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April 28, 2020
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REVIEW – Qatar Airways Premium Lounge : London Heathrow LHR (Terminal 4)

This lounge more than lived up to expectations. I'd been told beforehand that this was more akin to a First Class facility and I found that to be exactly the case

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October 14, 2016
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REVIEW – British Airways Cityflyer : Economy Class – London City to Zurich (E170)

When you get a good crew, as we did on this flight, the light hearted banter and cheeriness really adds to the overall experience.
October 13, 2016
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REVIEW – Singapore Airlines : Business Class – Singapore to Frankfurt (A380)

Singapore Business on the A380 is one of the very best products in the sky. The whalejet has huge side bins, wide aisles, less engine noise and notably better air quality than the 77W. If you aren't in the mini-cabin on the 77W I'm sure you can make an argument for this being the better product.
September 10, 2016

REVIEW – Singapore Airlines : First Class – Shanghai to Singapore (B77W)

Overall this flight was fantastic. I ate well, drank my fill of Krug, rocked out, slept soundly and got to talk about planes with people who knew what I was talking about  ? The service was next level. Silly good. I felt unbelievably well looked after. I think that once you fly SQ F, it becomes very difficult to review other carriers' F in isolation. Make no mistake, this is the high water level, the benchmark, the apex of passenger service in the airline industry.We talk a lot on FT about aspirational products, if I ran an airline this would be my aspiration: deliver service as good as SQ - because it is the best, bar none.
September 10, 2016
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REVIEW – Singapore Airlines : Suites – Singapore to Shanghai (A380)

The cabin itself is the star of the show. In this respect my expectations were truly exceeded. Photos just don't do it justice. Sure, Suites have been around since 2007 so the IFE is a little slow and there are a couple of small scratches on the surfaces. OVerall though the hard product is just spectacular.
September 9, 2016
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REVIEW – Singapore Airlines : Business Class – London to Singapore (B77WN)

I was lucky enough to secure seat 11A which is in the front row of business class, in a 2 row mini cabin of 8 seats in a 1-2-1 configuration, exactly like F. Pre-suites SQ had trouble in differentiating its premium cabins, with the latest product on the 77WN the "problem" returns. Which is why you can understand their drive to eliminate F entirely on the A350.
September 2, 2016
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REVIEW – JAL : First Class – Tokyo Haneda to London (B77W)

This flight was incredibly different to the experience ex-LAX. Almost every single aspect was better. The HND First Class lounge resoundingly beats the...
September 2, 2016
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REVIEW – JAL : First Class- Los Angeles to Tokyo Narita (B77W)

The hard product on JL is very comfortable but also a little spartan feeling. The seat and bed are superior to BA First but the styling and finishes are not. The food was a big disappointment, at least when it came to the main omakase meal. The freshly cooked rice was great though and the beverage selection is second to none (and equalled only by NH First Class in my experience).
September 1, 2016
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REVIEW – American Airlines : First Class – New York to Los Angeles (A321T)

The FA totally made this flight for me. He really made it his mission to ensure that we had the best experience possible. For a flight of this length the seat is exceptional, as is the entertainment system.