Lounge & Hotel Reviews

IGA Lounge Istanbul Snacks

Review: IGA Lounge at Istanbul Airport

In 2018, a new airport was opened in Istanbul and gradually, all of the passenger airline flights were transferred there from the older Ataturk airport. To provide comfort for eligible passengers, a couple of lounges including Turkish Airlines lounges were built at the airport. However, it wasn’t until late-2019 that one of the lounges at …

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Howard Johnson Incheon Airport Beds

Review: Howard Johnson by Wyndham Incheon Airport

If you have an early morning flight out of Incheon and are looking for a place to stay, picking one of the many hotels around Unseo station – just a couple of minutes away from the airport’s terminals – is one of your best options. One of those is the Howard Johnson by Wyndham Incheon …

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Review: JAL Sakura Lounge Skyview at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Review: JAL Sakura Lounge Skyview at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Besides a pair of domestic business class lounges, JAL also operates a pair of business class lounges for its international passengers at Tokyo Haneda airport. In fact, the airline is currently in the process of refurbishing the latter. More specifically, it’s now working on the lounge in the central part of Haneda’s international terminal. The …

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Cathay Pacific Lounge Tokyo Haneda Seating Area

Review: Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge at Tokyo Haneda Airport

Cathay Pacific operates two lounges in Japan – one at Tokyo Narita airport and the other one at Haneda. While the older Narita lounge is mediocre at best from what I’ve heard, the Haneda lounge was opened in 2014 and follows the same concept as the airline’s Pier lounge in Hong Kong. Earlier this month, …

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KAL Lounge Prestige West Incheon

Review: KAL Lounge Prestige Class West at Seoul Incheon Airport

When Korean Air moved from terminal 1 to terminal 2 at Seoul Incheon airport, it opened four new lounges in the new terminal. Besides a first class lounge and a “Miler Club Lounge” for its own elite members flying in business or first class, it also opened a pair of business class lounges. Prior to …

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Cathay Pacific The Pier First Lounge Review

Review: Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong Airport

Cathay Pacific operates a few different lounges at its hub in Hong Kong including a pair of excellent first class ones. I visited the two first class lounges for the first time back in 2017, and recently, I had a chance to re-visit both of them during my trip to New York. About a month …

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American Airlines Flagship First Dining at JFK Overview

Review: American Airlines Flagship First Dining at New York JFK Airport

Unlike some other airlines, American Airlines doesn’t operate dedicated first class lounges at its hubs. Instead, it invites both business and first class passengers into its Flagship Lounges. However, at some airports, it operates invitation-only dining rooms – Flagship First Dining – within those lounges. These are currently available at Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, …

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American Airlines Flagship Lounge at JFK Seating

Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge at New York JFK Airport

Having extensive operations out of New York JFK, American Airlines operates a Flagship Lounge – as well as an Admirals Club and a Flagship First Dining restaurant – at terminal 8, its home at the airport. Prior to catching a Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong, I had a chance to briefly visit the lounge. …

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Visiting the TWA Hotel as a Non-Guest

Review: TWA Hotel at New York JFK Airport

On May 15, 2019, the historic TWA Flight Center at New York JFK airport reopened to passengers once again, this time as the TWA Hotel. Seeing the photos of the iconic building, a refurbished Lockheed Constellation displayed in front of the hotel, and of the rooftop pool overlooking the airport, I immediately put the hotel …

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