Epic Trip – International First Class, Maldives & Quirks of Southeast Asia with Han Chicago!

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Epic Trip – International First Class, Maldives & Quirks of Southeast Asia with Han Chicago!

In this episode of the Miles to Memories podcast Han from Chicago joins Shawn & Mark to discuss his recent epic trip to the Maldives & Southeast Asia which included international first. business & even economy class, fancy hotels & a lot more along the way. We’ll dive into redemptions, product reviews & discuss why you should definitely plan a trip to Asia.

Episode Notes
  • 03:49 Planning Han’s whirlwind international trip
  • 08:26 Maldives redemptions & terrible airport
  • 10:18 Flying Etihad economy & Abu Dhabi First Class Lounge
  • 14:14 Qatar award including A380 & leased Cathay 777
  • 16:51 Maldives regrets & overwater bungalow experience
  • 19:22 Southeast Asia mall culture
  • 23:35 KL Batu Cave, monkeys & Petronas Towers
  • 27:40 FHR in Southeast Asia – Mandarin KL & Conrad Singapore
  • 29:55 Singapore Hawker Centers
  • 37:39 Big trips in the age of Covid & what to consider
  • 38:55 Upgrading Swiss business award & first class experience
  • 43:45 Han’s favorite international First Class products
  • 49:09 Takeaways from this epic trip
  • 54:44 Why you should travel to Asia
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Mark Ostermann
Mark Ostermann is a father, husband and miles/points fanatic. He left the corporate world after starting a family in order to be a stay at home dad. Mark is constantly looking at ways to save money and stay within budget while also taking awesome vacations with his family. When he isn't caring for his family or taking a weekend trip, Mark is working towards his goal of visiting every Major League Baseball ballpark.

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