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Qatar Airways Economy Review Malta (MLA) to Addis Abeba (ADD) A320 and 777ER

Qatar Airways Economy Review Malta (MLA) to Addis Abeba (ADD) A320 and 777ER

For this Qatar Economy flight from Malta to Addis Abeba, I had reviewed a few options. I wasn’t sure what kind of aircraft Qatar Airways would use for the Doha to Addis Abeba leg (the equipment varies from an A320 to a 777W/L and B787). I also assumed the A320 from Doha would just come […]

Posted on November 17, 2019 by in Airline Reviews, Destinations & Inspiration, Lounge Reviews, Priority Pass Lounges, Qatar Airways

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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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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, 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, Travel Deals

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Is the Starwood Hotels airline employee discount worth having?

Is the Starwood Hotels airline employee discount worth having?

What is the Starwood Hotels airline employee discount? Starwood Hotels & Resorts offers airline associates discounted rates for personal leisure travel at participating properties all over the world. The eligible airlines include: Air France Alitalia American Airlines British Airways Delta Emirates Etihad Iberia KLM Lufthansa Qatar Airways Saudi Arabian Airlines United Airlines If you are […]

Posted on September 30, 2017 by in Travel Deals

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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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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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Oryx Lounge Doha Review

Oryx Lounge Doha Review

The Oryx Lounge is the best Business Class alternative at Doha International airport if you don’t have access to the excellent Qatar Business Class Lounge Al Mourjan (Review) . I got access to the lounge because of Etihad Business Class flight that same day. When we arrived at the lounge we just had come off […]

Posted on August 17, 2016 by in Airline Reviews

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Which countries are safe to visit along the ‘Horn of Africa’? (Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland, Eritrea and Djibouti)

Which countries are safe to visit along the ‘Horn of Africa’? (Ethiopia, Somalia, Somaliland, Eritrea and Djibouti)

  The Horn of Africa is where Eastern Africa meets the Saudi Arabian peninsula and is one of the most unruly regions in the world. But since we are adventurous travelers, let’s take a look at our options in the area. Somalia The bad news first – Somalia poses an extreme danger to tourists. The safest […]

Posted on April 25, 2016 by in TOP Travel Destinations

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Pearl Lounge – Kigali Airport Executive Lounge Review

Pearl Lounge – Kigali Airport Executive Lounge Review

Kigali (and Rwanda) takes building ‘islands of excellence’ seriously. Infrastructure is a top priority and the Kigali airport, while small, could serve passengers anywhere in the world. In fact many US airports are far worse at serving passengers than this snazzy little airport. The service also includes a lounge – the Pearl Lounge is Kigali […]

Posted on October 27, 2015 by in Lounge Reviews

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