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Room Review — Park Hyatt Saigon ‘Park Executive Suite’

There are hotels that truly provide an oasis from the hustle and bustle of cities. After landing, and then wading through another few hours of entry processing, not to mention the crazy motorbike traffic from the airport into Saigon, I caught my first glimpse of the Park Hyatt Saigon. From that first impression something about…

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Review: Simmer Down, Delta’s 767 Business Class Is Actually Pretty Good

There’s something about all this frequent flyer business that can make the best of us a bit picky. Today’s case in point is the most prevelant but often-hated business class seat (a.k.a. Delta One) in Delta Air Lines’ enormous fleet. Despite an extensive design effort spanning years, the seat is widely loathed in travel blog…

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A Park Hyatt Local Gem Right Here in the US – My Visit to the Park Hyatt Aviara

Sometimes hotel gems are half-way around the world from where you live, and sometimes they can be in your own backyard. Maybe you’ve had the same experience I’ve had where you’re so busy traveling you forget to check out those potential local gems. I say potential because you never really know, even with high hopes,…

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Review: Emirates DXB Business Class Lounge

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First Impression: Ukraine International Airlines 777 Business Class

Ukraine International Airlines 777-200ER Business Class Cabin. Photo by the author.

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) received its first Boeing 777-200ER plane back in February 2018, and wasted no time to deploy the aircraft for its flights from Kyiv (KBP) to Bangkok (BKK) and Tel Aviv (TLV). UIA is one of the larger airlines that doesn’t really belong to any alliances—they operate over 1,000 flights a week…

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Review — A La Carte Dining at Virgin Atlantic’s Newark Clubhouse

In my estimation, there is exactly one reason to spend additional time at Newark Liberty Airport (EWR). Hint, it’s not to spend time in the Terminal A waiting area. Virgin Atlantic, which launched its very first route between London and Newark, operates a compact but mighty version if its famed Clubhouse at EWR. While the…

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Quick Hit: Korean Air New T2 First Class Lounge and ICN Terminal 2 Impressions

Greetings from Japan! I am fresh off my Korean Air first class itinerary from New York to Seoul to Tokyo, during which I was able to experience the newly opened Seoul Incheon Terminal 2 and Korean Air’s new first class lounge. While I’ll have a full trip report coming and despite the fact that I’m…

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Trip Report – Virgin Atlantic Premium Economy, The Cushiest Seat In The Sky?

Over 20 years ago, Virgin Atlantic introduced something found nowhere else in the sky, a Premium Economy cabin, somewhere between the increasingly rich perks of business class (Upperclass, in Virgin lingo) and steerage. In hindsight, the concept seems obvious. If passengers pay extra for wider recliners on domestic flights, wouldn’t they be more inclined to…

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