Posted at 12:07 pm , on June 30, 2019
After trying out both Lufthansa Senator Lounge and Maple Leaf Lounge in Frankfurt during my last 2 visits, I have decided to try out the Senator Lounge again.
Until recently, transit in Frankfurt requires security check – which has since been dispensed with, though you still get an escort from the door to the lounge. Instead of weaving through the airport, one disembark straight to the waiting gate and straight to the lounge. In the past, you will come to the Maple Leaf Lounge first but with this new arrangement you reach the Senator Lounge first.
Senator Lounge is used as the First Class Lounge for Star Alliance First Class and Star Alliance Gold passengers. Unfortunately, there is no admission to the Lufthansa First Class Lounge or First Class Terminal (for those departing from Frankfurt).
Posted at 1:23 pm , on June 27, 2017
My flight from Montreal to Vancouver was initially booked on AC 309 which was scheduled to fly on an Airbus A330. The A330 features the classic pod (which I have reviewed here) in a 1-1-1 configuration, similar to that of the 767. Few months before my flight, I was switched to AC 307. Although the flight timing is better (5pm instead of 7pm), I got downgraded to an A320. The A320 uses the domestic recliner seat instead of the full flat seat. I tried to change my flight to AC 311 which uses a Dreamliner but I had no luck even up to 1 week before travel.
Posted at 3:23 pm , on June 24, 2017
I was quite lucky to be able to score another pair of Suites on SQ26 (which I guess could be the last as well). Suites / First class to North America is getting harder to come by (despite the recent devaluation). Instead of doing another post on SQ26 / Singapore Airlines Suites, I will focus on the difference from my previous flight. Paid about $900 for both tickets (compared to almost $1200 back in 2015).
Posted at 3:37 pm , on December 7, 2015
Canada was fun but a little hectic. 3 nights in 3 different locations:
- Niagara Falls
- Missisauga (Pearson International Airport)
We were quite lucky that the both days we were in Toronto and Niagara Falls, the temperatures were higher than that of Boston! The day we left Toronto for Niagara Falls, Toronto was enveloped in thick fog while for Niagara, it started to rain. Thanks to a clear weather, we had a magnificent 360 degree view of Toronto from CN Tower (where we had our dinner). A sunny noon in Niagara gave us opportunity for photo taking of the falls and the weather held up the following morning to allow us to enjoy Hornblower Cruise. The good weather we had in Niagara allowed us a magnificent view of the falls from our hotel, Sheraton On The Falls. Not long after we left Niagara, it started to rain pretty heavily.