Review Cathay Pacific First & Business lounge Frankfurt

Before flying out to Bangkok on a cheap Gulf Air business fare via Bahrain, I stopped for a visit at the Cathay Pacific First & Business lounge in Frankfurt terminal 2.

After the rather inconvenient arrival with the Ibis Kelsterbach shuttle I was looking forward to a nice breakfast, coffee and stable WIFI. Unfortunately I ended up finding only one of those at the lounge.

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Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City in an ancient Malaysia Airlines Boing 737

A few months ago Qatar Airways published an incredibly deal for flights departing Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) and as I had to book a trip to Europe anyway I took advantage and ticketed a flight from Vietnam to Germany.

As I am not living in Vietnam I had to position there first and booked a separate flight with Malaysia Airlines for this. I have flown this route and carrier countless times and reviewed it here, but this flight presented me a very special and very outdated aircraft.

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Review British Airways Terraces lounge Berlin Tegel

On a recent return trip to Asia from Germany I had the chance to take my very first long haul flight from Berlins Tegel airport (TXL). I have been flying intra Germany and to some European destinations multiple times from TXL and, like for many others, it is by far not my favourite airport.

Tegel airport was supposed to be closed in favour of the upcoming infamous Berlin-Brandenburg airport (BER), that has not been finished to date despite being years behind it’s supposed opening date.

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Malaysia Airlines business class Kuala Lumpur to Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam and especially Ho Chi Minh City is one of my most frequented locations due to work related events and I have been to the city dozens of times since mid of 2014. While Vietnam is a challenging environment in terms of infrastructure and language barrier people there are also very friendly and I enjoy most of my time spent in the country.

Since I am based in Kuala Lumpur (KUL) I have essentially 3 options to fly in business class to Ho Chi Minh City (SGN), all of which feature a more or less similar product with minor differences.

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Malaysia Airlines Golden lounge Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur international airport terminal 1 (KUL) is the home of Malaysias national carrier Malaysia Airlines. Since it is the biggest hub for the airline MAS operates 2 separate business class lounges.

One of the lounge is located in the main terminal building – which is mostly used for domestic and regional Asia destinations – the Malaysia Airlines Regional lounge. The Malaysia Airlines Golden lounge is in first floor of the satellite building at KLIA near the C gates.

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Malaysia Airlines regional lounge Kuala Lumpur

Since Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia Airlines (MAS) main hub the airline has two separate business class lounges at Kuala Lumpur international airport where it is using terminal 1. One of the lounges is located at the main terminal building – this is the regional lounge – whereas the Golden lounge is located at the satellite building with the C gates.

Both lounges have been recently refitted and offer quite good features and service compared to many other lounges around Asia. While the regional lounge is mostly used for short haul flights with MAS the Golden lounge – besides being open to oneworld status holders – works also as contract lounge for many other airlines.

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airBaltic Munich to Riga CS300 Y+

After my rather disappointing stay at the ibis Munich airport (MUC) I took a early morning flight with airBaltics newest plane, a Bombardier CS300, which according to the captain had its second day of service on this flight BT222 to Riga international airport (RIX).

The flight was roughly 70 minutes delayed on arrival due to very dense fog at MUC, ground crew gave unfortunately little information about that so I just had to wait at the gate until the plane made its way down through the clouds.

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