Norwegian Air Shuttle 787 Dreamliner: Oakland, California to Oslo

This is a review of a Norwegian Air Shuttle flight in August 2014 from Oakland, California to Oslo, Norway, specifically the Premium Economy cabin and services. Norwegian began flying from Oakland airport in California to Oslo and Stockholm this year. Although it is a “discount” airline, Norwegian flies the latest Boeing 787 Dreamliner, unlike traditional […]

Etihad, Turkish Airlines to start flying to SFO

San Francisco, the tech capital of the world, has sub-par international connections, especially for passengers traveling to Latin America, Southern Europe, India and the Middle East. Of the four BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), non-stop flights from SFO are offered only to China. Tech entrepreneurs in Tel Aviv, Bangalore, Helsinki or Santiago de […]

Pros and cons of flying Air China from Europe to Japan via Beijing

This article lists the pros and cons of flying Air China to Asia via Beijing airport. Air China is one of the major airlines of the People’s Republic of China. It flies to many cities around the world. Advantages of flying Air China with stopover in Beijing (1) Inexpensive business class compared to other airlines: […]

Oman Air: the ultimate in business class?

Is Oman Air the best business class airline out there? According to World Airline awards, Oman Air has the best business class for 2012 followed by Cathay Pacific and Qatar Air.  I recently flew from Paris to Bangkok on Oman Air via Muscat, Oman, and it was the best business class flight that I can remember […]

Air Asia X offers one way 99 EUR Paris to Kuala Lumpur

UPDATE: Air Asia has stopped flying to Europe.  AirAsia X is offering a promotional fare between Kuala Lumpur and Paris from RM499 (€99) one way. The promotional fare is available for booking online from 22 to 24 November, 2010 (22 November – 00:00 hrs Paris time, 7am Malaysia). You have to travel between 14 February […]

Air France adds Premium Economy seats

Air France is introducing Premium Economy seats on flights between New York and Paris. It plans to roll out premium economy on other long-haul flights between the US and Europe. It’s about time. People who used to fly business class are not willing to pay business class prices anymore, but they are willing to pay […]