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I’m still in love: A review of Lufthansa first class on the A380

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TPG Rating 87 100 PROS Dedicated first-class ground escort, recently refreshed amenities, oversized bathrooms. CONS Subpar international first-class lounge in Shanghai, seat isn't fully enclosed, aging IFE system. 16 Ground Experience 17 Cabin + Seat 12 Amenities + IFE 23 Food + Beverage 19 Service Some people fall in love with a sports team during their childhood. For others, it’s a particular movie or music album. For me, it was Lufthansa first class. When I started collecting miles and points at the ripe age of 16, I stupidly hoarded them. I didn’t want to “waste” points, so used them sparingly...

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Farewell to a queen: What it was like to be on the last revenue flight of a Qantas 747-400

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In airline fleets all around the world, the Boeing 747 — the Queen of the Skies — is abdicating her throne. Qantas is no exception. As with most other 747 operators, the Australian airline is phasing out the inefficient four-engine vessel for newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft. Although it was a relatively late adopter of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Qantas is going all in on the newer aircraft. As the airline takes delivery of brand-new Dreamliner aircraft, it’s retiring the longest-serving aircraft in its almost 100-year history. Qantas took delivery of its first Boeing 747 in August 1971, only about a...

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I’m still in love: A review of Lufthansa first class on the A380

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TPG Rating 87 100 PROS Dedicated first-class ground escort, recently refreshed amenities, oversized bathrooms. CONS Subpar international first-class lounge in Shanghai, seat isn't fully enclosed, aging IFE system. 16 Ground Experience 17 Cabin + Seat 12 Amenities + IFE 23 Food + Beverage 19 Service Some people fall in love with a sports team during their childhood. For others, it’s a particular movie or music album. For me, it was Lufthansa first class. When I started collecting miles and points at the ripe age of 16, I stupidly hoarded them. I didn’t want to “waste” points, so used them sparingly...

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Those new hotel jitters: A review of The St

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Regis Venice When I learned that I’d be traveling to Venice, Italy, for the second time, I was excited. I planned to attend a screening for a PeaceJam film about the Dalai Lama, and I wanted to check out the Venice Bienniale, an art festival that comes to the city every two years. As I started my hotel search, my mind immediately went to the Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection hotel that I stayed at during my first trip that exudes classic Venetian grandeur. But when I checked room rates at the Gritti Palace for my dates, they were well...

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Farewell to a queen: What it was like to be on the last revenue flight of a Qantas 747-400

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In airline fleets all around the world, the Boeing 747 — the Queen of the Skies — is abdicating her throne. Qantas is no exception. As with most other 747 operators, the Australian airline is phasing out the inefficient four-engine vessel for newer, more fuel-efficient aircraft. Although it was a relatively late adopter of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Qantas is going all in on the newer aircraft. As the airline takes delivery of brand-new Dreamliner aircraft, it’s retiring the longest-serving aircraft in its almost 100-year history. Qantas took delivery of its first Boeing 747 in August 1971, only about a...

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