I don’t understand the OP’s logic. In the begging of the trip report they say: “the cabin was half full in business class” In the end of the trip report they say “I have a feeling that Singapore Airlines will do well on this new Seattle flight, given the heavy load on the inaugural flight.” If Busi...Jump to post
Departure: Door was closed at 11:14am and we pushed back two minutes later. Delta flight 167 – a daily A350 flight o Narita next door pushed back at the same time with us – N508DN https://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202019/SQ%20Seattle%20Inaugural/IMG_3190.jpeg The Duo Japan...Jump to post
Singapore Airlines’ Seattle Inaugural September 2019 https://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202019/SQ%20Seattle%20Inaugural/IMG_3150.jpeg https://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202019/SQ%20Seattle%20Inaugural/IMG_3009.jpeg https://i1213.photobucket.com/alb...Jump to post
WP 120 ANR-LCY Lv1415 Arr1425 This flight was the “official” inaugural flight, despite being the second rotation of the day. There was a press event taking place at the business aviation terminal and passengers were not invited to that event at all. However, there was a journalist interviewing passe...Jump to post
Air Antwerp’s Inaugural Day – Fokker 50 between London City and Antwerp https://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202019/AirAntwerpInaugural2019/IMG_4243.jpeg https://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202019/AirAntwerpInaugural2019/IMG_4045.jpeg Many ex-VLM Airl...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing!
JAL First Class (domestic) is great.
The Japanese meal looks good.
July 4, 2019 NH 183 HNL-NRT Lv1130 Arr1445+1 Airbus A380-800 JA381A “Lani”/Hawaiian Sky – ANA Blue Fast forward to two days later, I flew back to Tokyo. Despite hoping for flying Kani, JA382A, Lani was being used for the only A380 flight this morning. I chose to arrive early so I could take some pic...Jump to post
ANA A380 First Class Trip Report https://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202019/ANA%20A380%20First/IMG_8980.jpeg https://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202019/ANA%20A380%20First/IMG_9034.jpeg https://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%2020...Jump to post
Thank you for this report. Westjet is definitely improving in many areas. The last meal service that you had while on the 737 reminded me of what used to be served to Y class passengers in the 70s and 80s. That is not a criticism either. I miss those days. I agree with you 100%! Times have changed....Jump to post
Thanks for all the kind comments! The fare is actually pretty good. I got a $1000GBP one way fare from LGW to SFO via YYC, but I know the fares from LGW to YYC are pretty high. However, WestJet is pretty aggressive in US to Europe fares in both cabins. Denver is another good market for cheaper busin...Jump to post
WestJet’s Boeing 787-9 Transatlantic Business Class Experience https://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202019/Westjet%20Business%202019/IMG_8074.jpeg https://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202019/Westjet%20Business%202019/IMG_8228.jpeg WestJet has recently ...Jump to post
Boarding began at 10:01pm, and I like how there are plenty of spaces for boarding here at gate B49. There were the usual premium lanes, passengers with no carry-on bags, Group A and B, and family boarding leaning towards the wall. There were many families traveling to Europe. Boarding was still chao...Jump to post
June 16, 2019 TP 232 Washington DC Dulles to Lisbon Lv2240 Arr1050+1 Airbus A330-200 CS-TOO Fernão de Magalhães I arrived at Dulles from a JFK flight on Delta. Miraculously, the Delta’s flight arrived early and I headed to the departure level after retrieving my check-in bag. There is a reason why D...Jump to post
https://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202019/TAP%20SFO%20Inaugural/IMG_6497.jpeg Here is the full menu and wine list. Since it was the inaugural flight, I would showcase the photos of the actual menu here, but if you want to view the transcript, here is the link to my post at...Jump to post
Double TAP Air Portugal Inaugural – San Francisco and Washington DC Dulles https://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202019/TAP%20SFO%20Inaugural/IMG_6280.jpeg https://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202019/TAP%20IAD%20Inaugural/IMG_7373.jpeg TAP Air Portugal ...Jump to post
I just want to add that Delta used to fly between Busan and Tokyo Narita using one of those 757s. I flew that flight once and the loading looked pretty good, but the yield might be the issue. JAL, despite cutting Incheon to Narita route, has kept the twice daily Busan to Narita flights, and connecti...Jump to post
Thanks for your video trip report. The room is actually a bit smaller than I have expected, but of course being a New York hotel, it is unsurprising. Plus most guests will only spend one to two nights there. However, I am a bit shocked to see that the much hyped TWA style amenity kit is not availabl...Jump to post
A few observations from my first inter-island flying (2 RT's between OGG-HNL) - 4) The FA's managed the abbreviated service with little issue on those 20 minute flights. Cubsrule - The seniority definitely tends to be quite high on these trips. Do you mind me asking what is the abbreviated service?...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing and the food on ANA looks amazing.
I am surprised at how generous they are with snacks in the galley!
Great, comprehensive trip report! JAL sounds like a good airline, I hope to try them out of Seattle someday. I actually went plane spotting at SEA on the 31st to catch the inaugural JAL flight, and I got a photo of your plane doing the parallel approach with the Delta Connection E-175, thought you ...Jump to post
By the way, that "pancake" looks more like a Dutch Baby, a type of popover that can be served with either savory or sweet fillings. I guess they didn't call it a 'dutch baby' as it would be confusing to most, including many Americans. Apparently, Dutch Babies were invented at a Seattle re...Jump to post
As promised earlier, I visited the new JAL First Class Lounge at Narita during my layover, before my flight to Hanoi. Basically, JAL reopened the fourth floor first class lounge, and now the third-floor lounge was mostly closed, as I presumed that they would get a similar face lift. For now, partner...Jump to post
As promised, here are some photos of the seats in various positions. Here is the seat in the “lounging” position: https://oi1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Spring%202019/JALSeattleInaugural/IMG_2349.jpeg https://oi1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Spring%202019/JALSeattleInau...Jump to post
April 4, 2019 JL 67 SEA-NRT Lv1415 Arr1625+1 Boeing 787-8 JA836J Check-in: To no surprise, JAL check-ins are located towards the end of the terminal along with all other international airlines. There were separate premium and economy class lanes but things were not particularly busy this afternoon. ...Jump to post
We took off from R/W16R at 6:46pm for the eight hours and ten minutes flight to Seattle. It was a pretty straightforward over the water flight. We pretty much climbed up to 39,000 feet during the night, and did not see land till passing Sekiu, Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Ludlow, Braintree and Vashon ...Jump to post
JAL’s Return to Seattle March 31, 2019 https://oi1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Spring%202019/JALSeattleInaugural/IMG_1399.jpeg https://oi1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Spring%202019/JALSeattleInaugural/IMG_1802.jpeg https://oi1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/...Jump to post
Jetta was back to greet departing passengers at Gate 1! https://oi1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Spring%202019/JetStarJapanShimojishimaInaugural/IMG_0950.jpeg https://oi1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Spring%202019/JetStarJapanShimojishimaInaugural/IMG_0948.jpeg https://oi...Jump to post
JetStar Japan’s Shimojishima Inaugural flight March 2019 https://oi1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Spring%202019/JetStarJapanShimojishimaInaugural/IMG_0757.jpeg https://oi1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Spring%202019/JetStarJapanShimojishimaInaugural/IMG_0938.jpeg https://o...Jump to post
Dr. Dao turns out to be a pretty grateful and forgiving man. United should have never allowed the situation to escalate to such scale. United could stop it and all these pains and sufferings by Dr. Dao would have never happened. However, as he said, something good has come out of it. United was forc...Jump to post
Since the first flight will be HND-FUK, I hope it will mean that it will have a three-class configuration (First/Class J/Economy). First Class 2X2X2 (maybe two to three rows), a Class J cabin 2X4X2 (behind first class), and then an economy cabin with 3X3X3. I look forward flying it soon! Japan conti...Jump to post
zrs70 wrote:I was supposed to be on both flights as well, but husband got sick! Glad you enjoyed!
This JetBlue’s plane looks gorgeous with the mountainous background of the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Winter%202018-19/JetBlue%20Bozeman%20Inaugural/IMG_3893.jpg http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Winter%202018-19...Jump to post
JetBlue’s Bozeman Inaugural December 13, 2018 http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Winter%202018-19/JetBlue%20Bozeman%20Inaugural/IMG_4038.jpg http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Winter%202018-19/JetBlue%20Bozeman%20Inaugural/IMG_3784.jpg As a JetBlue’s fan, I could ...Jump to post
I found the following 789 schedule on expertflyer! Effective February 20, 2019 WS 655 Toronto to Calgary Lv0900 Arr1105 WS 670 Calgary to Toronto Lv1330 Arr1910 Effect April 8 (ex-YYZ) & 9 (ex-YYC), 2019 There will be a second 789 flight. 4/8 & onward WS 669 Toronto to Calgary Lv1900 Arr2118...Jump to post
Thanks for all your kind comments! The products that they sold include pens, some towels (a famous Japanese brand), consomme/soup packs (their inflight offering for domestic flights), and some kind of Star Flyer's cookies. They also sell StarFlyer's "Robot" stationary sets. I noticed that ...Jump to post
After my delayed arrival, I went to the observation deck to take some pictures, since I still had some times before my bus to town. http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Fall%202018/StarFlyerTaipeiInaugural/IMG_1175.jpg Jin Air’s Boeing 737-800 Winglet back to Pusan http://i1213.photo...Jump to post
StarFlyer Venturing into International Service – Taipei Taoyuan Inaugural http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Fall%202018/StarFlyerTaipeiInaugural/IMG_0749.jpg http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Fall%202018/StarFlyerTaipeiInaugural/IMG_1802.jpg https://i1213.photob...Jump to post
EVA Air’s Boeing 787-9 Inaugural Trip Report http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Fall%202018/EVAAir787-9Inaugural/IMG_2298.jpg http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Fall%202018/EVAAir787-9Inaugural/IMG_2038.jpg To give EVA Air’s credits, these BMW designed Royal Laure...Jump to post
Nice TR! 9H-AEO, which is operated by this small carrier called Malta Med Air Are you sure, AFAIK 9H-AEO is lsd. from AerCap direct to KM... I saw this label when I boarded this plane... http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202018/AirMaltaClubClass/IMG_6121.jpg Thanks for all...Jump to post
October 4, 2018; Thursday KM 185 SEN-CTA Lv1035 Arr1450 Airbus A320-200 9H-AEO London Southend is an easy airport to deal with but it also means that they have less facilities like kiosks to speed up the check in experience. The agents were unfamiliar in dealing with priority passengers. You will no...Jump to post
http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202018/AirMaltaClubClass/IMG_8981.jpg London Southend Airport has been relatively aggressive in getting new operators, and I was really curious when Air Malta announced daily service to London Southend Airport in February 2018. What made t...Jump to post
So around 2pm, I was back at the airport and gate 2. http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Fall%202018/ContourSantaBarbaraInaugural/IMG_10050.jpg http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Fall%202018/ContourSantaBarbaraInaugural/IMG_10048.jpg Alaska Airlines’ daily 737 Seat...Jump to post
http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Fall%202018/ContourSantaBarbaraInaugural/IMG_10028.jpg http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Fall%202018/ContourSantaBarbaraInaugural/IMG_10015.jpg Contour Airlines is regional airline based in Tennessee with a small fleet of Embra...Jump to post
Alaska Airlines Leaving Lewiston, Idaho http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202018/AlaskaLewistonFarewell2018/IMG_6590.jpg http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Summer%202018/AlaskaLewistonFarewell2018/IMG_6580.jpg So, I went to Lewiston, Idaho earlier this wee...Jump to post
I don't understand why can't they just switch seats? They can just move one of them towards the front of the cabin and one towards the aft! It looks like a 737 flight, and even if it is a combi flight, there should be enough distance between them. I felt bad for the girl because flights to these rem...Jump to post
Thanks for a great report!
I am a bit surprised that there was no amenity kit on your first flight from Newark to Vienna. My family flew the same route last year and got an amenity kit.
The food looked excellent!
Unfortunately, most folks do not actually fork out money for first class, so passengers sort of let most domestic airlines getting away from meals after 8pm.
I am surprised that they do not offer at least a snack basket service.
Thanks for the nice comparison!
Thanks for the trip report! Air Canada did a nice update with its business class service. The new amenity kit is nice, as well as the meals.
Great photos carfield, probably the best of the HA A321 on the web! I agree with some of the posters about row 16 and the number of misaligned seats/windows on the plane. F looks fine, nice actually. Very surprising that F passengers have no meal choice. Is this just because of a catering issue out...Jump to post
To my surprise, we got a water canon salute, which was always nice. http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Spring%202018/HawaiianLGBInaugural/IMG_3272.jpg http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc465/Carfield76/Spring%202018/HawaiianLGBInaugural/IMG_3274.jpg http://i1213.photobucket.com/a...Jump to post