Tag Archives: First Class

China Southern, First Class – A 380: Beijing to Guangzhou

INTRODUCTION This flight nearly did not happen. To all good intent, the only reason I chose this routing was to get another flight on the A380. At the time of booking there were two daily flights from Beijing to Guangzhou … Continue reading

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Korean Air, First Class – B 777-300: Seoul Incheon to Beijing

INTRODUCTION If I had known there was going to be an aircraft change on the Hong Kong to Seoul leg, then I could have gone straight from Hong Kong to Beijing instead. After all, the only point of taking that … Continue reading

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Emirates Airlines, First Class – A 380: Bangkok to Hong Kong

GETTING TO THE AIRPORT Transport: BMW provided by the hotel. Departs from: Right outside the hotel lobby. Journey time: About 40 minutes, depending on traffic and the extent to which the driver’s sense of self-preservation is developed. In case you … Continue reading

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The Peninsula Bangkok

Here is the link to the Peninsula website. I really like the Bangkok Peninsula. In fact, I think it is probably the best one of the riverside hotels in Bangkok. The Hilton a bit further down is just enormous and … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways, First Class – Airbus A 380: Doha to Bangkok

INTRODUCTION The ground attendant who picked me up from the Paris flight makes sure I am comfortable in the lounge before she bids me goodbye. She reminds me that she will be coming back to escort me to the aircraft … Continue reading

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Qatar Airways, First Class – Airbus A 380: Paris-Roissy to Doha

INTRODUCTION This is where the fun starts. I must say, since my trip to Singapore with Qatar Airways in June I have become quite a fan. Back in June I was certainly impressed by the quality of Qatar’s Business Class … Continue reading

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Lufthansa, First Class – Boeing B 747-8i: Frankfurt to Tokyo Haneda

TRANSFER TO THE TERMINAL Transport: Mercedes Benz. Departs from: Right outside the aircraft. Journey time: About ten minutes. I emerge from the aircraft to find the First Class and Hon transfer service already waiting. There are two other gentlemen making … Continue reading

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Lufthansa, Business Class – Embraer 190: Feeding into the mega hub

CHECK-IN Location: Departures on the first floor. Facilities: Self-service machines and dedicated counters. Counters: There are three counters (64 – 66) available for Star Alliance flights in check-in hall 1 on the Swiss side of the terminal, although only one … Continue reading

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Korean Air, Business Class – Boeing B 777-300: Seoul to Frankfurt

INTRODUCTION I suppose it probably is unusual for me to take as much as four flights with the same carrier in one trip. Perhaps that is also why I am not really quite sure what else to write about on … Continue reading

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Malaysia Airlines, First Class – A 380: Paris to Kuala Lumpur

“I have spent weeks in the dessert, forgetting to look at the moon, as a married man may spend days never looking into the face of his wife. These are not sins of omission but signs of preoccupation.” – The … Continue reading

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