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Colombia Trip Overview and Preview

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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. … Read more »

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)… Read more »

Mexico City Part 1: Intro & Aeromexico Business Class Washington to Mexico City: A Rough Redeye + A Diversion

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… Read more »

Why I’m Saying Goodbye to American Airlines

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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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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                    … Read more »