Category Archives: Trip Reports

To Manchester! DCA Bracket Room and new Skyclub, DCA-ATL, ATL Skyclub, Virgin Atlantic Economy Atlanta to Manchester

This is the second in what might or might not be a series about my August/September 2018 trip to Manchester, England and Scotland.  You can read a preview of the trip here. Delta Flt. 151 Washington-National to Atlanta (DCA-ATL) A321, Economy Sch. Dep. 3:00PM            Sch. Arr. 4:58PM Act. Dep. 2:57PM           … Read more »

Air Canada Reykjavik to Montreal to DC and an Offensive U.S. CBP Experience

This is the sixth and final post in a series covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. Air Canada Flt. 813 Reykjavik to Montreal (KEF-YUL) Boeing 737 MAX, Economy Sch. Dep. 10:00AM       Sch. Arr. 11:15AM Act. Dep. 10:27AM     … Read more »

Hotel Review: Radisson Blu Saga Reykjavik-You’ve got to be kidding me.

This is the fifth in a series of posts covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. For my last night in Reykjavik, after exploring the South Coast and Golden Circle, I used 44,000 Radisson Rewards points to stay at the Radisson Blu… Read more »

Trip Preview: Manchester Pride and Scotland

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Pardon the interruption from the Iceland posts (I still hope to crank at least two more out), but it’s been a super-busy (and productive) six weeks at work and my big summer trip is already almost here! This will actually be my longest trip in over a year, at eleven… Read more »

Hotel Reviews: Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre and Reykjavik Konsulat Hotel (Curio Collection)

This is the fourth in a series of posts covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. There are three Hilton-family properties in Reykjavik, all managed by the same company. The oldest is the Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, which is a traditional Hilton, has… Read more »

Reykjavik, I mean Greykjavik: 2 Days in Iceland’s Capital

This is the third in a series of posts covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. I ended up spending about two full days, and three nights, in Reykjavik, which my research suggested was more than enough- and it pretty much… Read more »

Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX Montreal to Reykjavik and Banque Nationale Lounge

This is the second in a series of posts covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. Air Canada Flt. 812, Montreal to Reykjavik (YUL-KEF) Boeing 737 MAX, Preferred Economy Seating Sch. Dep. 11:40pm          Act. Arr. 8:30am +1 Act. Dep. 11:40pm          Act…. Read more »

Iceland Trip Overview, Pitiful United Experience DCA-EWR-YUL, and Art & Lounge Newark

This is the first in a series of posts about my June-July 2018 trip to Iceland. United Flt. 4402  Washington-National to Newark (DCA-EWR) (operated by Expressjet) ERJ-145, Economy Sch. Dep. 2:20pm        Act. Dep. 2:21pm Sch. Arr. 3:45pm        Act. Arr. 3:38pm United Flt. 4402 Newark to Montreal (EWR-YUL) (operated by Expressjet) ERJ-145, Economy… Read more »

Trip Report: Aer Lingus Business Class Dublin to New York

This is the sixth and final post documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. Aer Lingus Flt. 109 Dublin to New York-Kennedy (DUB-JFK) A330, Business Class Sch. Dep. 4:10pm               Act. Dep…. Read more »

Journey Home Part 1: Aer Lingus Barcelona to Dublin and VIP Sala Canudas

This is part 5 of a series documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. Aer Lingus Flight 563  Barcelona to Dublin (BCN-DUB) A320, Economy Sch. Dep. 11:00AM         Act. Dep. 12:06AM Sch. Arr. 12:45PM           Act. Arr. 1:27PM My… Read more »