Business Class Posts

Amenity Kit Review: Lufthansa Business Class (Bree 2016)

This amenity kit review is based on what I received on from my flights in September 2016 on Lufthansa Business Class.  This was a business trip where I paid for an economy ticket and upgraded using a United Global Premier Upgrade.  I flew from Chicago to Frankfurt on United, (and got a ...

Amenity Kit Review: United Airlines BusinessFirst (Team USA Olympics)

Welcome to another installment of our amenity kit review series! Just like the other reviews, I will be reviewing this amenity kit on a scale from 1 to 5 (being the best) and I will rate it based on five categories:
Bag/container: design, quality and reusability/collectability of the ...
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Lounge Review: Thai Royal Orchid Lounge at Hong Kong

The Thai Royal Orchid Lounge at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is located airside in the main departure hall of terminal 1, near gate 40. From the Duty Free shopping area of the departure level (6th floor), take the elevator up to the mezzanine level (7th floor) and follow the signs ...

Lounge Review: United Club at Hong Kong HKG

The United Club at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) is located in the northwest concourse of terminal 1, near gate 60. From the Duty Free shopping area of the main departure level (6th floor), take the elevator to the mezzanine level (7th floor) and follow the signs for the airline lounges. The ...
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Lounge Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at SFO

The Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at San Francisco (SFO) is located airside in the international departure terminal, Area G. As you clear security, make your first right towards the United Club and go down the long hallway. The SilverKris lounge will be on your left hand side about halfway ...
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Review: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class on the A340-600 from London to Dubai

Flying from Chicago to Dubai with a ~12 hour stop in London isn't the most efficient way to get there, but I got a good value out of some old Delta miles that we had and we enjoyed our layover in Windsor and our time at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at Heathrow.

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Lounge Review: Etihad Arrivals Lounge at Abu Dhabi

The Etihad Arrivals Lounge at Abu Dhabi is located in the Arrivals Hall of Terminals 1 and 3 after customs and baggage claim. Just collect your bags and proceed towards the exit. The entrance to the Etihad Arrivals Lounge is clearly marked and will be located on your right hand side. It's a great ...
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Delta Introduces Fully-enclosed, Delta One Business Class Suites

I don't know if this announcement was made as a preemptive strike against the ME3 aviation giants (mainly Qatar) or if this was just in response to United's announcement about Polaris, but Delta really stole the show yesterday with their announcement of a brand new, fully-enclosed business class ...
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Virgin Atlantic Upper Class on the A330 from Chicago to London

While counting down the days to this trip, I was irrationally excited for the legs on Virgin Atlantic.  It has been a trendy carrier for a long time, and they definitely have good marketing to build up their brand. Of course having Sir Richard Branson as founder and face of the brand certainly ...
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Amenity Kit Review: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class

This amenity kit review is based on what I received on from my flights on Virgin Atlantic in Upper Class, their business class product.  I flew from Chicago to London then onward to Dubai.  For our introductory post and description of the categories, and the 5 point rating scale, please ...

Trip Report: Etihad A380 Business Class, New York to Abu Dhabi

At approximately 2:00 PM, I left the Etihad Lounge JFK and made my way to gate A7 where my bird was waiting. Upon my arrival to the gate, I snapped some pictures of the massive beast and got in line to board the plane. I presented my boarding pass to the gate agent and immediately boarded the A380 ...

Trip Report: Korean Air A380 Business Class, Los Angeles to Seoul

Approximately 30 minutes prior to boarding time, I left the Korean Air SkyTeam Lounge and walked around the Tom Bradley International Terminal. I arrived at gate 156 with plenty of time to spare, took some pictures of the giant beast and hung out until boarding was called. For such a large ...
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Trip Report: American Air A321T Business Class, Los Angeles to New York

American Air flies these low density Airbus A321Ts on their premium, trans-con routes such as Los Angeles and San Francisco to New York. These A321Ts are configured with 10 first class seats in a 1 x 1 layout, 20 business class seats in a 2 x 2 layout and 72 economy class seats in a 3 x 3 layout (36 ...
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Qantas oneworld Business Class Lounge at LAX

The Qantas oneworld Business Class Lounge at LAX is located airside on level five of the Tom Bradley International Terminal. The lounge is open from 6:30 AM to 11:30 PM daily. For those traveling on American Airlines, you are in luck. The new airside connector between terminal four and the Tom ...
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Flight Review: American Airlines B777-200 Business Class, Paris to DFW


Exactly one week after leaving home to head to Europe, it was time to wrap things up and head back home again.  On the way over, we went the long way via Philadelphia so I could sample the former US Airways Envoy Class, but on the way home, we kept it simple and took the nonstop to ...
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Lounge Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge at Hong Kong HKG

There are three Star Alliance partner lounges at Hong Kong International Airport but the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge is definitely the best option for Star Alliance Gold members and those flying in premium cabins on Star Alliance operated flights. Located near the front of terminal 1, just ...
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Here's How To Redeem A Korean Air SkyPass Award - NOW CHEAPER!

You guys, this is great news! Korean Air used to have a horrible website and a very cumbersome process for redeeming SkyPass Miles for award flights but since their website upgrade, the process couldn't be easier now. And to sweeten the pot even more, Korean Air recently slashed their fuel ...
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