Japan Airlines First Class, Boeing 777-300ER, Tokyo (HND) – San Francisco (SFO)

2018-05-17T14:33:48+00:00 May 17th, 2018|Airlines, Japan Airlines, Trip Reports|

Japan Airlines First Class Tokyo - San Francisco Introduction This will be a shorter flight review than normal, mainly because I flew the same Japan Airlines first class from San Francisco to Tokyo where I went into greater detail on the hard product. On this flight, I want to focus more on the service, which was great, and the catering, [...]

Review: Japan Airlines Boeing 777 Business Class, Singapore – Tokyo

2018-05-09T13:43:04+00:00 May 9th, 2018|Airlines, Japan Airlines, Trip Reports|

Japan Airlines Boeing 777 Business Class Introduction I'll be honest - I didn't even realize Japan Airlines had a business class configuration with reverse herringbone seats. I knew they had the Apex Suite, since I flew it on their 787 from Delhi to Tokyo on my crazy 11-day trip around the world, and I assumed they would operate some sort [...]

Booked! Japan Airlines First Class To Singapore

2018-05-15T07:51:18+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

2018-05-17T13:10:48+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 [...]