This is part Five of our 2016 Asia Summer Trip Report. Our last few days together staying at the Kuala Lumpur Doubletree hotel. This is the final part, hooray! Not sure how other bloggers can keep doing these, they take so freaking long!.
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See Part One: Travel Hacking Totals and Japan Airlines Business Class Dallas DFW – Tokyo Narita NRT
See Part Two: Conrad Tokyo and Exploring Tokyo
See Part Three: Hong Kong for a Day With Son
See Part Four: Family Gathering in Sitiawan, Malaysia
We rolled into Kuala Lumpur, following Google Maps for directions…
We found the Kuala Lumpur Doubletree hotel , very nice!My welcome gift, as a Diamond elite Hilton Honors. Because, this is how I roll 🙂Very nice suite upgrade! The lounge of this hotel is fantastic! The view of the Petronas towers from the loungeWe went out to meet brother in law’s family and had dinner at a Japanese restaurant at the Pavilion shopping mall.Next morning, we started the day at the hotel lounge. With my laptop. Brexit had just happened, I had to prepare email to clients not to worry about it, this too shall pass. I downed several lattes that morning!Room hallwayVery cute smallish outdoor pool of the hotelWe went out again, through some more malls, they are all over. Rare selfie, I am just not a selfie kind of guy, all right?More food!Two cousins came over to hang out at the lounge.View from our suite, not bad hey? Took daughter out to a late snack across the streetNext morning, we had a magnificent breakfast at the Doubletree restaurant. Free of course, Hilton Honors Diamond elite perks!
Many food stations, you won’t be disappointed! I don’t get along with cameras, you may have noticed? I get this constipated look…Doubletree hotel lobby areaCheck out time. We drove to the Kuala Lumpur KUL airportAnd it was time to say goodbye, wife and daughter would go to stay with brother in law before they go on a two week tour adventure to China with daughter’s dance team. Son flew back to Hong Kong.I had several hours to spend. The KL Express train comes from KL downtown and then also connects the KLIA terminal 1 to KLIA terminal 2. I had to take it to terminal 2. Some shots around KUL airport. Puffy Buffy, don’t ask!I spent some time at this Plaza Premium lounge, pretty small but adequate. I went through security when I was allowed to, pretty smooth process here. I proceeded right away to the lounge I was entitled to enter with my Korean Air Business Class ticket. It is the Malaysia Airlines Golden Business Class Lounge. I really enjoyed my time here, I was on my way back baby! This was my first time flying Korean Air. And in business class. Nothing really stood out now that I look back. I can not recall anything, everything was nice as expected. Or am I just exhausted for writing such a long trip report?
I found the service better than JAL. Food was a bit better as well but not by much. I still like Cathay Pacific’s food much better. Landed in Seoul’s Incheon Interrnational Airport ICN. And this is one of my favorite travel pictures. I am not sure why, maybe it is the precision of it all…
I found this airport to be very congested. So I made my way right away to the ICN Korean Airlines Prestige Business Class Lounge which was just decent, nothing spectacular about this lounge. At all.
And then I was off to catch my Delta Business Class flight to Detroit!
I have to admit, I really liked my Delta Business class flight!
The food and service was great. There is something about the older Delta flight attendants, they are very experienced and the one I had cracked several jokes during the flight #cool.
As you may have figured out by now, I am no flight reviewing type blogger who will take 7 different pics of the seat and stuff like that. I found the seat to be very comfortable. Heck, I found it to be the best one of the flights in this trip! And the entertainment system was tops too. And I found the service a lot more personable than the robotic cold feeling from the (admittedly cuter younger) Asian flight attendants. Dang you Delta, I can’t believe I just wrote this. But, you know, I am calling it like it is or comes to me, whatever.
Hello Detroit, hello Global Entry. If I had an intern and direct credit card links, I would have him/her blast you with all the ones allowing you to get it for freeeeee. But I don’t. I just can not see myself lining up with all the others after you get this. Once Global Entry, you never go back 🙂
And it was over. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
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Hello from Detroit. Waiting for the connection.
Hope it worked out 🙂
It did indeed!
Good report – you have a lovely family George and they’re all obviously having a blast!
amazing they still tolerate me 🙂
Nice report. Pretty much a great advertisement for why we enjoy getting the lounges/upgrades/elite status/premium flights. Especially when you can share it with family!
I am going to start on the Iran trip report in the near future…
I could be working on that Membership but it looks way too intimidating tech wise…
The GE kiosk got your profile perfectly!
I think it was a pretty good selfie 🙂
So good in fact it was totally covfefe 🙂
Are you saying you have a face for radio? You should do more selfies and more shots with a CC. Look out off the balcony . Cup of Noodles . Hugging your kid .
Lol…Thanks for the ideas…
Some Titans are just beyond themselves whoring their Amex Hilton links today #wow
I’m unconvinced the new Amex Business card is a ‘game changer’. In the non-bonus category world, the competition is the cash back cards, and compared to a 2% cash back transaction, you’re buying Membership Rewards points for 1 cent each in cash. The key word is ‘cash’-do I really want to buy miles at all?
My wife (who follows this hobby only when she is either a.) Recording our transactions or b). Sitting in a Business or First Class seat) said:
We know what cash is worth.
50k non-bonused spend, no annual fee, no 5/24 implications, keeps MR points alive…
I think I can get me 2% plus bang…
I could be enthusiastically selling the ‘last chance’ Amex cards today…
But I don’t because I have no integrity lol.
So I go back to bitching….
So much covfefe today out in the blogosphere. I mean, bigly amounts of yuuuge covefefe.
I think your over/under for daily dorky covfefe jokes should be around 2
2…as in 2 dozen? Got it!
Nah bro. Light it up with those Dad jokes