Category: Airlines

Trip Report: Connecting in Vienna & Austrian Airlines Business Class Vienna to Oslo (VIE-OSL)

  This is part 3 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here.   Austrian Airlines Flt. 335  Vienna to Oslo (VIE-OSL) Embraer 195, Business Class, 2h 25m The last time I transited via Vienna I had
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Trip Report: Austrian Airlines Business Class Washington to Vienna (IAD-VIE)

This is part 2 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. (I have done some website redesign that should help with readability.  I still cannot figure out how to get my photos to resize for mobile
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Polaris-ish? Underwhelmed on United Polaris Business Sao Paulo to Washington (GRU-IAD)

United Airlines Flt. 860 Sao Paulo-Guarulhos to Washington-Dulles This is the concluding post of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here.  (Low-quality pictures in this post due to equipment issues, apologies.) In June 2016, United made a huge deal out of announcing its “new” business class, rebranding it
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Stelllaaaaaaa – Or getting stuck in Sao Paulo and the Sao Paulo Airport Marriott

This is part 19 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. It may seem like this trip report series is taking forever, but (a) it was a long trip and (b) other things have been going on which I will blog about shortly.  This should have been
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Trip Report: South African Airways New A333 Business Class Johannesburg to Sao Paulo, Sans Camera

This is part 18 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. South African Airways Flt. 222 Johannesburg to Sao Paulo – Guarulhos Sched. Dep. 11:15am              Sched. Arr. 4:00pm Actual Dep. 11:07am                Actual Arr. 3:30pm A330-300, Business Class My trip back home was an unusual, but not that
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Air Namibia Cape Town to Windhoek:  Shenanigans, or the 2 Hour Flight That Became an All-Day Journey

This is part 10 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. Air Namibia Flt. 704  Cape Town to Windhoek (via Walvis Bay) Sched. Dep. 11:30am    Actual Dep. 1:09pm Sched. Arr.  1:20pm   Actual Arr. 4:30pm A319, Coach In the aftermath of Unitedgate, where everyone became an expert on
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Trip Report: Air France Paris to Cape Town (CDG-CPT) Business Class

This is part 4 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. Air France Flt. 864 Paris- Charles de Gaulle to Cape Town Sched. Dep. 10:10AM    Actual Dep. 10:45AM Sched. Arr.  10:30PM      Actual Arr. 11:18PM Boeing 777-200, Business Class My flight from Dulles landed at the M concourse
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Turkish Airlines Washington-Dulles Lounge and Air France Business Class Washington-Dulles to Paris  (IAD-CDG)

This is part 3 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. Air France Flt. 55  Washington-Dulles to Paris B777-300ER, Business Class Sched. Dep. 6:35PM   Actual Dep. 6:29PM Sched. Arr.  8:00AM +1    Actual Arr.  7:38AM +1 It’s been awhile since I’ve flown out of Dulles.  But this
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South Africa & Namibia Preview #2: Planning My Stay, Hotels, the Protea Prokard Explorer, and IHG PointBreaks

This is post #2 in a series about my February-March 2017 Trip to South Africa and Namibia. With flights booked into Cape Town and out of Johannesburg, I had to figure out how I would spend my 12ish days in Africa.  From talking to folks, it seemed I really could spend the whole time in
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South Africa & Namibia Preview #1: Booking Award Travel to South Africa

In a few weeks I’ll be traveling to South Africa and Namibia, which will be my first trip to the mainland of Africa.  (Back in 2014, I went to the Seychelles with layovers in Ethiopia.)  At this point, South Africa, China, India, and Japan are pretty much the only major global destinations I haven’t been,
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