When I saw the opportunity to redeem systemwide upgrades from business class to American Airlines 777-300 first class from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, I lept at the chance. We usually fly Cathay Pacific on this route (we used to live in Hong Kong and return often), but airfare on AA was so much lower that I decided to give our primary domestic airline a shot. I wanted to love it. It was certainly lovely, but if you have flown Cathay Pacific first class on the same route, you will notice differences which are essential given that first class on both airlines can retail for nearly the same cash price. Table of Contents Cathay Pacific First Class Lounges at Hong Kong International AirportBoardingAmerican Airlines 777-300ER First Class SeatsFirst Class Dining on AA 182 from HKG-LAXIn-flight EntertainmentLove the Amenity KitThe Bottom Line Cathay Pacific First Class Lounges at Hong Kong International Airport Oneworld Alliance (of which American Airlines is a member) Emerald members … [Read more...] about American Airlines 777-300ER First Class from HKG-LAX
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Booking a flight is easy these days, but it can become a hard task if you cannot find what you are looking for or if you have too many choices. The following 19 tips may help you in the process of finding the cheapest Economy Class ticket to your destination (read here my tips for finding cheap Business and First Class tickets). Think I forgot one? Share your own tips in the comments section, or take my poll below. Search for the cheapest fare on the internet, and not through a travel agency as the latter will always need to be paid with a commission. Use the airfare search engine Kayak, my personal favorite. The latter checks the price of your requested flight at tons of sites at once, including Orbitz and Cheaptickets, and allows flexibility in your travel dates. However, Kayak does not display all prices, so do not forget to check other online ticket-sellers as well: Hipmunk, Momondo, Hotwire, Skyscanner, Expedia, and Travelocity. Matrix is the ITA … [Read more...] about Tips for booking the cheapest Economy Class ticket
I was 25 years old the first time I experienced flying business class and I would be lying if I told you that I knew exactly what I was doing! Fast forward 7 years and I like to think that I’ve learnt a few things along the way! Not everyone is a seasoned pro! This is very true…my first long-haul business class flight was 6,910 miles away to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Lucky for me my colleagues had flown out a day earlier so there was no one I knew on the flight that I cared enough about to embarrass myself in front of. The flight itself was 13 hours 45 minutes long and included a brief stop in Sao Paulo. That’s a long time to be playing around with the buttons and remote control and still not work out how to convert your seat into a bed! Yes that’s correct….the most I managed was 120 degrees otherwise known as a casual putting up of the feet. If I could turn the clock back, I would tell my younger looking self that it IS OK to press the call … [Read more...] about 10 Things About Flying Business Class!
When JetBlue Airways entered the Twin Cities market last May with one-way fares to Boston’s Logan International as low as $62, it led to something of a Boston fare massacre. Spirit, Sun Country and even Delta airlines jumped in, offering their own sub-$100 seats. The competition was good for budget travelers — including me. I enjoy flying. Just give me a window seat, and I’m easy to please. But I am also cheap, think the destination is more important than the flight and refuse to be loyal to any one airline. I believe air travel should be accessible to everyone. So I leapt at the chance to sample the low airfares last summer. In this discount dogfight, I first flew to Boston on Spirit, the cut-rate pioneer, for a rock-bottom $51.20. I came home on Minnesota-based Sun Country for a respectable $62.20. A month later, I flew to Boston on JetBlue, again for $62.20. Why airline prices fluctuate and how to make it work to your advantage Airfares are constantly … [Read more...] about Does cheap airfare fly?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | Flying Business Class for $675? It Surprised Us, Too, Cathay Pacific Says Supported by ByPalko Karasz Jan. 3, 2019 LONDON — For travel bargain hunters, the first day of 2019 was a spectacular one. On routes between Asia and North America, Cathay Pacific, the Hong Kong-based airline, offered seats in its exclusive business and first classes for less than the economy fare. A round-trip flight in business class from Vietnam to New York cost as little as $674.63, a small fraction of the usual price, according to One Mile at a Time, a travel blog that documented the fares. “Cathay Pacific does actually do some quite aggressive fare sales from Asia,” said Rob Burgess, the editor of a frequent flier website, headforpoints.com. Business class seats from Asia to the United States can … [Read more...] about Flying Business Class for $675? It Surprised Us, Too, Cathay Pacific Says