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Swiss Business Class Review Zurich (ZRH) to San Francisco (SFO) 777 – August 2019 including Swiss Business Class Lounge Zurich (ZRH) Review

Swiss Business Class Review Zurich (ZRH) to San Francisco (SFO) 777 – August 2019 including Swiss Business Class Lounge Zurich (ZRH) Review

This was just my second time on Swiss long-haul Business Class and I was excited about my flight. I had had two connections that day in the Austrian Business Class before my flight – so I was tired before I even got to Zurich. I was hoping the excitement would keep me awake. Terminal D […]

Posted on September 6, 2019 by in Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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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

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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

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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, Japan Airlines

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United Polaris Lounge San Francisco Review

United Polaris Lounge San Francisco Review

United has been busy behind the scenes for almost two years in renovating its huge United Club that’s just after security at the San Francisco International Terminal. Polaris branding came along in the meantime and the re-opening had been delayed for quite some time. It finally happened about a week ago and Oscar Munoz officially […]

Posted on May 11, 2018 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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Air France Business Class Review (NEW Cabin) Paris (CDG) to Dubai (DXB) 777-300 ER and Air France Business Class Lounge Review

Air France Business Class Review (NEW Cabin) Paris (CDG) to Dubai (DXB) 777-300 ER and Air France Business Class Lounge Review

Ever since Air France introduced its new business class product, I have wanted to try it and with this Air France Business Class flight from Paris to Dubai, I got the chance. Air France Business Class seats are the newer generation of the seats we all love from Cathay Pacific Business Class. It’s very private, […]

Posted on October 22, 2017 by in Air France/KLM Flying Blue, Airline Reviews, Travel Deals

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Garuda Business Class Review Jakarta (CGK) to Bali (DPS) using A330 and Garuda Business Class Lounge Jakarta Airport (Terminal 3)

Garuda Business Class Review Jakarta (CGK) to Bali (DPS) using A330 and Garuda Business Class Lounge Jakarta Airport (Terminal 3)

Garuda Indonesia uses the international configuration for a number of flights between the busiest airports in Indonesia Jakarta and Denpasar. Terminal 3 at Jakarta airport was just inaugurated a few weeks ago and everything is still shiny. It looks more than Singapore Changi Airport than what you are used to from Jakarta airport. Garuda is […]

Posted on September 7, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Cathay Pacific Reviews, Priority Pass Lounges

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Singapore Airlines First Class Review Singapore (SIN) to San Francisco (SFO) via Hong Kong (HKG) SQ2 777-300ER

Singapore Airlines First Class Review Singapore (SIN) to San Francisco (SFO) via Hong Kong (HKG) SQ2 777-300ER

After arriving in Singapore on my flight from Moscow, I noticed that I needed a few items from my checked luggage. I was hoping this could be easily solved at the Singapore Airlines First Class Lounge (The Private Room) so I headed straight there. To my surprise, it wasn’t an easy request; there was a lot of […]

Posted on April 6, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Krisflyer, Singapore Airlines

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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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Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG) and Shongololo Lounge Review

Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Johannesburg (JNB) to Hong Kong (HKG) and Shongololo Lounge Review

Cathay Pacific has had a long-standing service to and from South African’s largest city and I was curious to try out the long flight over the Indian Ocean to Hong Kong. The flight does not feature a first class anymore, but is run in a three-cabin configuration (economy, premium economy and business). It now features the new […]

Posted on February 18, 2017 by in Airline Reviews, Cathay Pacific Reviews

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Etihad First Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) to San Francisco (SFO) EY183 777-200

Etihad First Class Review Abu Dhabi (AUH) to San Francisco (SFO) EY183 777-200

After taking Etihad Business Class San Francisco flights twice recently, I was curious to how the Etihad First Class version from Abu Dhabi would play out. After our visit to the Etihad First Class Lounge we were looking forward to some sleep. However, in between the lounge and the plane is the dreaded pre-clearance to clear US […]

Posted on November 29, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Emirates Reviews & Skywards, Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest

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Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Bahrain (BAH) via Dubai (DXB) A330 CX 745

Cathay Pacific Business Class Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Bahrain (BAH) via Dubai (DXB) A330 CX 745

After my 10-day ‘layover’ in Hong Kong (and after exploring Phnom Penh and Hanoi), I was curious to see how much I’d like the A330 configuration for Cathay Pacific Business Class. I decided to use the Terminal 1 lounge across from Gate 4 – ‘The Wing’ – and to my surprise it was rather empty that […]

Posted on November 24, 2016 by in Airline Reviews, Cathay Pacific Reviews

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Dragonair Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Phnom Penh (PNH) A330

Dragonair Review Hong Kong (HKG) to Phnom Penh (PNH) A330

Dragonair is to Cathay Pacific in Asia what Eurowings is to Lufthansa in Europe – it’s the way Cathay competes with the low-cost competition. The airline is part of Oneworld, so unlike SilkAir (which is not part of Star Alliance) but like SA Airlink, which is a Star Alliance affiliate. Dragonair gets its equipment from old Cathay planes […]

Posted on November 9, 2016 by in Airline Reviews

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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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