I wrote about my elite travel strategy for this year in a separate article. I’ll be embracing a freestyle strategy of buying whatever ticket works best for me.
In any case there are several airline products, I do hope to fly and review for Oscape in 2024. Some of these I’ve wanted to fly in since 2023. I’m very excited to find the availability for this year. I posted my Business Class list separately – this is for First Class.
Japan Airlines A350-1000 First Class Suites
Newly launching in 2024, this product is the crème-de-la-crème of First Class cabin products. The new cabin design offers impressive space. Features include privacy doors, wardrobe space, headphone-free audio, wireless charging, a minibar, and communication with FAs via the television.
I’ve already reviewed JAL First Class in the B777-300ER and loved it. In fact I loved it so much, I flew it a second time in late 2023. The new cabin on the A350s represents the next generation of this flying experience.
Buying these on cash is a steep $10,000+. I will try to find a way to fly this product on points this year – tough as it is!
Lufthansa B747-800i First Class
There’s nothing quite like flying in the Queen of the Skies.
I found an amazing award booking for the B747 in first class in 2023. I gave it up to fly Delta’s A330-900neo to Tokyo from Minneapolis.
While this is an older product, it’s an experience becoming more difficult with time. I had a great flight in Business Class on the upper deck in 2023.
Al Nippon Airways ANA B777-300ER First Class “The Suite”
This award booking is one of the toughest to find in the world. Availability is released once in a blue moon.
I had a flight booked in this product in March 2023. I cancelled it in favor of an earlier travel date on ANA in business in The Room, a review I never posted.
Emirates or Air France First Class
Both carriers are up there on my lists. Both are difficult to book on points – Air France is nearly impossible, and Emirates is expensive.
We’ll see if it happens!
I am not fully certain how my travel plans pan out this year.
I do think we’ll see some interesting journeys and fruitful reviews in time.