Tag Archives: Berlin

Sick in the Air: Airberlin Business Berlin to Chicago, American ORD-MSP-DCA and the Escape Lounge MSP

Travel is unpredictable.  Award travel can be particularly so.  Add that in with the other variables that can upset a trip and a lot of it’s a gamble.  And, ooh, boy, did I have a terrible trip back from Berlin – not really the result of any airline behavior or… Read more »

A Little Report from Berlin

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My report from Berlin is going to be fairly brief. Not only was I just in Berlin two years ago, but I stayed in the exact same two hotels as I did last time: the Intercontinental and the Grand Hyatt.  Both were excellent last time, both were excellent this time. … Read more »

A Short Hop: Airberlin Copenhagen to Berlin-Tegel (CPH-TXL) and the CPH Lounges

Despite a late night out in Copenhagen, I still made it up with my first (of 2) alarms at 7:30am, showered, had breakfast, and was on my way to the airport.   It was a five-minute walk from the Hotel Hebron to Central Station, and I had to wait about 15… Read more »

Getting Mostly Home on Air Berlin Business Class Berlin to New York

So I finally made it on board my Air Berlin flight from Berlin-Tegel to New York. I had heard mixed things about Air Berlin’s new business class seat on its A330, but it seemed perfectly fine to me. The seats are staggered, sort of reverse herringbone, in rows of 1-2-1… Read more »

Exploring Tegel Airport, or The Time I was Detained by German Airport Police and Almost Missed My Flight

In my experience, if I’m going to have problems with my flights or anything on a vacation, it will more likely than not be on the return home. Because why allow the relaxation or positive feelings to even stay with you until you get home. My Berlin trip did not… Read more »

Hotel Review: Intercontinental Berlin

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For my first three nights in Berlin, I stayed at the Intercontinental Berlin, near Tiergarten in the Western part of the city. I really enjoyed my stay, and highly recommend it. Getting to the hotel from Tegel was very easy. I took the X9 bus from right outside to the… Read more »