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2017 Year in Review and YWW Index

Posted by Adam YWW on December 25, 2017 in About YWW, Airlines, Hotels, Trip Reports

Every year, I take a look back on my year of travel and take a look at the year ahead. It’s an interesting time to look at trends and also to compile all of the year’s posts in one place. I started my 2016 retrospective post with “I won’t belabor the point, but 2016 was
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Reviews: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Mexico Zona Rosa and Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel Hotel

Posted by Adam YWW on December 25, 2017 in Hotels, Trip Reports

This is the second of a short series about my December 2017 trip to Mexico City. You can read the first post here. As mentioned in my first post about my Mexico City trip, this trip was built around the need to spend a night at an IHG property. There are many in Mexico City,
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The Streisand Effect and the Marriott Lyon Cité Internationale

Posted by Adam YWW on December 23, 2017 in Bloggers, Hotels

In February 2014, I spent a week in France, with stops in Lyon, Montpelier, and Paris. I haven’t thought much about the trip in a while, but I had stayed at the Hilton in Lyon at Cite Internationale.  It was fine, and I made a review post that was nothing out of the ordinary.  There
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Mexico City Part 1: Intro & Aeromexico Business Class Washington to Mexico City: A Rough Redeye + A Diversion

Posted by Adam YWW on December 16, 2017 in Airlines, Trip Reports

Aeromexico Flt. 623 Washington-Dulles (IAD) to Mexico City (MEX) B737-700, “Clase Premier”/Business Class Sch. Dep. 1:17 AM           Sch. Arr. 5:15 AM Act. Dep. 1:15 AM            Act. Arr. 8:39 AM Because of my accounting error at the Crowne Plaza in Hamburg, I needed to spend about $3 in food and beverage during an IHG hotel stay
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Why I’m Saying Goodbye to American Airlines

Posted by Adam YWW on November 27, 2017 in About YWW, Airlines, Mileage Running

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

Posted by Adam YWW on November 26, 2017 in Airlines, Trip Reports

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

Posted by Adam YWW on November 25, 2017 in Hotels, Trip Reports

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

Posted by Adam YWW on November 20, 2017 in Airlines, Trip Reports

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

Posted by Adam YWW on November 19, 2017 in Trip Reports

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

Posted by Adam YWW on November 4, 2017 in Hotels, Trip Reports

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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