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Hawaiian Airlines Business Class lie-flat A330 Review from San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL)

Hawaiian Airlines Business Class lie-flat A330 Review from San Francisco (SFO) to Honolulu (HNL)

Hawaiian Airlines had found itself in a bit of a pickle a few years ago when they sat on a fleet of A330s and Alaska Airlines suddenly opened up the Hawaii market from the West Coast on 737s serving many smaller markets with direct flights. But Hawaiian Airlines found that connecting to Asia is a […]

Posted on March 19, 2020 by in Airline Reviews, Hawaiian Airlines, Travel Deals, Travel News

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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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My Favorite 24 Things to do Tokyo, Japan

My Favorite 24 Things to do Tokyo, Japan

My Favorite 24 Things to do Tokyo, Japan – Understand Tokyo needs no introduction. This massive metropolis stands for the rise of Japan from World War Two to one of the richest nations on earth. Tokyo is where the money is invested into mind-boggling infrastructure and skyscrapers. The city is home to more than 13 […]

Posted on July 14, 2018 by in Things to Do (City Guides)

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Air New Zealand Business Class Review Auckland (AKL) to Los Angeles (LAX) 777W

Air New Zealand Business Class Review Auckland (AKL) to Los Angeles (LAX) 777W

After trying out the Air New Zealand long-haul business class product from San Francisco to Auckland and being suitably impressed, I was looking forward to flying back to the US but this time it would be to Los Angeles International Airport instead. It ended up being a similarly excellent experience overall. By the time I had […]

Posted on June 10, 2018 by in Air New Zealand, Airline 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 Air New Zealand, Airline Reviews

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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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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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AMEX Centurion Lounge Miami Review

AMEX Centurion Lounge Miami Review

The American Express Centurion Lounge in Miami is located near Gate D12. Miami Airport is very spread out and it is easy to underestimate distances. We walked through the D Gate security and it was still a solid 20-minute walk; if in doubt, take the Skytrain. The American Express Centurion Lounges are very good at […]

Posted on April 29, 2018 by in American Airlines

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Bird Scooter Review, Spin Scooter Review, and LimeBike Scooter Review in San Francisco

Bird Scooter Review, Spin Scooter Review, and LimeBike Scooter Review in San Francisco

San Francisco has been host to a ‘scooter saga’ for the last few weeks as several companies (that originally started in other cities) have started ‘dropping’ a big number of scooter rentals that come without a docking station on San Francisco‘s streets. So far, the process is entirely unregulated and some startups (like Bird) found […]

Posted on April 28, 2018 by in ThankYou Points

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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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My experience booking a Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles award ticket (Bangkok Sales Office)

My experience booking a Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles award ticket (Bangkok Sales Office)

  Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles requires you to visit a Turkish Airlines sales office to book an award ticket. While you can put flights on hold, the call center – for reasons unknown – can only price partner flights in miles but cannot calculate fees and extra charges (notably any fuel surcharges). The call center can price […]

Posted on January 3, 2018 by in Travel Deals, Turkish Airlines Review

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Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse San Francisco (SFO) Review

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse San Francisco (SFO) Review

Virgin Atlantic has long been present with its own lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). It was time for me to try out the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, to see how the food, lounge location and the staff are shaping up. The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is before security at SFO – just above the security […]

Posted on October 20, 2017 by in Airline Reviews

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Photo Review – San Francisco Fleet Week 2017

Photo Review – San Francisco Fleet Week 2017

(Almost) every year in October something strange happens. Whereas anything patriotic, such as showing a US flag on your doorstep, will get you a Antifa mob commando operation usually – the city embraces the US Navy and Air Force in a three week air and marine show. Why and how this happens is a mystery […]

Posted on October 9, 2017 by in Travel Deals

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