2018 have been my biggest year. I left my day job to go in full time travel and blogging. I've flown a total of 142 flights and traveled nearly 330,000 miles. Here is the route map I traveled in 2018.
I have so many enjoyable flights in 2018 so it is quite difficult to rank them. Watch every video to find out why they're my top 10 flights!
Swiss quality, that says all! I enjoyed 3 kinds of caviar in First Class with a cheap promotion fare I bought.
I was the first passenger to fly on the new Embraer Praetor executive jet ahead of the type launch in the NBAA in Orlando.
It is always exciting to fly on a brand new plane direct from factory. This time I was invited to travel with Cathay Pacific to bring their new A350-1000 to Hong Kong, my former home town.
This was the longest delivery flight I've participated. Over 24 hours traveling time from Charleston, SC to Singapore via Osaka Kansai. There were lot of fun on-board include a race to win a Singapore Airlines bear!
6. EVA Air B787-9 with XiaoLongBao
Recently, I've flown EVA Air new B787-9 and I was impressed in every way. Watch my XiaoLongBao challenge on-board.
It is no secret I love to experience all kind of aviation classic thrill. I made 2 dedicated trips to Nepal and Zimbabwe in a bid to fly on some of the rare aircraft types.
In Feb 2018, Qatar Airways was the launch customer in the world to receive the new A350-1000 aircraft, the longest A350 and largest twin engine Airbus plane ever made.
The new First Class on Emirates B777-300/ER offer full enclosure privacy and amenities like 5 star hotel. Seeing is believing!
2. QANTAS B747-400 Sydney to Johannesburg over the Antarctic RimIt is no secret I love Boeing 747. This time I traveled with Springboks (South Africa Rugby team) together on a 13 hour isolated Southern Indian Ocean crossing non-stop from Australia to South Africa.
No doubt this is one of the biggest highlight of 2018 as Singapore Airlines re-launch the World's longest flight between Singapore and New York. I traveled in their premium economy class over 17 hours to stress test the well being on this longest flight in the world.