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Review: Qatar Airways (Swanky) A320 Flat Bed Business Class In 360° Virtual Reality.

The next level of travel isn't just booking flights, it's paying attention to the aircraft type you'll be flying on, since many offer different setups even within the same airline. Before our flight aboard Qatar's A320 there was much speculation as to whether the plane, primarily used for shorter flights would feature flat beds or "old school" recliner seats that don't go fully flat. Fortunately it was the former, and the service was outstanding...(Continue Reading)...

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360° Virgin Atlantic CLUBHOUSE Tour. The BEST Business Class Lounge In The World…

Can we all say one giant **** to the airport terminal? Passengers are the last thought when building an airport terminal and that's why just about everyone hates flying. One group of passengers who never hate flying, or at least not the part on the ground, are those lucky enough to squeeze into the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse at London Heathrow, the best business class lounge in the world. If you didn't already know, you can get in just using those frequent flyer miles...(Continue Reading).

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The 10 BEST Travel APPS For Every Step Of Your Journey (Which Also Make You Look Like A Pro)…

There's an app for that. But seriously, just about every frustration you've ever had in booking, getting inspired, looking up reservations and figuring where to eat have an app, just for that. If you prefer pulling corks out of champagne bottles more than pulling hair, these are your must have apps for happy planning, vacationing and flying...(Continue Reading).

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REVIEW: Qatar Airways A380 Business Class (Plus BAR) In 360° Virtual Reality…

As a point of editorial reference, I want it to be known that air travel in the front of the plane has become so ridiculous that the barrier for wow factor is no longer "having" a bar, but how spacious and luxurious your bar on a commercial plane is. With this mindset we arrive at Qatar Airways A380 business class. We've flown their A350, A320, 777 and find each to deliver an incredible level of service so needless to say, we were very excited to experience their only aircraft with a lounge and bar area...(Continue Reading)...

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Upgrades, Better Seats, Cheap Flights: The One Tool That We Just Can’t Plan Or Book Travel Without…

If you don't care about flight upgrades, better seats in your cabin, free flights using miles or anything of that sort, click away, nothing for you here. If you do enjoy those things then settle in. There's much to be discussed here. There's one tool that almost every travel writer, blogger or wizard raves about and we're going to elaborate on it. It's called Expert Flyer...(Continue Reading)...

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The BEST Travel GEAR From Luggage To Chargers, Headphones And MORE…

A benefit and a curse of traveling is that you really get to test things out. The curse is that you buy some things that end up breaking, sometimes before you barely get to know them. The benefit is that you also occasionally come across a travel product that you can’t live without, which seems to “carry on” without breaking, no matter how demanding your travel schedule. Here are my absolute favorite travel gear and accessories that I never leave home without…(Continue Reading)...

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HOTEL REVIEW: The Hotel ICON, Kowloon, Hong Kong (A Must Stay)…

Hong Kong and hospitality have a certain ring (and history) to them. When choosing a hotel in the iconic city, you'll have no shortage of choices. Ritz, Peninsula, Mandarin, they're all there, all with something special to offer. One lesser known hotel seemed to offer quite a lot, including an extensive club lounge, a Tesla airport pick up and quietly, a #3 rating on TripAdvisor, with consistently raving compliments about the staff and how special they made each stay for each and every guest. With high expectations (as always), our expectations were greatly exceeded... (Continue Reading)...

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Hotel REVIEW: Marriott ST. PANCRAS Renaissance Hotel, LONDON, UK.

Much like all renowned cities in Europe, there's an incredible sense of place and history to be found in London. For a hotel however, that can create a bit of an identity crisis. History is wonderful, but too tired and old a decor and you deter an entire group, too new and you miss that sense of place that travelers seek. The Marriott St. Pancras Renaissance manages to eloquently tip toe its way managing both, marrying incredible architecture, history and culture with upscale contemporary rooms and amenities...(Continue Reading)...

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The Five BEST + Most Luxurious FIRST Class Airline Cabins…

Well folks, from the flight deck, we've now covered all flight cabins. The worst economy, the best economypremium economy and business class. That leaves us here. When business class is not enough, there's only one way to go. First class. If that's not enough, perhaps the looney bin or the White House is the next stop. International First class has become such a luxurious, refined experience, it's hard to imagine that a private jet could offer more comfort, better food or more service. Here are the five best seats in the world...(Continue Reading).

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REVIEW: Cathay Pacific FIRST CLASS Boeing 747-400 In 360° Virtual Reality…

Cathay Pacific First Class is a stunning example of just what exactly the difference between business and first class is, and really, why first class exists in the world at all. If you're looking for an experience where attention to detail is an art form, comfort is a refined skill and wining and dining in the sky is actually worth missing some sleep for, you've come to the right place. We used 40,000 British Airways miles to give it a whirl from Hong Kong to Tokyo, aboard the 747 Queen of The Skies and to put it simply, four and a half hours was nowhere near long enough...(Continue Reading)...

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REVIEW: Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 BUSINESS Class In 360° Virtual Reality…

Business class is always more pleasure than business, and when you're flying on the airline that just won the best business class award, flying on their newest, most desired aircraft, the Airbus A350-900, excitement is impossible to avoid. The problem is that excitement generally leads to expectation, and expectation is hard to deliver on. On an around the world adventure, sampling the best first and business class cabins, we took a ride on Qatar Airways flight 57 from Doha to Munich, aboard their state of the art new plane. The experience? Nothing short of Fantastic...(Continue Reading)...

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REVIEW: Virgin Atlantic’s 787 Dreamliner UPPER CLASS In 360° Virtual Reality…

Flying business class is an experience, and if it's done right, that experience hits all the right notes from the minute you arrive at the airport, up until the last cup of coffee in the arrivals lounge. Since we've reviewed the Upper Class service quite a few times, we thought it would be fun to instead simply share the experience as simply as possible, solely with 360° virtual reality photos, which you can control in any direction by clicking and dragging (computer) or swiping with your finger (mobile)...(Continue Reading)...

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One Hotel In TOKYO Is Spying On Guests To IMPROVE Stays (And Others Probably Are Too)…

They're watching you! No, but seriously, they are. Is that a bad thing? A brand new five star hotel, The Prince Gallery just opened up in Tokyo and before booking, it was naturally time for some research. Aside from stunning pictures and an attractive description, I stumbled upon a company document on Google, which details how the hotel plans to spy on guests, in a good way of course....(Continue Reading).

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New Digital Luggage Tags Mean You’ll Never Wait In A BAGGAGE Drop Line Again…

Waiting in line to check a bag in, especially in a world where you already have a boarding pass on your mobile phone seems rather silly. It ranks up there with many of the Youtube videos people "swear" are funny, but aren't. Thanks to some pretty cool new technology, and one luggage company hoping to change travel for the better while forcing you to buy their (expensive) suitcases, you may never wait in a bag drop line again...(Continue Reading).

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The Benefits Of PREMIUM Economy + Whether Or Not It’s WORTH It…

Premium economy is the reasonably priced option to make flying feel special, or at least less like you're being cattle herded into an impossibly cramped seat. For that reason, premium economy is a welcome addition to the travel scene. Unfortunately, "what" premium economy is can vary in major ways between airlines so it's worth looking at what you should expect and whether it's worth it...(Continue Reading).

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The Finest Meals In The Sky + Where To Get Them…

People always talk about reinventing the wheel and I have no idea how that's going. Reinventing airplane food however has come a long, long way. Chefs are the new rockstars, collaborations are so in right now and it's an arms race in the sky to serve meals considered heavenly regardless of altitude. Whether it's chefs on a plane, rare truffles, book the cook or just a simple classic done to perfection, there are some mighty fine meals to be had. Using miles means you might not even have to pay for them...(Continue Reading). 

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How YOU Can Get Into Airport VIP Lounges, Even If You Fly Economy….

You know those people who look happy boarding an airplane? It's most likely because while you've been sitting on an airport floor, they've been having complimentary drinks on a comfortable couch, away from the fray, with wifi. Airport lounges aren't just for celebrities, billionaires and sports stars, they are for everyone and can literally be accessed by anyone traveling in any airplane cabin. That's right, economy is just fine.  If you're happy to trade crowds for quiet, without spending a fortune, there are some very clever, useful and most importantly affordable ways to indulge in the good life...(Continue Reading).

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The VERY Best US Airport Lounges + How To Get IN…

The first time you step out of the chaotic terminal and into an airport lounge is an eye opening, full sensory sensation. That's not even necessarily reserved for the best of them. When you step into a leading world class airport lounge, the idea is that you're not at the airport, you're not even at home. You're somewhere far better, where people shake drinks on demand, press your trousers, make delicious meals and sadly, let you know when you need to go. Though you'll generally find the most rewarding lounge experiences in Asia,  Europe or elsewhere, these are the best lounges in the United States...(Continue Reading).

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