airport, out to the curb to hail a cab for our hotel. We booked a room at the Grand Hyatt Singapore for this short stay.
The cab ride couldn’t have been any more than twenty minutes and I think it ran around 20 Singapore dollars. When I booked the room a few months earlier, I used one of my last remaining Hyatt Diamond Suite upgrades for our two night stay, and we were upgraded to a Grand Duplex Suite.
And it sure was Grand…
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Last December, there was an interesting airfare to Singapore from Toronto with American Airlines. The base fare was low enough to grab my attention, as it included the newish, long segments from Dallas / Ft. Worth (DFW) to Hong Kong on the new B777-300ER. I had several newly acquired American eVIP, system wide upgrades burning a hole in my pocket, so I decided to see what I could do.
With an open weekend, I decided to try to put together the most convoluted routing possible to get me to Singapore. The impressive part was that I was able to convince a couple of my travel junkie friends that this was a good idea, and they decided that a night in Hong Kong and a couple of nights in Singapore were completely reasonable for a weekend trip. Continue Reading →