Review: United Economy SFO-HKG

Trip Report: A Week in Hong Kong

TL;DR: 15 hours in economy is tolerable for daytime flights. Bring extra food with you, and pray for an empty middle seat.

  • United 869
  • SFO – HKG
  • Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
  • Seat: 35J (Economy)
  • Depart: 1:15pm Mar 2, 2018
  • Arrive: 8:30pm Mar 3, 2018

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Review: TAP Economy JFK – LIS


TP 208
New York City to Lisbon
Depart: Aug 30, 11:25 PM
Arrive: Aug 31, 11:20 AM
Aircraft: Airbus A330-200
Duration: 6 hr, 55 min
Seat: 31A


After leaving the lounge, we headed to the gate which was a total mess. Even though only Zone 1 was boarding, passengers blocked the boarding line, so we had to push our way through.

The economy cabin is in a 2-4-2 layout. We were seated in seats 31A and 31B, which were in the rear economy cabin.

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Review: JetBlue Even More Space SFO – JFK

Trip Report: Portugal


My boyfriend’s first credit card was a CapitalOne card, and he had a ton of points that we had yet to use. Since we were paying for economy seats, I decided to combine all his points + cash to buy our tickets to Lisbon.

Overall, we booked SFO – JFK – LIS (one-way) and paid 82,955 CapitalOne Miles + $1,107.65 USD total for both tickets. Dropping that much cash for a one-way economy ticket was kind of painful — even though our last business class flights cost a TON of points, at least the fees were low.

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Trip Report: Portugal

Hello! I just got back from a 10 day trip to Lisbon and the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. I’ll be posting about how we got there, the places we stayed, and what we did/ate. Here’s a brief overview.

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Review: Aeromexico Clase Premier MEX – SFO

Trip Report: 36 Hours in Mexico
Review: Alaska Airlines First Class SJC – GDL
Review: Intercontinental Presidente Guadalajara
Alcalde Restaurante
Review: VIP Lounge (East) GDL
Review: Aeromexico Clase Premier GDL – MEX
Review: Hyatt Regency Mexico City

I arrived at the airport around 7:15am. Using the kiosk, I printed my boarding pass. My previous flight from GDL – MEX made me a Delta Silver. So I was pleased to see that reflected on my boarding pass, which read SILVER ELITE. However, I was not pleased to see SSSS was printed on it:

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Review: Alaska Airlines First Class SJC – GDL

Trip Report: 36 Hours in Mexico

  • Alaska 266 – Boeing 737
  • August 22, 2017
  • Depart: San Jose, CA 1:26pm
  • Arrive: Guadalajara, Mexico 7:05pm
  • Seat: 2F

I arrived at SJC at around 12:10pm. Since I was only traveling with a carry-on, I stopped at a kiosk to have my passport scanned.

I went upstairs to security, where the TSA precheck line was longer than both the normal and priority security lines. I went through the priority line, then went through a TSA precheck security lane. Even though I was stopped for “randomly selected screening”, the process took less than 10 minutes.

I headed to the gate where the plane was waiting.

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Trip Report: 36 Hours in Mexico

Hola! I just got back from a last-minute, fast-paced business trip to Mexico.


On Tuesday afternoon, I flew Alaska Airlines from SJC – GDL in First Class.


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