First Class Posts

The only passenger in Asiana Airlines First Class Seoul to Frankfurt

For the second time on my trip, I would be the only passenger in the First Class Cabin on a long haul flight.  Not too shabby!

the Asiana Airlines Boeing 747-400 Combi that would take me to Frankfurt
Then again, shabby could be a word used to describe the First Class ...
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TAM “Business” Class B777 São Paulo (GRU) to Paris (CDG) Trip Report

As my around the world tour continued, my next stop was Paris, and after just a day layover I had to leave the fantastic city of São Paulo to continue my trip. Although my trip was booked in First Class, I was booked in TAM’s Business Class for this leg of the trip because as of ...

US Airways 7 Day Upgrade Window - What's the Point?

As a recent US Airways Chairman, I am adjusting to their system.  My general rule of thumb is that I add my frequent flyer account to whichever airline I am flying.  For example, this week I am flights to Tulsa (on American) and to Omaha (on US Airways) and have put my respective numbers ...

Thai Airways A346 Royal First Class from Bangkok to Hong Kong

I saw 4 engines, but this airplane was made in France, not Seattle.  Yep, I got TG'd.  In plain English, the original aircraft scheduled to make this trip has changed to something else.  It could be worse, at least this flight still had a first class cabin (unlike the experience James ...

Thai Airways Royal First Class Lounge and Spa

Thai Airways has plenty of issues, but the experience before departure in Bangkok when in Royal First Class is hard to beat.  An excellent lounge, plus an hour long massage in their spa is a great way to prepare for a flight.  I've visited before, but routing via Bangkok in First Class is ...

Lounge Review: Air China First Class Lounge at Beijing

The Air China First Class Lounge at Beijing Capital Airport is located airside (after security) in terminal 3, near gate E20. It’s located on the second floor of the international terminal and is only available to first class passengers on Air China or Star Alliance flights and (surprisingly) ...

US Airways Domestic First Class meal, Phoenix to Minneapolis

Last Friday, I flew US Airways from Salt Lake City to Minneapolis, via Phoenix. At online check-in, I was selecting my seats and noticed that I could select a seat in First class on both segments (SLC-PHX, PHX-MSP) for free.
Did this mean I was upgraded? 
As many of you are aware, I ...

AA Responds to My Complaint About New Meal Policy

Back on the first of the month, I had the opportunity to fly AA first class from Orlando to DFW, a day that just happened to coincide with the introduction of AA's new First Class meal policy for domestic flights.  I won't rehash the entire slate of changes here, but the big change was to ...

Air China First Class Review - Los Angeles to Beijing, Boeing 777-300ER

Okay, so let’s address the obvious question. . . Why on earth would I want to fly Air China??? I know. I know. I must have heard that question a dozen times when I told people I was flying Air China to Beijing. Everyone warned me that Air China was a terrible airline and my flight would be ...

Lounge Review: Air New Zealand Koru Club Lounge at LAX

I feel really bad for Air New Zealand premium cabin passengers. It's not because this is a horrible lounge. It's not. It's just that Air New Zealand also operates the new LAX Star Alliance Lounge. But for whatever reason, Air New Zealand is still operating out of terminal 2 and not out of the newly ...

Thai Airways Royal First Class on the Airbus A380 Frankfurt to Bangkok

After a less than smooth transit experience in Frankfurt, I was excited to try out the new flagship of Thai's fleet, the A380.  Lots of purple as expected, but the Royal First Class seat was a great way to travel.

Thai Airways Royal First Class Suite on the Airbus A380
I've ...

Air China First Class Video Preview

I'm back from my trip around the Pacific rim! It was an amazing trip on some fantastic airlines and I can't wait to share of all my pictures with you guys. I took over 1000 pictures (90% of them are of airplanes) so there will be plenty to see. :-)
But I know you guys have been dying to see ...

Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Munich then transiting Frankfurt

After my excellent Lufthansa flight from Toronto, I had a few hours in Munich before continuing to Frankfurt and beyond.  I planned spend the layover in the Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Munich, which I could access as a passenger arriving on Lufthansa in First Class with an onward flight. ...

First Class all to myself: Lufthansa Inaugural Toronto to Munich

Hello Lufthansa First Class, it is nice to see you again.  For this flight from Toronto to Munich, I'd have the Airbus 330-300  First Class cabin to myself.  Score!

Lufthansa A330-300 First Class Cabin
Note: getting this posted has been delayed by a major ...

Thai Airways B747-400 First Class - Photo Tour (BKK-MUC)

I cashed in some UNITED miles for a R/T Europe to South East Asia first class reward. Here is a photo tour of the Thai (TG) B747-400 first class cabin on my return flight to Munich. You can also check out my photo tour of the TG A380 First class on my FRA-BKK flight. I have to say I think I like the ...

Using United Miles to Visit Japan and New Zealand

Back in January (and before the great devaluation), my friend and I decided to use the last of our remaining United Airlines Mileage Plus miles for a trip to Japan and New Zealand. The all business class award redemption cost my friend 135,000 miles and my first/business class award cost me 147,500 ...

Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Frankfurt (A, B and Z Gates)

Lufthansa has some great ground services for first class passengers but those services are only offered to first class passengers flying on Lufthansa or Swiss Air operated flights. Because I was flying Asiana Airlines first class from Frankfurt to Seoul, I wasn't granted access to the Frankfurt ...

Lounge Review: Asiana First Class Lounge at Seoul Incheon

This lounge visit was part of my trip to Turkey and China. My index including trip reports for Air Canada, Asiana, Thai Airways and Turkish Airlines, and lounge and hotel reviews can be found here. 
The Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge at Seoul Incheon Airport is located in ...

Thai Airways A380 First Class - Photo Tour (FRA-BKK)

I cashed in some UNITED miles for a R/T Europe to South East Asia first class reward. Here is a photo tour of the Thai (TG) A380 first class cabin on my flight from Frankfurt, Germany to Bangkok, Thailand. 



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