Federal Airlines Lounge Johannesburg – 7

Review: Federal Air Lounge Johannesburg Airport

Our two safari destinations in South Africa were Singita Boulders in Sabi Sands Reserve, and Singita Lebombo in Kruger National Park. Getting to & from these parks required taking three flights -- one from Johannesburg to Sabi Sands, one from Sabi Sands…

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Filed Under: Airport Lounge Reviews, Other Airlines
Intercontinental Johannesburg Airport – 14

Review: InterContinental Johannesburg Airport

We landed from Paris at around 10AM, and were departing the next morning at 10:30AM. We were in South Africa to go on safari, but rather than continuing to our first camp immediately, we decided to first spend a night in Johannesburg: -- Given that safari…

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Filed Under: Hotel Reviews, IHG Rewards
Air France La Premiere – 1

Review: Air France 777 First Class

I'll keep this review relatively short, and will focus on what made this flight unique. I was more detailed in my review of the New York to Paris flight a couple of days prior. Then there's my most detailed Air France first class review ever, which was…

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Filed Under: Air France/KLM, Airline Reviews
La Premiere Lounge Paris – 52

Review: Air France La Premiere Lounge Paris

We had to check out of the Park Hyatt Paris at 4PM, way ahead of our 11:20PM flight to Johannesburg. We ended up taking an Uber to the airport at around 5PM, and got there before 6PM. I was super excited for my dad and Ford to experience Air France's…

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The Beekman Hotel Lobby 15

Review: The Beekman Hotel, New York City

I had to be in New York for meetings earlier this summer, and decided to take the opportunity to check out some of the new World of Hyatt properties in the city, starting with The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel. The Beekman is a Category 6 property for World…

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Park Hyatt Vendome – 1

Review: Park Suite At Park Hyatt Paris Vendome

We had two nights in Paris, and I decided to book the Park Hyatt Paris for that time. I reviewed this hotel a bit over a year ago, so won't be writing a full review this time. Rather I'll focus on the rooms we received (which were different than last…

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Air France La Premiere – 2

Review: Air France La Premiere 777-300ER

I last reviewed Air France La Premiere on a flight a couple of years ago from Paris to Houston. I say that up front because that review was much more detailed than I'll make this one in terms of the hard product, while this review will mostly be focused…

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Filed Under: Air France/KLM, Airline Reviews
Air France First Class Lounge Jfk – 7

Review: Air France La Premiere Lounge & Spa New York JFK

We had a nearly five hour layover at JFK, as we arrived before 12PM from Toronto, and were connecting to Paris on Air France in first class at 4:25PM (in the next installment I'll share the tickets that I booked). Remember that at this point my dad still…

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Filed Under: Air France/KLM, Airport Lounge Reviews
Delta First Class Crj 900 – 6

Review: Delta Air Lines CRJ-900 First Class

After flying from Miami to Toronto on American Airlines, we spent one night in Toronto. We just stayed at the Sheraton Gateway Toronto Airport, which I've reviewed before, so won't be writing about again this time. We met my dad in Toronto, and then…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, Delta
American A319 First Class – 6

Review: American Airlines A319 First Class

Since you guys seemed to enjoy my recent review of Delta's 737 first class, I've decided to review more domestic (or in this case transborder) flights. To kick off our awesome trip, Ford and I flew to Toronto, which is where we were meeting my dad (he…

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Delta 737 First Class – 3

Review: Delta Air Lines 737 First Class

To finish off the trip, Ford and I flew to Tampa, both so we could see my mom, and also so we could pick up Winston, because he had spent the past couple of weeks hanging out with her. Any flight where Winston is waiting on the other end feels as long…

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British Airways 777 First Class – 6

Review: British Airways 777 First Class

While I've flown British Airways first class many times before, there were a couple of things that would make my flight from London to Boston unique: -- This would be my first time flying British Airways' 777 first class; up until now I've only flown…

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British Airways Club Europe A320 – 7

Review: British Airways A320 Business Class

To return from Mykonos to the US we decided to fly British Airways, given what a convenient routing they had available. Getting from Mykonos to the US same day without leaving at the crack of dawn is a challenge. Furthermore, it's great to be able to…

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Santa Marina Mykonos – 18

Review: Santa Marina, Luxury Collection, Mykonos

We had a great time in Santorini last summer, so this summer we decided to visit Mykonos. We decided to book Santa Marina, which is a Marriott Luxury Collection property, using points. Hotel rates in Mykonos are crazy-high in summer. Not because the…

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Thai Airways A350 Business Class – 5

Review: Thai Airways A350 Business Class

And now it's time for a review of the MVP of this trip, in my opinion. Actually, there might be one more pleasant surprise coming up after this. To get back to Europe I was flying Thai Airways' A350-900 to Milan. While Thai Airways has several destinations…

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Miracle Lounge Bangkok Airport – 6

Review: Miracle First Class Lounge Bangkok Airport

Continuing my tour of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport lounges, I decided to next check out the Miracle First Class Lounge, located in Concourse D. Bangkok Airport has at least nine(!!!) Miracle Lounges -- some are technically "first class" lounges while…

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Filed Under: Airport Lounge Reviews, Trip Reports
Turkish Airlines Lounge Bangkok – 7

Review: Turkish Airlines Lounge Bangkok Airport

After visiting the rather underwhelming Thai Airways Lounge, I figured it was time to check out the Turkish Airlines Lounge, which just recently opened. I had access to this lounge on account of my Star Alliance business class ticket, though the lounge…

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Filed Under: Airport Lounge Reviews, Trip Reports
Thai Airways Business Lounge Bangkok – 11

Review: Thai Airways Business Lounge Bangkok Airport

I was flying Thai Airways business class from Bangkok to Europe shortly after midnight, and ended up getting to the airport at 5PM. I figured this would be a good opportunity to review a few different lounges, and also to get some work done. I've reviewed…

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Waldorf Astoria Bangkok – 37

Review: Waldorf Astoria Bangkok

On this trip I had a day and a half in Bangkok. I arrived at around 10AM, and my flight the next night was at around midnight. Bangkok is one of the best cities in the world when it comes to reasonably priced luxury hotels, so I was looking forward to…

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Filed Under: Hilton, Hotel Reviews
Eva Air 787 Business Class – 34

Review: EVA Air 787-9 Business Class

After flying from Newark to Brussels to Vienna, my next flight was to Bangkok on EVA Air's 787-9, featuring their new business class product. EVA Air's Vienna flight alternates between operating nonstop to Taipei, and operating via Bangkok. This was…

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Filed Under: Airline Reviews, EVA Air