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Cathay Pacific First Class Bed

Trip Preview: Cathay Pacific First Class, VietJet, and Everything in Between

On January 1 of this year, I was very lucky to have grabbed one of Cathay Pacific’s insane $850 first class error fare tickets from Vietnam to the US. And, after months of waiting, I finally took the trip earlier this month. Now that I’m back, it’s time to process all the photos and notes …

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Trip Preview: A Poker Night in Macau

Trip Preview: A Poker Night in Macau

With one of my high school friends with whom I used to play poker a lot being in Asia, we could not skip a quick visit to Macau. And, of course, if I was to be making my way from Japan all the way to Macau, I could not skip planning the itinerary in a …

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Trip Preview: Visiting Palmdale to Fly on NASA's DC-8

Trip Preview: Visiting Palmdale to Fly on NASA’s DC-8

Last year, I was fortunate enough to fly on NASA’s airborne observatory – SOFIA – in Christchurch, New Zealand. Last month, I had a chance to experience another one of the agency’s research aircraft – Douglas DC-8. I won’t talk much about that in this article, though. Instead, I’ll give you a brief overview of …

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Trip Preview: A Quick 24-Hour Visit to Singapore

Trip Preview: A Quick 24-Hour Visit to Singapore

Over a year ago, I wrote about a plane spotting trip to Phuket – and how the ticket I used for that trip left me with a Tokyo – Singapore – Tokyo – Sapporo segments to fly later. Because of on reason or another, I rescheduled and pushed back taking those flights a couple of …

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Trip Preview: Europe the Not-So-Direct Way

Trip Preview: Europe the Not-So-Direct Way

With the series about my trip to catch the Brussels Airlines Sukhoi Superjet before its retirement finished, it’s time to start posting articles about one last trip of 2018. While the Sukhoi Superjet trip was a side trip that I did during my visit to Europe, in this series, I will focus on the flights …

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Trip Preview: Catching a Flight on the Sukhoi Superjet

Trip Preview: Catching a Flight on the Sukhoi Superjet

As mentioned in a couple of previous posts, I spent the holidays with my family in Slovakia. In fact, as this post goes live, I’m likely sitting onboard an Austrian Airlines flight to Copenhagen which is the first transfer point on my five-stop way back to Tokyo. Anyways, I will  post a separate series of …

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Trip Preview: In Search of the Best Singapore Airlines Flat-Bed

Trip Preview: In Search of the Best Singapore Airlines Flat-Bed

After having a great experience onboard Singapore Airlines’ regional A330 business class between Singapore and Delhi last year, I really wanted to try the airline’s long-haul product which is well-known for offering a massive seat. The opportunity for me to do so came when the airline started operating A380s with a revamped business class cabin …

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Trip Preview: Visiting Slovakia to Attend a Wedding with a "Retro Avgeek" Bonus

Trip Preview: Visiting Slovakia to Attend a Wedding with a “Retro Avgeek” Bonus

In October, I took a two-week trip to Europe – mostly Slovakia – to attend wedding of my high school friends. Even though getting some new review material for this website was nowhere near the top of the agenda for this trip, I still managed to try a fair amount of new airlines (and even …

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Trip Preview: From Sapporo in the North to Yakushima and Okinawa in the South

Trip Preview: From Sapporo in the North to Yakushima and Okinawa in the South

After spending a good part of May and June abroad thanks to my trips to Canada and New Zealand, it was time to do some domestic travel in July. While I did two separate trips in the month, I decided to combine the introduction into one article as neither of the trips was particularly long. …

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