Good morning everyone, I hope your week is going well. By the time you read this post, I will be flying Cathay Pacific business class back to San Francisco. At the beginning of the trip, I flew Air China business class from San Francisco to Beijing. For the last 10 days, I have been hopping around Asia and I visited these cities:
Beijing, China (1 night)
Yangon, Myanmar (3 nights)
Dhaka, Bangladesh (1 night)
Paro & Thimphu, Bhutan (2 nights)
Kathmandu, Nepal (2 nights)
Great Circle Mapper: http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=PEK-RGN-DAC-PBH-KTM
Like last year, I just left Mexico City for a long international trip over the holidays – this time to Asia instead of Europe. This time the trip wasn’t built around a mistake fare, but rather a desire to visit the Leshan Giant Buddha and the Chengdu Panda Base, both in western China.
I started planning the trip in mid-September, and found that Asiana Airlines had pretty good business class availability across the Pacific for the dates we were looking at. I tacked on United economy flights between Mexico City and LAX (though this resulted in an overnight layover in each direction, since United only has one flight per day between those two cities), and added a domestic Air China economy flight from Shanghai to Chengdu after a one-week stopover.