For the past couple days, and until Sunday, I’m in New York City for the New York Times Travel Show. Hundreds of travel companies, tourism boards, airlines, and other travel-related folk come to NYC to pitch their offerings. Further, there are excellent training resources for bloggers. I’m here to network and learn, but most importantly, Etihad had a showing of ‘The Residence,’ which I have to say, is absolutely stunning.
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I booked this First/Business class trip on an Aeroplan glitch for 70,000 miles! Lufthansa First Class, Thai First Class, and EVA Business Class.
Going back home after a long trip, flying Cathay Pacific First Class from Johannesburg to Hong Kong, then to Chicago. Final flight on AA business class to Toronto.
The 747 uses the old First Class product. Compared to the new product, there isn’t much difference in the look of it, other than the fact it looks a little more worn, and the paneling is more plastic looking. Substantially, the cushioning on the seat felt noticeably worse than on the new First Class product. I would rather fly on the new First rather than on the Old version.
Cathay puts their First Class passengers in the BA First Class lounge at JFK. Note that BA First Class passengers actually use the Concorde Room, not this lounge.
On the whole, this lounge is 'meh'. It's a good business class lounge, but is not fit for First Class. Their food offerings were sparse, mostly fruit and some stale sushi, and they had no hot food. The liquor selection was decent, with Grey Goose and Laurent-Perrier on offer.
Alas, all good things must come to an end – I had to go home. Originally I was booked on UA F leaving from LHR. I decided that was too boring of an option, so I switched my flights as such: LHR-FRA LH C/FRA-YYZ F/YYZ-YGK Y. So, that’s London-Frankfurt-Toronto-Kingston (ONT).
This summer I was studying at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex, England. This is where I studied: