The World Less Traveled Presentation from FTU: North Korea to Miles Beyond CX J to Bali

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Here are the slides from my The World Less Traveled session at Frequent Traveler University.

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I tried to make the slides mostly stand alone though the videos are lost in conversion, please post any questions in the comments and I will expand on the info.

Thanks to all who attended.

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Miriam
8 years ago

Actually it is now called Fiji Airways, not Air Pacific, but still partnered with AA and AS. For paid flights, you do have to be careful with the fare class, particularly if you are trying to credit to American.

Rapid Travel Chai
8 years ago

@jim – I had some videos embedded into the presentation, those do not play within slideshare. If the slides are not playing then main issue I would guess is not having flash or block flash?

jim
jim
8 years ago

is that video you posted? btw it is not playing

Joey
Joey
8 years ago

The last time I flew Copa was back in 2010 but from checking United’s Mileageplus website, Copa is still upgrade-eligible for UA elites!

http://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/mileageplus/awards/upgrade/default.aspx

Go to Notes section and on the third bulletpoint it says “All multi-cabin flights operated by Copa are eligible for Complimentary Premier Upgrades…”
Their business class product is similar to UA’s domestic First class but it’s still better than sitting at the back.

Rapid Travel Chai
8 years ago
Reply to  Joey

@Joey – that is great to know for South America. I have only flown them once on two short segments that were quite pleasant. San Jose, CR – Managua, NI was so short I could barely fill in all the arrival forms.

Rapid Travel Chai
8 years ago

@Miriam – thanks I saw that Air Pacific flies there however had no idea of their AA and Alaska partnership so neglected it, thanks for that. Also I live nearer to EWR than JFK yet still overlook it, thanks for catching the UA EWR-POP flight. @Joey – I did not realize Copa is upgrade-eligible for United elites, that does make it is a nice options. @smitty06 – I jokingly remarked that I spent about 1 hour of prep for each attendee, so I do hope to get a chance to do it again sometime, audience is niche and we had… Read more »

smitty06
smitty06
8 years ago

I should have gone to this. Your presentation looks awesome. I hope you will repeat it in the future.

Joey
Joey
8 years ago

I really enjoyed this presentation at FTU, RapidTravelChai. Thank you.
Just wanted to add that Copa Airlines is another option to fly to Asuncion, Paraguay. When I went back in 2010, Copa used the same frequent flyer program as Continental Airlines so even though I was only a Gold in Continental’s frequent flyer program, I managed to get an upgrade to Copa’s business class. 🙂

Miriam
8 years ago

There are some flight options you didn’t mention.

For Solomon Islands, Air Pacific flies from NAN (Nadi, Fiji) at least a few times a week. They’re a parter with American and Alaska Air.

For Haiti, United has daily service from EWR. I’d also highly recommend going to Jacmel in the south, which has a nice beach and great art.