If you ask most Trinidadians about Bahrain … they’re probably going to tell you that, we beat them in a World Cup decider 1-0 to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. This is the most famous goal in Trinidad’s football history.
That being said … most Trinis will know nothing else of this tiny Arab nation. Until I found a ridiculous mileage run from New Brunswick, I never actually thought I would be heading to Bahrain … but since I’m going there, I will be taking a picture with a Trini flag over there. As with any decent place, there should be a million things I could do, but I’ve distilled these down to about 10 things, since I’m going to be there for 23 hours. I was also thinking about going to Saudi Arabia for the day … one just needs to cross the King Fahd bridge like going from Canada to the US via the Rainbow Bridge. Anyway … here’s my primer for Toronto to Bahrain (with a start and finish in Moncton)As we’re chatting about visas and getting from one country to another … here is my flight plan for the epic mileage run I’ll be doing to get to Bahrain.
As part of a mileage run … you’re looking for a great CPM (Cost per Mile) … anything under 3 cents is great … when you get a CPM of <1 cent, then you’re doing phenomenally! For this mileage run, I ended up with a CPM = .38
|Itemized Mileage Calculation|
Moncton Airport — Toronto International Airport
Toronto International Airport — Los Angeles
Los Angeles — George Bush Intercontinental Airport
George Bush Intercontinental Airport — Frankfurt
Frankfurt — Doha Airport
Doha Airport — Bahrain
Bahrain — Kuwait International Airport
Kuwait International Airport — Washington Dulles
Washington Dulles — Los Angeles
Los Angeles — Toronto International Airport
Toronto International Airport — Moncton Airport
|Credit Card Miles||202|
|Trip Total (O/W)||25180 (24532)||6296||6296||25180||63154|
Here’s the CPM calculation
|Flight Miles||25180 (24532)||50360 (49064)|
|Booking Class Bonus||6296||12592|
|Elite Status Bonus||6296||12592|
|Credit Card Miles||202||202|
|Cents per Mile (cpm)||0.32||0.16|
- Can I apply for a visa at the airport
- Yes, you can apply for one at the airport
- Can I apply for a visa online or electronically?
- Absolutely. They have even made it super easy to apply … http://www.evisa.gov.bh/
I remember living in Trinidad, that a mileage run was going from Chaguanas to Toco … that took a while … in fact, I think that going from Icacos to Toco during daytime hours would end up taking about 4 – 5 hours, which is almost how long it takes to fly from Toronto to San Francisco. Thoughts Trini Travellers? Would love to hear back from you.