World Traveller 73


The Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge in London Heathrow Terminal Three is one of the nicer and more pleasant lounges available at the London Heathrow airport system. The Cathay Pacific Lounge offers small format First Class Lounge that is the best available option at London Heathrow Terminal Three with amenities that include a small dining area, several varieties of champagne and loungers with airside views. Review: Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge, London… Read More

One of the hardest flights for me to find reward availability on was this flight on British Airways Marrakech – London. Through some flexible searching, I was able to locate two award seats on Alaska Mileage Plan, eventually connecting onwards to British Airways First Class London Vancouver. How would this North Africa – Europe award redemption rate in terms of features and service? Read on to find out… Review: British Airways Club… Read More

Iberia was one of early members of the One World Alliance after the initial group of members. As the second European partner behind British Airways, Iberia operates our of Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain. As a home base for Iberia, it only makes sense to host it’s international flagship international lounge at its home airport. We would get the opportunity to test out this experience on our departure on Iberia… Read More

Santiago, Chile in the lower portion of South America is a long way from North America. Our LATAM Business Class fare had us travelling back from South America on LATAM Business Class on an overnight flight in comfort and space. We enjoyed a great lounge service, a comfortable meal along with great bedding. Review: LATAM Preferente Business Class B787-8, Santiago Arturo Merino Benítez Airport – Mexico City International Airport We departed the… Read More

The LATAM VIP International Business Lounge in Santiago, Chile is the flagship lounge for this southern city, that was previously the home to LAN Chile. The LATAM VIP Business Lounge was recently renovated into a world class space that offers a tranquil relaxation space prior to your long haul international flight from South America. Review: LATAM VIP One World International Business Lounge, Santiago Arturo Merino Benitez Airport, Chile We exited the international… Read More

Our departing flight from Easter Island was on LATAM Business Class on their continuing international service from Papeete, French Polynesia onwards to Santiago, Chile. It’s always a sad experience to have to leave a great travel destination and it’s fair to say that was our experience. Despite leaving the wonderful island of Rapa Nui, we were able to do so in style in LATAM’s Business Class Preferente Cabin. Review: LATAM Preferente Business… Read More

There is only one way to get to the remote Easter Island by plane and that is on LATAM’s Santiago – Easter Island service which occasionally continues onto Papeete, French Polynesia. Easter Island is among the world’s most remote islands, being situated in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean and located 2,355 miles from Santiago and 2,644 miles from French Polynesia. It’s home to the nine hundred Easter Island Moai’s that… Read More

The southern city of Santiago, Chile in South America is a long ways from home in North America. With LATAM having a dominant share in air market in the Southern American airspace, they were pretty much the “go to carrier” when flying to and from Santiago, Chile. Our long haul flight with LATAM would have us departing Mexico City to Santiago, eventually connecting onward to Easter Island. Review: LATAM Preferente Business Class… Read More

Mexico City is an international destination that is located a fair distance from many parts of the world; the America’s, South America and Europe. Being the capital city for the Republic of Mexico, it’s got to have a decent international lounge available for it’s many visitors. On our travels, we visited the home of One World international departures in the Iberia Business Premier GIS Lounge. Review: Iberia Business, Premium Traveller GIS –… Read More

Alaska Airlines has been on a competitive improvement campaign with its lounge network. One of it’s more recent offerings has been the newer lounge space at the end of Concourse C in Seattle Tacoma International Airport. For a completely new space, Alaska Airlines has done a great job in offering a slightly compact area, which great daylight lounge views. Review: Alaska Airlines Lounge, Seattle Tacoma “C” Concourse, Seattle, Washington, United States of… Read More

For the last flight in our South Pacific adventure, we had a short connecting flight home on American Airlines. While we were initially booked on their usual Embraer 175 aircraft that served this route, we were upgraded to an Airbus 319 before we travelled. We experienced a thin pre-departure First Class experience on this flight compared to the other carriers serving transborder routes, and a lost checked bag before the day was… Read More

Alaska Airlines used to have a light footprint in the Seattle Tacoma N Satellite concourse, previously operating the majority of its flights from the C and D Concourse at Seattle Tacoma International Airport. Through an expansion strategy, the N Satellite underwent an expansion featuring more gates and more available lounge space. In previous years, the Alaska footprint in the N Satellite was much more limited, consistent with the lounge that it operated… Read More