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Million-Mile Flight Review: United BusinessFirst, Seoul to San Francisco

[This is the final installment of my Million-Mile Trip Report. I’ve included links to the other posts below:] United Airlines Million-Mile Trip Report: Introduction and Background Flight Review: United Airlines BusinessFirst, San Francisco to Seoul Hotel Review: Conrad Seoul, Executive Floor King Room Lounge Review: Asiana Business Class, Seoul Incheon Midfield Concourse Whenever possible, I…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-200B

Blog reader Will sent me a batch of Cathay Pacific seat maps from the 1980s a couple of years ago, and I have the final one to share with you for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. The Boeing 747-200B appearing below devotes more real estate to economy class than the previous Cathay 747-200…

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Flight Review: United Airlines BusinessFirst, San Francisco to Seoul

[This is the second part of my Million-Mile Trip Report. You can read the introductory post by clicking here.] My inbound flight from Reno arrived about four hours prior to boarding for the Seoul flight, so I had plenty of time to set up shop and get some work done in the international terminal United…

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United Airlines Million-Mile Trip Report: Introduction and Background

Last month, I (finally) crossed one million lifetime miles in United’s MileagePlus program. It’s been a long time coming, quite honestly, as I’m certain that I crossed the actual flown amount on United metal years ago. As did most members, I received a nice bump in lifetime miles when Continental OnePass merged with United MileagePlus,…

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United Swaps Out 747 for 777 on Australia Flights, Plus More Route Changes

United Airlines has made several adjustments to its international flying schedule beginning at the end of March 2014, including the re-introduction of 747 flights out of Chicago O’Hare and swapping out 747-400s for three-class 777-200s on Australia-bound flights from Los Angeles and San Francisco. The schedule changes are appearing online as of this morning. Highlighting…

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Lufthansa Adds Online Tool to Determine First Class Cabin Type

There is a huge difference between the “new” and “old” first class cabins on Lufthansa’s international aircraft. From the seats to the in-flight entertainment system, your traveling experience could vary sharply depending on the configuration your flight offers. And now Lufthansa has an online tool to help determine which First Class Product you’ll enjoy. If…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines Boeing 747 Royal Pacific Service

United purchased Pan Am’s Pacific Division in 1985 and along with it came a fleet of 11 Boeing 747 aircraft (among others). I previously posted United’s Royal Pacific 747 seat map with a higher concentration of premium seats, and here now is the standard Royal Pacific configuration for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps.…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel Industry News: February 21, 2013

United Airlines is pulling all Boeing 787 Dreamliners out of service until at least May 12, at which time they intend to launch Denver-Tokyo nonstop flights. A company spokesperson said other 787 flights will be held until June 5, pending successful resolution of Dreamliner issues. Southwest Airlines has expanded its live television programming to all…

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Flight Review: United Airlines Global First, San Francisco to Tokyo Narita

I flew an eight-segment mileage run last month that included a roundtrip from Boston to Tokyo via San Francisco. And due to an unadvertised promotional first class fare (about $3,000) out of select U.S. origins to Tokyo (or Beijing), I was able to fly in comfort and nabbed my favorite seat onboard any United aircraft…

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The Reality Check That Is United Airlines Global First Class

I’ll post my full flight review in the coming days, but I feel compelled to dedicate a post on the less than international first class service I received and observed in United Global First last week. It’s no secret that United is remarkably inconsistent when it comes to in-flight service and I think it’s most…

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