• The idea of a social area, while enticing-whatever EK aircraft you fly on- has never made sense to me, after 15 years of flying them on long haul trips out of DXB. Particularly dumb idea was on the 777-ER, smack in the middle of the cabin, with the annoying lighting, and the noise generated by th...

  • I think I enjoy reading the comments- more than the articles-from such an august group of travel veterans, and I do want to throw out one variant that as far as I know has only ever been implemented by NZ: depending on whether my ticket is company paid or not, I faithfully wait for the upgrade a...

  • The Best Champagnes for Christmas

    Dec 14, 2018, 07:17 PM

    I would like to recommend to you connoisseurs to try the Veuve Cliquot Grande Dame 2006.A friend who is a professional wine list creator for high end restaurants globally treated me, and, alas, things have just never been the same!!!

  • Odd that no one mentions the current gap between the actual seat and the footrest on the current J offering, at least on the 747 and 777.At 6'2'' and being a side sleeper, I tried it only once and never again, as there is nothing to support your knees or calves, so after a single transatlantic ni...

  • As a veteran flier with 40+ years flying around the world, my solution to the "bad coffee" issue is to pre-pack plastic bags with my favorite instant(Nescafe Gold), my own packets of full cream milk, and my own brown sugar....and just ask for hot water.This way I know what I am getting, and if I ...

  • Emirates Paid Upgrades

    Feb 08, 2019, 10:19 PM

    I recommend you sign up for their Skywards mileage program-even if you don't plan on using it later- so you can also received the upgrade offer around 3 days out by email...As far as I can tell, they offer first to their mileage members FIRST, then go a second round offering any leftovers to the ...

  • I would love to reserve a seat on that last 747 flight, truly a milestone I would not want to miss.If anyone does see any announcements, would you kindly let me know as well?? Either here or on my email:[email protected] to fall of 1969 at JFK, when as a child I stood at the old W...