JAL (Japan Airlines) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Economy Class JL065 San Diego (SAN) – Tokyo Narita (NRT) Trip Report

In summer 2015, I moved from Tokyo to San Diego. One of the primary concerns I had before moving was how the local airport lacked intercontinental flights. To return to Asia, I had to make it to Los Angeles either through a costly flight or a time-consuming train-ride. Both options were not at all ideal. To my surprise, Japan Airlines runs a daily roundtrip between Narita Airport in Greater Tokyo … Continue reading JAL (Japan Airlines) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner Economy Class JL065 San Diego (SAN) – Tokyo Narita (NRT) Trip Report

China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Premium Economy Class CI006 TPE – LAX (Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) – Los Angeles (LAX) NEXGEN Trip Report)

Airlines: China Airlines (中華航空) Flight: CI006 Aircraft: B-18051 Boeing 777-36N/ER (77W) (波音777-300ER) (358-seat configuration/ 40C 62PY 256Y) Class Type: Premium Economy Class (豪華經濟艙) (PY Class) Seat: 30K (First row in the class type; window seat) Origin: Taipei/ Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport – Terminal 2 (TPE/T2) (台北/台灣桃園國際機場/第二航廈) Destination: Los Angeles International Airport – Tom Bradley International Terminal (LAX/TBIT) (洛杉磯國際機場/湯姆·布蘭得利國際航廈) Date: 13 September, 2015 ATD: 05:57 PM TST ATA: 02:25 PM PST It was around a … Continue reading China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Premium Economy Class CI006 TPE – LAX (Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) – Los Angeles (LAX) NEXGEN Trip Report)

China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Premium Business Class CI006 TPE – LAX (Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) – Los Angeles (LAX) NEXGEN Trip Report PART II)

This is the second part of a two-part trip report. For the first part, a review on the newly renovated Dynasty Lounge, please click HERE.  Today we celebrate the first anniversary of >talkairlines. Throughout the year, we have been very lucky being the exclusive reporter on many new products in the airline industry. Among the exclusive reports are those on the China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER cabin products. Back in March 2014, China Airlines started unveiling, … Continue reading China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Premium Business Class CI006 TPE – LAX (Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) – Los Angeles (LAX) NEXGEN Trip Report PART II)

Review of the New China Airlines Dynasty Lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1 (Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) – Los Angeles (LAX) NEXGEN Trip Report PART I)

This is the first part of a two-part trip report. For the second part, a Premium Business Class trip report on the new Boeing 777-300ER from Taipei to Los Angeles, please click talkflying] China Airlines Boeing 777-300ER Premium Business Class CI006 TPE – LAX (Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) – Los Angeles (LAX) NEXGEN Trip Report PART II)” href=”https://talkairlines.wordpress.com/2015/03/11/talkflying-china-airlines-boeing-777-300er-premium-business-class-ci006-tpe-lax-taipei-taoyuan-tpe-los-angeles-lax-nexgen-trip-report-part-i/”>here. Back in late December, I had the opportunity to explore the … Continue reading Review of the New China Airlines Dynasty Lounge at Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport Terminal 1 (Taipei Taoyuan (TPE) – Los Angeles (LAX) NEXGEN Trip Report PART I)

Comparison of ANA and Garuda Indonesia: Tokyo Haneda (HND) ⇄ Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta (CGK) Economy Class

Back in November, I had the opportunity to compare the inflight products of the two airlines operating the route between Tokyo Haneda Airport and Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport. ANA, All Nippon Airways, and Garuda Indonesia each operate one roundtrip daily between the two national capitals. The two Skytrax-certified five star airlines both have extremely competitive Economy Class hardware and software services. In this article, I will be introducing the … Continue reading Comparison of ANA and Garuda Indonesia: Tokyo Haneda (HND) ⇄ Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta (CGK) Economy Class

ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 777-200ER Premium Economy Class NH1005 LAX – HND (Bentonville (XNA) – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Trip Report Part III)

This is the third and final part of a three-part trip report. For the report on the new Star Alliance Business Class Lounge (by Air New Zealand) at Los Angeles Airport (ロサンゼルスのスターアライアンスビジネスクラスラウンジ), please click here; for the report on my flight from XNA (Bentonville/ Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport) to LAX, please click here. Airlines: ANA (All Nippon Airways/ 全日本空輸/ 全日空) Flight: NH1005 Aircraft: JA717A Boeing 777-281/ER (ボーイング … Continue reading ANA (All Nippon Airways) Boeing 777-200ER Premium Economy Class NH1005 LAX – HND (Bentonville (XNA) – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Trip Report Part III)

Review of the New Star Alliance Business Class Lounge Los Angeles (LAX) (Bentonville (XNA) – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Trip Report Part II)

This is the second part of a three part trip report. For the first part from Bentonville (XNA) to Los Angeles (LAX), please click HERE;  for the third part, consisting of my flying experience on ANA flight NH1005 from Los Angeles to Tokyo (Haneda), please click HERE. I had never flown on any Star Alliance member carriers to and from LAX. This flying experience with ANA … Continue reading Review of the New Star Alliance Business Class Lounge Los Angeles (LAX) (Bentonville (XNA) – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Trip Report Part II)

American Eagle (Envoy) CRJ700 Economy Class AA2913 XNA – LAX (Bentonville (XNA) – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Trip Report Part I)

This trip was my first time flying out from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA / KXNA), the airport serving the Fayetteville Metropolitan Area (including Fayetteville, Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale and Bella Vista). I flew from XNA to Los Angeles on an American Eagle flight operated by Envoy. After landing in LAX, I transferred onto an All Nippon Airways (ANA) flight and flew nonstop back to Haneda Airport in … Continue reading American Eagle (Envoy) CRJ700 Economy Class AA2913 XNA – LAX (Bentonville (XNA) – Tokyo Haneda (HND) Trip Report Part I)

Tour of the New Haneda Airport International Terminal Extension (Tokyo Haneda (HND) – Taipei Songshan (TSA) Trip Report Part I)

This is the first part of a 2-part trip report. To read the second part, click talkflying] China Airlines CI221 Tokyo Haneda (HND) – Taipei Songshan (TSA) Part II: The Flight” href=”https://talkairlines.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/talkflying-china-airlines-ci221-tokyo-haneda-hnd-taipei-songshan-tsa-part-ii-the-flight/”>here. Today I will be flying the national carrier of Taiwan, China Airlines (中華航空), from Tokyo Haneda International Airport (東京羽田國際空港) to Taipei Songshan (Matsuyama) International Airport (台北松山國際機場). The airline along with EVA Air and … Continue reading Tour of the New Haneda Airport International Terminal Extension (Tokyo Haneda (HND) – Taipei Songshan (TSA) Trip Report Part I)

China Airlines Airbus A330-300 Economy Class CI221 HND – TSA (Tokyo Haneda (HND) – Taipei Songshan (TSA) Trip Report Part II)

This is the second part of a two-part trip report. For the first part, click talkflying] China Airlines CI221 Tokyo Haneda (HND) – Taipei Songshan (TSA) Part I: 8 Hours At The Airport/ Tour of New Extension” href=”https://talkairlines.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/talkflying-china-airlines-ci221-tokyo-haneda-hnd-taipei-songshan-tsa-part-i/”>here. Airline: China Airlines 中華航空公司/チャイナエアライン Flight: CI221 (CI221便) Aircraft: B-18306 Airbus A330-300 (313-seat Short Haul Configuration Business Class/C: 36 Economy Class/Y: 277) Class Type: Economy Class Seat: 07K … Continue reading China Airlines Airbus A330-300 Economy Class CI221 HND – TSA (Tokyo Haneda (HND) – Taipei Songshan (TSA) Trip Report Part II)