This summer we were able to come back to our mother land (Vietnam) to see how the country has improved over the last 4 years and stop by Bali, Indonesia to explore their rich culture and tropical landscapes. Here is the list of how we get there, where we stayed and where we visited.


Cathay Pacific Airways Business class: BOS-HKG-SGN

  • 70,000 American Airline points per person one way  plus tax

VietJet Airway Economy class: SGN-CXR-SGN

  • $67USD per person round trip

Singapore Airline Business class: SGN-SIN-DPS

  • 20,000 American Express MR points transfer to Singapore airline per person one way plus tax

Singapore Airline Economy class: DPS-SIN

  • 15,000 American Express MR points transfer to Singapore airline per person one way (the saver award seat (7,500 points) was sold out) plus tax

Emirate Airline Economy class: SIN-DXB-IAD

  • 52,500 Alaska Airline points per person one way plus tax

JetBlue Economy class: IAD-BOS

  • 4,000 TrueBlues points per person one way plus tax


British Airways Lounge (BOS)

The Plaza Premier Lounge (HKG)

The Pier Business Class Lounge (HKG)

Le Saigonnais Sasco Business Class Lounge (SGN)

Rose Business Class Lounge (SGN)

Lotus Lounge (SGN)

The Premier Lounge (DPS)

The Ambassador Transit Lounge (Terminal 2, SIN)

SATS Premier Lounge (Terminal 2, SIN)

Dnata Lounge (Terminal 1, SIN)

Plaza Premier Lounge (Terminal 1, SIN)

Turkish Airline Lounge (IAD)


Saigon Vietnam, Ngon restaurant

Saigon Vietnam Street Food Market

Bali, Hilton Executive Lounge

Bali, Hilton Shiki Japanese restaurant

Bali, Hilton Brasserie International Breakfast restaurant

Bali, Mai Mai restaurant


Saigon, Vietnam

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Bali, Indonesia

  • Hilton
  • Bali Tours

I will do a review for these individually on a separate post so stay tune.




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  1. John

    September 1, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Wow, that is a lot of lounges. Can’t wait to read more about them.

  2. Hanh

    September 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Very cool!! I can’t believe you accomplished all of those items with points

    • VanSon Travel

      September 8, 2017 at 3:59 pm

      It took time and planning but it was worth it.

  3. Tung Van Dinh

    September 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    JAL sky suits is the best one…

    • Tim

      September 9, 2017 at 8:15 pm

      You seem to favor JAL. But i think you have not try Emirate, Korean, Singapore or others. There are other airline that more superior than JAL.

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