World Traveller 73


There are many carriers that operate from the mega airport of Los Angeles International Airport. While many carriers operate smaller regional jets up and down the coast, Alaska Airlines exclusively offers a Boeing 737 in it’s fleet, with the occasional Airbus 320 that is left over from it’s Virgin Australia acquisition. In Alaska Airlines First Class, this affords a little extra room over its competitors that usually use an smaller Embraer aircraft…. Read More

As a smaller company, Alaska Airlines operates a small suite of lounges across the Western United States. It features lounges in Seattle, Portland, Anchorage and Los Angeles. It has since opened a space in New York and is soon to open San Francisco. Alaska Airlines describes these spaces as a an unparalleled airport lounge service in a quiet space to relax and recharge, or get a little work done between flights. We’d try… Read More

The Emirates First Class Cabin on the Airbus 380-800 is one of the most featured First Class suites in the sky. The experience includes a First Class Shower Suite, a private cabin with doors, and a stand up bar at the rear of the first class deck that is shared with economy. We redeemed Alaska Mileage Plan miles for a 16 hour experience in Emirates First Class. How did it fare for… Read More

Our Qatar Airways flight on the World’ Five Star Airline lived up to it’s expectations. We had a comfortable business class seat, great amenities in the form of a fabulous wine list, mattress pad and pyjamas made available for business class travellers. We also had terrific food and beverage on this flight, making it easy to choose Qatar Airways as a carrier of choice to and from the middle east. Review: Qatar… Read More

The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Terminal Two was one of the largest outstation Maple Leaf Lounges in the United States and a far nicer version than it’s New York / New Jersey Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge counter parts. Unfortunately, the lounge had seen better days on our pass through and had suffered from the low rent touches before it transitioned completely over to Los Angeles Terminal Six. Review: Air Canada… Read More

The American Airlines Admirals Club at Los Angeles made the most of the space available, taking over the top floor of the Los Angeles Terminal Four concourse space. It offered a day light space in a pleasant and comforting atmosphere, along with a la carte food to order, available snacks and a full bar offering. Review: American Airlines Admirals Club, Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 4, California, United States of America “American… Read More

Our departing early morning flight from Vancouver International Airport was on American Airlines today. It was a contrast from our other experiences whom were on Alaska Airlines and Delta Airlines while we flew on a transborder basis. Our experience on American Airlines was comfortable and pleasant, although not super memorable. Review: American Airlines Compass Airlines dba as American Eagle, E175, Vancouver International Airport – Los Angeles Terminal Six “American Airlines offered “lounge-less”… Read More

Asiana Airlines is a member of Star Alliance and is considered the “other” South Korean carrier. As a great way to connect across South East Asia, our travels today took us on their unique Airbus A380 aircraft. Asiana Airlines maintains a fleet of 6 Airbus 380 aircraft, which have been used on a mix of regional and international destinations including, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney and Tokyo. We… Read More

The Star Alliance Business Class Lounge in Los Angeles International Airport Tom Bradley International Terminal has undergone a massive renovation and improvement. The lounge forms part of the renovated Tom Bradley international departure terminal and now features one of the nicest terraces and wine displays in any international business lounge worldwide. Review: Star Alliance Business Lounge, Tom Bradley International Terminal, Los Angeles International Airport, California, United States of America. After our Delta… Read More

At the time of this trip, the Delta Sky Club in Los Angeles Terminal 5 had been recently refreshed as their main lounge at Los Angeles International Airport. I had booked us to fly down to Los Angeles a day early, prior to our overseas flight so that MrsWT73 could do a little shopping and that there would be no issues with our connecting flight on two separate tickets. Having arrived, and… Read More

Delta Airlines offers some limited flights too and from Vancouver International Airport, with non stop service to and from Atlanta, Los Angeles, Minneapolis / St Paul, Salt Lake City, and Seattle. Today’s experience with the usual competitor was on a Delta Airlines First Class flight Vancouver – Los Angeles. While we enjoyed a lower price, we didn’t get lower features. We invite you to read on to see why… Review: Delta Airlines… Read More

Asiana First Class offered among the most attentive service ever. It’s likely the highest service levels in First Class amongst Star Alliance carriers with traditional and elegant service delivery. This post is one chapter in our Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and Spain. This trip was booked using Air Canada Aeroplan miles. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction… Read More