Mistake fare: Around the world in 132 hours

8 flights
7 countries
6 days

Alitalia had a one way ticket from Los Angeles to Tokyo for $360. Guess what? It routes through Europe via Paris, Rome, Budapest, Amsterdam before finally arriving in Tokyo. A $60 ticket from San Jose to Los Angeles plus another 20,000 miles + $45 for a one way ticket from Tokyo to San Jose via Honololu. Total cost: $465 + 20k AA miles.

Bonus: I was able to convince Cherie to come along too.

 First stop: Lunch with Erin in LA

First stop: Lunch with Erin in LA

 #vaticanselfie

#vaticanselfie

 Budapest

Budapest

 Absinthe shot

Absinthe shot

 Daytripping to Austria

Daytripping to Austria

 Shy panda

Shy panda

 Yes, that  schnitzel is bigger than my face

Yes, that schnitzel is bigger than my face

 Amsterdam canal tour

Amsterdam canal tour

 Taking the monorail from Tokyo Haneda

Taking the monorail from Tokyo Haneda

 Honolulu...almost home

Honolulu...almost home