Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Cathay Pacific Business Class from HKG to KUL!

Cathay Pacific CX 791
Hong Kong (HKG) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
March 2017

After a few hours exploring Hong Kong in the rain and then hopping around the various lounges at HKG it was time to fly the next leg of our trip down to Kuala Lumpur.










Starter was a shrimp and noodle salad



Main courses were offered from the cart which allowed you to easily select your choice! 





Cheese Plate as my dessert!




Want to learn more about how to travel like this for economy prices or have any questions regarding miles / points or flights. Reach out to the team here at PremiumCabinDeals.com and follow us on Instagram!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Qantas Airbus 380 First Class (DXB-LHR)

Exploring the Emirates First Class lounge in Dubai and my first time on Qantas!

Qantas a few years ago entered into a partnership with Emirates shifting all their intermediary flight stops between Europe and Australia from Singapore or Bangkok to Dubai. This also allowed code-sharing flights between the two airlines. A benefit for passengers on Qantas flying out of Dubai is that they have access to the Emirates First Class lounge in Dubai (DXB)


Check In was a breeze with just a small carry-on, I was invited to try the Emirates lounge and Qantas First Class passengers are entitled to a free massage treatment.

A view of the entire floor dedicated to First Class at DXB.



pre-Flight snack time!







Lamb chops as my main dish

















Qantas 1
DXB-LHR
First Class - Airbus 380

I've got some mixed feelings regarding this flight, with many online bloggers raving about Qantas in their premium cabins and the combination of strong hard/soft product. But having flown Emirates on this same flight, I felt that Qantas really dropped the ball with the poor food options on this flight.

Yes, the departure is 2 AM but people might have different internal clocks due to connections, and might want more flexibility in their menu options.












Pre-departure snacks!






Snack service was a poor little sandwich with a rocket salad.









But the worst part was the breakfast service, with crew turning lights on almost 2.5 hours out of London, something unheard of in coach on such a short flight but really bad in First Class, where competitors offer Dine on Demand!


Sweet French toast 








Best part of the flight is truly the seat and perhaps on a longer flight such as Australia to Dubai the service will be better, but I was not impressed with this segment.













Want to learn more about how to travel like this for economy prices or have any questions regarding miles / points or flights. Reach out to the team here at PremiumCabinDeals.com and follow us on Instagram!

Monday, April 18, 2016

From Bangkok to Beijing on Hainan Airlines!


Hainan Airlines 7996
Bangkok (BKK) to Beijing (PEK)
Business Class - Boeing 737
March 2016 



Thanks to a sale a few months ago, I was able to have the opportunity to fly Hainan Airlines from Bangkok to Boston via Beijing.

Check-in opened 3 hours prior to departure and Hainan uses third-party staff at this out-station. Sadly the check-in crew were close to incompetent taking almost 13 minutes to check-in my myself and my girlfriend on a simple and uncomplicated flight.

The bright side is that Hainan uses the Thai lounge, and in the case of our flight, the departure gate D1 was located just outside our lounge.



1990s called and want their public phone back!


The lounge was pretty quiet after midnight!



Hainan Airlines 7996
Bangkok (BKK) to Beijing (PEK)
Business Class - Boeing 737
March 2016 

The flight is operated by a regular Boeing 737 configured with two rows of Business Class. I would personally select row 2 over row 1 since it has limited leg room.





It was a brutal red-eye, with a flight time of about 4 hours and departing Bangkok close to 2 AM, so right after departure I reclined the seat as much as possible and tried to catch some sleep.



Breakfast was served and lately my trend of finding this as the weakest meal on a plane continued with this bland omelette.



Upon arrival, all Business Class passengers were greeted by an airline rep and offered a choice of an airport lounge or a room at the Hilton Beijing Capital, a short shuttle ride from the airport.


Want to learn more about how to travel like this for economy prices or have any questions regarding miles / points or flights. Reach out to the team here at PremiumCabinDeals.com and follow us on Instagram!

Blog Archive