Air Canada offers a fairly consistent lounge network throughout its network. At it’s major hub airports, Air Canada offers up to three different lounges in it’s domestic, trans-border and International zones at its major hub airports at Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. Today’s visit was to the Montréal Domestic Lounge at the Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport – Domestic Gates, Montréal Quebec,… Read More

Turkish Airlines has grown its service to Canada by offering flights from Istanbul to Toronto and Montreal, with future expansion planned for Vancouver. Today’s flight was to it’s newest Canadian destination at the time, Montreal. Thanks to great award availability, we were able to travel across the Atlantic Ocean in well fed style, courtesy of great DO & CO catering and a terrific meal service. Review: Turkish Airlines Business Class A330-3, Istanbul… Read More

Turkish Airlines has attempted to establish itself as an alternative to the Middle East Three alliances by offering an excellent international business lounge at its hub in Istanbul Atatürk International Airport. Among it’s features are an ability to enjoy freshly brewed Turkish tea and simit, a traditional Turkish sesame seed bagel, unique tastes of Turkish and global dishes including where chefs prepare regional Turkish delicacies that appeal to both the eye, nose… Read More

Turkish Airlines offers a consistent business class product and has an exceptionally large destination list, along with reasonably good partner reward availability, making it great for those frequent flier redemptions for members belonging to programs in the Star Alliance network. Please read on for our experience on how we would use them to get from India to North America in relative style. Review: Turkish Airlines Business Class A330-3, New Delhi Indira Gandhi… Read More

On our early morning dawn departure from Indira Ghandi New Delhi International Airport, we had a visit to The Plaza Premium Lounge in Indira Ghandi International Airport Terminal Three in the International Departures zone. We had a functional visit and were offered comfortable lounge chairs, hot food and wifi. The lounge was consistent with the Plaza Premium Brand, by offering something every business traveller would need. Review: The Plaza Premium Lounge, Indira… Read More

For our overnight stay in New Delhi, we had a very short one day stay prior to our travels home. Instead of going for a higher end property, we ended up at the ITC Maurya for a quick stay in New Delhi. While it was not as exotic as The Leela Palace, it was more than reasonable at a far lower price point. Hotel Review: The ITC Maurya, A Luxury Collection Hotel,… Read More

Our fifth flight with Air India would be a short haul domestic hop returning from Jaipur back to New Delhi. Instead of the packed land trains, Air India would provide a no frills, but efficient method, of connecting between the two cities. Review: Air India A319-1, Jaipur International Airport – New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport “Air India provided a no frills and straight forward short haul jet aircraft service between these… Read More

The Amber Fort in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India is among the city’s most popular attractions. We allowed ourselves a whole day to see this highlight of Jaipur. While we didn’t exactly have any tourist experience in mind, we really enjoyed the experience of being able to explore this place at our own pace, and relish in some of the unique features of travelling in India. A Day in the Footsteps of Royalty; Touring… Read More

We had a day of sightseeing around the Pink City of Jaipur in Rajasthan, India. Jaipur has a few interesting attractions within it’s city limits, and we found it worth our time to spend a day sightseeing in and among it’s pink streets. We took in the famous Hawa Mahal, the historic astronomy centre of Jantar Mantar, and the City Palace. Jaipur was a much more authentic place than industrial New Delhi,… Read More

In Jaipur, Rajhastan, The Rambagh Palace is the most elegant hotel in town. Featuring a castle palace like setting, the hotel features regal appointments in royal settings. The Rambagh Palace featured a comfortable place to base operations while staying in Jaipur and our stay there was an exceptionally memorable travel hotel experience. Hotel Review: The Rambagh Palace by Taj Hotels, Rajasthan, Jaipur, India ” The Rambagh Palace used to be the maharajah’s… Read More

Our fourth flight with Air India would be a short haul hop between New Delhi and Jaipur. Our every day flight would be a quicker alternative to taking the train. The flight featured straight forward catering, a quick and relatively easy experience. Review: Air India A319-1, New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport – Jaipur International Airport “Air India provided a straight forward short haul jet aircraft experience in between two commonly traveled… Read More