First Class Posts

Lounge Review: British Airways Concorde Room at New York JFK

British Airways operates from terminal 7 at New York's JFK airport. The British Airways Concorde Room at JFK is located airside adjacent to gate 1. Once you clear through the First Class Check-in and Fast Track security lane, keep to your left and walk past the waiting area for gate 1. This part of ...

The United Global First Lounge at Chicago O'Hare before ANA flight

Our trip to began in Chicago on a cold, windy winter day.  The cold isn't usually a problem for O'Hare operations, but as the day wore on, the snow became a problem, ultimately leading to a pretty significant departure delay.  
I'm generally not someone who arrives to airports really ...
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Trip Report British Airways Boeing 747 First Class, New York to London

I'm just gonna cut to the chase and give you the spoiler. By first class standards, British Airways first class is not the best product. They aren't horrible by any means but for the price you pay in miles and cash (fuel surcharges and airport tax), British Airways first class leaves a lot to be ...
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Flight Review: American "US Airways" A321 First Class, DFW to Philadelphia


Welcome to the first installment of my Czech Republic-Romania trip report!  This trip started early (too early, really) on a rainy Saturday morning with a short hop from Dallas to Philadelphia.  Why a connection in Philadelphia, when there was an afternoon nonstop to Paris available ...
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Flight Review - American Airlines Boeing 767 Domestic First LAX-DFW

Domestic First Class on American is generally nothing to write home about.  You get a little extra legroom, a meal, and free alcohol, but the seat is nothing special, usually just a "cradle"-type seat - the notable exception being transcontinental routes such as Los Angeles to New York, which ...
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Trip Report: Alaska Air First Class Seattle to Honolulu

Good news for Alaska Airlines fliers as they just opened up a brand new Board Room in the N satellite concourse at Seattle-Tacoma Airport (SEA). When I flew this flight in October of 2015, the lounge wasn't open yet so I couldn't visit it but from what I hear, it's nice. Those departing from the N ...
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Don't Be Like Me And Screw Up A Korean Air Award Booking


Man, I really screwed the pooch on this one. I’m such an idiot and I hope that you guys can learn from my mistake. If you guys have been following along, then you know that I’m booked on the Vietnam Airlines A350 inaugural flight to Paris. Because Vietnam Airlines is a SkyTeam ...
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Amenity Kit Review: Thai Airways First Class (Rimowa 2014)

How about an amenity kit that looks like a mini Rimowa luggage case?  A few airlines offer these on occasion in their premium cabins.  I have only had one opportunity to pick one up, on my flight on the Thai Airways A380 between Frankfurt and Bangkok. For our introductory post on ...
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Amenity Kit Review: American Air Transcon First Class, Reno Air Heritage Kit

Earlier this year, American Airlines announced an upgrade to their passenger experience by introducing all new amenities kits for their international first and business class passengers and first class passengers on their transcon, Los Angeles to New York, Los Angeles to Miami and San Francisco to ...

Trip Report: Japan Airlines First Class Tokyo to Los Angeles, Boeing 777-300ER

This Japan Airlines first class flight review is part of my around the world trip using the last of my US Airways Dividend Miles a few months ago. My post on how I booked this trip last year can be found here.
About 30 minutes prior to boarding time, I left the Japan Airlines First Class Lounge ...
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Amenity Kit Review: Lufthansa First Class (Escada Male Summer 2014)

A nice amenity kit that can be repurposed as a tablet case.  Just like Lufthansa First Class, this is a pretty solid offering. Here I will review the Escada amenity kit I received when I last flew Lufthansa First Class in the summer of 2014. For our introductory post and description of the ...
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Report: Korean Air First Class Seoul (ICN) to Singapore (SIN)

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Seoul Incheon (ICN) - Singapore (SIN)
Friday, July 24, 2015
Depart: 6:40PM, Arrive: 11:50PM
Duration: 6 hours 10 minutes
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER

After a nice flight in first class on Korean's A380 and an awesome day in Seoul, we found ...
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Amenity Kit Review: Qantas First Class

This Qantas first class (men's) kit from my London to Dubai A380 flight a few months ago is another fantastic kit. It's a sleek kit and earns a near perfect score in our ratings. For our introductory post and description of the 5 category, 5 point rating scale, ...
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Review: Korean Air First Class Lounge at Seoul Incheon (ICN)


On our trip to Singapore and Bali, we planned a full day layover in Seoul, South Korea, in order to get in a tour of the DMZ. This full day layover would end up giving us a couple hours in the Korean Air First Class lounge in the morning, after landing on our A380 flight from LAX, and a couple ...
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Amenity Kit Review: British Airways First Class

This British Airways first class (men's) kit from my New York to London Heathrow flight a few months ago is one of my favorite kits. It's a classy kit full of wonderful products. For our introductory post and description of the 5 category, 5 point rating scale, click here. 
British Airways ...
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Amenity Kit Review: Japan Airlines First Class

Welcome to the first post in our new amenity kit review series! To kick it off, I will be reviewing my all-time favorite first class amenity kit - Japan Airlines first class. This kit earns a near perfect score and is my all-time favorite kit because of the quality of the contents and the ...
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Report: Korean Air First Class Los Angeles (LAX) to Seoul (ICN)

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Los Angeles (LAX) - Seoul Incheon (ICN)
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Depart: 11:30PM
Arrive: 4:15AM (Friday, July 24, 2015)
Duration: 12 hours 45 minutes
Aircraft: Airbus A380

After a rather disappointing lounge visit to Korean Air's facility, it ...
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Video Overview: Korean Air Kosmo Suite

 
Last week I flew on Korean Air First Class Kosmo Suites on two different planes: the A380 and the 777-300ER. From time to time, I enjoy making travel videos, and I compiled footage from both flights to make a video that I think outlines the cabin features and service pretty well. Let me ...