Review: Delta Economy A350 Beijing to Detroit

Review: Delta Economy A350 Beijing to Detroit

Since I just reviewed my Detroit (DTW) to Beijing (PEK) flight a couple of weeks ago, I'm going keep this one pretty concise.  First and foremost, If you've never flown through Beijing before, or China for that matter, I'd suggest getting to the airport EXTRA early. If you think the TSA is bad just wait until you try and get through their security cluster.

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Review: Delta Economy A350 Detroit to Beijing

Review: Delta Economy A350 Detroit to Beijing

I started planning my trip to Beijing when I saw some great Delta economy fares on their brand new A350. Round trip prices from Omaha (OMA) to Beijing (PEK), with one stop in Detroit (DTW), we're starting at $652. I managed to lower my final out of pocket expense to $577 per ticket with the help of a couple Delta gift cards. I'd say that's one hell of a deal considering I just paid $486 to fly to Fort Meyers, Florida this weekend...

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Review: Etihad First Class A380 Abu Dhabi to New York

Review: Etihad First Class A380 Abu Dhabi to New York

If you ask any travel blogger in the industry, they'll all agree, Etihad's A380 First Class Apartments are one of the best first class products in the world. So much so, that I booked a trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi just to fly this particular product home.

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Review: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class A330 London Heathrow to Dubai

Review: Virgin Atlantic Upper Class A330 London Heathrow to Dubai

After a very brief stay in London and some quality time at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse, it was time for Elizabeth and I to continue our journey to Dubai! Since I'd reviewed the entire Virgin Atlantic Upper Class experience last year, I'll keep this one nice and precise. 

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Review: Delta One 767 Minneapolis to London Heathrow

Review: Delta One 767 Minneapolis to London Heathrow

This was the first leg of Elizabeth and I's trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Since Delta doesn't fly to Dubai we had to make a connection in London before continuing on their partner, Virgin Atlantic. Our outbound itinerary ended up looking like this: OMA-MSP-LHR-DXB. I booked this all on one ticket for 85,000 Skymiles and $47.30 per person.

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Review: Qantas Economy 747 Sydney to San Francisco

Review: Qantas Economy 747 Sydney to San Francisco

It was a sad afternoon when Elizabeth and I had to check out of the Park Hyatt Sydney, but unfortunately our trip to Australia had come to a close. I'd held onto the minuscule hope that Qantas would open up some business class award space last minute, but unfortunately that didn't happen either. The harsh reality that we'd spend the next 13 hours flying back to the US in economy started to set in.

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Review: Delta First Class (Domestic) 757 Minneapolis to Los Angeles

Review: Delta First Class (Domestic) 757 Minneapolis to Los Angeles

Normally I don’t fly domestic first class due to the outrageous prices and pretty lackluster products. In this case I’d already booked my award ticket from Los Anglese (LAX) to Sydney (SYD), but I still needed one more positioning flight to get from Omaha (OMA) to LA. One-way fares from Omaha were relatively cheap if we connected in Minneapolis. Since this was the only ticket I was paying for out of pocket I decided to splurge. 

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