Category: Trip Reports

Flying TAP Air Portugal Business Class Lisbon to New York-JFK and TAP’s New Lisbon Lounge

This is the conclusion of a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg (and Lisbon). You can check out an overview here. TAP Portugal Flt. 220  Lisbon to New York-JFK A330, Business Class Sch. Dep. 5:00pm             Sch. Arr. 8:00pm Act. Dep. 5:19pm              Act. Arr. 7:42pm There aren’t many reports about flying TAP’s new
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Lisbon Layover/Sintra and Holiday Inn Lisbon

This is the fifth in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg (and Lisbon). You can check out an overview here. Since my flight from Lisbon to New York wasn’t until 5PM, I figured I could really maximize my overnight layover in Lisbon. It turns out I was a bit ambitious,
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Hamburg to Oslo to Lisbon on SAS and TAP Air Portugal

This is the fifth in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg (and Lisbon). You can check out an overview here. SAS Flt. 4830    HAM to OSL Boeing 737, SAS Go (Economy) Sch. Dep. 1:10pm             Sch. Arr. 2:35pm Act. Dep. 1:20pm              Act. Arr. 2:39pm TAP Air Portugal Flt. 763   OSL
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Four Days in Hamburg

This is the fifth in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg. You can check out an overview here. Although Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany, and the fourteenth-largest in Europe, you don’t hear about a lot of Americans heading there for tourism. I am very glad I did, and
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Hotel Review: Fairmont Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg – Nicest hotel I’ve ever stayed in

This is the fourth post in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg. You can check out an overview here. One of the major reasons I picked Hamburg for my Labor Day adventure was the Fairmont Vier Jahreszeiten. I had gotten the Chase Fairmont Visa card last winter after rumors that the
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Hotel Reviews: Crowne Plaza Hamburg – City Alster and Park Hyatt Hamburg

This is the third in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg. You can check out an overview here. I stayed in three different hotels in my four nights in Hamburg, for some strategic reasons.  In this post, I’ll cover the first two, the Crowne Plaza Hamburg- City Alster and the
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The End of an Era: Airberlin Business Boston to Dusseldorf to Hamburg; Hugo Junkers Lounge DUS

This is the second in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg. You can check out an overview here. Airberlin Flt. 7473  — Boston (BOS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) Airbus 330, Business Class Sch. Dep. 6:55PM             Sch. Arr. 7:45AM +1 Actual Dep. 7:30PM       Actual Arr. 8:19AM +1 Airberlin Flt. 6744 – Dusseldorf
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To Hamburg! DCA-BOS on American and Lounge-Hopping in Boston Logan Terminal E

This is the first in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg. You can checkout an overview here. American Airlines Flt. 2149 – Washington (DCA) to Boston (BOS) ERJ-190, Economy Sch. Dep. 2:30PM             Sch. Arr. 4:01PM Actual Dep. 2:25PM         Actual Arr. 3:50PM The beginning to my Hamburg adventure was pretty uneventful. 
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Heading Home Part 2: Turkish Airlines July 15 Heroes of Democracy Lounge and Istanbul to New York-JFK Business Class

This is the 20th and concluding part of a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. Turkish Airlines Flt. 11, Istanbul (IST) to New York-Kennedy (JFK) Boeing 777-300, Business Class, 11h 15m Perhaps the worst part of my
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Heading Home Part 1: La Valette Lounge & Turkish Airlines Malta to Istanbul Business Class

This is part 19 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. Turkish Airlines Flt. 1370 MLA to IST Boeing 737-800, Business Class Sch. Dep.  10:50am                Act. Dep. 11:03am Sch. Arr. 2:10pm                     Act. Arr. 2:29pm Yes, it’s
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