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All Nippon Airways (ANA) is one of the lessor known carriers in the Star Alliance Network. What it makes up in its limited quantity, is an outstanding Japanese catering product that is unlike any other in the world. We tested out their class leading ANA Business Staggered product on nine hour a Trans-Pacific flight. Review: All Nippon Airways (ANA) Staggered Business Class B787-8, Seattle – Tokyo Narita “The ANA Inspiration of Japan… Read More

During our long layover at SEA-TAC we also ventured over to The Club at SEA Lounge in the “S” Concourse. Many of the International flights from Seattle depart from the Seattle Tacoma International Airport “S” Gates. Despite the concourse being a small train ride out, there isn’t much available in the “S” Concourse to keep you entertained, making access to a lounge all that more important. Review: The Club at SEA Lounge,… Read More

The United Club at Sea Tac recently underwent a relocation from the “N” Gates to the “A” Gates. When United moved the lounge, they also refreshed the concept in more modern colours, tones and space. The new lounge occupies a much smaller footprint than the old version, but still represents a pleasant space. Review: United Club Sea – Tac “A” Gates, Seattle, Washington, United States This is a review of the United… Read More

We had a short connection flight in order to access our international business class flight overseas to Japan. Our flight down from Vancouver to Seattle was on Air Canada Jazz, also branded as Air Canada Express on a dated De-Havilland Dash 8 under sunny morning skies. Review: Air Canada Jazz Express Dash-8, Vancouver – Seattle We left the Air Canada Maple Leaf Vancouver Transborder lounge and headed to the short commuter flight… Read More

We had a few bumps on a long layover after getting off a wonderful international first class flight. This involved a few long queues and attempts to get our ticket changed to get home a little earlier without success. Despite this, we were comfortable put up in the Seattle United Club (Red Carpet Club) lounges at the time. This post is one chapter in our Around the World in Star Alliance First… Read More

Lufthansa First Class is an International First Class Experience that’s at the top of it’s game. Although they’ve modernized the First Class cabin since this trip, it remains among my favourite first class experiences in the world and the best among Star Alliance carriers. 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… Read More

Icelandair is one of the few major airlines left in the world that does not form part of any major international airline alliance. Instead, it partners with select frequent flier programs it feels can add value to their network. Today’s trip was courtesy of an Alaska Mileage Plan redemption through their frequent flier program for an Iceland Air Business Class ticket from Seattle – Keflavik – Madrid for 55,000 Alaska Mileage Plan… Read More

Review: American Express Centurion Lounge, SeaTac, Seattle, USA On this trip when we arrived into Seattle, it was really busy with lots of families being the Friday before the last long weekend of Labour Day for the summer. It’s a busy place as it is but crowding makes it a bit worse since it’s not to spacious an airport. Accessing the Lounge: Along with my new American Express Platinum card, it was… Read More

Review: Alaska Airlines, Q400, Vancouver – Seattle We headed down to the gate at about T-40. Today’s flight was leaving from the prop wing at YVR. We passed by the abysmal looking Euro Café – so funny as no self suspecting European would likely be caught dead here. In keeping with the Alaska tradition of boarding flights early, the flight was already boarding Group A by the time we arrived. Alaska AirlinesAS… Read More

This post is one chapter on our trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne with The Great Ocean Road, exploring The Yarra Valley and the beaches of The Gold Coast via Qantas First Class. This trip was booked using Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index. If you enjoyed this… Read More

This post is one chapter on our trip to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Melbourne with The Great Ocean Road, exploring The Yarra Valley and the beaches of The Gold Coast via Qantas First Class. This trip was booked using Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index. If you enjoyed this… Read More