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I fly over 100,000 miles per year in First and Business class and have reviewed the majority world's top onboard products for this blog. If you think that premium cabin travel is out of reach, read on to learn the tricks I use to fly around the world.

I also love visiting luxury hotels and resorts. I have reviewed a wide variety running the range from Park Hyatts and Ritz Carltons bookable with hotel points, right through to some of the world's most exclusive brands like Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental and Aman.

Finally, I am a firm believer in the fact that the purest expression of a culture is in its cuisine. I love to eat and have written at length about some of my favourite restaurants around the globe.

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November 17, 2019
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REVIEW – Garuda Indonesia : Business Class – London LHR to Jakarta CGK (B777)

The seat may not be the most modern, particularly when it comes to the IFE but it is still comfortable, provides aisle access for all passengers and has seats to suit both couples and solo passengers. Above all the crew were exceptional. They were thoughtful, proactive, friendly, courteous and thoroughly professional throughout. They were truly up there with the likes of Singapore and the Japanese carriers. Nothing was too much bother for them and often they would go out of their way to suggest ways in which they could make your flight better. 
November 12, 2019
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TRIP REPORT – Garuda Adventure : A weekend in Jakarta

This story begins, as so many of mine do, with an airfare that was too good to pass up. It was Black Friday and I was fully intending to swoop up a premium airfare deal, no matter what. I had pretty much total flexibility on destination, date and airline. As always my only sticking point was that I wanted to travel in as much comfort as possible and ideally try a new product in the process.
November 3, 2019
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WORLD EXCLUSIVE REVIEW – ANA : New First Class Suite – Tokyo HND to London LHR (B777)

In July 2019 ANA shocked the world by announcing brand new First and Business Class cabins on their 777s. Previously ANA was renowned for fantastic service as well as some of the best food and drink in the sky. This was juxtaposed with a bizarrely utilitarian seat that looked like an office cubicle with blocked out windows. With the new seat could ANA finally be ranked as the best First Class in the world?
October 27, 2019
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REVIEW – ANA Suite Lounge – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Gate 110

After a rather lacklustre experience at the ANA Suite lounge in Narita a few years back I didn't exactly have high hopes for this lounge. I set the bar low and this facility under delivered with aplomb.
 
January 14, 2018

REVIEW – SAS Lounge, CPH T3

The design of this lounge is mostly great and I really like the dedicated travel centre and the coffee. The food selection is poor though and the area by the windows could definitely do with some privacy screens and tables to break the space up a bit. Overall a decent, well run lounge but nothing worth arriving at the airport early for.
January 15, 2018

REVIEW – SWISS : Business Class – Copenhagen to Zurich (A320)

SWISS shorthaul business is quite a bare bones affair. No jacket hanging, an economy seat, no centre table and no hot food. The service was very efficient and friendly but this was ultimately an economy experience in everything but name. 
January 16, 2018

REVIEW – SWISS Senator Lounge, ZRH – E Gates

The Senator Lounge at Zurich's E gates redefines what an airport lounge can be. If this was a First Class facility it would be amongst the best in the world. The fact that it is open to frequent flyers across the Star Alliance network, flying shorthaul economy, is absolutely stultifying.
January 17, 2018

REVIEW – SWISS : Business Class – Zurich to Los Angeles LAX (B777)

There is a lot to like about SWISS business class but there are more than enough negatives to place this in the second tier of business class products behind the likes of Qatar, Etihad and Singapore Airlines. If the cabin was all throne seats and there was dine on demand, things would be very different. For the average passenger though, ending up crammed next to a stranger by the window, with access to a lower tier of lounge, any of the three aforementioned airlines would provide a better experience when flying on their flagship long haul routes.
February 25, 2018

REVIEW – Star Alliance Lounge, LAX – TBIT

The food and drink are excellent, the decor is very elegant and modern, power sockets are freely available and there's an outdoor terrace from which to enjoy the sunshine and view some of the most diverse traffic of any airport in the world.   THIS LOUNGE IS AWESOME.
April 13, 2018

REVIEW – Air Canada : Business Class – Los Angeles to Vancouver (A320)

The seat was large and comfortable and featured both power and entertainment. The crew were polite, friendly and efficient (if a little lacking in oenoligical knowledge). The food was plentiful, healthy and delicious with a decent selection of drinks to accompany it.   If BA Club Europe was anything like this I wouldn't hesitate to pay the premium every time I fly!