Hi Frugalistas! Flying from Sydney to Canada provides very limited options. It’s either Air Canada Australia to Vancouver, the seasonal (read ski season) Qantas to Vancouver, or a multistop job via either San Francisco or Los Angeles. The only other option is the other multistop flights offered by the East Asian airlines via their Asian […]
What is a Business Class Flight Like?
Hi Frugalistas! My work colleague D is taking her first Business Class flight. She is heading to Europe in April. It’s only her second flight to Europe, and is definitely not an experienced flyer. She is excited, but a bit intimidated. What goes on behind that curtain, or up those stairs? What is a Business […]
Emirates versus Etihad: which business class is better?
Hi Frugalistas! On my trip to Athens last October I was fortunate to fly in two of the world’s most highly regarded Business Classes: Emirates and Etihad. Flying Etihad Business Class from Sydney to Athens, then Emirates Business Class Athens to Sydney gave me the perfect opportunity to compare these two airlines’ business class offerings. […]
Emirates A380 Business Class review
Hi Frugalistas! Regular readers will no doubt recall my review of the Emirates A380 First Class Suite last year. It was very, very good, but in my comparison with Etihad Diamond First Class, I had to give it to Etihad. I’ve travelled numerous times on the Etihad Pearl Business Class, so was curious see what […]
Etihad Airways pearl business class: a review update
Hi Frugalistas! The last time I flew Etihad Airways Pearl Business Class it was good, but not great. Memories of a rock hard croissant at breakfast and very poor service in transit in Abu Dhabi left this loyal Etihad customer a little disillusioned. Have they redeemed themselves? Read my review update from my recent trip […]
Etihad Pearl Business Class review
Hi Frugalistas! I’ve previously posted about the beautiful Etihad Diamond First Class and I’ve flown Etihad Pearl Business Class a number of times. I’ve not reviewed it before though, so based on my recent experience flying to London, here is my opinion: Etihad Business Class check in and transit The Etihad check in for Business […]