One Day in Singapore

November 20, 2016

I just checked in for my trip to Singapore. Yep. I'm going back to Asia. This trip is required (I say that in a first world problem sort of way) to get me over my 100,000 mile mark for this calendar year with United. 

So tomorrow (Monday November 20) I'm flying from Toronto -> Washington DC -> San Francisco -> Singapore. It is going to take me 27 hours and 45 minutes to get to Singapore. The longest leg is San Francisco to Singapore at 17 hours and 15 minutes, one of the longest flights in the world.

I arrive at 7:45am on Wednesday. I'm going to get my butt to the St Regis (I got a night on points) where I can get cleaned up and figure out what I want to do for the day. Their pool looks nice and will be extremely welcoming after our first cold day and snow flurry today in Toronto.

After 24 hours I'll be heading back to the airport Thursday morning where I'm flying home Singapore -> San Francisco -> Chicago -> Toronto. The trip home is going to take a measly 25 hours. 

So a quick 1 day in Singapore. Some may call me crazy.

One point I should make is that thanks to our efforts in 2015 to make 1K status I was able to redeem upgrades and I'm flying Business First. I was willing to do the trip in Economy but I'm glad that the upgrades went through and I'll be able to arrive somewhat rested for my day in Singapore. 

And thanks to onboard wifi I'll be getting work done also. 

I'll be updating this blog as I make my way over to Asia. So stay tuned.

At Pearson

That was an easy entry. The airport seems quite dead and I think I was through in about 5 minutes. This is my first of many airports this trip.

November 21, 2016 13:10 EST

Enroute to San Fran

After a quick snack in Washington DC I'm now on my way to San Francisco. I'm sitting next to a peculiar guy. He has aroma therapy bottles, which actually smell good. I'm wondering if he will be misting himself all flight. He has a laminated piece of paper with some symbol on it that he is sitting on. He is employed... or is he... I just saw a linked in notification pop up on his phone. He just came from Brussels. He just put eye drops in. He is very prepared for his flight well being.

November 21, 2016 17:09 EST

Halfway... to Singapore.

8 hours and 49 minutes and I'll be in Singapore. We are over the Pacific past Hawaii. I wanted to stay awake but sleep got the better of me. I mwaiting for mid flight snack and then I'll do some work. Then I want to sleep before I arrive so I can hopefully make it through the day.

November 22, 2016 10:05 EST

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