Help plan my trip to Hong Kong & Macau

During lunch today I came across another Hong Kong flight deal for this fall. This time on Delta for only $527. I usually don’t like to pay for flights but this was a thrifty deal at 3.5 cents per mile (under 5 cents = thrifty). I also have never been to Hong Kong, and the trip will get me to Platinum Delta Status. I quickly asked Mrs. TT if she was interested but she wasn’t able to. I then asked three friends and we all ended up booking before the deal disappeared around 1pm.


Thrifty Tip #1:  Book flights and ask questions later.  US law allows you to cancel all airfare purchases within 24 hours.

Thrifty Tip #2:  Long cheap flights are a great way to attain airline status. The Hong Kong flight gives you over 15k Delta Medallion Qualifying Miles (MQMs), which will get you almost 2/3 of the way to Delta Silver Medallion status!

Thrifty Tip #3: You don’t have to actually fly to get airline status. Airline co-branded credit cards also are a great way to get you there!

We will be staying on points for the duration of the trip primarily at Hyatt and Starwood properties. The plan is to spend a majority of the 6 days in Hong Kong but we do plan to spend a night or two in Macau, getting there by ferry. Everything I have read makes it sound like Macau is Las Vegas on steroids, so it should be interesting.




Want to help plan my trip to Hong Kong and Macau?  I want your suggestions on what I should see, do, and eat while I’m there. I plan to compile all of your suggestions and my own experiences into a guide so we can all benefit from the shared knowledge.


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