Welcome to my flight review for 2022!
Finally after 2 years of hiatus, I got to resume my flying adventure with trips to the U.S, U,K and nearby destinations such as Bangkok and Phuket. The presence of the Covid has certainly made travelling more challenging such as showing proof of negative covid test to gain approval to entering the country, routes getting cut due to financial woes and flights getting pricey due to demand, I managed to get some good deals as I booked my flights slightly more than 6 months in advance. The advantage of it is getting good deals but the bad thing is that the flight schedule can change including the aircraft types. Fortunately, most of my flights went ahead according to plan except for Southwest flight from LGA (New York) to TPA (Tampa), which I have to last minute cancel it due to bad weather that afternoon.
Anyway, just like my previous reviews, I will be summerising my flight experience with the airlines I flew in 2022 and grade them accordingly. Hope you enjoy this review.
My flight routes for 2022
Airbus A320 (N844VA - Photo: Jonathan Morgan)
Airbus A321NEO (N501DA) Photo: Josh Frizzell
Airbus A321NEO (N2142J) Photo: Will Callaert
Airbus A340-300 (HB-JMH) Photo: Charles Cunliffe
My in-flight experience of both classes gave me a positive impression with this airline, with a modern cabin and great cabin crew on both flights, not a difficult decision at all.
The comfortable seat with good legroom space plus the In-Flight Entertainment that comes with complimentary WiFi has made the airfare I paid for this trip a bargain. This is by far the best seats among the flights I took this year. I used to be skeptical about flying narrow-body aircraft on 3 hours and above but if the airline can provide a good and comfortable product for medium to long haul flights, I don't see a problem flying on one.
This pre-ordered meal is definitely the best I had for this year. I could order 2 servings if I was hungry. Comparing this to the other meals I had on the premium airlines, there isn't much to compare as most of them are either blend or too salty. Hopefully the airlines I fly this year would offer better quality meals.
Most enjoyable ride: Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200 (N822DX)
Not only I got to enjoy the wonderful performance of the 757-200 (take-off in particular), I scored a cockpit visit after the flight, visiting the Boeing 757/767 cockpit for the first time. It was definitely the most memorable flight for 2022. Big Kudos to the crew on board this flight. I am looking forward to another 757-200 ride this year, hopefully no equipment change!
The probablity of getting this livery was 1/5 and lady luck struck on me when I saw this aircraft scheduled to operate on my flight. I love the colour scheme as the colour tone changes nicely from the bright red to purple before finally settling for dark blue. The odd nose cone ruins the beautiful livery but it doesn't matter.