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Myanmar Trip (incl. Singapore Suites)

Myanmar Trip (incl. Singapore Suites)

Old Oct 30, 12, 1:06 am
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Myanmar Trip (incl. Singapore Suites)

I was lucky enough to get in on round 3 of the Myanmar mistake fare. I had an amazing trip flying all over the world in premium cabins. Enjoy the report. I should have it completely finished within the next few days.

As always, if you have any questions at all about Myanmar or anything else, don't hesitate to ask.

Part I: Planning/Asiana Business Class (SEA-ICN)
Part II: Asiana Lounge ICN/Asiana Business Class (ICN-BKK)
Part III: Thai Airways Lounge BKK/Thai Airways Business Class (BKK-RGN)
Part IV: Myanmar/Traders Hotel
Part V: Malaysia Airlines (RGN-KUL-SIN)
Part VI: Singapore Airlines Private Room
Part VII: Singapore Airlines Suites Class (SIN-LHR)
Part VIII: SAS-Air Canada Lounge LHR/Singapore Airlines Lounge LHR/Air Canada (LHR-YUL)
Part IX: Montreal Marriott Airport
Part X: Encore Wynn Las Vegas

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Old Oct 30, 12, 3:56 am
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Great report so far, looking forward to the next segments
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Old Oct 30, 12, 6:10 am
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beautiful report and photos. quite impressed.

i am looking forward to my round 2 fare, which i will be doing in december
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Old Oct 30, 12, 7:51 am
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Nice report ^

Very interested in reading about SQ suites!!!
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Old Oct 30, 12, 9:36 am
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Looks like you have the same RGN itinerary as me. Hoping that mine stays intact for my January flight!
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Old Oct 30, 12, 10:16 am
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How did you find this fare?

I have never had this luck.

Can one find these tips on webflyer and what section? Thanks.

Did you need vaccinations?

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Old Oct 30, 12, 1:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Bretteee View Post
How did you find this fare?

I have never had this luck.

Can one find these tips on webflyer and what section? Thanks.

Did you need vaccinations?
Deals like these are usually in the Mileage Run forum.

I didn't get any vaccinations, but I hear there's a big hepatitis problem in Southeast Asia. So if you haven't gotten hepatitis shots, I'd recommend getting them before going to Myanmar.
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Old Oct 30, 12, 2:53 pm
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Great report and thanks for sharing. I just returned from a round 1 trip in which I was able to spend a week in Myanmar. I enjoyed reading the part about Yangon since I was sick for the day I was there. I'm looking forward to my round 2 trip in Feb. Planning on spending more time at Shwedagon Pagoda. I only managed an hour on the last trip but, I did see the broom ladies. Looking forward to reading the rest
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Old Oct 30, 12, 9:30 pm
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Comeon, singapore suites! ;0
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Old Oct 30, 12, 10:02 pm
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Holy Murray""""

Haha you sure he's not trying to pronounce Holy Moley?

excellent TR thanks!
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Old Oct 31, 12, 2:28 pm
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Excellent report! I have an exactly same itin as yours coming up next summer. Really look forward to it!

Just have two questions:

(1) For RGN-KUL, OTA didn't have J availability when you book the trip?

(2) How long is the taxi ride to the Shwedagon Pagoda from RGN airport? I will have a 7-hour layover at RGN and would like to go there, if possible.
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Old Oct 31, 12, 5:04 pm
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Originally Posted by lewende View Post
Excellent report! I have an exactly same itin as yours coming up next summer. Really look forward to it!

Just have two questions:

(1) For RGN-KUL, OTA didn't have J availability when you book the trip?

(2) How long is the taxi ride to the Shwedagon Pagoda from RGN airport? I will have a 7-hour layover at RGN and would like to go there, if possible.
1) Economy class was all that was available for the dates I needed

2) Taxi ride from the airport to the Shwedagon Pagoda should take about 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic, so it's definitely doable with a 7 hour layover. The taxi should cost about $7 to $10.
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Old Oct 31, 12, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by blr1222 View Post
1) Economy class was all that was available for the dates I needed

2) Taxi ride from the airport to the Shwedagon Pagoda should take about 20 to 30 minutes depending on traffic, so it's definitely doable with a 7 hour layover. The taxi should cost about $7 to $10.
Thanks!
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Old Oct 31, 12, 8:26 pm
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Great trip report so far and I look forward to reading the rest.
Without treading too far into OMNI territory, we really should be calling this country Burma, the proper name endorsed by Aung San Suu Kyi and other legitimate leaders of that country.

In any case, it is great that things seem to be heading in the right direction, allowing better opportunities for visits.
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Old Oct 31, 12, 8:31 pm
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Great report. Too bad you didn't spend more time in Myanmar. Especially after going to all that trouble to get the visa. Shwedagon is spectacular. And you did exactly right by going at the time of day you did.

I really want to go back. Spent 3 weeks there last year. The infrastructure is in pretty dire shape in most places. Domestic airports are real throwbacks. But the people are great. And there are so many amazing sights.
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