Trip Reports – Asia

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Trip Report & Review – Air China First Class Lounge Beijing-Capital

I arrived at Beijing Airport about 2.5 hours before my flight and after checking in at the dedicated First Class Check-in area, I headed through security and towards the Air China First Class lounge. For how busy Beijing’s airport is, the terminal is always eerily empty. This trip report/review is part of a series. See also: Part…

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Trip Report & Review – Thai Airways A330-300 Business Class, Bangkok to Beijing

I had less than 1.5 hours to connect in Bangkok (from my flight from Hong Kong) and I was a little nervous when I found out my inbound flight would be arriving 30 minutes late. I had faith though having heard so many exceptional things about Thai’s ground services. This trip report/review is part of a series. See also: Part…

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Trip Report & Review – Thai Airways 747-400 First Class!

Thai Airways operates five daily non-stop flights from Hong Kong to Bangkok, but only one of those uses the internationally-configured 747-400. I had booked a direct flight from Hong Kong to Beijing, but after seeing others’ review of Thai First Class, I decided that enduring a red-eye in a non-flat bed and making an additional connection in Bangkok may…

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Trip Report & Review – Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge Hong Kong

I saved my visit to the Thai Airways lounge for last since it was closest to my departure gate. It’s actually connected by the elevated walkway where all the non-CX lounges are (e.g. the United Global First lounge, where I was coming from). Thai Airways operate a few flights from Hong Kong daily, flying to destinations…

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Trip Report & Review – United Global First Lounge Hong Kong – The BEST United Lounge?

If my United Global First Lounge experience in Washington-Dulles hinted at one thing, it was that I am usually very skeptical when it comes to the products that United offers. Sure, it’s the airline I fly the most and it gets me from point A to point B safely, but neither the hard nor the…

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Trip Report & Review – InterContinental Hong Kong

Having grown up in Hong Kong, I remember when the InterContinental Hong Kong was called the Regent Hong Kong, until it was sold to IHG in the early 2000s. Located in the touristy district of Tsim Sha Tsui, the InterContinental Hong Kong is perhaps most known for their amazing views of the skyline and a pseudo-infinity…

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Trip Report & Review – Cathay Pacific Business Class – Taipei to Hong Kong

Taipei to Hong Kong is the 8th most flown air route in the world, carrying over 6 million passengers annually. Cathay Pacific owns an all wide body fleet, yet operates Hong Kong to Taipei essentially as a shuttle service. When I booked my ticket, I aimed to try out their regional business class product since…

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Trip Report & Review – Cathay Pacific Business Class Lounge Taipei-Taoyuan

With my award ticket, I left an open jaw from Hong Kong to Taipei because I wanted to do a stopover in Beijing. I booked my flight from Taipei to Hong Kong using British Avios in order to try out Cathay’s regional business class product…and of course to check out their lounge in Taipei. Cathay has a decently…

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