Trip Insurance: When Does it Matter?

Over the weekend, my younger brother was returning to college located in Milwaukee. Flying out of SFO, we seldom experience weather delays, and weather related cancellations are a rarity. Well, last weekend, freezing temperatures and an ice storm led to Southwest cancelling my brother's flight. As a result, my family and I scrambled to re-book … Continue reading Trip Insurance: When Does it Matter?

Premium Transcon: United 787 Dreamliner SFO – EWR

Centurion Lounge: On my way to Milwaukee with my brother we visited the Centurion Lounge available to American Express card holders. The lounge was located a fair distance from our gate, but was still in the same terminal. After entering the lounge, the area is divided into three general areas. The kitchen side has a … Continue reading Premium Transcon: United 787 Dreamliner SFO – EWR

Hawaiian Airlines Economy Extra Comfort: HNL(Oahu) to SFO

After spending a great week in Hawaii, it was time to head back to San Francisco for work and the start of another quarter of grad school. Although I'm usually a Star Alliance flyer, Jen and I have heard rave reviews on Hawaiian Airlines so we decided to try it out. Booking/Planning Hawaiian Airlines runs … Continue reading Hawaiian Airlines Economy Extra Comfort: HNL(Oahu) to SFO

First Class to Paradise: SFO to HNL(Oahu) on United’s 777-200

Comfortable seats and great service. Seats in row 4 were wonderful and are my preferred seats for this configuration. This flight works great for couples or families traveling together. Pros: Comfortable lie flat seats Great Mai Tai Solid Service Cons: Sub-par and unresponsive IFE Serviceable Food Seat 4k and 4L are my favorite on this … Continue reading First Class to Paradise: SFO to HNL(Oahu) on United’s 777-200

China Airlines Business Class: TPE(Taiwan) to Bali(DPS)

Needing to make a quick trip to Bali, I was able to find a ticket from SFO to Bali that included business class on China Airlines for the Taiwan to Bali(DPS) leg on an Airbus A330-300. Having never flown this configuration, airline, or plane, I was excited for what was in store. Booking While trying … Continue reading China Airlines Business Class: TPE(Taiwan) to Bali(DPS)