Category: Airlines

Heading Home Part 2: Turkish Airlines July 15 Heroes of Democracy Lounge and Istanbul to New York-JFK Business Class

This is the 20th and concluding part of 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. Turkish Airlines Flt. 11, Istanbul (IST) to New York-Kennedy (JFK) Boeing 777-300, Business Class, 11h 15m Perhaps the worst part of my
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Heading Home Part 1: La Valette Lounge & Turkish Airlines Malta to Istanbul Business Class

This is part 19 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. Turkish Airlines Flt. 1370 MLA to IST Boeing 737-800, Business Class Sch. Dep.  10:50am                Act. Dep. 11:03am Sch. Arr. 2:10pm                     Act. Arr. 2:29pm Yes, it’s
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Flying Air Malta Amsterdam to Luqa

This is part 14 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. Air Malta Flt. 395  Amsterdam (AMS) to Luqa (MLA) A320, Economy Class Sch. Dep. 11:50am     Sch. Arr. 2:50pm Act. Dep. 1:00pm        Act. Arr. 3:40pm Lots
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Hamburg Trip Preview

Yet another interruption in my Norway/Netherlands/Malta trip report series… Just six weeks after I returned, I’ll be heading back across the Atlantic for a bit of a wacky trip that includes mile earning and burning, and hopefully some relaxation if events beyond my control don’t get away. It also feels like the past month has
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K is for Kafkaesque: KLM Cityhopper Bergen to Amsterdam and train connection

This is part 9 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. KLM Cityhopper Flt. 1186 Bergen to Amsterdam, ERJ-190 Sch. Dep. 10:45am   Sch. Arr. 12:30pm Act. Dep. 11:45am   Act. Arr. 1:20pm As always, you should expect
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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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