reward flying trip reports
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After my visit to the lounge it was off to the end of Concourse C to board the A380 for a 14 hour flight to Sydney.
The whole purpose of being in Paris on this day to catch a Qatar airways flight was to experience Q-suites. Such are the perils of making reservations a year in advance.
Booking a year out is when many great reward seats are available. In this case I had the choice of flying KLM in their 747 or Air France in their A330. Easy.
Knowing Delta's intentions were to replace the 747's with their new Airbus A350, I set another aircraft change alert.
Traveling on a carrier who doesn't fly to the USA is always an anticipated experience for me, especially on one with a great reputation for premium service.
While Singapore Airlines has numerous direct flights to Bali, I thought it would be fun to try KLM's fifth freedom flight. It was a good decision.
Reward Flying has reviewed the JAL Sky Suite twice as well as the Shell Flat Neo, so reviewing the Sky Suite III was anticipated.
It's all Delta's fault. So thanks Delta for a reason to fly Japan Airlines first class again.
So I saved at least 10,000 points and got to Chicago in first class with the quickest connection.
Speaking of IFE. The true in-flight entertainment was out the window on this flight!
On a nice day from the domestic terminal over to international is a 15 minute walk. Today a crowded shuttle would take me there for an anticipated first time on the world renowned airline Emirates.
Before the Emirates flight I took an EK codeshare on Jetstar to Auckland. It was interested to see the differences between the two carriers that fly between Auckland and Wellington.
Finally it was off to Gate 60, just 2 minutes downstairs from the lounge where I met Chip. Chip was standing right in the middle of the boarding area where...
Having flown Thai's 747 last year on a business class ticket sitting in a first class seat, I was anxious to try the real first class experience.
One of the attendants whose name was Angie walked up the jetway to meet me halfway. She introduced herself and escorted me onto the plane.
It's fair to say anticipation was at an extreme for this flight. A year in the making the day finally came.
The first leg of a round the world, 29,950 mile trip (which was scaled back believe it or not) began with a short hop to New York on JetBlue...
UA838 wheels touched SFO's 28R 45 minutes early. AT&T received my login signal immediately. I opened the UA app and....
For avgeek anticipation what could be better than boarding a 3 week old 777-300 flying its 13th international flight with the brand new Polaris Business class seats?
While the seats were subpar (at least compared to the B777 and A350 planes), China Airlines made amends with a fantastic dinner.
The only problem taking Lufthansa to Frankfurt then Asiana to Seoul is my destination was Japan.
What to do?I came within a mouse click of changing the flight. Am I glad I didn't.
A couple years ago I flew 4 international segments on their new 747-8i which only enhanced my affection for the airline. Maybe I was due for a let down.
Yes I had wanted to try Lufthansa in business, especially on the 747-8i in the upper deck. At least I can scratch it off the bucket list.
Two agents sat talking to each other at the counter seemingly with no interest of what was not taking place, boarding.
I was handed a box. I thought it might be something like a box of chocolates where I'd pick one. I had no idea it was dinner!
It's always important to leave on a positive note, pajamas in business class.
Tokyo to New Delhi was a day flight, meaning eat and watch movies, so the question I pondered was if this flight would be up to the task.
What more can be said? The worst part of this flight was arriving.
reward flying lounge reports
Reviews of premium lounges you might visit while reward flying.
It is a grand entrance up the massive escalator to an open lobby seemingly without a ceiling. The entrance itself depicts the opulence of this one of a kind first class lounge.
After seeing both the first class and business class sides, I'd probably return to the business side as it has some better features.
In September 2017 American Airlines opened a new Flagship Lounge at Chicago's O'Hare airport.
Without question this is a fantastic lounge. It is comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, has great views, delicious food and a spa.
The golf cart pulled up to the Royal First Lounge like you'd pull up to any tee at your favorite golf course. In other words, anywhere.
Offering my boarding passes the agent immediately asked me to follow her. She escorted me through the first class lounge and handed me off to the attendant in The Private Room.
What a great lounge! Yes the decor might be getting a little long in the tooth but the food, drink and service were excellent.
While the Frankfurt First Class Terminal is best known, the lounge in Terminal One Concourse B close to gate B26 is its twin sister.
The new United Airlines Polaris lounge at Chicago's O'Hare airport is located in Terminal 1, Concourse C next to Gate C18.
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