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Booked: China Southern Economy Class

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I have make a review on China Southern already, I booked this trip given that I needed to position from Singapore to Guangzhou. For my onward Sichuan Business Class to Los Angles. I will make a full review on this China Southern flight

Scoot 787 Singapore-Hong Kong Scoot Biz

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Check-in at Singapore Changi airport.
Boarding for Hong Kong
Scoot Dreamliner taken us to Hong Kong
Singapore(SIN) –  Hong Kong(HKG)
Monday, June 26
Depart: 6:05AM
Arrive: 9:35AM
Duration: 3hr30min Aircraft: Boeing 787-8
Boarding through door L1 Scoot Biz
For this flight, Scoot allow Economy passenger using door L1 even though they also opened door L2, I think that they are trying to squeeze boarding time a little bit, but this is not a smart idea for a traditional airline.

Shenzhen Air B737 First Class Wuxi-Guangzhou and Wuxi "King Lounge"

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This flight is scheduled to depart at 21:30PM. I arrived at the airport at around 6:30PM, after check-in, I asked the manager is there any hot food inside the "King Lounge" unfortunately this lounge doesn't have any hot food. I went to the restaurant near the Check-in desk, is reasonably priced per Chinese Airport standards.

This lounge is located next to China Eastern lounge, which some hot food option available.

This lounge has very good interior compare to what you usually expect from a domestic First Class lounge.
Shenzhen Air called their lounge King Lounge, all of them expect Wuxi have hot food, which the reception staff told us that they are requesting it. It will be my absolute First choice anyways within China domestic.
Infront of the reception, there is a Shenzhen Air B747, which is totally unbelievable!
This lounge has a variety of Tea and drinks selection per Chinese Lounge standard. There is also a designated kids area in this lounge, which is totally winning the …

Iran Air Plan A330 service to Paris CDG

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Per Routesonline, Iran Air is going to start flying to CDG instead of Orly, The service aircraft will also be upgraded to an A330-200 starting 27MAR 2018.

Air China is starting to fly their 737MAX between Beijing and Urumqi Daily From Nov 11 to Nov 30

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Per Routesonline today, Air China is flying their Boeing 737MAX between Beijing(PEK) and Urumqi(URC) from Nov11 to Nov30.

Turkish Airlines Business Class Deal: Beijing to Boston/ Washington $1900

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This deal is purchasable via Turkish Airlines Website.  A lot of available dates available, GoogleFlight works fine pricing out. If all works well, fully flat all the way!

Air China Suspends North Korea Service from Nov 14

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Air China again. Yes, the title is correct, Air China is going to suspend their North Korea Service from Nov 14 onwards. Currently, Air China operate this route 2 times weekly, Air China first planned to suspend for just 2 weeks. However, Per Routesonline, Air China is suspending this route without a resume date.

Air China's Singapore flight will be all B787 Starting Jan 2018 !

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Per Routesonline, Air China is upgrading their Singapore flight to all Dreamliner from A330-300,  with the exception of CA975/976 from 16MAR18 – 24MAR18.

 Here is the updated schedule:

CA975 PEK0010 – 0630SIN 789 D
CA969 PEK1535 – 2155SIN 789 D

CA970 SIN0015 – 0620PEK 789 D
CA976 SIN0930 – 1530PEK 789 D

This is what Sichuan's Customer Service Like

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As I have a few upcoming flights with Sichuan. Many of readers know that Sichuan's Business Class is using an angled product to fly trans-pacific which isn't the biggest issue anymore, today I call Sichuan for the 5th time in three days to arrange my special meal. Sichuan's English customer service is like this:

Hello
.......
Thank You
---Call Ended---
Chinese: Excellent please press 1, good please press 2......

I don't think that really sounds great inside Sichuan's English customer service.



World's First Sichuan Airways Long-Haul Business Class Review in English Have Been Posted Today!

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As I said yesterday that there aren't any Sichuan Business Class long-haul reviews yet. However, on Today morning, Ben From OneMileAtATime updated his latest flight report which is Sichuan Airways Business Class report. Per his review, he also put Sichuan on his "NOFlyList".

I expectation isn't much higher either, maybe even lower than my Scoot's expectation. Hopefully that my power port works so I can play some offline old school game for the duration of the flight given that I can't sleep on an angled seat. I think I will prefer Shenzhen Air's New 737 that I have reviewed before over Sichuan's long-haul A330.

Booked: Sichuan Airways Business Class Guangzhou- Los Angles

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Sichuan is one of those airlines don't have a proper Long-Haul Business Class flight review currently. Ben From OneMileAtATime is going to review this airline in a few day of time. I am also going to make a full review on one of those two long-haul legs.
Route: Guangzhou-Chendu-Jinan-Los Angles-Jinan-Chendu-Guangzhou
Cost: $1400

$895!!!!!! Saudia Business Class Istanbul-Guangzhou Roundtrip Business Class

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I will keep this deal post fairly short, given that this is very unusual. This deal is available on many days, bookable through CheapOair. GoogleFlight also can price out. However, it requires booking through a third party website. I have not yet call Saudia yet to find the price which GoogleFlight is saying its $857. This fare has many available dates and each of them is having 2 seats available at this price level per CheapOair.


Some Great Business Class Fares from Many European Airports to Havana(HAV)

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For the past few years, airlines have been offering more premium discounted fares than the past. in hopes of filling as many premium seats as possible. There are some great Business Class fares from many Europe cities to Havana currently available.



1: Amsterdam- Havana

Dates: DEC 13, 2017- DEC 17, 2017
Airline: Turkish
Price: $1754 
Booking Link: GoogleFlight

2: Moscow- Havana

Dates: DEC 13, 2017- DEC 18, 2017
Airline: KLM
Price: $1641
Booking Link: GoogleFlight

3: Munich- Havana

Dates: DEC 11,2017- DEC 16, 2017
Airline: KLM+ Air France
Price: $1866
Booking Link: GoogleFlight

4: Milan- Havana
Dates: DEC 7,2017- DEC 11,2017

Airlines: KLM+COPA+Air France
Booking Link: GoogleFlight


Emirates is adding additional Flight to London Heathrow(LHR) during Christmas and New Year

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Per Routesonline today, Emirates is going to have additional flights during Christmas and New Years. This additional is one per daily flight from 15DEC17 to 17DEC17 and also 05JAN17 to 07JAN16. This flight will be operated by an Emirates three-class Boeing 777-300ER.

Here is the schedule for this new flight.

EK2641 DXB1515 – 1915LHR 77W 
EK2642 LHR2110 – 0800+1DXB 77W


If you are looking for Economy Class or Business Class Award, be sure to avoid this flight. Given that nearly everyone knew that Emirates Boeing 777 have angled Business Class, even though they introduced new Business Class. Per Emirates the new Business Class onboard their B777s is really great. Which in fact is totally a joke giving that even US carriers such as Delta as 1-2-1!

Delta Plans to fly a Boeing 737 on 1 of Seattle- Vancouver Flights Daily Starting 2018 June

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Per Routesonline today, Delta has planned to fly one of there seven daily flight from Seattle to Vancouver with Boeing 737-800. This will start from 8JUN2018, here is the planned schedule for Seattle- Vancouver Delta flights



DL5792 SEA0750 – 0852YVR E75 x6
DL5708 SEA0930 – 1033YVR E75 D
DL4702 SEA1135 – 1243YVR E7W D
DL5818 SEA1340 – 1441YVR E75 D
DL5715 SEA1710 – 1808YVR E75 D
DL744 SEA1955 – 2053YVR 738 x6
DL5784 SEA2240 – 2338YVR E75 D

DL5815 YVR0600 – 0700SEA E75 D
DL5719 YVR0925 – 1033SEA E75 x6
DL5817 YVR1110 – 1215SEA E75 D
DL2450 YVR1259 – 1404SEA 738 x6
DL4703 YVR1345 – 1450SEA E7W D
DL5803 YVR1510 – 1614SEA E75 D
DL5709 YVR1900 – 2005SEA E75 D

Air China is delaying their Newark flight's Dreamliner Service as of 23OCT

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Per RoutesOnline today, Air China is delaying their Newark aircraft change which is currently operating by a 3 class configured Boeing 777-300ER like most of their America network. Based on the latest information online, Air China will not be starting to operate their Boeing 787 starting from 02DEC17 but instead, it will be delayed until 25MAR18. During this period of time, the flight will still be operated by Air China's Boeing 777-300ER.

Why A350 is better than B787

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A350 and B787, The next-generation aircraft that Boeing and Airbus made, both aircraft have a long range, more fuel efficiency. Here are the reasons I prefer A350 over B787.


1: Wider in Seats

B787 was first meant to have only 8 across in Economy, however, Most Airlines now have 9 across in Economy Class. While A350 is designed for 9 and only have 9 seats per row on all airlines in Economy Class.

2: Better Window Designs

B787 have very high - tech windows shades which I have found it is poorly designed. While A350, on the other hand, has traditional window shades which I prefer more.

3: Wider

A350 is wider than B787, airlines can put better products onboard that B787 can not.




SAS expands is Stockholm network in Summer 2018

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Per Routesonline today, SAS is increasing there Stockholm network, two days ago I have made a blog post about SAS Copenhagen expand. Also, I have reviewed Stockholm to Amsterdam two month ago in SAS GO. Make sure to check it out! Here is the expand: Stockholm Arlanda – Alanya/Gazipasa05JUL18 – 09AUG18 1 weekly 737-700
Stockholm Arlanda – Birminghameff 30MAR18 2 weekly 737/A320series
Stockholm Arlanda – Verona23JUN18 – 11AUG18 2 weekly 737-600

Qatar airways is downgrading Guangzhou service

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Per Routesonline, Qatar is downgrading flights to Guangzhou service in winter this year. From A380 to a Boeing 777-300ER. Which does not feature First Class and reverse herringbone Business Class product. The downgrade period will start from Nov 6 until Dec 27.

QR874 DOH0130 – 1350CAN 77W 12

QR875 CAN0055 – 0545DOH 77W 23

SAS is incresing flights from Copenhagen starting in March 2018

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Per Routesonline, SAS is increasing their flights from their Copenhagen network. here is the expand details: Copenhagen – Beiruteff 31MAR18 1 weekly A320 (2 weekly A320/321 24JUN18 – 21AUG18). This route was previously served until October 2005 Copenhagen – Genoaeff 24MAR181 weekly CityJet CRJ900 (2 weekly from 24APR18)
Copenhagen – Lisboneff 25MAR18up to 4 weekly A320. Operational frequency varies. This route was previously served until March 2005 (mid-2000s by Snowflake)
Copenhagen – Sarajevoeff 24MAR182 weekly A320/CityJet CRJ900 (CRJ900 switching to Air Nostrum CRJ1000 05JUL18 – 09AUG18. Overall service increases to 4 weekly in July/August). This route was previously served until October 2005 under Snowflake
Copenhagen – Touloneff 21APR181 weekly Air Nostrum CRJ1000

Scoot is increasing Singapore-Hong Kong Dreamliner Service

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As many people already know, I have flown Scoot before the merger with Tigerair from Singapore to Hong Kong. Scoot-biz is reasonably priced for 179SGD one-way. Per Routesonline today, Scoot is increasing there 787-8 service from once weekly to three times weekly starting from October 29th.

And here is the schedule that Routesonline have published

TR978 SIN0605 – 1005HKG 788 15
TR972 SIN0810 – 1210HKG 788 4

TR979 HKG1055 – 1500SIN 788 15
TR973 HKG1300 – 1705SIN 788 4

Why is Shenzhen Air the best way to fly within China in Business Class

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While I have mentioned in posts that Shenzhen Air is the best way to travel within China in Business Class, I have not yet explained why.

1: Free Chauffeur Driving ServiceMany people can don't use an airline lounge by using their Priority Card to access a different lounge, but here is the fact that does those cards provide free chauffeur driving? No, right? Shenzhen Air provides free chauffeur driving service to all passengers in Business and domestic first class.
2: Free Hot food available in all lounges expect Wuxi While most airline's lounge doesn't provide hot food in some small cities. All Shenzhen Air's lounge expects Wuxi (They called it King's Lounge) provides hot food for free, which many airports in domestic China does not have.
3: Big recline seats
Many people complain about domestic first class in the US, Shenzhen air's onboard product is as good as angle-flat seats or Virgin America seats.

Bottom LineIf you want to get away with domestic first class in …