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Istanbul-Saigon in business class on Turkish Airlines: good but marred by a long delay

A good flight on Turkish Airlines between Istanbul and Saigon, even if it's not the best I've had with them. On the other hand, the long delay at departure worsened the overall experience. This flight was originally scheduled for 2.50am,...

Turkish Airlines Miles&Smile lounge in Istanbul (international): a bit of a zoo, but useful for 6-hour connections

The Turkish Airlines Miles&Smile lounge in Istanbul's international zone is very pretty, but in the long run it doesn't turn out to be as pleasant as you'd expect. Following the announced delay of my flight to Saigon, I have...

Oslo-Istanbul in business class on Turkish Airlines: I’ve had better experiences

A pleasant flight, as usual with Turkish Airlines in business class between Oslo and Istanbul even if I find that in the past I've had better service. At last, things are getting serious, and after a few "pre-positioning" flights between...

SAS Gold lounge in Oslo (international): very pleasant

The SAS Gold lounge in the international zone of Oslo airport is very pretty and pleasant, and I almost told you that the food and beverage offer was superior to that of other SAS lounges. But only almost... It's time...

Stockholm-Oslo on SAS in SAS plus: very basic

Even in SAS plus, the airline's intra-Scandinavian flights are nothing to get excited about, even if what is done is very well done. Second leg of my journey to Oslo, from where I'll then fly to Vietnam, which will be...

Riyadh Air: a young airline with the potential to change the alliances game?

There is every reason to believe that Riyadh Air will be a major global airline in the foreseeable future, and the logical question is whether it can tip the balance of power between global alliances. When the Gulf States decide...

30. United Domestic First, Chicago O’Hare – Boston Logan, Boeing 737-900: Excellent!

After a few minutes at the C-gates United Club, it was time to go back to boarding at the same gate from which I had disembarked during my feeder flight from Austin. As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed: Boarding When...

United Club Chicago O’Hare, C Gates: What an improvement compared to the Red Carpet Club!

Fresh off my flight from Austin, I took the opportunity to discover one of the latest members of the United Club family, the C-gates of Chicago O'Hare, the most important hub of the airline also based in Chicago. As a...

SAS Gold lounge in Stockholm: pleasant but the food is still disappointing

Like most SAS lounges, Stockholm's is very pleasant to stay in, but disappointing when it comes to catering. So I find myself with just under 2 hours of connecting time to kill before heading back to Oslo, nothing like the...