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#redcarpettrip: Review: Andaz West Hollywood, Penthouse Suite

a view of a city from a balcony

On the #redcarpettrip, our first stop was Los Angeles. We chose to stay at the Andaz West Hollywood hotel there for three nights and had the iconic Penthouse Suite to ourselves.

This is a review of the stay at the Andaz West Hollywood Penthouse Suite. You are in for a suite surprise, so come in and read!

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#redcarpettrip: Singapore Airlines, First Class Suites, Tokyo Narita – Los Angeles,

a bed with pillows and a blanket

On the #redcarpettrip, we were travelling Mumbai to Los Angeles on the first leg of the trip. We chose to fly Singapore Airlines to the west coast, in their Suites F product.

This is a review of the trip between Tokyo Narita and Los Angeles. SQ was the first carrier to start flying an A380 from India, and if you fly in their F class product, you are in for a suite surprise!

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#redcarpettrip: We are back to base!

two teddy bears next to a couple of glasses of champagne

Shipra and myself just got back from a megatrip over 22 days, where we flew Singapore Airlines Suites Class, the Etihad Apartments, went to Los Angeles, Bora Bora, Las Vegas, Dallas, Washington D.C. and New York and had some amazing experiences.

This is a recap of the trip in pictures, while we get set to post an elaborate trip report for you, along with all the details!

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Flight Review: AI191 Mumbai–Newark, Air India, First Class

a plate of food on a tray

A friend and regular reader of the blog, Parag Mehta, recently took a First Class flight on Air India recently to travel between Mumbai and Newark, and I requested him for a Guest Post for the blog, since long haul Air India is not on my radar in the coming days. He came back flying Etihad First Class, booked on 9W miles, but try getting two trip reports from a busy investment professional You can read my review of EY F here. Over to you, Parag! I was planning a trip to New York for the longest time, and when the time came I looked at my pile of miles, and decided to try Air India and Etihad for the…

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Going RTW: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Central Terminal, LaGuardia

Introduction & Trip Index <Holiday Inn, LGA                                        UA 343 (LGA-DEN), United, First> I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this on the blog before, but I’ve actively started to avoid early morning flights. I’ve done my fair share in the past, and maybe I’ll do more, but I try and plan around them as much as I can. However, this was one of those days when flying early morning was unavoidable, and hence I went over to LGA, groggy! After collecting my boarding pass, I walked over to the security check area. I needed a quick coffee and something to start my day,…

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Going RTW: Flight EY101 (AUH-JFK), Etihad, Diamond First

a seat in an airplane

Introduction & Trip Index <Etihad First Class Lounge, Abu Dhabi              Holiday Inn, LaGuardia Airport> Like I earlier mentioned, by the time I went through the secondary check gates (for US-bound flights), and reached the gates, boarding was already underway and I queued through a bunch of economy passengers to get through to the jetbridge. However, this was a good time to say hello to the A340. Abu Dhabi (AUH) – New York (JFK) Thursday, May 9 2013 Depart: 10:13AM Arrive: 04:41PM Duration: 14hr28min Distance flown: 6897 miles Aircraft: Airbus A340-600 Seat: 3A (First) Meal Service: Lunch, Snacks Once on board, however, everything was okay. at the gate, the purser greeted me, and asked one of…

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Abu Dhabi to get US Customs pre-clearance

The Wall Street Journal reported a few days ago, that the White House has agreed to open a Customs & Border Protection outpost in Abu Dhabi, which will help passengers flying out from the AUH airport to pre-clear American Customs & Immigration formalities before getting on that plane. The CBP has been offering this facility to some countries, such as Canada, Ireland and its Caribbean counterparts, but this is for the first time it is going almost half way across the world to the Middle-East to offer such a service. Who benefits? Etihad Airways, but naturally, since they are the only ones who currently fly non-stops between the USA and UAE from that airport. Interestingly, this news is coming out…

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[Act Fast] $400 discount on Premium Eco/$75 discount on Eco. from USA to India on British Airways

I should have told you earlier, my bad! I did not look into my spam folder earlier. British Airways, is offering a discount on World Traveller (Economy) and World Traveller Plus (Premium Economy) fares to India from the USA. You need to book by August 21, 2012 (tonight!) using this link to be able to get the discount. Travel will be between any point in the USA to any point in India, and can start from September 1 – December 9, 2012 or between December 24, 2012 and May 13, 2013. Valid only on round-trip bookings. Take a look at this reservation I attempt to make in Mid-September from NYC to BOM in Premium Economy, which prices at a total…

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