First Class Posts

Lounge Review: Korean Airlines Skyteam Lounge at LAX

I got to the airport about three hours before my flight because I wanted to explore the terminal a bit before checking out the lounges. In addition to the Korean Air SkyTeam Lounge, I also visited the new Star Alliance Lounge. The new Star Alliance Lounge is exponentially better than the former ...

Trip Report: Thai Airways A380 First Class Bangkok to Paris

Flight: TG 930
Aircraft: Airbus A380
Bangkok (BKK) to Paris (CDG)
Depart: 12:10 AM on Thursday (12:42 AM actual)
Arrive: 6:50 AM on Thursday (6:30 AM actual)
Duration: 12hr 40mn
Seat: 3K First Class
The Royal Orchid Spa and Royal First Lounge were amazing and I really ...
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Booking My US Airways First Class Award with No Fuel Surcharges

British Airways flights have traditionally been one of the harder products to redeem for. Not because of their lack of availability or program restrictions but because they were just so darn expensive. It didn't matter if you were using British Airways Avios or American Airlines AAdvantage miles, it ...

First time to fly @ 71 & 78

Most every frequent flyer can think back to their first flight, I can recall as a kid flying from BWI to Orlando on Eastern Airlines to see Mickey. 
I was lucky to be able to fly at a young age but I never did think about the people in the world who just never experienced a take ...

Using United Miles to Get to Australia and New Zealand

Just a friendly reminder that United's Mileage Plus devaluation goes into effect on February 1, 2014.  You don't have to fly by February 1, 2014. You just have to book your trip by then. With a couple of weeks to go before the Great Devaluation, I decided this was a perfect time to burn my ...

American Airlines New Airbus A321T

Today American launches their first Airbus A321T (transcontinental) service from JFK to Los Angeles. Last month, I experienced the aircraft during an American Airlines event at JFK.

Overall, it's an impressive cabin. With In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) at every seat and seating for ...

Singapore Airlines First Class to Seoul SQ15 - Singapore Award

The final legs of my trip to the Maldives and in Singapore First Class would take us back to the US from Singapore with a stop in Seoul.  

We had already flown this route in the reverse direction on the outbound journey to Singapore.  Like most eastbound ...
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Visiting the Singapore Airlines Private Room - Singapore Award

Singapore Airlines is highly regarded for their in flight service.  On the ground, their service is not nearly as over the top.  Their home base at Changi Airport makes layovers easy, it is one of the nicest airports I've ever experienced with movie theaters, butterfly gardens among many ...

Using United Airlines Miles to Book Amazing Trips Around the World.

So a good friend of mine recently moved to Shanghai and I hadn't seen him in awhile. Having never been to mainland China, I decided this was a perfect opportunity for me to burn some United Airlines Mileage Plus miles and book an award flight to visit him. But like all travel fanatics, I couldn't ...

United Airlines Makes My Mom’s 60th Birthday Special

 I have to say I’m very impressed and sure in the grand schema of things it means nothing; but United Airlines did something I would have never expected! I wrote a quick email to an upper level person at UA, just letting them know my mother would be onboard 2 UA flights on her 60th ...

Feeling Coachy: Flying Humor on TV

You've probably seen all these clips before, but I thought I'd mention them for the few that have not. There are three TV clips that I often think of when boarding a plane. My favorite flying phrases, that get strange looks if you don't know them, come from these episodes: "I'm coachy!", "People up ...

Cathay Pacific First Class Cabin Refresh

Only a few weeks after Singapore Airlines announced their new first, business and economy class designs, Cathay Pacific is following suit. Today they announced their anticipated refresh of their first class seat.
While the new seat isn't a big departure from their existing design it now ...