All hope is not lost in the global aviation world after the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its Airline Financial Analysis for the months of December 2012 and January 2013. According to IATA, airline share prices continue to outperform as financial markets upgrade their outlook on airline profits. Early Q4 2012 profit results are showing improvements globally, despite rises in jet fuel. Business confidence seems to be on the uptick, reflected in year-over-year ...
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Part 7 - Conclusion
Looking back a month later, I can say this trip was highly worthwhile. The deal we went to kick off is getting some traction, and we've forged closer relations with both the client I was traveling with and the one we went to meet.
The Peninsula was very good, but perhaps not great. The lobby really felt like a small shopping center, which i did not like. Albeit a shopping center filled with the most luxurious brands, it seemed more akin to ...
Part 6 - Air China 981 Business Class PEK-JFK
The international terminal at the Beijing international airport is another truly impressive structure. Covered by a large, convex ceiling structure, the main terminal covers many acres of land.
Look how far that structure goes!
Check in for business class passengers was a breeze, with no queue at all. Economy passengers probably faced queues of 40+ people for their ...
Part 2 - CA982 JFK to PEK in Business Class
I've flown Air China once before. I slept the entire way on that prior flight (PEK-SYD), so I decided to give them another try on this route. They operate 747s on the JFK-PEK route, which allows for sitting upstairs in business, which I quite prefer.
As luck would have it, the day before my departure, a morning meeting came up in Newark, NJ. I tried to switch from the CA flight to the UA flight (which leaves from ...
2-Air China JFK-PEK in Business Class CA982
5-The shortest visit by an American to the Great Wall
6-Air China PEK-JFK in Business Class CA981
7-Conclusion and Reader Gift
Is it worth flying to Beijing for a one hour meeting? It depends on how much money is involved.
A key rule of any deal is it isn't real (read: isn't going to happen) until the principals have met in person. ...
Yesterday was quite a day. I had a great tour of the DMZ--which is a story in itself and will be the subject of a couple upcoming posts--but was faced with a quandary: the tour ended at 17:30 and I had a 18:10 flight on Air China to Beijing.
Asiana and Air China run multiple flights per day from Seoul to Beijng, but none after 18:10 from either Incheon or Gimpo. There was a 19:00 flight on Korean Air, but it was nearly $500 and that would have cut it close as well. I was also at the ...