Flight Review: Korean Airlines B777-300ER First Class (Kosmo Suites 2.0) NRT-ICN

Introduction: I flew Korean Airline's NRT-ICN-JFK route in first class in 2016 using points & miles and found it to be a phenomenal value, so I used my Chase Ultimate Reward Points to book myself and my wife on the same route from Tokyo to NYC in April 2017. (80,000 points x2 for 2 one-way…

Flight Review: Singapore Airlines B777-300ER “New” First Class LAX to NRT

Introduction My wife and I had the opportunity to fly Singapore Airlines' "new" first class product from LAX to Tokyo Narita in April 2017. This was actually a trip that was almost a year in the making, as I originally booked this flight way back in April 2016! Singapore Airlines is one of the world's…

Flight Review: All Nippon Airways B777-300ER First Class NRT to IAD

Introduction I posted previously about my ANA first class flight from Chicago to Tokyo Haneda. This flight was the return leg of that trip. For 150,000 miles for a round trip ticket in first class between the U.S. and Japan, this is an excellent use of your Amex Membership Rewards points. The downside is that…

Flight Review: All Nippon Airways B777-300ER First Class ORD to HND

Introduction The opportunity to go on this flight basically came out of nowhere and landed right in my lap. I was building a new house and was supposed to move into it in November 2016. Mr and Mrs Moto wanted me to go with them to visit Tokyo in November, but I had a new…

Delta First Class Domestic:WTF, When Did Delta Domestic First Get Better???

Over the past few years, Izumi and I have been flying Delta religiously and building up hundreds of thousands of miles. We are both Platinum members for Delta. Although we regularly get upgraded flying out of DCA, we were both thinking of changing airlines due to Delta's business class award availability with partner airlines. However,…

Flight Review: Korean Airlines A380-800 First Class ICN to JFK

Introduction This is part 2 of a 2-part review chronicling my return flight from Tokyo back to the U.S. this past April. Between Seoul Incheon Airport (ICN) and North America, Korean Airlines flies to a whopping 12 destinations in North America. (ATL, DFW, IAD, IAH, LAS, LAX, JFK, ORD, SEA, SFO, YVR, YYZ). Most of…

Flight Review: Korean Airlines B777-200ER First Class “Kosmo Sleeper” NRT to ICN

Introduction This is part 1 of a 2-part review chronicling my return flight from Tokyo back to the U.S. this past April. Although Korean Airlines operates 5 flights a day from Tokyo to Incheon, there are significant considerations to make regarding which flight to pick. First of all, all but one of the Korean Airlines…