Tagged: Satellite WiFi

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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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Japan Airlines (JAL) First Class: HND-BKK B777-300

I originally was scheduled to fly nonstop from Tokyo Narita to Jakarta in First Class, but Japan Airlines (JAL) decided to downgrade the plane to a B787-9 for that route which meant I would lose First Class. American Airlines allowed me to reroute my award ticket via Bangkok in order to...

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Singapore Airlines Business Class: SIN-DUS A350

Singapore Airlines is one of the first airlines to fly the new Airbus A350 which is to compete with the Boeing 787 (Dreamliner). Qatar Airways was the launch customer last year with service from Doha and now 9 airlines (Qatar Airways, Vietnam Airlines, Finnair, LATAM Brasil, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific,...

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Etihad Economy Coral Class: IAD-AUH B787-900

I needed a positioning flight for my AUH-SYD flight in which I used American miles to book Etihad’s new Apartment Class. Getting to Abu Dhabi from LAX can be easy by flying their nonstop flight but it’s on their older 777. Flying to IAD allowed me to try their new plane,...

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Virgin America ETOPS A320 with Satellite WiFi

In preparation for flights to Hawaii, Virgin America is doing some test flights with their new ETOPS (Extended-range Twin-engine Operational Performance Standards) Certified planes. According to the flight attendant, there are 2 planes in rotation on random routes since a few few weeks ago. I was onboard VX950 from SFO to...

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June 2015 Updates

Here are the latest developments in the airline industry… -Virgin America is refreshing their RED Entertainment system which looks very promising to enhance the already amazing experience they offer. I hope to see it on the new planes being used for their Hawaii routes launching late this year. -American Airlines...

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Asia Sampler 2014: Part 1

Planning: It started when I heard that United miles would be devaluing in February 2014 and we didn’t get tickets to the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. My brother already booked the week off from work so we had to come up with Plan B. We both had plenty of...