Monday, June 26, 2017

Lie-Flat Surprise: Etihad First Class A340 Cairo to Abu Dhabi

It is ironic to say that the relaxing start to my vacation was en route back to the US. The journey to Los Angeles began in Cairo aboard Etihad, stopped in Abu Dhabi for a night, and resumed the next day on the same carrier but different plane.

EgyptAir: Warning Economy Class Review

I thought I'd change it up and provide a review of EgyptAir's flight from Athens to Cairo. I also flew EgyptAir from Cairo to Luxor and and Cairo to Sharm. The details of this review are applicable to those flights as well.

EasyJet: Know Before You Go

EasyJet is not Southwest Airlines. It is more like Allegiant because you should 'expect everything, carry nothing'. I was looking for a cheap option to get from London to Athens after fog forced me to miss my flight to Poland. I had heard the horror stories of Ryanair and opted for Easyjet instead.

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class DTW-LHR: Party in the Sky

Everything about Virgin Atlantic Upper class is a party. In fact, it was my favorite flight I've ever taken not because it was Emirates, Singapore, or Cathay quality, but because the passengers and cabin crew were like Janice in Account, they just don't give a F*ck. And that's a good thing.

Cathay Pacific HKG-JNB: 13 Hours of Lie-Flat

Can you tell me how to get, how to get to South Africa? There's the painful way, flying coach on Delta on one of the longest flights from ATL-JNB and then there's the right way HKG-JNB.

British Airways Colombo to Maldives

In the good old days, you used to be able to fly Emirate Shower Class from Colombo to Male from $300 and experience a nice soak at 30,000 feet. That is no longer the case. When I booked this RTW ticket, I made it a point to avoid using British for any of the segments in an effort to steer clear of fuel surcharges.

Old Biz Metal: Malaysia Airlines Sydney to Kuala Lumpur

In the United States, more flights go through Atlanta than anywhere. It's been said that on the way to heaven, worthy souls still would have to connect through Atlanta. The same can be said of Kuala Lumpur. Too many of my passport pages have been used transiting on AirAsia flights through KL.

Qantas Business Lounge & Flight Review: Wellington to Sydney

As I discussed, I don't think it's worth 40k Avios for a round trip to New Zealand from Australia. It is better to pay cash for coach and save your points. Still, it was interesting to see what flying Qantas business is like. As a company, Qantas has had a rough time competing with Virgin, the ever expanding number of competitors flying into Australia, and discount carriers.

Cathay Pacific HKG-SYD Business A330

It's all about the Dreamliner and the 777 vs. A380, if not the A350 these days. Back then TPOL was just happy to fly business and get free champagne and ice cream.

JAL 787 Dreamliner: An American Marvel: SAN-NRT

JAL 787 Dreamliner Review SAN-NRT: Those who say that America doesn't manufacture anything anymore have not had the privilege of flying aboard a Boeing 787.
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