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Reviews Review: Cathay Pacific A350-900 Business Class Auckland-Hong Kong

Review: Cathay Pacific A350-900 Business Class Auckland-Hong Kong

This was the second to last leg of an epic journey from Qatar to Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Qatar Airways 777-300ER (77W) Doha-Hong Kong (J) Cathay Pacific A350-900 Hong Kong-Melbourne (J) Qantas 737-700 Melbourne-Sydney (J) Jetstar A320 SYD-Sunshine Coast/Maroochydore (Y) Qantas 737-800 Bribane-Auckland (Y) Cathay Pacific A350-900 Auckland-Hong Kong (J) Qatar Airways 77W …

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Reviews Review: Finnair A350-900 Business Class London – Helsinki

Review: Finnair A350-900 Business Class London – Helsinki

I arrived at London Heathrow’s Terminal 3 early because I wanted to spend some time at Cathay Pacific’s recently renovated lounge. The vast majority of my interactions with Heathrow are at Terminal 5, where British Airways is based, and Terminal 4, where Qatar Airways fly in and out of. It was a rare treat to …

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Reviews Review: American A321T Business Class San Francisco – New York JFK

Review: American A321T Business Class San Francisco – New York JFK

American Airlines’ response to the the high level of demand for premium products between New York and Los Angeles/San Francisco is their unique three-class Airbus A321 (“A321T”). They are the only airline that offers regularly-scheduled, multiple-daily-frequencies three-class service across the country. The aircraft features a true First Class, Business Class and Economy (“Main Cabin” in …

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Reviews Review: JetBlue A321 Mint Suite New York JFK – San Francisco

Review: JetBlue A321 Mint Suite New York JFK – San Francisco

JetBlue Mint Suite JFK-SFO Earlier this year I was planning my August trip home to the States and decided to spend a couple days in New York before heading home to San Francisco. This would give me the opportunity to see my East Coast friends (a region I avoid like the plague during thewinter) and …

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Reviews Review: Cathay Pacific A350-900 Business Class Hong Kong – Singapore (Return)

Review: Cathay Pacific A350-900 Business Class Hong Kong – Singapore (Return)

Cathay Pacific A350-900 Business Class Hong Kong – Singapore (CX691) Singapore – Hong Kong (CX736) In late June I had two high-quality flights – from Hong Kong to Singapore and back – on Cathay Pacific’s A350-900. The only drawback (on both sectors) were technical issues with the seat, which – I’m told – the airline is …

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Reviews Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 Business Class Doha to Hong Kong (Return)

Review: Qatar Airways 787-8 Business Class Doha to Hong Kong (Return)

In late June I flew from Doha to Hong Kong and back on Qatar Airways-operated Cathay Pacific codeshare flights. The outbound sector QR818 DOH-HKG D: 02.40 (03.30) A: 16.05 (17.05) Business, 2K Boeing 787-8 A7-BCR Boarding began at 0200 from Hamad International’s Gate E4, which is, thankfully, a contact gate. I was welcomed on board …

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Reviews Review: Qatar Airways A350-900 Business Class London Heathrow – Doha

Review: Qatar Airways A350-900 Business Class London Heathrow – Doha

Qatar Airways Premium Lounge London Heathrow Terminal 4 Qatar Airways A350-900 Business Class London Heathrow – Doha (QR2) After flying the Qsuite from Doha to London and enjoying a long weekend in London visiting relatives, it was time to head back to the Gulf – and to work. I was thankful that there was award …

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Reviews Review: Qatar Airways Qsuite Business Class Doha to London

Review: Qatar Airways Qsuite Business Class Doha to London

The stars aligned last night. I was scheduled to fly from Doha to Frankfurt on Qatar Airways (QR) this morning at 07.45 and connect to a British Airways (BA) flight to London Heathrow, arriving at 15.25. I received an email at about 21.00 yesterday informing me that the BA flight had been cancelled. I called …

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Reviews Review: A quick & sober return from Doha to Dubai

Review: A quick & sober return from Doha to Dubai

Qatar Airways Boeing 777-300ER First Class Doha-Dubai and Dubai-Doha Al Safwa First Class Lounge and Qatar Airways’ Premium Lounge in Dubai A few days before a political crisis in the Gulf led to the suspension of flights from Qatar to the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Bahrain, I flew from Doha to Dubai. On the …

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