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Was 2017 Fatal For International First Class?

The full range of Casper products in American Airlines long-haul First Class. Source: American Airlines

For all the attention poured on new business class cabins in 2017, airlines did not bestow so much favor on international first class cabins. Though heavyweight luxury carrier Emirates and Singapore launched much improved first class suites onboard their long-haul jets, enthusiasm for the private, front end of the plane waned among just about everyone…

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Secret Bedroom Breach Leads to Suspension for Asiana Flight Attendant

Long-haul flights are equipped with crew-only rest areas where pilots and flight attendants can catch some rest mid-flight. However, on an Asiana Airlines flight from Rome (FCO) to Incheon (ICN), one attendant apparently brought her daughter to the employee only area after the child experienced motion sickness and dehydration. Airline officials took notice after the…

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One Award, Eight Programs – Final Conclusions

To wrap up my series on using different Star Alliance programs to book awards, I summarize below my findings and experiences. To recap, I wanted to examine the time and effort required to book two different award tickets using eight different Star Alliance frequent flier programs: United MileagePlus Singapore KrisFlyer Avianca LifeMiles Air Canada Aeroplan…

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One Award, Eight Programs Part 4 – Final Round

This is part 4 of my series comparing the ease of award booking with various Star Alliance frequent flyer programs. In part 1, I covered booking a transpacific premium cabin award, LAX-ICN-BKK, using 1) United MileagePlus, 2) Singapore KrisFlyer, 3) Avianca LifeMiles, and 4) Air Canada Aeroplan. In part 2, I discussed my experiences booking LAX-ICN-BKK using…

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One Award, Eight Programs Part 2 – Comparing Ease of Award Booking

This is a continuation from last week’s post where I compared my experiences booking a Star Alliance premium cabin transpacific award using United MileagePlus, Singapore KrisFlyer, Avianca LifeMiles, and Air Canada Aeroplan. Here, I attempt to book the same award using four less-common mileage programs: ANA Mileage Club, Asiana Club, Aegean Miles+Bonus, and Copa ConnectMiles. Part 3,…

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One Award, Eight Programs – Comparing Ease of Award Booking

Hi all, my name is Stephen and I’m a new contributor to the blog. I’ll have a separate post properly introducing myself at a later time, but I wanted to jump right into things with a useful post. With all of the changes and devaluations over the past several years, there’s been an increasing interest…

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S. Korea Government Requiring Augmented Simulator Training for A320 Pilots

South Korea’s government has instructed Asiana Airlines to provide additional training to pilots in reaction to the Hiroshima incident of April 14th. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport told the airline to “augment simulator training for all A320 pilots”.  As per Reuters: South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said the measures would affect 489 pilots, 370…

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Trip Report – Asiana Lounge – Business Class – Seoul (ICN) Picture Tour

This is part twelve of a thirteen part trip report from my third and most recent trip back to Thailand and includes a picture tour of the Asiana Lounge – Business Class in Seoul (ICN): British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK Cathay Pacific Business Class JFK – Hong Kong (HKG) B777-300ER The Bridge, Cathay Pacific’s Newest Lounge at Hong Kong (HKG)…

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Trip Report – Asiana Airlines Business Class BKK-ICN A330-300

This is part eleven of a thirteen part trip report from my third and most recent trip back to Thailand and includes my first Asiana flight – Bangkok (BKK) to Seoul (ICN) on an A330-300: British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK Cathay Pacific Business Class JFK – Hong Kong (HKG) B777-300ER The Bridge, Cathay Pacific’s Newest Lounge at Hong Kong (HKG)…

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