The third Star Wars Themed ANA JET to join the fleet is the C-3PO™ ANA JET with the iconic C-3PO on its Boeing 777-200. This plane will join the other two (BB-8™ ANA JET and R2-D2™ ANA JET) as part of the STAR WARS™ Project, a five-year agreement with The Walt Disney Company (Japan) Ltd. Unveiled to Star Wars fans last week on 15 July 2016, the C-3PO aircraft plans to start flying on domestic routes in Japan from the end of March 2017.
ANA is the only airline in the world to fly the special livery aircraft featuring Star Wars characters on the exterior of the actual aircraft. The Star Wars livery is in line with ANA’s strategy to further enhance its international presence. With demand increasing around the world for flights to Japan, ANA is committed to raising the profile of the ANA brand in the global market through innovative partnerships and branding opportunities. The partnership with Star Wars, beloved by audiences in Japan and around the globe, is a perfect match as Japan’s largest airline seeks to connect travellers around the world through this project.
C-3PO, together with R2-D2, has been a much-loved character since its appearance in the original Star Wars movie series. The C-3PO motif, which includes detailed body parts and wiring is decorated onto the aircraft’s fuselage.
The latest KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escape list has just been published! You know the drill - simply redeem an eligible flight to and from the listed destinations to save 30% off the number of KrisFlyer miles required. All bookings have to be made online before the end of 30 June 2019 for travel between 1-31 July 2019!
With lounges in Dubai, Melbourne and Karachi, marhaba (part of dnata) has officially opened another airport lounge in Singapore Changi Airport. Located in Terminal 3, the newest airport lounge (which you can access with your Priority Pass membership) features seating for over 130 guests, a quiet zone for relaxation as well as shower facilities.
Star Alliance has just announced plans for THAI Smile Airways to become the second Connecting Partner in its global network.
After much speculation and apprehension, British Airways Executive Club has just launched their brand new Partner Award Charts that goes live effective immediately - find out how much more do you need to fork out in Business and First Class!
Terminal 2 of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is a relatively new addition to the third busiest airport in China. Officially opened back in April 2018, this 600,000 sqm space is home to China Southern Airlines but more importantly, a brand new lounge (accessible via Priority Pass) that I was meaning to check out — Premium Lounge. My flight from Guangzhou back to Singapore was on Singapore Airlines and it was conveniently departing from the relatively-new Terminal 2 of the airport.
The school holidays in June are coming right up so if you are a working parent and you would like to go somewhere with your children next month, it is worthwhile to check out the latest KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes. Enjoy 30% savings on the number of required KrisFlyer miles to a wide selection of destinations in the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network - simply redeem online between now and 31 May 2019 for travel from 01 June 2019 to 30 June 2019 inclusive.
I have been to The Qantas Singapore Lounge on many occasions and it is probably one of my favourite airport lounges in Singapore. The quality of food is good, the interiors are beautiful, there is a proper bar (that does solid cocktails) and the lounge will also be expanding this year to cater for more premium cabin guests. Since my last visit to the British Airways Lounge and Concorde Bar was during the peak hours, I was not able to get a decent shot of the interiors and as such, I have decided to drop by the airport a little earlier to check out the BA lounge next door.
As you may already know, on my flight from Singapore to Brisbane, my seat in Business Class was unable to recline fully on an overnight flight and after reaching out to the Qantas Customer Care team, I was being offered 5,000 Qantas Points ‘as a gesture of goodwill’. While my flight was a commercial ticket (meaning to say, I paid good money for it), it is worth noting that a redemption in the same cabin class will cost 60,000 Qantas Points one way - therefore, 5,000 Points is definitely not a reasonable compensation amount in my opinion. After replying that 5,000 Qantas Points is unreasonable, I have now gotten a counter offer for 7,000 Qantas Points or have my QFF account credited with two Business Lounge passes.
Damaged Business Class seat that cannot lie-flat on a redeye flight. Qantas has now offered me 5,000 points ‘as a gesture of goodwill’.
After spending a long weekend in Hanoi and one of the city's most luxurious hotels, the InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72. I headed to the Noi Bai International Airport and spent some time in both the Vietnam Airlines Lotus Lounge as well as the Song Hong Business Lounge. Check out my Business Class experience on Singapore Airlines from Hanoi to Singapore.