Remote Stand at Thessaloniki

Trip Report: Four Flights in Aegean Airlines Business Class to Requalify for Star Alliance Gold Status

Introduction It has become some sort of ritual for me: Flying four segments on Aegean Airlines in order to re-qualify for Star Alliance Gold status  - a pretty valuable perk when flying on United, which gets you free same-day confirmed changes, a free bag and access to United clubs even when flying domestically. Thanks to 

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American Airlines B777-300ER Business Class Cabin

Trip Report: American Airlines Business Class Hong Kong to Dallas Fort Worth B777-300ER

Introduction Earlier this year, I was able to purchase a very cheap ticket to Asia, which included American's Hong Kong to Dallas Forth Worth flight, operated by the airlines' new-ish B777-300ER. American's flight between Hong Kong and Dallas Fort Worth, a distance of 8,123 miles, is blocked for 16 hours and 20 minutes, which certainly can 

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Malaysia Airlines Business Class Seat

Trip Report: Malaysia Airlines Old Business Class Bangkok to Kuala Lumpur A330-300

Introduction To catch a flight to the U.S. I had to position to Kuala Lumpur. I quickly realized that this would be a great opportunity to experience Malaysia Airlines Business Class, a carrier which certainly has experienced strong headwinds over the last couple of years for obvious reasons. Using British Airways Avios, I had booked 

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Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class

Trip Report: Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class Hong Kong to Bangkok A330-300

Introduction Cathay Pacific usually puts a limited number of internationally-configured wide body aircraft on intra-Asia routes. The purpose of my side trip to Hong Kong was to try Cathay Pacific's international first class seat. At the time of making my reservation, the system showed a B777-300ER with an international first and business class cabin. Unfortunately, 

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Trip Report: Royal Jordanian Business Class Bangkok to Hong Kong B787-800

Introduction Bangkok to Hong Kong is a route served by many airlines and routinely sees wide body aircraft. While most flights are operated by Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airlines and Thai Airways, a small number of international carriers operate the Bangkok and Hong Kong route as a "Fifth Freedom" segment, a tag-on to an international segment. Royal 

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Trip Report: Lufthansa First Class Frankfurt to Chicago O'Hare B747-8

Introduction For Star Alliance, there are only four airlines left offering an international first class cabin flying across the Atlantic: Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, SWISS and United. A couple of years ago, SWISS restricted first class redemptions for elite members of its own frequent flyer program. Singapore also restricts virtually all first class award inventory to its own 

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SAS A330-300

Trip Report: SAS Scandinavian Business Class LAX to Stockholm Arlanda A330-300

Introduction In February, SAS Scandinavian matched a sale initiated by Norwegian Shuttle for SAS newest route between Los Angeles and Stockholm Arlanda. For a couple of days, tickets on SAS were available for $48. In addition, SAS coach fares earn 100% in Aegean's Miles & Bonus program, which was enough to re-qualify me for Star Alliance 

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