Category Archives: Airlines

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 »

Connecting in Madrid: Iberia Dali Lounge and the Puente Aereo – Business Class Madrid to Barcelona

This is part three of a series documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. Iberia Flt. 800  Madrid to Barcelona (MAD-BCN) – Puente Aereo (Air Shuttle) Airbus 321 (A321) , Business Class Sch. Dep. 8:00AM           Sch. Arr…. Read more »

Memorial Day in Spain Part 1: AA DCA-BOS Shuttle, BA Lounge Boston, & Iberia Business Class Boston to Madrid

This is part 2 of a series documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. Sorry for the delayed post, as I had a computer meltdown. American Airlines Flt. 2119 Washington-National to Boston (DCA-BOS) Embraer ERJ-190, Economy Sch…. Read more »

Sitges Trip Preview and Award Anatomy

In just a few days I’m heading off to Sitges, just outside of Barcelona, for a long weekend. In this post, I’ll give you an overview of the trip and how I booked it. The genesis of this trip was actually my upcoming August-September trip to Manchester and Scotland.  I… Read more »

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…. Read more »

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… Read more »

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,… Read more »