Booked! Japan Airlines First Class To Singapore

2018-04-05T14:02:09+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Airlines, Japan Airlines, News, Trip Reports|

Japan Airlines First Class To Singapore Introduction We recently returned from a trip to Maui where I was able to redeem 360,000 Marriott Reward points for a hotel+air package including a 7-night stay at the Marriott Wailea Beach Resort (full review coming soon - it was a bit disappointing), and 120,000 Alaska Airline miles. I didn't actually use the miles [...]

Review: Air China First Class, Beijing to Los Angeles

2018-03-09T13:19:48+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Air China, Airlines, Trip Reports|

Air China First Class Introduction Not too many people in the frequent flyer community intentionally look for Air China first class space when planning award travel, yet that's exactly what I set out to do when planning my trip to Beijing. Air China is kind of the black sheep of the Star Alliance family, but award availability is generally good [...]

Review: ANA Regional Business Class, Tokyo To Beijing

2018-02-27T11:57:32+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Airlines, ANA, Trip Reports|

ANA Regional Business Class Introduction I booked this trip to Beijing primarily around flying ANA first class from Los Angeles to Tokyo and Air China first class from Beijing to Los Angeles. As such, I needed a connecting flight from Tokyo, and decided to try yet another ANA regional business class product - the cradle type seat on the Boeing [...]

ANA First Class Review, Los Angeles To Tokyo

2018-02-23T13:47:39+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Airlines, ANA, Trip Reports|

ANA First Class Introduction This product has a special place in my heart.... ANA first class was my introduction to the world of international first class travel years ago, and I was excited to try it again on this trip to Beijing! I booked the roundtrip first class flight using 210,000 Aeroplan miles, which I transferred from my American Express [...]

United Airlines Boeing 787 Business Class Review

2018-02-05T14:48:31+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Airlines, Trip Reports, United Airlines|

United Airlines Boeing 787 Business Class Introduction When I started the planning process for this Aeroplan mini-round-the-world trip, my jumping off point was searching for the transatlantic segment first. Generally speaking, I find this the toughest part of the itinerary to coordinate, since transpacific flights are somewhat abundant from the west coast, whereas flights from Europe usually involve a connection [...]

Turkish Airlines Airbus A321 Business Class Review, Istanbul To Paris

2018-02-01T14:03:44+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Airlines, Trip Reports, Turkish Airlines|

Turkish Airlines Airbus A321 Business Class Introduction When I originally planned this trip I was scheduled to fly to Paris from Istanbul on a Turkish Airlines Airbus A330, with similar seating the to disappointing 777 I flew from Jakarta. However, I was having such a nice time at The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, I decided to extend my stay and rearrange my flights. [...]

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 Business Class In 10 Photos

2018-01-30T07:04:38+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Airlines, Trip Reports, Turkish Airlines|

Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 Business Class While a full review will follow soon, I wanted to share a quick recap of my Turkish Airlines Boeing 777 business class flight from Jakarta.  First off, let me say that I had really, really high expectations of this flight, having read numerous positive reviews of Turkish Airlines. Let's start at the beginning. I checked the [...]

EVA Air Airbus A330 Business Class In 10 Pictures

2018-01-27T07:01:30+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Airlines, EVA Air, Trip Reports|

EVA Air Airbus A330 Business Class Hello from Jakarta! While a full review will follow soon, I wanted to share my initial thoughts on the EVA Air Airbus A330 business class product with a mini-review. This flight was operated by a newly delivered plane (only 3 months old) and featured fully-flat seats in a 2-2-2 configuration. While the seats felt [...]

Booked: Hawaii For Spring Break At The Marriott Wailea

2018-01-23T14:39:59+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Hotels, Marriott, News|

Hawaii For Spring Break Introduction I just booked Hawaii for spring break using reward points for the flights and hotel, and thought I would write a post sharing how. I often get asked about reward travel over peak periods to popular destinations, and I usually encourage people to book well in advance to secure the best flights and hotel rooms. [...]