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Trip Report – The New Escape Lounge at Oakland (OAK) – Upgrade from Typical Domestic Lounge

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I arrived at Oakland Airport with ample time prior to my 6 pm Norwegian flight to London Gatwick. The exterior of the airport isn’t especially interesting, though Oakland Airport is undergoing quite a bit of expansion, with several new routes to Europe and Hawaii. Continue reading this guest post by Cobi Allen, a Juicy Miles…

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Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class Singapore to Hong Kong Mini Review

Cathay Pacific 777-200 Regional Business Class

Cathay Pacific operates a all wide-body fleet, though their aircraft are configured differently for regional and long-haul trips. Often, you can luck out and end up with a fully flat bed on a one-hour hop within Southeast Asia. I had been hoping to check out the Cathay Pacific regional Business Class product, and had been actively trying to…

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Flight Review: Emirates A380 First Class Dubai to Singapore

Emirates A380 First Class - In-Seat Mini Bar

I know, I know. Emirates A380 First Class is one of those products that is pretty much reviewed-out. If you have been following my journey, you know that I recently reviewed my flight from New York to Dubai with the same product. I booked the ticket before Alaska Airlines devalued their Emirates award chart, so I…

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Lounge Review: Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai Concourse A

Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai Concourse A - Seating

Before my Emirates First Class flight form Dubai to Singapore, I checked out the Emirates First Class Lounge in Dubai (DXB), Concourse A. This is the concourse in Terminal 3 where many A380 flights leave from, though it’s not exclusively used for A380s. Emirates also operates lounges in Concourses B and C. This trip report/review…

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Review: Emirates First Class A380 New York to Dubai (with 99 Pictures)

Emirates First Class A380 In-Flight Entertainment Screen

I got to fly from New York to Dubai on Emirates’ luxurious A380 First Class, and it was one of the most over-the-top in-flight experience I have ever had. Get ready for it, it’s going to be a looooong review! This trip report/review is part of a series. See also: The Emirates Lounge New York…

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Review: The Emirates Lounge New York JFK

The Emirates Lounge JFK View

Emirates is one of the handful of airlines that operates an extensive network of its own lounges. Instead of utilizing partner or contract lounges in outports, they offer their own lounges in over 30 destinations. Prior to my flight from New York to Dubai, I visited the Emirates Lounge in JFK, which is available to Business Class…

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Hotel Review: Conrad New York Deluxe Suite – Cashing in on the BOGO Promo!

Conrad New York Atrium

A month or so ago, Visa Signature Luxury Hotel ran a promotion, where you could get the 2nd night free at selected Conrad, Curio, and Waldorf Astoria hotels. That in itself was amazing, but a concurrent promotion made it even better. Visa was throwing in a $75 Visa gift card on top of the “BOGO,” which…

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Review: Turkish Airlines A330 Business Class Istanbul-Washington DC

Turkish Airlines Business Class A330 - Cabin

For the final leg of my trip back to the States, I flew in Turkish Airlines Business Class from Istanbul to Washington DC. Turkish operates this route pretty frequently, with 10 weekly services. They are actually opening a lounge in Dulles for premium cabin passengers! This trip report/review is part of a series. See also: 1.…

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