Hong Kong is one of the cities I have frequently visited since I was young as I have family still living in the area. In 2019, I decided to take my mother and surprise my niece for her birthday. Rather than opting for economy, I decided to treat my mother to business class on United's … Continue reading 2019 Throwback: United Polaris Business Class SFO – HKG
Pros Excellent Leg SpaceGood Privacy Warm and Friendly Staff Cons None Alaska Airlines is a major domestic airline in the United States, with a large pressence on the West Coast. With my home airport being SFO(San Francisco), there are always plenty of options for a domestic trip, especially to Southern California. After having flown Alaska … Continue reading SFO-SNA: A Review of Alaska Airlines First Class in Seat 1A
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?
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
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
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