Fiji Airways Business Class

I just returned from a Business Class trip from San Francisco to Sydney, Australia (SFO -SYD) via Nadi.   Even though this was a trip to Australia, I did go to Fiji last year to check out many of their top resorts. Those posts are here.  Here are my thoughts on Fiji Airways.

DESIGN/ To me this is always important and the plane is true to it’s country, both outside and inside.  From the simple brown and white logo to the colorful dresses the flight attendants wear, to the pillows and comforters supplied, it’s excellent.

FRIENDLINESS/ Pretty much at the top of the list for what you want, the crew was super friendly, especially southbound. Big smiles, always wanting to help. I’d almost say they never say no, but the crew on the return was a bit strict, almost like they had just read the manual and didn’t want to deviate from it.  For instance about 4 hours outside of SFO when almost everybody was sleeping they made announcements for the duty free  – and that could have waited.

SEAT COMFORT / The seats are almost lie flat – I’d say 95% so it was easy to get some rest.  I’m an average size person and the width seemed a bit snug to me.  The buttons worked pretty good (except on the SFO/NAN leg) so the seat moved where you wanted it to.  They supplied both a duvet and a blanket, so I put the moderately comfy duvet under me with the blanket on top – and it worked.  Storage wasn’t great so you needed to keep most of your stuff in the overheads.

FOOD / This was surprisingly good, including the Laucala welcome drink. Not sure it was named after the famous Red Bull owned ultra-luxury resort I went to last year, but it was excellent nonetheless and a very authentic Fijian welcome.  Sorry I didn’t save the menu, but they offered a couple of choices and I ate it all. Mimosas for breakfast were fun, too.

BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGES SFO and Nadi / are both available at no extra charge. In San Francisco we were able to use the fantastic and very chic Virgin Atlantic lounge with all their fabulous drinks and meal service. Service was super friendly, too. In Nadi, Fiji Airways is redoing their lounge, and the temporary one is, while not great, at least pleasant enough with complimentary beer, wine and snacks. And in Sydney we did not have time to enjoy any services, which I think may be at the Qantas lounge, but I’m not sure.

ON TIME & MISC / All 4 flights were on-time, baggage made it, online check-in worked and all was good.

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His relationships built over twenty years with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can’t get on your own — from VIP introduction to the hotel’s management to upgrades, scrumptious breakfasts and hotel spending credits.

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British Airways Oakland to London

Friends and Clients…   Did you know?  Incredible introductory fare, too.  Give me a call,

Josh

New BA route from Oakland plus special business class fare

British Airways will fly from Oakland (OAK), California to London Gatwick from
March 28, 2017.

The city across the bay from San Francisco will be served year round by a 3-cabin B777 to London Gatwick. During the summer season the frequency will be four times per week, reducing to 3 times per week for the winter. BA2278 will depart OAK at 3:05pm and arrive in LGW the following day at 9:25am. BA2279 will depart LGW at 10:20am and arrive OAK at 1:15pm.

Special business class fare from Oakland (OAK) to London Gatwick

Your clients can enjoy an exceptional business class fare from Oakland, California, to London for travel from March 28, 2017, to August 29, 2017. Hurry, offer ends November 14, 2016.

Business class fares from Oakland to London starting from just $2350* round trip withseven day minimum stay.

Learn more about the Club World experience on British Airways.

Hurry and call your clients as they only have until Monday, November 14, 2015, to book this exceptional offer. Fare basis INX9D3T3/INW9D3T3 and booking class is I.

Please refer to JOSH for more details on fares including terms and conditions.

*Fare is for midweek travel and does not include taxes, fees or carrier charges.

 

 

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His relationships built over twenty years with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can’t get on your own — from VIP introduction to the hotel’s management to upgrades, scrumptious breakfasts and hotel spending credits.

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New Nonstop LAX to Vienna

Big News for us Californians. Direct from the Austrian Tourism Board:

“Austrian Airlines announced a new flight service from Los Angeles to Vienna. The first time that Austrian Airlines will fly from the west coast to Vienna!
Up to six direct flights per week will fly on a Boeing 777 from Los Angeles to Vienna starting April 10, 2017. Here the official press release and an overview of their schedule.
With this addition, Austrian Airlines will offer a total of up to 44 weekly non-stop flights from North America to Vienna in its summer 2017 flight schedule. This will include up to five times per week from Miami, a maximum of six weekly flights from both Los Angeles and Toronto, and up to one flight a day from Washington and Chicago. And Austrian Airlines will also continue to offer thirteen weekly flights from New York (JFK and Newark).

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His relationships built over twenty years with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can’t get on your own — from VIP introduction to the hotel’s management to upgrades, scrumptious breakfasts and hotel spending credits.

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Nonstop SF to Singapore on SQ UA

Hello Clients,

From October 23 (so in about 6 weeks) Singapore Airlines (SQ) will join United Airlnes (UA) in offering nonstop flights from San Francisco to Singapore (SFO to SIN)

Westbound SQ31 leaves SFO at 1045AM, arriving in Singapore 640PM the next day.
Also westbound, UA1 leaves SFO at 1055pm, arriving Singapore 630AM  in the morning 2 days later.

Eastbound SQ32 leaves SIN at 830AM, arriving San Francisco at 805AM the same day, so in essence the flight just takes 25 minutes!
Also eastbound, UA2 leaves Singapore at 925AM, arriving SFO at 905AM the same day, also doing magic to the time zone game.

Singapore flies the A350-900, offering 42 lie flat Business Class seats in a 1 x 2 x 1 configuration.

United flies the 787-900, offering 48 lie flat Business Class seats in a 2 x 2 x 2 configuration.

Through the end of the year, all booking fees are waived for Business Class reservations on these flights. Cancellation and change fees will apply. Combine with our (also fee free)  luxury hotel program for complimentary perks.

 

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Josh Friedman is an old-fashioned travel agent offering highly personalized 24/7 service. Specialties include high-end and bespoke luxury travel for small groups and individuals.  His areas of expertise include ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations & luxury hotel stays.  He also plans spectacular honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations and completes trips that clients have started and just can’t quite figure out how to finish.

His relationships built over twenty years with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can’t get on your own — from VIP introduction to the hotel’s management to upgrades, scrumptious breakfasts and hotel spending credits.

Call Josh for details, the ultimate in service & exclusive luxury hotel amenities with Virtuoso.

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Delta Airlines First Business Class International Lounge Access Update

Third-Party International Lounge Access Update

Effective May 1, 2014, all Delta third-party international lounges will become Business lounges. In order for SkyTeam Elite Plus members (Delta Diamond, Platinum and Gold Medallion members) to access these lounges, they must be travelling in BusinessElite or Business Class and will no longer be allowed access if traveling in Economy Class.

SkyTeam Elite Plus members will continue to have access to Delta Sky Club, SkyTeam and other airline partner lounges when flying internationally in Economy Class.

Lounge Access

LOUNGE ACCESS PRIOR TO MAY 1, 2014:
Delta Sky Club SkyTeam Lounge Third-Party Lounge *
BusinessElite Passengers Yes Yes Yes
Delta SkyTeam Elite Plus Economy Passengers Yes Yes Yes
LOUNGE ACCESS ON/ AFTER MAY 1, 2014:
Delta Sky Club SkyTeam Lounge Third-Party Lounge *
BusinessElite Passengers Yes Yes Yes
Delta SkyTeam Elite Plus Economy Passengers Yes Yes No

*A third-party lounge is defined as a lounge that Delta contracts out and that is owned/operated by a non-partner, airport facility or outside vendor.

The following stations utilize a third-party lounge: ACC, AGP, ARN, ATH, BCN, BKK, BOG, BOM, BRU, CCS, CPH, DKR, DUB, DUS, DXB, FRA, FUK, GUM, HND, IST, KIX, LHR, LIM, LOS, MAD, MAN, MUC, MXP, NCE, NGO, PEK, PSA, PVG, ROB, SIN, SNN, SPN, SVO, SYD, TLV, UIO, ZRH.

Resources

· To view complete information about SkyMiles Medallion benefits including SkyTeam Benefits and Lounge access, please click here.

· For a list of third-party Business lounges, please click here.

· For more information about SkyTeam, visit skyteam.com.

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Josh Friedman is an old-fashioned travel agent offering highly personalized 24/7 service. Specialties include high-end and bespoke luxury travel for small groups and individuals. His areas of expertise include ultra-luxury cruises, customized vacations & luxury hotel stays. He also plans spectacular honeymoons, anniversary and birthday celebrations and completes trips that clients have started and just can’t quite figure out how to finish.

His relationships built over twenty years with the world’s top hotels, cruise lines and local agencies will ensure your successful vacation. As a client you get exclusive and complimentary perks that you can’t get on your own