Wolvesmouth Sharkteeth Dinner Club

I signed up for several underground dinner clubs a few months ago and thought maybe we are lucky, that a) there is an event taking place when we are there and b) we get tickets. We got lucky, as there was a dinner  by Craig Thornton announced just 4 days before our departure. It was called Wolvesmouth Sharkteeth, a 6 course seafood menu. We were hesitant at first, because it meant going out after our 24 hour journey to the US, but it was totally worth it.

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Flight to LAX in Air Berlin Business Class

This is day 1 of our 35 day trip through the US. It’s 5 weeks thanks to award availability in Air Berlin Business Class, which was kind of hard to get. Luckily we got the last direct flight from Düsseldorf to Los Angeles, but the return was only available from the east coast 5 weeks later… We bought 70.000 miles from Air Berlin for 389 € in their City Tour Pass promotion and another 10.000 miles for 110 € in another promotion. Business Class flights cost 80.000 miles for the return + 778 € in taxes and fees. So in total we got the tickets for 1277 € each. Not bad considered, that they normally sell for 2000+.

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Kempinski Soma Bay

Originally we had booked Steigenberger Makadi Bay, but we switched to Kempinski Soma Bay half-way through our 7 day trip for an upcharge of around 350 Euro. And it was totally worth it. We were taken to the hotel by our travel agent in a private car. They tried to scam us by charging us some fantasy currency rate, but eventually we could also pay by credit card at the official rate.

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