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Lounge Review: Qantas Business Class Lounge Tokyo Narita (NRT) Satellite Terminal

There are two oneworld lounges in the Satellite Terminal of NRT: the JAL lounges and the Qantas lounge, which I’m reviewing here. (For oneworld lounges at NRT, there’s also the JAL lounges in the main terminal, the AA Admirals Club, and a Cathay Pacific lounge). The Qantas lounge at Narita is very spacious with tons of seating….

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Lounge Review: Qantas First Class Lounge LAX

Disclaimer: I visited this lounge quite a while ago, so things may have changed since my visit. When I visited this lounge, I was connecting from an international first class flight to a domestic first class flight. According to oneworld lounge rules, I should have had access to the Qantas First Class lounge in the…

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Review: Qantas Business Class Lounge Hong Kong Airport (HKG)

One of the lounges that I was most excited to try on my layover in Hong Kong was the recently opened Qantas Hong Kong lounge. This is one of the newest lounges in Hong Kong, and it’s definitely one of the best business class lounges I’ve been to. The lounge is large and long. It’s…

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Trip Report: Qantas First Class Lounge Sydney Airport Review

Besides flying Qantas First Class on the A380 (which turned out to be a really disappointing experience), I was super excited to visit the Qantas First Class Lounge in Sydney, given that I had heard it was one of the best airport lounges in the world. While I didn’t get to try the complimentary spa…

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Trip Report: Qantas Domestic Business Class MEL to SYD Boeing 767-300

QF 426 MEL to SYD Depart: 11:00am Arrive: 12:25pm Duration: 1h 25m Aircraft: Boeing 767-300 Seat: 4A After being impressed by the Qantas Domestic Business Class Lounge, I headed to my short flight from Melbourne to Sydney to check out Qantas’s domestic business class in-flight offerings. I was immediately impressed by the cabin. 2-2-2 seating…

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Trip Report: Qantas Domestic Business Lounge Melbourne (MEL) Review

After getting off my international flight from LAX and clearing customs and immigration, I headed to the domestic terminal for my connecting flight to SYD. Australia seems to have a lot less security theater than the US, which was very much appreciated. Qantas has two sorts of domestic lounges: Qantas Clubs and Qantas Domestic Business…

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Trip Report: Qantas First Class A380 LAX to MEL (QF 94)

QF 94 Los Angeles (LAX) to Melbourne (MEL) Depart: 11:30pm Arrive: 8:20am +2 days Duration: 15h 50m Aircraft: A380 (Phyllis Arnott) Seat: 2A After leaving the new oneworld lounge, I walked to the gate and admired both the new TBIT terminal and all of the A380s sitting at LAX. I think I saw China Southern,…

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Mileage Redemption Tips: Alaska Airlines Awards for Premium Economy

Lots of people in the past have talked about using 70k Alaska Airlines miles to fly from North America to South Africa in Cathay Pacific First Class (although that’s no longer possible since Cathay no longer has first class between HKG and JNB), and Alaska is also well known for offering redemptions for Emirates First…

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Why I Applied for Another Bank of America Alaska Airlines Card

Alaska Airlines has an interesting award program, largely because they’re not a part of any alliance and instead have one-off partnerships with a number of carriers. Two of those partners include Delta and American, so Alaska is often cited as a good program to credit to if you’re not particularly loyal to one carrier as…