The Flying Mustache News: May 5th, 2017

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The Coral Executive Lounge DMK Bangkok, Thailand

The Coral Executive Lounge Bangkok, Thailand. Don Muang International Airport (DMK).

The Coral Executive Lounge DMK.

What I liked about this lounge:

  • 15 minute free massage
  • Hot and cold food options
  • A few special/unique food and drink options
  • Ample seating
  • Attentive staff
  • Clean and quiet
  • Well designed and decorated

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Sixteen Hours in Business Class or in Coach?

I got an email just the other day from a friend inquiring as to how to best approach getting from the US to SE Asia without being stuck in coach.  Considering that this particular friend is 6’6″, avoiding coach seems like the smart thing to do.

Lay-Flat bed and a sleeping aid.
Lay-Flat bed and a sleeping aid for the win!

He had been thinking about buying coach tickets for him and his squeeze on American for $1100 and then using miles to upgrade the ticket to business class. He didn’t have the miles in his account already, so he was inquiring as to if this approach seemed reasonable and what cards he should be thinking about to make this a reality.

I am all for travel hacking your way into the premium cabin but am generally against buying a coach ticket and using the miles to upgrade.  Here’s why:

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