JAL First Class Lounge in Tokyo Narita Airport Terminal 2

Normally passengers in Business Class only have access to the Business Class lounges, as First Class lounges have always been a rarity. Both my inbound and connecting flight at Narita does not have First Class onboard so unless I was an elite Japan Airlines (JAL) member or oneworld Emerald (highest tier) member, I would not have been able to enter this lounge. However by chance, … Continue reading JAL First Class Lounge in Tokyo Narita Airport Terminal 2

Plaza Premium Lounge at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport Terminal 3

Normally the Garuda Indonesia lounge is the standard offering for passengers flying in Business class out of Jakarta’s new Terminal 3. Guests holding Star Alliance Gold Status, though, would be given access to the Plaza Premium lounge. I had the chance to visit this lounge while flying with Japan Airlines Business Class. While they gave the option for me to visit the Garuda Indonesia lounge, … Continue reading Plaza Premium Lounge at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport Terminal 3

Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge at Nagoya Chubu Airport

This was my first time departing from Nagoya Chubu International Airport which has a railway link to the JR Nagoya Station. Accessibility to the airport from the city centre is excellent with fast and punctual train service and we arrived at the airport with plenty of time left for check-in. Nagoya Chubu Airport is a medium sized airport so it was easy to find my … Continue reading Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge at Nagoya Chubu Airport

Etihad Business Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport

From the St Regis, I was picked up on time by the Etihad chauffeur service and the car that night was another Mercedes Benz E-Class station wagon or estate car. This was useful for storing my ski bags and the trip back to the airport was uneventful as I had a friendly chat with the chauffeur. My short stay in Abu Dhabi allowed me to … Continue reading Etihad Business Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Etihad Arrival Experience and Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport

After collecting my luggage that took a while to come out, there was no wait at the customs clearance and no checks either. From there, I head towards the Arrivals lounge to get the free chauffeur ride to the St Regis by the Corniche. Etihad follows the lead of other Middle-East carriers in providing chauffeur service in Abu Dhabi and through their free stopover program, … Continue reading Etihad Arrival Experience and Lounge at Abu Dhabi International Airport

Air China Business Class Lounge at Shanghai Pudong Terminal 2

After spending nearly a week in Shanghai for business meetings, I made my way back home redeeming a one way flight with Singapore Airlines. With multiple flights a day between Singapore and Shanghai, they are one of the easiest airlines to redeem miles for a flight to and from Shanghai. Since I was connecting through Singapore, I had to take the earliest flight which meant … Continue reading Air China Business Class Lounge at Shanghai Pudong Terminal 2