IHG® Rewards Premier Business Credit Card Review (2023.4 Update: 165k Offer)

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中土世界 – 新西兰游记及住宿体验

Scott      2023-04-22     2023-04-21 前些年热映的《指环王》三部曲、《霍比特人》三部曲,依托原始地貌的独特和电脑特技的渲染,把原著作者托尔金笔下那个既有小桥流水、草长莺飞,又有海纳百川、壁立千仞,遍布雪山、冰川、火山、激流、荒原、湖泊的中土世界(Middle-earth)展现给观众。不同于类似的大场面电影《冰与火之歌》跑到七个国家取景,史诗级的《指环王》和《霍比特人》在一个国家就搞定了 — 新西兰 。霍比特人村 去年五月,博客作者DEVGRU敲定第二次经新西兰去南极科考,同时邀请我们几个在他科考结束到新西兰玩一趟,我们的行程也是从那一刻开始规划。新年伊始,我们齐聚这片中土世界,利用两周时间,高效打卡了新西兰全境大部分值得去的景点。正好新西兰有南北两岛,这里分两篇游记做分享,这是上篇 — 介绍新西兰一些出入境信息和北岛的游记。 Tongariro 国家公园的 Mount Ngauruhoe(魔戒里的末日山取景地)  1. 签证、航班及部分常识1.1 签证新西兰疫情防控比较严,22年7月底才开放边境和签证申请。对美国护照免签。持有中国护照+美国绿卡/F/H/L签证的游客可以申请电子签 。电子签证比较慷慨,基本都能给到3-5年多次,只是过程比较慢而且没大有规律可循(我们有的几周拿到,有的两个月拿到)。 The Wanaka Tree(南岛) 1.2 航班我游记很少写航班的东西,主要感觉就是个交通工具而且机型也不确定,参考价值不多,而且机舱和lounge里都比较隐私不适合拍照… 但这次确实感觉新西兰-美国的航班两舱太难搞了,从新西兰回美国的航班在最后时刻才用 D大的 【小技巧】UA 35k里程票的一种后续升舱思路 31 升舱成功。Hi there, I have a flight XXX to YYY with confirmation number ZZZZZZ. This is booked in economy saver award. May I join the waitlist for the business class (I) please?UA白金,起飞前两天twitter发这段话给客服,身份验证后很熟练的用36k进waitlist,整个航程第一段不是UA,后面全是且全部升舱。起飞前一天可以选biz座(成功后没收到提醒),checkin时扣36k里程。Polaris Lounge…

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BoA Air France KLM Credit Card Review (2023.4 Update: 70k+$100 Offer)

ThunderFat      2023-04-20     2023-04-20 2023.4 Update: The 70k+$100 offer is back, HT: DoC. The +$100 part is from dummy booking, and we have obtained the direct link.2022.5 Update: The new offer is 70k. You may see additional $100 via dummy booking. HT: DoC.2021.10 Update: It seems there’s only a 50k offer direct link, and…

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