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South African Airways offers long haul services from 10 locations around the world in Asia, South American, North America and South America. It’s fair to say that I wish there were more locations to choose from. We had 7 flights with South African Airways on this trip and loved almost every single experience with SAA. This post is one chapter on our trip to South Africa, a Safari in the Maasai Mara… Read More

Review: Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Washington Dulles International Airport, Virgina United States “The Lufthansa Senator Lounge was a cut above the usual North American Star Alliance Lounge experience, highlighted by an upgraded food and beverage program.” Checking into South African Airways: Our difficulties with flight cancellations continued… On landing in Washington Dulles, we approached UA Customer Service desks in Concourse C to try to check / prompt United on the status of the… Read More

Our previous plans of flying to South Africa via Sao Paulo Brazil on United Airlines Business First were scuttled thanks to the cancellation of our Chicago – Sao Paulo flight. We were re-booked to travel to Johannesburg on South African Airways via Dakar Senegal. The downside of our re-booking, was that we had to get up early to take another positioning flight to get to our overseas one. The other passengers on… Read More

For our journey home, we settled into United Airlines service from Dubai to Washington Dulles. This would be my longest United Airlines flight at 7,059 miles, and as luck would have it, my last long haul flight in economy class in over 8 years. Despite the long haul distance, the flight made for interesting people watching. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the… Read More

During the Gulf war, United Airlines used to serve the United Arab Emirates on a non stop from Washington Dulles non stop to Dubai, United Arab Emirates with continuing service onwards to Doha, Qatar. This flight benefited from the American civilian contractors working in the gulf Region that had to fly a US flagged carrier by government travel policy. Measuring in at 7,069 miles, it was my longest United Airlines flight ever… Read More

While I don’t usually combine flight posts, it seems to make sense in this case since these flights blended into each other. Economy flights aren’t that exciting to write about, but they do form an important part of any trip. This combination of flights led us to our international American gateway, and formed the start of this International journey. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab Emirates,… Read More