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Best Airports for a Long Layover.

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With United's recent devaluation, I have been doing a ton of flight searching to burn my small cache of United Mileage Plus miles. Mainly looking to maximize my miles by booking "around the world" trips from the ...

Saudia, Ethiopian, Alitalia, United + others: Rohan on Routes

Routes to be covered in today\'s discussion

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 ...

Korean Air A380 First Class New York to Seoul

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I arrived at JFK's T1 via private car at about 11:50am for my 2:00pm departure.  Korean Air (KE) offers a first class check-in area, staffed by two agents.  Both first class agents were assisting passengers (likely from the business class queue) when I arrived. One wrapped up ...

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Grand Hyatt Seoul (RTW - Part 12)

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Overview: A solid upper-mid-scale business hotel
Strengths: A wide variety of amenities and activities
Drawbacks: Hilltop location is not convenient to much (except the Dutch Embassy), Club lounge

I’ve previously reviewed this hotel here earlier this year and will just ...

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Thai Airways Business Class - Seoul to Hong Kong

checkin Introduction United Business Class Denver to Chicago & United First Class to Toronto Hyatt Regency Toronto Air Canada Executive First Toronto to Tokyo, & Delta Business Tokyo to Seoul Park Hyatt Seoul Tour of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Thai Business Class, Seoul to Hong Kong Grand ...
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The Park Hyatt Seoul

park_hyatt_seoul_10 Introduction United Business Class Denver to Chicago & United First Class to Toronto Hyatt Regency Toronto Air Canada Executive First Toronto to Tokyo, & Delta Business Tokyo to Seoul Park Hyatt Seoul Tour of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Thai Business Class, Seoul to Hong Kong Grand ...

Tokyo and Seoul: Part 5 – Hotel on a Hill: Grand Hyatt Seoul

Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – AA 167 JFK-NRT 777 Purportedly First Class; Narita Express Part 3 – Visiting Tokyo in 1970: Hotel Okura Part 4 – NH 1161 HND-GMP 777 Economy: Wow!  So this is what they have back here? Part 5 – Hotel on a Hill: Grand Hyatt Seoul Part 6 – KE 85 ...

Part 1 – Introduction: Tokyo and Seoul: A short Asian roadshow

Part 1 – Introduction Part 2 – AA 167 JFK-NRT 777 Purportedly First Class; Narita Express Part 3 – Visiting Tokyo in 1970: Hotel Okura Part 4 – NH 1161 HND-GMP 777 Economy: Wow!  So this is what they have back here? Part 5 – Hotel on a Hill: Grand Hyatt Seoul Part 6 – KE 85 ICN-JFK ...

Air Canada Executive First - Toronto to Tokyo & DL Business - NRT-ICN

AC Check-In Introduction United Business Class Denver to Chicago & United First Class to Toronto Hyatt Regency Toronto Air Canada Executive First Toronto to Tokyo, & Delta Business Tokyo to Seoul Park Hyatt Seoul Tour of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Thai Business Class, Seoul to Hong Kong Grand ...
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Review: Park Hyatt Seoul

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It comes as no surprise that you will always be pampered at a Park Hyatt property. Indeed, that that is to be assumed in a luxury hotel chain. The question then becomes whether price, location, and amenities make a Park Hyatt property the best choice in a city ...

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Seoul Incheon to Tokyo Narita in Asiana First Class

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Just two blocks away from the Park Hyatt in Seoul was a bus station with coaches going to either Incheon or Gimpo Airports. The wait for a bus was only two minutes and we were soon our way to the Incheon International Airport—one of the classiest airports I have ever flown out of. Even with ...

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Photo Tour: Asiana Star Gold/Business Class Lounge at Seoul Incheon

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I think many travelers give the airport lounges of U.S. legacy carriers a bad rap. Afterall, most of the United, Continental, US Airways, Delta, and American lounges I have been in provide an oasis from the busy terminals, (generally) cleaner restrooms, ...

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Review: The Westin Chosun, Seoul

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Nestled in the heart of the Seoul, the Westin Chosun Hotel already had something going for it before I arrived—its prime location around restaurants and shopping automatically puts the hotel in a favorable position for those visiting Seoul for business ...

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Airlines Dropping Tokyo: Radiation Risk

Alitalia joined Lufthansa in keeping flights away from Tokyo as nuclear workers in Japan flight a meltdown at reactors damaged by the earthquake and tsunami.

Alitalia will divert its 14 weekly Tokyo trips from Rome and Milan to Osaka. Alitalia’s switch to Osaka was “to ...