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 After visiting a friend in Adelaide, I had to make my way back to Auckland, New Zealand to catch the first segment of my return trip to Vienna. American Airlines Aadvantage charges 25,000 miles for a one-way business class ticket within Australia and New Zealand, which is quite a steal, considering that one could
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 After spending a relaxing six hours in the Cathay Pacific First Class "The Pier" lounge, it was time for my flight to Auckland. While I have traveled in Cathay Pacific's Business Class before, it was only for a short regional flight to Bangkok. Ever since that flight, I have been wanting to try Cathay Pacific
Introduction As part of a trip to New Zealand, I had the opportunity to travel on Qatar Airways Business Class on three flights. This trip report is about my flight from Doha to Hong Kong, which was schedule for about seven hours. Unfortunately, many of Qatar's flights leave in the very early morning to accommodate passengers arriving
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 I needed to go back home to Vienna on short notice and found some great business class fares between the U.S. and Lisbon on Azores Airlines, a very small carrier based on the Azores islands - the flight was even cheaper than a coach ticket so I booked it right away. The routing was
Introduction I usually do not write trip reports about coach flights, but since this Interjet flight from Mexico City to Dallas Fort Worth was operated by a pretty rare aircraft, the Sukhoi Superjet 100, I decided to make an exception to that rule. Getting back to the U.S. from Cuba has become a lot easier
Introduction After two friends of mine invited me to join them on a trip to Cuba for a week, I had the hard task of arranging flights from Vienna to Havana and then on to the United States. Finding flights from Europe to Cuba is relatively easy. I had a bunch of British Airways Avios