Singapore Airlines has consistently been rated as a 5 star airline year after year. Their service has long known to be impeccable, but how does the rest of the flight experience stack up? To begin, Team GTE recently flew on their flagship flight, SQ1/2, which goes from SFO->HK->SGP. Most importantly, this Boeing 777-300ER flight features the Singapore Airlines New...
Introduction For those who live in the Bay Area, San Jose Mineta International Airport (SJC), located in San Jose, CA is often an overlooked as a location to fly out of for international flights.  In the past 10 years, San Jose Airport was an international airport mostly because it had flights to Mexico, but in 2013 ANA started a direct flight...
United Polaris Review On Tuesday September 27th I was invited to the premiere of United’s new business class at Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco CA. This revamp has been years overdue, as not only does United currently have one of the oldest fleets for their international long haul flights (think 777-200ERs, 747s from the Continental merger, etc), their International Business...
EVA Airways, a Skytrax rated 5-star airline, offers not one, but THREE flights daily from San Francisco to Taipei.  While Taipei may not be the must go to travel destination in Asia, it’s a great route to transfer anywhere through Asia.  To commemorate the 1 year anniversary of flying the Hello Kitty edition of the Royal Laurel Class, Team...
  United Polaris Flight Review - How is the new United Polaris international Class that they Launched in December of 2016? I flew it for the first time from SFO to HKG on UA 869. Unfortunately, I was one month too early as I was still flying the ancient Boeing 747-400 planes. The new 777-300 ER equipped with the proper...
  Business Class is great, but the private jet experience is even better. People always ask me how it is to fly in a private jet. Ironically, the flying part is pretty much the same. There are however, some interesting nuances that I’ve listed below that gives you an insight as to how the complete travel experience is different. Location The private...
So what is United Classified? This is OTG/United’s first attempt to reward United’s top customers by offering a secret “speakeasy” style restaurant tucked away somewhere in Terminal C.   Surprisingly, United doesn’t publicly disclose the qualification thresholds to be able to dine at United Classified.  Recognized as an up and coming travel blogger with unique and unbiased content, GTE...
Airline Lounge Review: Lufthansa Senator Lounge General Layout Grade: A - The layout was superb right from the start. Upon check in, there were two distinct sections for the Business Class Lounge and the Senator Lounge. I decided to go to the Senator Lounge, as it was larger. I was amazed at how large the lounge was. There was ample seating, food and...
Japan Airlines, along with the other mainstream carrier in Japan, ANA, both have a Skytrax 5 star rating.  Before United opened up direct flights to Haneda Airport two years ago, Japan Airlines was the only one that flew into Haneda from San Francisco.  This is important because Haneda is actually located in Tokyo whereas Narita is located 50km outside...
LocationThe Cathay Pacific The Pier lounge is one of 3 Business Class lounges in Terminal 1 of Hong Kong International Airport. The Pier is located near gate 65 and while it may be inconvenient for flights leaving from gates 1-20, it is totally worth it, as it is one of the largest business class lounges in the world.OverallGrade: A-The...
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