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Toronto to Bahrain … Mileage Running from a Trini perspective

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)

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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.
flight
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
Leg Flight
Miles
Booking
Class
Bonus
Elite
Status
Bonus
Promotion
Bonus
Miles
Total
Leg
Mileage
YQM-YYZ
Moncton Airport — Toronto International Airport
752 188 188 752 1880
YYZ-LAX
Toronto International Airport — Los Angeles
2175 544 544 2175 5438
LAX-IAH
Los Angeles — George Bush Intercontinental Airport
1379 345 345 1379 3448
IAH-FRA
George Bush Intercontinental Airport — Frankfurt
5232 1308 1308 5232 13080
FRA-DOH
Frankfurt — Doha Airport
2853 713 713 2853 7132
DOH-BAH
Doha Airport — Bahrain
500 (91) 125 125 500 1250
BAH-KWI
Bahrain — Kuwait International Airport
500 (261) 125 125 500 1250
KWI-IAD
Kuwait International Airport — Washington Dulles
6574 1644 1644 6574 16436
IAD-LAX
Washington Dulles — Los Angeles
2288 572 572 2288 5720
LAX-YYZ
Los Angeles — Toronto International Airport
2175 544 544 2175 5438
YYZ-YQM
Toronto International Airport — Moncton Airport
752 188 188 752 1880
Credit Card Miles 202
Trip Total (O/W) 25180 (24532) 6296 6296 25180 63154

Here’s the CPM calculation

Mileage Summary
O/W R/T
Flight Miles 25180 (24532) 50360 (49064)
Booking Class Bonus 6296 12592
Elite Status Bonus 6296 12592
Promotion Bonus 25180 50360
Credit Card Miles 202 202
Trip Total 63154 126106
Cents per Mile (cpm) 0.32 0.16

Questions

  • 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?

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.

About Rishiray

Rishi Sankar is a Cloud HRMS Project Manager/ Solution Architect. Over the past 15+ years, he has managed to combine his overwhelming wanderlust with a desire to stay employed, resulting in continuing stints with 3 major consulting firms (IBM, Deloitte, Accenture). He documents his adventures around the world on "Ah Trini Travelogue" with pictures and stories from the road/tuk-tuk/camel/rickshaw. You can follow him on Twitter at @rishiray and on Facebook at "Ah Trini Travelogue . He doesn't like Chicken Curry but loves Curry Chicken and is always trying to find the perfect Trinidadian roti on the road. He also doesn't like cheese and kittens ... and definitely not together. E-mail from his blog is appreciated like a 35 yr old Balvenie at [email protected]

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