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Smoking on China Eastern Airlines

Before today, I had been on one smoking flight my entire life: Burbank to Seattle in September 1987. I was a year old and do not remember it...My second smoking flight was earlier today on China Eastern from Los Angel ...

The Road More Traveled

Airport Lounge Review: American Airlines Admirals Club, Tokyo Narita

Our way-too-short trip to Japan was coming to an end, and it was time to fly home.  Though an 11-hour flight in coach isn't something that's particularly worth looking forward t ...

Live and Let's Fly

My RTW Trip with Lucky Has Begun!

Greetings from 32,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean in China Eastern Business Class! My highly anticipated trip with Lucky has begun. Over the next week we will be flying almost non-stop, with flights on China Eas ...

DoubleWides Fly

Delta Airlines First Class Adds Local Seattle Flavors

Delta Airlines is taking Seattle’s gastronomy delicacies to the air on flights departing from Seattle this summer by updating their first class menu’s on flights from Seattle to Lo ...

Pursued Adventures

Turkish Airlines Adds Complimentary Chauffeur Service For Business Class Passengers

Turkish Airlines just recently joined a short list of airlines including airberlin, Etihad, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and Qantas to provide complimentary chauffeur ser ...

Regional First

Our Trip Around the World Began with a Bus Ride

The name of this blog is Regional First, due to the fact that many of my trips begin with a regional jet.  That is less common in my travels than it used to be, but even for this trip with some pret ...

Pursued Adventures

Lounge Review: Etihad First Class Lounge and Spa at Abu Dhabi

The Etihad First Class Lounge and Spa at Abu Dhabi is one of the most beautiful lounges I have ever visited. With a design inspired by their "Facets of Abu Dhabi" branding, Etihad's new fla ...

The Road More Traveled

Hotel Review: Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

Hotel prices in Tokyo aren't exactly cheap, which made using my stash of Hilton HHonors points a natural fit.  We ultimately settled on the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba, located across the Rainbow Bridge from the Tokyo ...

DoubleWides Fly

Alaska Airlines Doubles New York Presence with Four New Newark Flights

Alaska Airlines Newark network is more tripling in size over the next 9 months as Alaska Airline adds four new flights between Newark and West Coast destinations. The new transcont ...

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