American Airlines A321T Business Class LAX-JFK

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On my recent status run with American Airlines, I flew from Honolulu to San Juan and back on a relatively cheap business class fare in order to earn 50% bonus Elite Qualifying Points. Another advantage of this trip is that I was able to route myself to try the new Airbus A321 transcon … [Read more...]

United Airlines p.s. BusinessFirst SFO-JFK

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Last fall I needed to get to Toronto and was faced with two unpleasant options. I could either fly non-stop on a red-eye flight with Air Canada, or I could connect in San Francisco and New York-JFK and try United’s p.s. BusinessFirst service. Since I had never flown on the p.s. route and … [Read more...]

Review: Hyatt 48Lex

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I don’t visit New York very often, but when I do I find myself frustrated by high prices for hotels that are often disappointing. They may have some pros, but there are too many cons considering what I’m paying. For example, the Grand Hyatt New York has an excellent Grand Club and good … [Read more...]

Singapore Airlines NEW First Class, Singapore to Mumbai

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Introduction/Booking New LAX Star Alliance Lounge/Tom Bradley International Terminal Singapore A380 Suites, Los Angeles to Tokyo-Narita ANA Suite Lounge (Satellite 4) and United Club, Tokyo-Narita Singapore A380 Suites, Tokyo-Narita to Singapore Singapore Changi Ambassador Transit … [Read more...]

Review: Hyatt Regency Waikiki (Pre-/Post-Renovations)

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Last month I took a long-ish trip between Honolulu and San Juan, in part to try out the new service on American Airlines’ A321T between Los Angeles and New York-JFK and also to help me satisfy a trial for my new AAdvantage Executive Platinum status. Rather than make an immediate turn I … [Read more...]

Review: Singapore A380 Suites Tokyo-Narita to Singapore

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Introduction/Booking New LAX Star Alliance Lounge/Tom Bradley International Terminal Singapore A380 Suites, Los Angeles to Tokyo-Narita ANA Suite Lounge (Satellite 4) and United Club, Tokyo-Narita Singapore A380 Suites, Tokyo-Narita to Singapore Singapore Changi Ambassador Transit … [Read more...]