This was my first time flying ANA Business Class and I absolutely loved both, the hard product and the service! It was the second leg of my four segment trip back from Saigon to Ottawa (SGN-BKK-NRT-IAD-YOW). I could have flown ANA business directly from SGN to NRT on a 767-300 with old angled seats,...Jump to post
Thai Business class 777-200 was part of my trip back from Saigon (SGN), Vietnam to Washington DC (IAD). My complete itinerary included SGN-BKK-NRT-IAD-YOW and cost me 75K + $214 CAD using Aeroplan. A detailed and complete pictorial review of this flight is available on my blog - http://travelupdate....Jump to post
First Class cabins may be a thing of past soon. And your report is good evidence that airlines are now focusing much better on their Business class products and services - that's where the cash is for them. Good Report Trent, cheers!Jump to post
Flt LX 87 Montreal (YUL) – Zurich (ZRH) Aircraft: Airbus A330-300ER Duration: 7hr 25min Seat: 12A (Business Class – Throne Seat) When flying solo, my favorite seats in Business class are the ‘Throne seats’ which offer a great mix of space and privacy – 4A/6A/8A/10A. I do my best to snag them at the ...Jump to post
bgm wrote:Why is the title written in caps?
An Indian man wanted to avoid a vacation with his ‘online girlfriend’. His masterplan was a hoax email sent to the police about a possible hijacking in Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. Obviously, it all went horribly wrong for him when the authorities traced his IP address down and arrested him. Turns...Jump to post
How does this compare to getting a transit visa with EK to say maybe take an extended halt in DXB to sight see and then continue onward? Great Question! - Transit visa via EK is not guaranteed for Indian Passport holders. It needs to be arranged/paid in advance and can be denied - so not a true 'vi...Jump to post
anshabhi wrote:in other words, Staple for EK & EY will now get UAE visa on arrival!
UAE cabinet has approved a simplified visa process that allows Indian passport holders with an American Visa or Green Card to obtain a UAE visa on arrival. Indian passport holders MUST have a valid US visa or a green card, with minimum six month validity, to be eligible. The UAE visa on arrival will...Jump to post
330west wrote:Yea, no thanks. Taj has singlehandedly destroyed two of the most historic hotels in the United States. I'll stick with Marriott and Fairmont.
Taj Hotels group and Hong Kong based Shangri-La Hotels have announced a new loyalty program alliance, named ‘Warmer Welcomes’. New program offers its members reciprocal benefits across the combined network of the two chains. Recriprocal benefits and other details here - http://travelupdate.boardinga...Jump to post
florens wrote:Is this price per person or per party?
Is this your first time in KL? All well and good for those who are willing to try it out. However.... - the VIP section of the train doesn't have good seats. You have far better elevated private seats in the non-VIP sections of the train. - if the hotels you are attempting to reach is within Zone 1...Jump to post
The express train that runs between Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) and KL Sentral station is the quickest and most efficient way to get into the city. Most hotels in Zone 1 are a short taxi ride from KL Sentral station. I used the KLIA VIP service which includes the express train ride to ...Jump to post
In 2016, Bombardier received $2.5 Billion US in government support – $1 Billion (from Quebec government) for its C-Series program and another $1.5 Billion (from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the largest pension fund in the province) towards its rail business. Earlier this week, Canadian f...Jump to post
In 2016, Bombardier received $2.5 Billion US in government support – $1 Billion (from Quebec government) for its C-Series program and another $1.5 Billion (from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the largest pension fund in the province) towards its rail business. Earlier this week, Canadian fe...Jump to post
AC already flies to 6 destinations in Cuba, so legalities aside, I don't think they would benefit to also accessing Silver's Cuba flights. Agreed. AC wouldn't want to give up its competitive advantage having flown extensively to Cuba for so many years (incl. US embargo)...plus I suspect, getting cu...Jump to post
My guess is its the later. Plus those types of codesharing or interlining agreements with american carriers (for cuba) will happen over time.Jump to post
Air Canada has signed an interline agreement with Fort Lauderdale, Florida based Silver Airways. The agreement includes Silver Airways’ Florida and Bahamas network (does not include Cuba network). While the agreement allows passengers a larger network on a single ticket, it does not include reciproc...Jump to post
How about sharing the full TR here, instead of an off-site divert? Anyway, I flew in Premium Eco with AC on YVR-HKG myself recently, and found it ok. But one issue was that there was no separate drink service before the meal, and was annoying lunch was on our trays before we had reached cruising al...Jump to post
Agreed - Real value of PE over regular Econ is only when the price point is worth it. When I bought the tkt, PE was cheaper than regular economy (wrote about it here - http://travelupdate.boardingarea.com/premium-economy-cheaper-economy/ ) so seemed totally worth it :) I have only flown PE with AC a...Jump to post
Air Canada premium economy is a solid product and I would definitely recommend it for passengers that pre-dominantly fly coach. Given a right price-point, its great value to the additional cost and the seat comfort is a few notches better than regular economy seats. For those interested, a complete ...Jump to post
The possibility of redeeming Aeroplan miles for Cathay flights, intrigues me the most. I have always looked towards Alaska Mileage plan for booking J/F on Cathay. This partnership presents great opportunity for Aeroplan to enter the fray but it will be interesting to see if Cathay makes its first cl...Jump to post
I just received an bid email from AC for YVR-YYC - a flight of about one hour The minimum bid was $95 and was considered a "poor" offer by the bid indicator Given you are only at cruising altitude for 40 minutes - forget it! I have successfully bid ElAl on a B747/B777 LHR/TLV/LHR several ...Jump to post
CSA has something like this in Europe. I used it and got upgraded for about $100 on a flight from Prague to Barcelona. I liked the experience. Of course it probably will result in even less availability in J for those with E-upgrade credits. I think folks with e-upgrade credits will still be fine. ...Jump to post
Air Canada has partnered with 'Plusgrade' and introduced a ‘bid for upgrade’ process which allows passengers with eligible fares to bid a price and experience the higher service class. Travelers can bid to upgrade from Economy – Premium Economy and from Premium Economy – Business, however, not every...Jump to post