Category: Trip Reports

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XOJET Private Jet: CLD-MRY Cessna Citation X

I was excited to try out the Cessna Citation X, the world’s fastest business jet! There was an empty leg deal from Carlsbad, California (CLD) to Monterey, California (MRY) which timed perfectly with a commercial flight I planned to take anyways. This was my 2nd flight during my JetSmarter Trial....

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XOJET Private Jet: SJC-SNA Bombardier Challenger 300

JetSmarter, the leading technology-enabled marketplace for private aviation, ran a promotion in June where you could get a free 90 day trial of their private jet membership by currently holding top tier status with a commercial airline or 1 million miles in a single mileage account. I was able to...

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72 Hours in the Life of Palo: San Francisco to Sydney

Ever wonder what it takes to travel from San Francisco to Sydney? It might seem all of my travels are fun and easy, but that’s not always the case. Check out the 72 hour adventure! Monday 10AM (T-36 before LAX-SYD AA73): I received a notification from ExpertFlyer stating there is upgrade...

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Singapore Airlines Economy Class A380 & B777 Reviewed

On a recent trip, I was booked into Economy class with preferred seats ($100 upgrade each way) on Singapore Airlines. They still rank in the top 5 best airlines for Economy class. Their excellent hospitality and quality product set them apart from the others. LAX-NRT-SIN SQ11 Economy Class (Preferred Seat)...

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ANA First Class: NRT-SFO NH8

Return flight of NH7… NRT-SFO NH8: I arrived to NRT via the Narita Express train. Upon entering the check-in area, I was confused as to where the First Class check-in area was located. I soon located it to be at Aisle Z which was behind Aisle A. The ANA Suite...

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Pasmo Card in Japan

I’ve traveled to Japan a few times now and on my last trip I was able to test out one new method to pay for transportation, the Pasmo card. The Pasmo card is a reloadable RFID card similar to a credit card which allows you to pass through the subway...

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JetSuite SuiteDeal: Private Jet (Phenom 100) SJC-VNY

Topping my best flight experience in Etihad Suite Class last year, I decided to fly private for the 1st time in my life. I’ve been tracking JetSuite’s SuiteDeal offerings since June of 2014 trying to gain a better understanding of the routes JetSuite repositions their planes for paying customers. A SuiteDeal...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 5

Part 5: Returning Home AUH-JFK Etihad EY103 Suite Class: I was ready for a comfortable flight back to the US after touring around Dubai for 36 hours. I arrived to the airport early to make sure I could take advantage of the lounge and I didn’t want to miss this flight. It was scheduled...

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Round the World Trip 2014: Part 4

Part 4: Middle East Flights CMB Airport 6 Hour Layover: Prior to arriving to Colombo, I was able to obtain my Etihad boarding pass and added it to Passbook on my iPhone. Upon arriving to the Araliya Business Class Lounge, I soon realized that this wasn’t going to be any easy...