Introduction: Whirlwind Trip to Asia
Review: American Airlines (A321) Economy Class Dallas to Charlotte
Review: American Airlines (A320) Economy Class Charlotte to Boston
Review: Holiday Inn Express and Suites – Boston Garden
Review: United Club – Logan International Airport
Review: United Airlines (777-200) Business Class Newark to Beijing
Review: Air China Business Class Lounge – Beijing International Airport
Review: BGS Premier Business Class Lounge – Beijing International Airport
Review: Singapore Airlines (777-300ER) Business Class Beijing to Singapore
Review: SilverKris Business Class Lounge – Singapore Changi Airport
Review: SilkAir (737-800) Business Class Singapore to Kuala Lumpur
Review: Renaissance Hotel – Kuala Lumpur
Out and About in Kuala Lumpur
Review: Plaza Premium Lounge – Kuala Lumpur
Review: SilkAir (A319) Economy Class Kuala Lumpur to Singapore
Review: JW Marriott Hotel – Singapore South Beach
Review: The Private Room – Singapore Changi Airport
Review: Singapore Airlines (A380-800) Suites Class Singapore to Beijing
Review: Air China First Class Lounge – Beijing International Airport
Review: United Airlines (777-300ER) Business Class Beijing to San Francisco
Review: American Express Centurion Lounge – San Francisco International Airport
Review: United Airlines (757-200) First Class San Francisco to Newark
Review: United Airlines Classified Restaurant – Newark Liberty International Airport
Review: Admirals Club – Logan International Airport
Hi. Welcome to my next trip report. I returned last week from a short, fantastic trip to Asia. I wrote a few weeks ago about a great business class fare from Boston to Beijing on United Airlines. I booked the deal without fully understanding the Chinese visa policy. This led me to looking for other places to travel within the region. I traveled a ton of miles in both the air and the ground. This was by far the best trip that I have ever taken.
(I have included videos for some of the posts)
I started by flying American Airlines to position in Boston for my trip. There were no direct flights, so I had a layover in Charlotte before making it to Boston. The flights were fairly boring.
For my overnight in Boston, I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites.
Before my flight from Boston to Newark, I checked out the United Club at Boston.
My flight from Boston was in United’s domestic first class. I have reviewed it before, so I will not be doing so again. I had a tight connection in Newark, so I quickly stopped in the temporary United Club.
My flight to Beijing was in United’s older business class product. The seats were in a 2-2-2 configuration. I had one of the middle aisle seats.
After landing in China, I had some issues with my visa and getting a proper taxi so I stayed in the terminal during my layover. When the gate opened for my Beijing to Singapore flight, I quickly made my way to the Air China Business Class Lounge.
I also had time to check out the BGS Premier Business Class Lounge.
My Singapore Airlines was soon boarding, so I headed to the gate. I was excited to try the seat and the smoked duck fried rice.
During my layover in Singapore, I checked out the SilverKris Business Class Lounge.
Next, it was time for my flight to Kuala Lumpur on SilkAir. The flight was short, but the seat was comfortable and the panini was not bad.
I stayed at the Renaissance Hotel in Kuala Lumpur. The hotel was centrally located and provided great service.
Some of my friends in Kuala Lumpur took me around the city. I visited a lot of places, to include Raj’s Banana Leaf and the Petronas Towers.
Before long, it was time to leave Malaysia. I spent time before my flight in the Plaza Premium Lounge.
The SilkAir flight to Singapore was in economy. It was fairly basic.
I had a quick overnight in Singapore, so I decided to stay at the JW Marriott at Singapore’s South Beach.
The highlight of my trip began the next morning. I checked into the First Class Terminal at Changi Airport and then made my way to The Private Room.
After relaxing in The Private Room, it was time for my suites class flight aboard Singapore Airlines A380-800. The double beds were comfortable and the Boston Lobster Thermidor was delicious.
For my layover in Beijing, I visited the Air China First Class Lounge.
My flight back to the United States was on United Airlines 777-300 in Business Class. The seat provided a ton of privacy in lie flat mode. The entrée left a lot to be desired.
I needed to shower upon landing in San Francisco. The American Express Centurion Lounge filled that void.
For my next flight, I flew aboard United’s 757-200. The aircraft had lie flat seats and a beef short rib that was amazing.
I had a few hours to waste in Newark before my flight to Boston, so I made reservations at United Airlines Classified restaurant. The place was small, but felt exclusive. The manager even gave me a cappuccino with my logo on it.
As it neared time for me to return to Dallas, I visited the Admiral’s Club in Boston. The lounge was huge and offered tons of cold breakfast options.
For my last flight, I flew on an American Airlines 737-800 to Dallas. The flight was nothing special, but it got me home.
Again, this was the trip of a lifetime. I look forward to sharing complete details from each stop in the coming days. Thanks again for reading.