Posted at 1:26 pm , on December 19, 2019
I would like to thank JC, another friend whom I managed to ‘squeeze’ some pictures out on her recent trip to Sapporo with her family on Korean Air Business Class. Both legs were operated on the wide body jets which still uses a rather dated angled flat product. Regardless, this still wins being upright in Economy Class!
At slightly less than SGD $2k per person, this is quite a good price for Business Class as Economy Class on Singapore Airlines to Japan in December can easily hit $1.4 – $1.5k per person! The only drawback? Skyteam is not exactly a great alliance to accrue your miles.
Posted at 1:09 pm , on December 18, 2019
After trying out the Air China First Class from Houston to Panama City, here comes Air China in Economy Class on both regional and short haul flight.
My recently concluded family trip to Fukuoka was on Air China via Beijing. At only $2.8k for 6 person, this is an excellent price as the price for Singapore Airlines for the same date came up to $9.2k! Top up another $400 and you can get yourself on Air China Business class which frankly is not a bad deal.
Posted at 10:29 am , on November 1, 2019
Another friend of mine, ET recently flew on SQ 32 (San Francisco direct). Singapore Airlines operates 10 direct flights to San Francisco in a week (7 on SQ 32 and 3 on SQ 34) on top of the daily flight via Hong Kong on SQ 2.
Although the product is the same on the Business Class for all 3 flights, they operate on different planes. SQ 2 uses the 77WR with 48 J seats, SQ 32 uses the long haul A350 with 42 J seats and SQ 34 has the most J seats with 67 on the A350 ULR.
Personally I have no preference between SQ 32 and 34 (probably slight preference towards SQ 34 due to the lower overall plane density and a better flight timing) but I would prefer the direct flight over SQ 2 anytime.
Posted at 2:05 pm , on October 30, 2019
Another pictorial review, this time from my friend CP who was recently in Bangkok for a conference and he flew back on SQ 979 in Business Class. Being on A330-300, he was on the old Business Class spotting the angled-flat seats in 2-2-2 configuration.
Posted at 11:22 am , on October 16, 2019
CHC and I were in Bangkok recently and we had the chance of trying out Thai Airways on their new Airbus A350-900. We were booked in Economy Class (Q class fare, which is a semi-flex fare) and knowing of Thai Airways’ same day walk up upgrade, we decided to give it a try.
You can check the seat availability on Expertflyer before travelling to know how full the cabin is but 48 hours before flying, this info is no longer available and one can only check at the check in counter (on the day of flying).
Posted at 9:29 am , on September 25, 2019
*Picture courtesy of kempinski.com
Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) is one of the lesser known hotel membership program (vs. Marriott, Hilton, IHG etc) but they do have some great properties. Member hotels include luxury brands such as Capella, Anantara, Kempinski, Park Royal, Pan Pacific and many more! (click here for the list of hotels under GHA).
For those Citi Prestige cardholders, one of the less known benefit is the GHA Discovery Black (highest level) membership.
All you need to do is to sign up for membership, call up Citi Prestige Concierge and give them your membership number and your status will be upgraded within 4 to 6 weeks.
Posted at 10:11 am , on September 20, 2019
We traveled on both Scoot and Air Asia for our most recent trip to Penang. Although I have been on Air Asia before (Asia X to be precise), this was my first time on Scoot (formerly Tiger Air before being incorporated into Scoot).
Posted at 9:26 am , on September 20, 2019
Some pictures from my friend BL who managed to snag 3 seats on Spontaneous Escape recently to Seoul. Here are some pictures on his return flight – SQ 611
Posted at 11:12 am , on July 24, 2019
Here are pictures from my friend CAP who recently flew back on SQ 637 from Narita to Singapore. Just like Osaka, Singapore Airlines recently introduced seasonal flight on A380 to and from Narita Airport. They used to fly the A380 on SQ11/SQ12 to Los Angeles (which has since been swapped to a Boeing 777-300ER).
Posted at 2:32 pm , on July 15, 2019
Review by CHC
I had the chance to use this lounge on my way up to Bangkok for a weekend conference and was glad to have the opportunity to use my Priority Pass to access it, as this was just recently opened to Priority Pass users.
The Changi Lounge at Jewel is a very welcome addition to the lounge offerings at Changi Airport, and will especially be of delight to traveler’s departing from Terminal 1 but who wants to have some time landside in Jewel (or has a companion who wants to explore Jewel but him/herself having no interest to do so). For my international readers, please do spend some time exploring the iconic structure before resting your feet in the lounge!