Tagged: LAX

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Qantas First Class Lounges: SYD & LAX

During my recent trips to and from Sydney, I’ve been able to enjoy the Qantas First Class lounges by utilizing my Oneworld Emerald status (AA Executive Platinum). The Sydney lounge is ranked in the Top 10 Lounges in the World so I had high expectations when going for the first...

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American Airlines Business Class: HND-LAX B777-200ER

I was originally scheduled to fly from Narita to LAX, but a C Class seat became available on the Haneda to LAX route therefore allowing my to use my SWU for an upgrade to Business Class. The text alert came in from ExpertFlyer just after landing into Narita from Jakarta....

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Award Booking Assistance using Chase Ultimate Reward Points

A few loyal readers, Claire & Danny, signed up for the Chase Sapphire Reserve 100K bonus when it was available last year and recently reached out to me to assist with booking an award using their Chase UR points. They were flexible on their dates but their destinations were set in...

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Virgin Australia Business Class: LAX-BNE B777-300ER

Virgin Australia announced their new ‘The Business’ cabin in 2014 and their first B777-300ER flew with the new offering on April 30th, 2016. The retrofitting took a few months but was 100% complete on August 31st, 2016. I had a confirmed Premium Economy seat using Virgin America miles but I was...

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AA Executive Platinum & Luggage Tracking

It was a very busy year of travel in 2016 and I’ve finally achieved the highest published status tier of an airline due to my increased travels to Australia. Flying American Airlines to Australia guarantees inflight WiFi and a new 777-300ER plane. The Main Cabin Extra seats make Economy class...

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Singapore Airlines Suites Class: LAX-NRT-SIN A380

Singapore Airlines Suites has been the most talked about seat in the industry over the past few years as they now allow award tickets for the seat which had been restricted to just paid seats when introduced in 2008. It’s not the best in the sky anymore which Etihad Apartment Class takes the crown...

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American Airlines Business Class: LAX-SYD B777-300ER

American Airlines has always had a poor reputation but they seem to be fixing it now at least with their hard product (new planes). They started a new route back on December 17, 2015 from Los Angeles to Sydney. It’s seen light loads since they launched as they are using their...

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Virgin Australia Premium Economy: LAX-SYD VA2

As I’ll be frequently flying this route to Sydney, I decided to try Virgin Australia which is 1 of 4 carriers with nonstop service from LAX. Previously, I flew Air New Zealand to Australia via Auckland but I love the Virgin brand so I had to try Virgin Australia. During...