Category: Airlines

Why I’m Saying Goodbye to American Airlines

For most of my life, I was a Delta guy – both growing up in New York, in law school, clerking in Los Angeles, and then working in New York. I was a Delta elite member for four or five years, oscillating between Silver and Gold Medallion, and it generally worked well for me.   Then
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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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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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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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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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Flying Air Malta Amsterdam to Luqa

This is part 14 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. Air Malta Flt. 395  Amsterdam (AMS) to Luqa (MLA) A320, Economy Class Sch. Dep. 11:50am     Sch. Arr. 2:50pm Act. Dep. 1:00pm        Act. Arr. 3:40pm Lots
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Hamburg Trip Preview

Yet another interruption in my Norway/Netherlands/Malta trip report series… Just six weeks after I returned, I’ll be heading back across the Atlantic for a bit of a wacky trip that includes mile earning and burning, and hopefully some relaxation if events beyond my control don’t get away. It also feels like the past month has
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K is for Kafkaesque: KLM Cityhopper Bergen to Amsterdam and train connection

This is part 9 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. KLM Cityhopper Flt. 1186 Bergen to Amsterdam, ERJ-190 Sch. Dep. 10:45am   Sch. Arr. 12:30pm Act. Dep. 11:45am   Act. Arr. 1:20pm As always, you should expect
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Trip Report: Connecting in Vienna & Austrian Airlines Business Class Vienna to Oslo (VIE-OSL)

  This is part 3 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.   Austrian Airlines Flt. 335  Vienna to Oslo (VIE-OSL) Embraer 195, Business Class, 2h 25m The last time I transited via Vienna I had
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