Japan Airlines First Class HND-SFO

Japan Airlines First Class HND-SFO I’m not going to write a full review of the flight, as much of it was the same as my JAL First Class LAX-NRT flight just a week prior.  Instead I will highlight the differences in the flight.  Overall, I came away realizing the importance of the crew on passenger … Read more

Japan Airlines First Class LAX-NRT

Japan Airlines First Class LAX-NRT I have traveled very little so far in 2018 due to increased demand from my masters degree program.  So for my spring break, I really wanted to go big.  Using Alaska Airlines miles I booked a trip to Tokyo and Seoul for the week.  To get to Tokyo, I flew … Read more

AA Flagship First Dining at JFK

AA Flagship First Dining at JFK The new American Airlines Flagship First Dining is one of the more exclusive lounge experiences in the US.  It offers an intimate, full service restaurant experience.   Currently there are only two locations; JFK and MIA, though plans are to expand the concept to other AA hubs. Access Unlike other … Read more

Singapore Airlines A380 Suite Class SYD-SIN

Singapore Airlines A380 Suite Class SYD-SIN I booked my Singapore Airlines A380 Suite Class SYD-SIN back in April by first transferring Membership Rewards (Amex) points to Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer program.  The 7 hour and 20 minute flight from Sydney to Singapore (with an additional Suite Class flight SIN-HKG) cost 63,750 points plus fees of about $300. … Read more

Park Hyatt Sydney Review

Park Hyatt Sydney

The Park Hyatt Sydney is one of only eight Category 7 Hyatt properties.  To redeem an award night at the Park Hyatt Sydney will cost you 30,000 points.  My visit was during the week between Christmas and New Years.  Cash prices were starting around $1100 Australian dollars.  It is quite an expensive property.  One of the main reasons … Read more