Introduction I was originally scheduled to fly on Qatar's newly-announced Auckland to Doha service, but due to aircraft availability, the commencement of this route was pushed back. As a result, my ticket was rebooked on Qatar's Sydney to Doha service, operated by its flagship aircraft, the Airbus A380-800. A couple of weeks prior to the
Introduction Thanks to a very affordable first class fare out of London, I was finally able to book a flight in SWISS First on the airline's brand new B777-300ER aircraft, an experience I was very much looking forward to. Commencing my trip in London meant that I had to book a separate positioning flight from
Introduction In order to get to Dubai for a conference, I had booked a one-way flight to Europe with a stopover in Dubai in Emirates First Class using Alaska Mileage Plan miles - luckily I did so just a couple of weeks prior to a big devaluation, which tripled the price for Emirates First Class redemptions.
Introduction After a couple of days in Vienna, it was time to go back to the United States. I had originally booked an Austrian Airlines award flight to Washington Dulles and then on to Indianapolis, but a couple of days before departure, a First Class award seat opened up on American's London to Chicago flight.
Introduction Back in July, American scheduled its first domestic flight on the brand-new B787-9 for October 6th. The flight was scheduled to leave at 7:20 am in the morning from Dallas Fort Worth for an arrival at 8:41 am in Los Angeles. As soon as I heard about this very special flight I checked the
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
Introduction After arriving at Narita from my SriLankan flight, I quickly cleared transit security and entered an essentially abandoned Terminal 2. I was surprised to find a Japan Airlines representative waiting for me at transit security with a sign of my name. I was thinking that she was an escort through security for me, but
Not too long ago, I posted about my trip in Etihad First Apartment. This trip report is about my connecting flight in British Airways First Class from London Heathrow to Chicago O'Hare. While the airside transfer process at Heathrow is quite straightforward, changing terminals landside is a little bit more complicated. After arriving into Terminal 4, you
Thanks to a mistake fare a while ago, I was able to take advantage of this great opportunity to fly Etihad First Apartment from Abu Dhabi to London. Etihad is the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, which they mention a lot, probably to remind people that it's not Emirates. Etihad has a number of different
A couple of weeks ago, I posted about my mileage run to Puerto Rico, which helped me to achieve American Airlines AAdvantage Platinum status with just one trip as American offered a fast-track option to get frequent flyer status with its AAdvantage program. If you are currently not an elite member with American, I would