Home » Archive by Author

Articles by Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Singapore Business Class Singapore-Tokyo-Los Angeles – Flight Review


This was to be a review of Singapore’s relatively new Premium Economy cabin; however, a last minute aircraft swap changed all plans to do so. At first, it meant being bumped down into economy, which was soon followed by a last-minute upgrade into the airline’s much-vaunted business-class cabin.
Today’s journey was a long one, Singapore to Los Angeles via Tokyo on Singapore flight 12. Check-in took place in terminal three of …

EVA Air Business Class Taipei, Taiwan-Kuala Lumpur – Review

2016_06_01 EVA 321J FBT-1

While I’m never quite ready to leave Taipei, and this day was no exception, I found myself at Taipei-Taoyuan International Airport on an early Wednesday morning, bound for Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia on EVA Air.
The check-in counter for EVA Air’s regional business class was virtually empty, and an agent had me head to the gate in no time at all. Both security and immigration were a breeze, leaving …

EVA Air Royal Laurel Business Class Seattle-Taipei – Flight Review


Arriving at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, I made my way to the Royal Laurel business class counter. A friendly agent quickly printed my boarding pass and checked one of my bags on to tonight’s destination: Taipei, Taiwan.
With a scheduled departure at 2 a.m., security was deserted and the terminal was empty, except for the handful of other passengers aboard EVA flight 25 milling about.
EVA does not have a dedicated lounge at …

British Airways Club World Business Class London Heathrow – Seattle-Tacoma – Flight Review

BA JDL 49-1

Following an enjoyable weekend in London, it was time to return to Seattle. A friend dropped me off curbside at Heathrow’s expansive and impressive Terminal 5, and I quickly found an empty check-in kiosk. Security was a quick and uneventful affair, before striking out for British Airway’s sprawling main lounge.
The southern lounge, located in the main terminal, is several stories high and perhaps the largest in the airline’s system. The …

British Airways Club World Business Class Seattle-Tacoma – London Heathrow – Review

BA52 JDL-1

As may be expected, it was raining at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport when I stepped off the curb and headed for British Airways’ ticketing counter. Today’s destination was London Heathrow in the Club World business class cabin.
It was off to security after a delightfully easy and short check-in, where, unfortunately, the line was one of the longest I’d ever seen. It took nearly 40 minutes to get through the TSA checkpoint.
Once …

American Airlines Airbus A321s First Class Seattle-Dallas – Review


It is no secret to frequent fliers that Fort Worth, Texas-based American Airlines is deep in the process of major fleet renewal. Starting several years ago with the Boeing 777-300, the carrier has added hundreds of new airplanes.
Many have received their share of positive press, but one that has flown under the radar is the Airbus A321s. Overshadowed by its impressively outfitted three-class A321 Transcontinental sibling, the more modest two-class …

Photo Essay: Airbus A350, The New Kid on the Block

The A350-900 makes a sweeping turn during a demonstration flight over the Farnborough Airshow in 2014

While Airbus’ new A350 XWB has been out for the better part of a year, it remains an elusive sight in the wild.
The A350 is the first all-new Airbus model since the double-decker A380 jumbo jet made its debut back in 2005. It is longer and wider than the existing A330 and A340 models and, through design advancements, significant use of composite materials, and all-new Rolls Royce turbofans, 25% more …