Booking Announcement: Return from Bangkok September 2021 on Japan Air Lines

This booking pairs with our previous announcement of booking a one-way award ticket on United Airlines to Singapore. I have now booked a return flight using American Airlines AAdvantage miles to get back home from southeast Asia. The flights worked for my schedule and were well timed for my needs. I will be flying Japan … Continue reading Booking Announcement: Return from Bangkok September 2021 on Japan Air Lines

United MileagePlus: waitlisting for domestic first class on award tickets

United MileagePlus has a little-published feature of their rewards program: waitlisting for a higher class of service. This only applies to flights operated by United and booked using United Mileage Plus miles. Partner flights cannot be waitlisted and you are stuck in the class that you book. I will use my own booking mentioned in … Continue reading United MileagePlus: waitlisting for domestic first class on award tickets

Cathay Pacific 777 long haul business class flight review HKG-JFK CX 846

Elite status: none Aircraft type: B777-300ER Seat: 23K (window with direct aisle access) Padding:  Padding on the seat is very soft and comfortable. Great for a long haul flight.  Recline: Seat reclines all the way down to an 180 degree flat bed. The recline positing is also great for working or watching video entertainment.  Pitch: … Continue reading Cathay Pacific 777 long haul business class flight review HKG-JFK CX 846

Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Review March 2019 HKG International Airport Terminal 1

Access Method: business class ticket on Cathay Pacific  Location: next to Gate 2 Entrance was easy since I received an invitation card at checkin in Bangkok. It was promptly scanned and I was allowed in. I was told dining was upstairs.  I decided to go into the main level to see what was on offer. … Continue reading Cathay Pacific The Wing Business Class Lounge Review March 2019 HKG International Airport Terminal 1

Cathay Pacific 777 Regional Business Class Flight Review BKK-HKG CX 614

Elite status: none Aircraft type: B777-300 Seat: 16A Angled seats with a 2-3-2 configuration.  I had a window seat.  Padding:  Padding was very good and not too worn for an older aircraft. Good for reclining for a short nap.  Recline: The recline on the seat was great for a short haul flight as the seats … Continue reading Cathay Pacific 777 Regional Business Class Flight Review BKK-HKG CX 614

Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge Review March 2019 BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport International Terminal

Access Method: business class ticket on Cathay Pacific  Location: entrance from below beginning of F gates (escalator down from gates) The Cathay Pacific Lounge at the BKK airport has been remodeled since my last visit. They made some significant improvements! The lounge itself is long and narrow with tarmac views. Good for plane spotting and … Continue reading Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge Review March 2019 BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport International Terminal

Air China Beijing Capital Airport PEK business class lounge review

Access Method: Business Class Ticket Date of Visit: January 16, 2019 Time of Day: 5:30-7:30AM on a Wednesday.  Location: Near E gates up the escalators. My boarding pass for Hong Kong was scanned and I got right in. No lounge passes are needed for Air China customers in business or first class.  It was quiet … Continue reading Air China Beijing Capital Airport PEK business class lounge review

Air China 321 business class flight review PEK-HKG CA 101

Elite status: none Aircraft type: A321-200 Seat: 2A Padding:  Padding of the seat seemed a little hard for my liking but minor for a short flight.  Lumbar was adjustable too.  Recline: The seat went back almost 12 inches from the upright position. This along the the leg rest makes it good for short naps and … Continue reading Air China 321 business class flight review PEK-HKG CA 101