About Brad Ott

Brad is currently completing his Bachelors of Education at the University of British Columbia. He is passionate about teaching the arts, and when he’s not putting in long hours in the classroom, he relishes the chance to fly first class around the world with his partner, Tyler.

Air Canada Airbus A320 Business Class Review, LAX – YVR

October 10th, 2017|Air Canada, Airlines, Reviews|

Introduction My first class flight from Seoul on Asiana arrived to Los Angeles on time and I was through customs relatively quickly (it's so nice being one of the first off the plane and beating the rush). I don't like LAX much... It seems dated, huge, and very busy. I had a few hours to kill before my last flight [...]

Asiana Airlines Airbus A380 First Class Review, ICN-LAX

October 5th, 2017|Airlines, Asiana Airlines, Reviews|

Introduction: After spending a few hours in the Asiana first class lounge, it was time to board. Well, it was actually time to go through the terminal and buy a bunch of Korean face masks, and then head to the gate for boarding. I'll be honest, I had really high expectations for this flight. My first ever international first class [...]

Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge Review, Seoul Incheon International Airport (ICN)

September 25th, 2017|Airport Lounges, International, Reviews|

Introduction: My business class flight on Asiana Airlines arrived in Seoul a little bit early, and I had about 3 hours before boarding my first class flight to Los Angeles on the Asiana Airbus A380! The airport felt really busy when I arrived, and the line for transit security was deep. I was a bit surprised there was no ground [...]

JW Marriott Chongqing, Executive King Room Review

September 20th, 2017|Hotels, JW Marriott, Reviews|

Introduction: After a great stay at The Marriott Hotel Chongqing the week before, and another week of restless sleeps on my university dorm bed, I had Tyler book me a room for two nights at the JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing! The JW is a category 2 hotel, requiring 10,000 Marriott Reward points per night (or 3,334 SPG points per night), [...]

Marriott Hotel Chongqing, Review Of The Executive River View King Room

September 7th, 2017|Hotels, Marriott, Reviews|

Introduction: As part of my Bachelor of Education, I was invited to spend 3-weeks studying at Southwest University in Chongqing, China. Initially Tyler wanted to book me at one of the Marriott hotels in the city for the entire stay, but the school was located about 45-minutes from the city centre, which was really impractical. I opted instead to stay [...]

EVA Air Business Class Lounge Review (The Infinity and The Star), Taipei Airport

September 4th, 2017|Airport Lounges, International, Reviews|

Introduction: My business class flight on EVA from Los Angeles arrived just after 5:30am, and after a short wait at the transfer security counter and walk through the airport, I was at the EVA business class lounge entrance. All of the lounges are in the same area, and very easy to find with good signage throughout the terminal. I was [...]

EVA Air Boeing 777 Business Class (Royal Laurel) Review, Los Angeles to Taipei

September 1st, 2017|Airlines, EVA Air, Reviews|

Introduction: I had the opportunity to travel to Chongqing, China with my university's Community Field Experience program. It had been over eight months since I experienced  ANA First Class from San Fransisco to Tokyo and I was very excited to try out another world class airline. Prior to booking this flight I was looking into economy flights on Air China, which [...]