Tagged: Business Class

Bed over Europe on LAN 787 Dreamliner Madrid to Frankfurt

After many years of missing out I finally got to ride the LAN tag flight from Madrid to Frankfurt. Previously operated by the A340 aircraft, the route now offers their latest product on the 787 Dreamliner. This flight starts in Santiago, flying to Madrid before continuing to Frankfurt. By joining at Madrid, this called...

Iberia Dali VIP Lounge Madrid T4 (Schengen)

Iberia’s Regional Lounge in Madrid Terminal 4 for flying inside Schengen is the Dali VIP lounge (Dali Sala VIP). The lounge is a very similar design to the Iberia’s Velazquez lounge in terminal 4S for non-Schengen flights but smaller and has less facilities. For short intra-European flights, the lounge is an average flagship business class lounge...

Regional intercontinental flying in Spain Air Nostrum business class

Over consecutive days I flew in and out of Melilla, one of the Spanish exclaves on the Moroccan north coast (the other exclave, Ceuta, I visited earlier). First a short hop from Malaga to Melilla then onto Manilla where I would be connecting to a LAN Chile flight to Frankfurt...

Singapore to Helsinki on Finnair A340 Business Class

Just flew Finnair between Singapore and Helsinki on their older but good A340 business class product. Fully flat beds, individual aisle access and some Nordic colours goes a long way toward making a comfortable 12 hour flight onto Europe. I eventually got to fly after postponing the flight a few...

Virgin Australia Adelaide to Denpasar Bali in Business Class

Virgin Australia operates the main premium product into Denpasar from Australia. Although a domestic narrow body hard product, the service from the crew makes up well for what is relatively very short international flight departing Australia. Good catering and sufficient inflight entertainment make for a comfortable ride to Bali. Adelaide is a good...

Back to NZ. Cathay Pacific to Auckland in business

Transiting through Hong Kong from Bangkok all on a last minute whim. I would be going to New Zealand overnight on Cathay Pacific’s flagship business class product on the Boeing 777-300ER. The flight time is a surprisingly long 12 hours down to Auckland. A long overnight flight with this product...

Cathay Pacific New Bangkok Lounge and Hong Kong in Business Class

After spending several weeks in Thailand we suddenly would be leaving. As usual we hadn’t actually planned this, after getting back to Bangkok from Changi Mai on the train overnight, I had expected to stay for a couple nights. I had been hoping to use the next sector up of...

Kuala Lumpur – Auckland on Malaysia Airlines Business Class

Yet another route of Malaysia Airlines I have now flown. After overnighting in KL it was an early morning departure to all the way down to New Zealand. The extended flight time to NZ makes this more like a long-haul European service than regional flights within Asia and Australia. An added...

Qatar 787 Dreamliner Business Class Bar

Qatar Business Class Amsterdam to Melbourne via Doha

In the past week I decided to spend a few days in Australia, travelling from Holland. It’s a long way and I’ll a lot of this week on a plane so comfort is important. I had been keeping a few options open after I flew up here in Emirates first...

EgyptAir to Dubai in Boeing 777-300ER Business Class

EgyptAir offered their long-haul 777 product on this route so I had a good flight in business class with a bed, decent catering and a fairly empty cabin. On a good 12+ hour flight I can imagine the seating to be adequate but that’s about all. You can sleep on it, what more...

Virgin Atlantic A340 Upper Class Bar

Virgin Atlantic Hong Kong to London Upper Class and Clubhouse

Virgin Atlantic predominantly now traverse the Atlantic, having axed Sydney and most of their Asian routes. So for someone frequently travelling between Asia, Australia and Europe the airline is now more a distant thought but I was looking forwarding to flying them, even if it was a slight throwback to earlier...

Osaka Kansai to Incheon Seoul in Asiana Business Class

It had been a very fun and interesting fortnight in Japan but the time had come to depart. I had typically booked flights a day in advance to connect with a Virgin Atlantic award and was set to go. Arriving off the express train service from Kyoto, I walked the very short path connecting train...

ANA Lounge Osaka Kansai Airport

I booked an Asiana flight leaving Osaka Kansai airport yesterday as my study tour had ended. Fellow Star Alliance member, All Nippon Airways (ANA) operate the lounge used on Asiana flights. ANA operate only a handful of lounges, primarily in the Tokyo airports, so this is one a simpler offering. This...

Seoul Tomorrow! Booked Asiana & Air China Business Class to HK

In typical style I am 50% planning, 50% impulsive or pressured last minute decisions. I am staying in Kyoto but time is marching on before my Virgin Atlantic flight to London departs from Hong Kong. Alas they no longer fly from Tokyo! There were many great options to get down...

Munich to Dubai in Lufthansa First Class A340-600

Trying something a bit different today, having booked an award to the middle east to position for a cheap set of fares starting in Dubai. So having already flown Stockholm to Dubai direct in Emirates First Class, the next best thing surely has to be Lufthansa.