Tag Archives: Ethiopian Airlines

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… Read more »

Trip Report: Leaving Paradise: Ethiopian Business Class Mahe to Addis Ababa to Paris

Ethiopian Flt. 878 SEZ to ADD Boeing 737-800, Business Class, Dep. 4:12pm Arr. 6:30pm Ethiopian Flt. 704, ADD to CDG Boeing 767-300, Business Class, Dep. 11:55pm Arr. 5:15am (+1) After a great five days, it was time to leave the Seychelles. We arrived at Mahe’s airport about two hours before… Read more »

Trip Report: To the Seychelles Part 2: Addis Ababa Ground Experience and Ethiopian ADD to SEZ

Ethiopian Airlines Flt. 879, Cloud Nine Business Class, Boeing 737 Dep. ADD 10:10 AM Arr. 3:25 PM Upon arriving in Addis, we were let out right into the main terminal at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport. I’d never been to an African airport before and I was caught by surprise… Read more »

Trip Report: To the Seychelles Part 1: Ethiopian Airlines Washington-Dulles to Addis Ababa, Cloud Nine Business Class

Ethiopian Airlines Flt. 501, Washington-Dulles to Addis Ababa, “Cloud Nine” Business Class Boeing 777-200LR Dep. IAD 10:15am Arr. ADD 6:35am +1 Our trip to the Seychelles started out unglamorously early on a Sunday morning. Dulles is not a great airport for those living in downtown Washington, with taxi fares easily… Read more »

Three Last Hurrahs = Going to the Seychelles and France!

There is a confluence of three deadlines coming up: (1) US Airways miles will be less useful for Star Alliance reward bookings as of March 30.  (The airline says it will retain relationships with some Star Alliance members after that date, but for how long and in what form is… Read more »