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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, Priority Pass Lounges

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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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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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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, Travel Deals

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Singapore Airlines Business Class Review Moscow (DME) to Singapore (SIN) SQ361 A350

Singapore Airlines Business Class Review Moscow (DME) to Singapore (SIN) SQ361 A350

I had originally booked an award ticket from Moscow to Houston on Singapore Airlines First Class. Singapore Airlines canceled their flight just shortly after and I requested to be routed via Singapore (the agents kept suggesting Lufthansa First Class, which had no availability). I was eventually reissued a ticket from Moscow to Singapore and then […]

Posted on April 5, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Krisflyer, Singapore Airlines

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Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Review from Frankfurt (FRA) – Istanbul (IST) A321 & Business Class Review from Istanbul (IST) – Novosibirsk (OVB) B737

Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Review from Frankfurt (FRA) – Istanbul (IST) A321 & Business Class Review from Istanbul (IST) – Novosibirsk (OVB) B737

Turkish Airlines Regional Business Class Review from Frankfurt (FRA) – Istanbul (IST) A321 I had initially booked an award using United miles from San Francisco to Novosibirsk all on Turkish Airlines. Turkish cancelled my San Francisco flight out of the blue just two weeks before departure (after half a dozen scheduled changes earlier in the year […]

Posted on March 19, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Turkish Airlines Review

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Mango Economy Review Cape Town (CPT) to Johannesburg (JNB) and Bidvest Premier Lounge Review

Mango Economy Review Cape Town (CPT) to Johannesburg (JNB) and Bidvest Premier Lounge Review

Mango is the low-cost South African Airways subsidiary that serves mostly Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The Cape Town to Johannesburg route is highly competitive and there are several airlines with a regular daily service right now. I paid $70 per ticket for the one-way flight with Mango. As at Johannesburg Airport, I used the […]

Posted on February 15, 2017 by in Airline Reviews

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Malawian Airlines Economy Review Blantyre to Lilongwe, Malawi and on to Lusaka, Zambia

Malawian Airlines Economy Review Blantyre to Lilongwe, Malawi and on to Lusaka, Zambia

Malawian Airlines is the product of the bankrupt Air Malawi and the investment of Ethiopian Airlines into a national airline. Malawi is not exactly a huge country, so the fleet size of the airline is just two planes so far. Ethiopian loaned the airline a Bombardier Q400 and a somewhat aging 737-700. Malawian Airlines serves […]

Posted on February 3, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Turkish Airlines Review

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Qatar Business Class Review Berlin (TXL) to Doha (DOH) A330 and BA Terraces Lounge at TXL Review

Qatar Business Class Review Berlin (TXL) to Doha (DOH) A330 and BA Terraces Lounge at TXL Review

British Airways Terraces Lounge at Berlin Airport Review Unfortunately, I had a rather disappointing lounge experience at Berlin Tegel, as well as a disappointing overall airport experience. Check-in at the airport was cramped, as were the immigration and security areas. There was also a long bus transfer in the cold. The British Airways Terraces Lounge is a […]

Posted on January 23, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Qatar Airways

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Air Astana Review

Air Astana Review

Flying in Central Asia is almost impossible without Air Astana. The company operates two hubs in Kazakhstan in Astana and Almaty. The airline’s management is headed by Peter Foster (formerly of Cathay Pacific and Royal Brunei Airlines). As I outlined in my last Air Astana review last year, the company is surprisingly modern and punctual. […]

Posted on September 26, 2016 by in Airline Reviews

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Etihad Business Class Review San Francisco (SFO) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) EY182 777L (incl. Etihad Wi-Fly Review), Cathay Pacific Lounge SFO and Etihad Arrivals Lounge

Etihad Business Class Review San Francisco (SFO) to Abu Dhabi (AUH) EY182 777L (incl. Etihad Wi-Fly Review), Cathay Pacific Lounge SFO and Etihad Arrivals Lounge

I had been on the westbound flight (my Etihad Business Class Review) just 5 weeks earlier – this time I took the day time flight from the US to the UAE. Etihad uses Empire CLS in San Francisco for their complimentary chauffeur service (also on award tickets such as mine). The driver picked me up […]

Posted on September 16, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Cathay Pacific Reviews, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Etihad Business Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) – New Delhi (DEL) – 777 Jet Airways operated by Etihad

Etihad Business Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) – New Delhi (DEL) – 777 Jet Airways operated by Etihad

This was was my second Etihad flight that day – we had just come off the flight from Dublin. Since the flight from Dublin had been 45 minutes late we made our way quickly through the airport (security was so lax it took just seconds thankfully and arrived at boarding time at the gate. It […]

Posted on September 2, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Ethiopian Airlines Economy Review 787 Dreamliner Accra – Addis Ababa & Addis Ababa – Douala

Ethiopian Airlines Economy Review 787 Dreamliner Accra – Addis Ababa & Addis Ababa – Douala

Ethiopian Airlines is buying aircraft like other airlines buy pretzels. The airline has leased fourteen 787’s and has more on order. It also has bought thirteen A350’s to modernize its fleet and retire older planes that would have needed maintenance. I flew the 787 Dreamliner with Ethiopian Airlines in economy class as part of a […]

Posted on July 20, 2016 by in Airline Reviews

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