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Round the World Trip – QF, BA, CX and JAL First Class

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I have been on a Round the World Trip from Sydney to London, New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong & Singapore on a few different airlines (Qantas, JAL, Cathay & British Airways).

Here is my review of the first flight:
Flight: QF1
Carrier: Qantas
Aircraft - Airbus A380-800
Class: First Class
Depart: Sydney
Arrive: London (Heathrow T3)

A summary of the highlights and a few pictures from the review is below. I did take a fair few photos of the flight plus a skycam landing video - If you want to check them out you can view them on my blog site. Here is the link.

The First Suite was spacious and super comfy

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Tasting menu and matching wines lived up to expectations (Favourite Dish was the Bannockburn Chicken paired with a lovely Tyrells Vat 9 Shiraz)

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I was also served a lovely breakfast (Savoury French Toast) in bed upon arrival into LHR.

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Looks good so far!
 

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Here is my review of the second flight on my round the world trip

British Airways First Class (London to New York)


A wonderful lunch menu with Roast Shrimp, Moroccan Lamb and a deconstructed Soufflé with a beautiful glass of Bordeaux 3eme Cru which was then followed by a traditional British afternoon tea as we arrived in New York (JFK)
Hope you enjoy it - here is the link to the blog post (British Airways - First Class - London to New York)

Here are some choice snaps

Suite

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Main Course - Moroccan Lamb


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Afternoon Tea Sandwiches




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Was London-NY on a 777? (Sorry if I missed that).
 

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British Airways First Class (New York to London)

Here is my review of the third flight of my round the world trip:
Carrier: British Airways
Aircraft - Boeing 777
Class: First Class
Depart: New York (JFK)
Arrive: London (Heathrow T5)

A summary of the trip is below. I did take a fair few photos of the flight (and the food was actually very well plated) - If you want to check them out you can view them on my blog site: http://lifeofatravelczar.com/2016/02/19/british-airways-first-class-jfk-to-lhr/


First Suite

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The British Airways Suite was super comfy and its was nice to start-off with a beautiful glass of Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle, Champagne, France

Seared Tuna with Tabbouleh, Tonnato Sauce and Olive Tapenade

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The food was incredibly well plated (Tuna Entrée was a classic). All the dishes were well plated and presented and I finished the meal with some warm chocolate cookies and mug of hot chocolate before drifting off to sleep!
 

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Japan Airlines First Class

Here is my review of the third flight of my round the world trip:
Carrier: Japan Airlines
Aircraft - Boeing 777
Class: First Class
Depart: London (Heathrow T3)
Arrive: Tokyo (Haneda)

A summary of the trip is below. I did take a fair few photos of the flight and the amazing food - If you want to check them out you can view them on my blog site: http://lifeofatravelczar.com/2016/03/14/japan-airlines-jal-first-class-london-to-Tokyo/[URL="http://lifeofatravelczar.com/2016/03/14/japan-airlines-jal-first-class-london-to-tokyo/"]
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The Suite

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The JAL First Suite is just amazing.. the wood grained surface exudes a sense of understated luxury and the seats are enclosed as they get without a sliding door. The seat itself has a plush, soft brown leather finish and the broader suite is very well designed. It is the perfect way to spend the next few hours. I am actually quite impressed with this suite. I am certainly going to be at home!The suite has a belts and braces remote control, a large 23 inch screen, there are the most plush and comfy headphones, an amazing amenity kit from Loewe (a Spanish luxury company) in a cute little brown bag and cute zip top pyjamas which are oh so stylish; I almost feel like doing the catwalk thingy down the aisle… In addition to the Loewe bag is a box of cosmetics and amenities from Shiseido, Japan’s largest cosmetics company and one of the world’s oldest


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The rich oily salmon with the burst of the distinctive saline caviar is a perfect to dance with the Salon Champagne. A pure sensuous delight in tasting which I cannot quite describe. The lovely acid in the champagne proves sufficient to cut through the richness of the foie gras too in what turns out to be a versatile pairing. The third canapé (the wrapped prosciutto) probably doesn’t quite match the Salon, but having said that, the rich minerally salt in the ham does tango with the fresh saline touch of the Salon. A very enjoyable start to the flight.


Japanese Tasting Menu (Scallop Mousse)

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The mousse has a fluffy soft texture with the rich shellfish flavours one would expect which flow into the soup with a graceful hearty streak. I love this and it does provide a nice touch of Japanese simplicity with an emphasis on the natural flavours of the produce. There is the textural crunch of the green beans and a softer radish to round out what is a very nice dish indeed.
 

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Great photos. Looking forward to the next instalment.
 

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I'm not a great consumer of champagne but your description of the Salon makes it very tempting!
 

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Awesome trip! Appreciate the comparisons. :)
 
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