“Business class” from Oslo to Tromsø was exactly like coach, except it was at the front of the plane. Never mind extra legroom, SAS doesn’t even block off the middle seat in business class, so the only difference was the free drink and free WiFi. Scratch the free Wi-Fi actually, it didn’t work for more than a few minutes on any of our domestic flights. … [Read more...] about DDF Adventure Photo DO Trip Notes Part 1: Heading For Svalbard And The Far North
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We got to the airport about 65 minutes before the flight and the security agent positioned at the door before the US departures was not pleased with us. She chastised us for arriving at the airport so late and quizzed us on what we were doing that morning instead of showing up earlier to the airport! … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Rome: Veni, Vidi, Vici In 48 Hours; United Polaris First Class And Polaris Lounge Review
Singapore is a city-state, meaning that the entire country consists just of the city of Singapore. It is a financial hub and feels very western with English being the primary language. For some reason it all feels a little fake, like a giant Disneyland though suitable for both adults and kids. You don’t feel like you’re getting an authentic Eastern experience like you do in China, Japan, or Hong Kong. Rather this is the sanitized version that the tourism directors have created. Not that you can’t have an awesome time in Singapore as long as you understand what you’re in for. Just don’t try to bring in any drugs or gum 😀 … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: 2 Nights In Singapore And Back Home On A Korean A380
We connected through Newark on the return. Many people hate flying through Newark. I love it as it means I can get some of the best kosher General Tzo or Sesame Chicken in the world with free delivery from New Kosher Special to the airport. I even made the order on their website using the GoGo internet from the plane! … [Read more...] about Trip Notes: Eating Our Way Through Montreal
The real payoff is taking a 4WD vehicle along unpaved Milolii Ridge Road. The driving will be bumpy and difficult at times and you will lose cell phone coverage but the views at the end are unreal. You can walk along the edge for as long as your nerves will carry you: … [Read more...] about Trip Notes Kauai: Heaven On Earth
AJK then smartly asked Joseph if he wouldn’t mind changing the Tokyo-Chicago-Newark flight to the Tokyo-JFK nonstop. [AJK: When you get an agent as good as Joseph, you make sure to leave it all out on the floor 😛 ] ANA award space from Tokyo-Chicago is much easier to find then Tokyo-JFK, but as Joseph was rebooking us in a revenue fare class that didn’t matter at all. He happily rebooked us to the JFK flight and booked a connection from Newark-Cleveland for me with enough time to grab dinner in Manhattan along the way. … [Read more...] about United Island Hopper Trip Notes Part 2: It’s Time To Hop!