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Air India Domestic Economy Review A319 New Delhi (DEL) to Agra (AGR) and American Express Centurion Lounge New Delhi

Air India Domestic Economy Review A319 New Delhi (DEL) to Agra (AGR) and American Express Centurion Lounge New Delhi

Air India gets a lot of flak for its sub-par long-haul economy and business class products. I wanted to try their domestic service for my trip to Agra. Air India runs an ‘Express’ from New Delhi to Varanasi, Agra, Khajuraho and back to New Delhi every other day. The new Terminal 3 in New Delhi […]

Posted on September 11, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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Jet Airways Economy Review New Delhi (DEL) to Kathmandu (KTM) (and return) B737, ITC Lounge Review DEL, Executive Lounge Review KTM

Jet Airways Economy Review New Delhi (DEL) to Kathmandu (KTM) (and return) B737, ITC Lounge Review DEL, Executive Lounge Review KTM

The day before my outbound travel to Kathmandu, Jet Airways had just announced the possible shutdown of the airline if employees did not start taking concessions. However, operations seemingly weren’t affected (as far as I could tell). Jet Airways operates from New Delhi’s Terminal 3, which is a new world of Indian aviation and looks more […]

Posted on September 2, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews, Priority Pass Lounges

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Cathay Business Class Review San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) and New Delhi (DEL) B773 and A330, Centurion Lounge SFO/Cathay Pacific Lounge SFO/Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Reviews

Cathay Business Class Review San Francisco (SFO) to Hong Kong (HKG) and New Delhi (DEL) B773 and A330, Centurion Lounge SFO/Cathay Pacific Lounge SFO/Centurion Lounge Hong Kong Reviews

I had just flown over the Pacific a few days before this trip and was looking forward to enjoying one of my favorite business class products (especially for sleeping) again. Unfortunately, the inbound flight from Hong Kong had to make an emergency medical stop in Taipei on the way to San Francisco and that would […]

Posted on August 27, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, Cathay Pacific Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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Cathay Pacific Economy Review Cebu (CEB) to Hong Kong (HKG) A330, Plaza Premium Lounge Cebu Review and Cathay Pacific Economy Review Hong Kong (HKG) to San Francisco (SFO) A359

Cathay Pacific Economy Review Cebu (CEB) to Hong Kong (HKG) A330, Plaza Premium Lounge Cebu Review and Cathay Pacific Economy Review Hong Kong (HKG) to San Francisco (SFO) A359

Cathay Pacific has been my go-to airline to get to Asia for a long time. I love the Cathay Pacific Business Class mini-suites (more so than Cathay Pacific First Class) and the airline goes to almost anywhere I want. Cathay Pacific Economy Class Cebu (CEB) to Hong Kong (HKG) on the A330, including the Plaza […]

Posted on August 6, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, Cathay Pacific Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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Japan Airlines Regional Business Class Review Tokyo (HND) to Bangkok (BKK), 777 SKY SUITES Herringbone (Zodiac Layout) and Sakura Lounge Tokyo Review

Japan Airlines Regional Business Class Review Tokyo (HND) to Bangkok (BKK), 777 SKY SUITES Herringbone (Zodiac Layout) and Sakura Lounge Tokyo Review

After my more than satisfying flight from San Francisco, I was looking forward to spending another six hours on Japan Airlines Business Class to Bangkok. Check in at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport was crowded at around 8AM but the business class line was short. However, it took the check-in agent a good 20 minutes to get […]

Posted on July 18, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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Japan Airlines Business Class SKY SUITE Review (777-300) San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo (HND) and SFO Centurion, Sakura and Air France-KLM Lounge Reviews

Japan Airlines Business Class SKY SUITE Review (777-300) San Francisco (SFO) to Tokyo (HND) and SFO Centurion, Sakura and Air France-KLM Lounge Reviews

While I have been on Japan Airlines a number of times (e.g. in economy from Tokyo to San Francisco), it has been a long time since I have flown them in business class. This changed last week with my flight from San Francisco to Tokyo (Haneda) in business class on the SKY SUITE product. Japan […]

Posted on July 5, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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Air New Zealand Business Class / Economy Class Review Auckland (AKL) to Brisbane (BNE) 777-200

Air New Zealand Business Class / Economy Class Review Auckland (AKL) to Brisbane (BNE) 777-200

After my great experience with Air New Zealand Business Class from San Francisco to Auckland, I was excited to be onboard the same product (but different airplane) again for my flight to Brisbane. Immigration and Security at the International Terminal in Auckland looked intimidating with long lines but they moved quickly and it took less […]

Posted on May 28, 2018 by in Airline Reviews

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Boutique Air Review Oakland (OAK) to Merced (MCE) – and then they left me stranded in Merced, CA

Boutique Air Review Oakland (OAK) to Merced (MCE) – and then they left me stranded in Merced, CA

Boutique Air was started in 2007 here in San Francisco by Shawn Simpson, an ex-Google employee. After initially serving charter contracts, the airline has been finding a way to grow, serving cities under the Essential Air Service program. The EAS is worth $263 million and is paid for by the federal government. Most cities would not […]

Posted on May 6, 2018 by in Airline Reviews

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China Eastern Economy Review Bali (DPS) to Los Angeles (LAX) and T/G Lounge Review – or my adventures with the poor man’s Business Class continue

China Eastern Economy Review Bali (DPS) to Los Angeles (LAX) and T/G Lounge Review – or my adventures with the poor man’s Business Class continue

This was the return part of a trip that started last December, as I flew with China Eastern from Los Angeles to Bangkok. I did like my ‘outbound’ trip, especially considering the low price (really just $170 per direction, so $340 for the round-trip). I arrived at Bali‘s Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport 2.5 hours before the […]

Posted on April 14, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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KLM Business Class Review (new cabin) Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Jakarta (CGK) 777-300ER and Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge KLIA Review

KLM Business Class Review (new cabin) Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Jakarta (CGK) 777-300ER and Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge KLIA Review

KLM has been running the so-called ‘shuttle’ between Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta for many years. The Netherlands still has strong ties to its former colonies and the KLM brand is strong despite their airline’s hub being so far away. KLM is using the newly remodeled Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge at the KLIA Satellite Terminal. To […]

Posted on March 29, 2018 by in Air France/KLM Flying Blue, Airline Reviews

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Asiana Business Class Review Los Angeles (LAX) to Seoul (ICN) A380 and Star Alliance Lounge LAX Review

Asiana Business Class Review Los Angeles (LAX) to Seoul (ICN) A380 and Star Alliance Lounge LAX Review

Asiana has always been an airline I’ve gone back to, despite its issues. It’s just so well-integrated into Star Alliance and award availability isn’t an issue either. I arrived early with my connecting flight into LAX and made my way from the United terminal to the Tom Bradley International Terminal. You can walk there without […]

Posted on March 15, 2018 by in Airline Reviews

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Is it time to stop flying AirAsia?

Is it time to stop flying AirAsia?

I have been flying Air Asia for half a decade and saw it grow from a small operation in a tiny cargo terminal to what is now Asia’s biggest airline. Out of about two dozen flights, almost all were positive and I liked the airline’s commitment to simplicity, low cost, and punctuality. I also liked […]

Posted on March 14, 2018 by in Airline Reviews

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United Basic Economy Review San Francisco (SFO) to Salt Lake City (SLC)

United Basic Economy Review San Francisco (SFO) to Salt Lake City (SLC)

For my first United Basic Economy flight, I chose the San Francisco to Salt Lake City route. United operates the route with Embraer and Bombardier aircraft to connect their Denver and San Francisco hubs (with stops in Aspen). Booking United Basic Economy I booked my tickets via Orbitz, which simply mentioned the cabin item restriction […]

Posted on January 19, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, United Mileage Plus

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LEVEL Economy Review Barcelona (BCN) to Oakland (OAK) A330-200 and Sala VIP Miro Lounge BCN Review

LEVEL Economy Review Barcelona (BCN) to Oakland (OAK)  A330-200 and Sala VIP Miro Lounge BCN Review

LEVEL launched with big plans in early 2017 and I was curious to see how this low-cost long-haul airline would shape up for this review. LEVEL has been drawing most of its resources from BA and Iberia and is just emancipating itself. I had booked my ticket for just $149 on the day tickets became available; […]

Posted on January 16, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews

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Canaryfly Review Las Palmas (LPA) to Tenerife North (TFN) and Sala Galdos Lounge Las Palmas Review

Canaryfly Review Las Palmas (LPA) to Tenerife North (TFN) and Sala Galdos Lounge Las Palmas Review

Canaryfly does not get much press but is one of the regional airlines competing with Binter Canarias and Air Europa for flights between the Canary Islands. Canaryfly and Binter Canarias sell tickets between the islands at a dual-price system – the subsidized price for island residents and the regular price. Regular fares are about twice […]

Posted on January 14, 2018 by in Airline Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews, Travel Deals

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Saudia Economy Review Riyadh (RUH) to Addis Ababa (ADD) and Wellcome Lounge Riyadh Review

Saudia Economy Review Riyadh (RUH) to Addis Ababa (ADD) and Wellcome Lounge Riyadh Review

After deplaning from my prior Saudia flight from Kochi, I followed the rather flimsy signs towards transit. An overly sleepy single attendant manned the security checkpoint and mentioned that he expected just four (!) other transit passengers within the hour. Not a busy day then! Riyadh Airport has two terminals that are interconnected behind security with […]

Posted on December 29, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews, Travel Deals

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Saudia Economy Review Kochi (COK) to Riyadh (RUH) A330 and Earth Lounge Kochi Review

Saudia Economy Review Kochi (COK) to Riyadh (RUH) A330 and Earth Lounge Kochi Review

For reasons I don’t fully understand, Saudia files very low fares from several South Indian cities to Addis Abeba (despite minimal competition). Saudia fares usually work one-way for half price and so I booked Kochi (COK) to Addis Abeba (ADD) for under $100 in economy for the 3,000-mile journey connecting via Riyadh (RUH). When booking […]

Posted on December 24, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews, Travel Deals

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VietJet Review Saigon (SGN) to Bangkok (BKK) A320 and Orchid Lounge (SGN) Review

VietJet Review Saigon (SGN) to Bangkok (BKK) A320 and Orchid Lounge (SGN) Review

VietJet is Vietnam’s incarnation of a low-cost airline. VietJet is a publicly listed company and has been enjoying a competition-free environment in its sector as AirAsia hasn’t decisively moved in yet. The VietJet website was a bit clunky to work with and it took some back and forth to get the ticket I wanted. The […]

Posted on December 19, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews, Travel Deals

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Thai AirAsia Review Bangkok (DMK) to Saigon (SGN) and The Coral Executive Lounge, DMK, Review

Thai AirAsia Review Bangkok (DMK) to Saigon (SGN) and The Coral Executive Lounge, DMK, Review

AirAsia has been busy building its second biggest base after Kuala Lumpur with its Thai affiliate at Don Mueang, the old Bangkok Airport. From a small number of flights – originally just domestic Thai flights and connecting to the other AirAsia bases – business has been growing quickly. The number of destinations from Bangkok now competes […]

Posted on December 14, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews, Travel Deals

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Etihad cancels Dallas, Singapore Airlines new A380 cabin layout and seats, Citi Hilton cards will become American Express cards in 2018

Etihad cancels Dallas, Singapore Airlines new A380 cabin layout and seats, Citi Hilton cards will become American Express cards in 2018

– Etihad is suspending (i.e. cancelling) their Dallas flights Qatar Airways and Etihad are hurting from the cancelled codeshare agreement with American. The North-East US destinations and Los Angeles are safe but other QR/EY services to the US may get cancelled soon. Etihad needs to get its game together – after the disastrous equity investments, […]

Posted on November 2, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Travel Industry Flight Status

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Kenya Airways Business Class Review Dubai (DXB) to Nairobi (NBO) 737 and SkyTeam Dubai Lounge Review

Kenya Airways Business Class Review Dubai (DXB) to Nairobi (NBO) 737 and SkyTeam Dubai Lounge Review

Kenya Airways has been fighting the low fare wars with business class tickets from as low as $400 for the return trip from Dubai to Nairobi and beyond. I was curious to see if its business class product (seat, cabin and service) lived up to the promise. Kenya Airways uses the SkyTeam Lounge in Dubai. […]

Posted on October 26, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Free Lounge Access and Lounge Reviews, Travel Deals

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