Tagged: Emirates

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Emirates Economy Class: DXB-SFO A380

After grabbing some rest in the sleep ‘n fly pods after my redeye flight from the Maldives, I was ready for the 16 hour flight from Dubai (DXB) to San Francisco (SFO) on their A380. Given this would be the longest flight I’ve flown in Economy, my seat assignment was...

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Emirates Economy Class: MLE-DXB B777-300ER

After an out of this world stay at The St. Regis Maldives, I had to head back home. This trip was designed around this mistake fare when I booked Emirates from MLE to LAS via DXB + SFO for USD 110 one-way. I would be flying home in Economy after a First...

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Etihad First Apartment Class: LHR-AUH A380

After an amazing trip flying Etihad’s Apartment Class in 2016, I was ready to fly it again yet this time from London to Abu Dhabi which is about half the flight time than Abu Dhabi to Sydney. I searched for Etihad award ticket availability using ExpertFlyer and locked in a ticket...

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The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort: Overview

The new St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort opened in November 2016 and I was lucky to be able to spend a few nights at the resort in early November just after their 1 year anniversary. The resort is a 45 minute seaplane ride from Male (MLE), but getting to Male will...

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Which Airline Program to Credit your Miles to on a Paid Ticket?

Some travelers are loyal to 1 airline, but you can’t always fly the same airline for every flight due to your destination or flight time. I’d much rather fly a foreign airline while traveling internationally to almost guarantee better service than a US airline. When flying for a business trip,...

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Inflight WiFi Comparison 2016

By now, most flyers are used to having the opportunity to stay connected while inflight. It’s not always fast or economical so I’ll compare my WiFi experiences over the past 12 months amongst multiple airlines and aircraft around the world. It’s come a long way since my last post in...

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Emirates First Class: DXB-DFW B777-300ER

After my 20 hour layover, I was ready for my flight to Dallas! The flight was downgraded from an A380 to a B777 due to light loads as the oil industry is struggling in Texas but it was just fine as I was the only passenger in First Class. I boarded...

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How to spend a long layover in Dubai (DXB)

With a 20 hour layover before my flight to Dallas from Dubai I decided to checkout what the Dubai Airport (DXB) and UAE desert had to offer. Landing at 6AM I decided to head to the First Class Lounge to relax until the city woke up. It was my first time flying...

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Emirates First Class: BKK-HKG-DXB A380

Emirates first introduced their Airbus A380 in 2008 with nonstop service from Dubai to New York. They’ve been known for having a very flashy cabin which includes gold to show the wealth of the UAE. It’s been on my bucket list of airlines to fly and I finally had the...

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Cathay Pacific Lounges @ HKG (The Pier, The Cabin & The Wing)

During my recent trip on Cathay Pacific First Class, I was able to enjoy my layover in Hong Kong by utilizing their lounges. After deplaning from CGK I went for the trifecta of lounges. I started at The Pier then to The Cabin and finally to The Wing. My gate...