Introduction I would have to go to BLR for two days of meetings from YYZ. It is an awfully long way to go for the same and in light of this fact, I had chosen a route that would give me the most time to sleep when I needed to in order to ensure I would have very little jet lag. My plan, as always would be to get a few hours of sleep during the trip – in this case turned out to be 6 solid hours – and then pretty much stay up until arrival the destination. Since all options would get me into BLR in the early AM local time – whether going east or west – I opted for a long first flight. Having recently done a trip via FRA on AC, I decided that the flight from YYZ to FRA was nowhere near long enough to work well into my plan. 8 hours in the air is nowhere near long enough to get any level of dedicated sleep IMO. I was also not that impressed with my two most recent AC flights in J and have many issues with the IFA being out of order for about 2 hours on some flights. Also, sitting on the ground in FRA is not something I had any interest in….well, in the F Terminal, I am sure I could be persuaded to spend some time there..but F was not on and J was. However, 15.5 hours most certainly would work going YYZ-HKG-BLR (sure it works out to more time in the air and transit time, but who wants to be in FRA for ANY time – that airport sucks). Travel via LHR on BA was also out for the same reasons as FRA. So my plan was to take the 9:35 am CX departure to HKG – spend 10 hours in HKG arriving at 1pm local time – thankfully, having some relatives to take you out from some under bridge spicy crab, makes this very enjoyable – then pick up the 10:40pm KA flight to BLR and arrive at 1:40am local time. Lots of time to lounge around also. I could choose pretty much any airline, I chose CX – not entirely because of points (I have more than enough BA points through the use of my CC in any case) – mainly because of service and timing. Status is really irrelevant to me since when I fly outside of NA, it is almost always in J, therefore lounge etc. comes with the tix. In any case, CX was CAD$4K less than AC/LH in any case or the BA options via LHR. Once again, I snagged the mini cabin.