Hello from South Africa! We’ve had an incredible week on safari with my dad, and I look forward to sharing more details on that shortly. Unfortunately it has been a very busy week, given that we’ve spent seven hours per day on game drives, which sure limits free time. I should have lots more content in the next week, as the safari portion of our trip wraps up.
On the points & travel front, this week IHG opened registration for their latest promotion, Cathay Pacific’s chairman resigned, an American mechanic was arrested for tampering with a plane, we learned the details of WOW Air’s (bizarre) relaunch, and much more.
With that out of the way, here’s a recap of this week on the blog:
On Sunday morning my dad, Ford, and I, landed in Johannesburg. The only thing is that my dad actually had no clue where we were. It was only after passing through immigration that he figured what continent he was on, much less what country he was in.
How did this happen?
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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 on how much fun we had.
I rank La Premiere as the world’s second best first class product onboard, and I rank their ground product in Paris as being the best in the world. So when you combine the two, I do think Air France offers the world’s most well rounded first class.
So, how did they do on this trip?
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I hope everyone has a great rest of the weekend!