FFP miles spent: 120,000
Hotel points spent: None
Approximate fees: $200
Airline(s) / Routing: China Airlines / New York (JFK) — Anchorage — Taipei — Hong Kong
Delta award reservations call center
Type of award(s):
Off-peak biz award ticket
Peninsula Hong Kong
Month/year of trip:
Spring Vacation to Asia
I had about 500,000 Delta SkyMiles that I had earned by flying about 50,000 miles each year and I had earned about another 50,000 miles through the Delta SkyMiles Platinum credit card.
It took me about five years at the time to build up miles on Delta Air Lines from scratch and another one and a half years to earn enough miles for the trip to Hong Kong as an award ticket.
I booked the award ticket more than six months prior to the trip and availability was limited using the minimum amount of miles of 120,000 for a business roundtrip award ticket through all the SkyTeam partners.
In the future, to have more options, and a more direct route, I would book my award ticket closer to a year in advance. My wife and I took this trip to Asia to take a 12-day cruise on Crystal Cruises from Hong Kong to Singapore.
We loved Asia and our favorite highlight was being in Saigon, Vietnam and seeing the Cholon market and seeing the city’s culture.