Category: Airlines

Homeward Bound: Mera Business Lounge Cancun and Delta Economy Comfort Cancun to Atlanta to DC

This is the fourth and final part in a series about my February 2018 trip to Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.  You can read my overview of the trip here. Delta Flt. 538 Cancun to Atlanta (CUN-ATL) B737, Economy Comfort Sch. Dep. 4:25PM             Sch. Arr. 7:04PM Act. Dep. 4:16PM             Act. Arr. 6:54PM Delta
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Playa del Carmen Trip Overview and Delta Business Class Washington to Cancun

In February, I did a short 2-night trip down to Mexico’s Riviera Maya, around Playa del Carmen. The genesis of the trip was a desire to use my free night certificate I got from meeting a spend requirement on my now-discontinued Fairmont Visa.  The certificate was good anywhere in the world, but with the catch
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Trip Report: Avianca Economy Bogota to Washington, or Allow LOTS of Time for Flights Leaving BOG

This is the twelfth and final post in a series chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. Avianca Flt. 246 Bogota-El Dorado to Washington-Dulles (BOG-IAD) A320neo, Economy Sch. Dep.  8:17am           Sch. Arr. 1:43pm Act. Dep.   8:24am           Act. Arr.  1:42pm As referenced in my last post, I’m not going to do
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Mini-Trip Report: Avianca Business Class Cartagena to Bogota & Avianca Sala VIP Cartagena

This is the tenth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. Avianca Flt. 9789  Cartagena to Bogota (CTG to BOG) A319, Business Class, Star Alliance Livery Sched. Dep. 2:32pm   Sched. Arr. 4:02pm Act. Dep. 2:27pm        Act. Arr. 3:51pm Yes, I am running out of steam
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Trip Report: Avianca Business Class Medellin to Cartagena

Trip Report: Avianca Business Class Medellin to Cartagena Avianca Flt. 9510  Medellin to Cartagena (MDE-CTG) Airbus A320, Business Class Sch. Dep. 1:03PM             Sch. Arr. 2:10PM Act. Dep. 1:40PM             Act. Arr. 2:41PM This is the fifth in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. The flight to
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Exhibit #23 Why I Left AA and It is A Customer-Unfriendly Airline

As of a week ago, I dropped down from AA Platinum status to AA nothing, after four years of being an elite.  I detailed the reasons why I left the airline here.  Nonetheless, I still have tons of AA miles — since they are never usable. I’ve even started redeeming for DC to NY flights
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Playa Del Carmen Trip Preview

Things have been quite busy since I got back from Colombia three weeks ago, but I should get back to posting more from that trip soon.  In the meantime, I’ll be heading back south in a few days and figured I’d share the plan as I head to…. Playa del Carmen. So the origin of
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Flying to Colombia: Avianca Business Class Washington to San Salvador to Medellin

This is the second in a series of posts chronicling my January 2018 trip to Colombia. You can read an overview/preview here. Avianca Flt. 583 Washington-Dulles to San Salvador (IAD-SAL) A319 Business Class, 4h 45m Sch. Dep. 3:15PM ET       Sch. Arr. 7:00PM CT Act. Dep. 3:16PM ET       Act. Arr. 6:36PM CT   Avianca Flt. 369
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Colombia Trip Overview and Preview

For the past several years, I’ve taken a big trip in the fall and another in February.  Last year, that was New Zealand and South Africa/Namibia; the year before was South Korea/Taiwan and Brazil. But with my change in jobs, I have less vacation days, less holidays, and less money.  So, I decided this year
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Aeromexico Coach Mexico City to Washington and Amex Centurion Lounge MEX

This is the last of 4 posts summarizing a short trip to Mexico City in December 2017.  You can read about the genesis of the trip and my flight down here, my hotel stays here, and what I did in Mexico City here. Aeromexico Flt. 622  Mexico City (MEX) to Washington-Dulles (IAD) B737-700, AM Plus (Economy comfort)
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