Tag Archives: Admirals Club

New Zealand Conclusion:  LAX Admirals Club and LAX-DCA in American Main Cabin Extra

This is the conclusion of my 16-part series about my November 2016 trip to New Zealand, booked off a $215 mistake fare. I’ve actually never connected at LAX before.  Particularly if you have luggage, I don’t recommend an international connection there.  Landing at the Tom Bradley International Terminal itself wasn’t that… Read more »

Labor Day in Copenhagen and Berlin:  Introduction and DCA-JFK on AA, JFK-HEL in Finnair Business Class

I spent an extended Labor Day weekend in Copenhagen and Berlin, 5 nights on the ground plus 1 in the air.  The trip reports on this one will be a bit nontraditional because I had actually lived in Copenhagen for a summer, and been to Berlin twice before, so I… Read more »

The 51st and Green Lounge at DUB and American Business Class Dublin to Chicago, Chicago to DCA

This is the conclusion of my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, see this post. I left the Radisson at 6:30am for my 9:25am flight.  Despite it only being a 10-minute walk to Dublin’s Terminal 2, given the rigmarole of US preclearance processes, I… Read more »

The thirst is real: US Airways/AA Munich to Philadelphia in Envoy Class

US Airways Flt. 717 Munich to Philadelphia A330, Envoy (Business) Class Sched. Dep. MUC 12:15PM   Actual Dep. 12:05PM Sched. Arr. PHL 3:20PM Actual Arr. 2:45PM I retraced my trip back to the airport via train, which runs every 20 minutes. Flying out of Terminal 1 at Munich, as opposed to… Read more »

Getting Closer: Honolulu to Las Vegas on Hawaiian First and the Sakura Lounge/Admirals Club at HNL

Hawaiian Flt. 8 Honolulu to Las Vegas A330, Domestic First Dep. HNL 10:30pm Arr. LAS 7:10am+1 While the hard product on Hawaiian from Sydney was nothing special, the food and crew were great.  Flying Hawaiian from Honolulu to the mainland, though, was another story — both in terms of the… Read more »

Trip Report: Adios Panama: The Lounges of PTY, PTY-MIA-DCA on American, and Drunk Old White People

Adios Panama: The Lounges of PTY, PTY-MIA-DCA on American, and Drunk Old White People AA Flt. 160 Panama City (PTY) to Miami (MIA) B737, Main Cabin Extra Dep. 3:49pm Arr. 6:38pm AA Flt. 2326 Miami (MIA) to Washington-Reagan (DCA) B737, Main Cabin Extra Dep. 8:37pm Arr. ~11:30PM I had a… Read more »

Trip Report: A Man, A Plan, a Canal: Panama! DCA-MIA-PTY, my Switch to American, & Misconnecting

A Man, A Plan, a Canal: Panama! DCA-MIA-PTY on American AA Flt. 1297  Dep. DCA 6:05 AM; Arr. MIA 9:00 AM Boeing 737; Coach AA Flt. 1532, Dep. MIA 12:30PM; Arr. PTY 3:25PM Boeing 737; Main Cabin Extra Since moving to DC, I have been thinking of changing my allegiance… Read more »

Don’t Believe Everything You Read on Blogs: American Airlines is Not the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

If you are a regular reader of a few of the major travel/points blogs, it would be understandable if you thought two things: (1) every two or three days, there is an AMAZING credit card deal you would be a fool not to sign up for, and (2) American Airlines… Read more »