Tag: British Airways

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. Dep. 1:30PM            Sch. Arr. 3:01PM
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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 had hoped to use miles
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To Hamburg! DCA-BOS on American and Lounge-Hopping in Boston Logan Terminal E

This is the first in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg. You can checkout an overview here. American Airlines Flt. 2149 – Washington (DCA) to Boston (BOS) ERJ-190, Economy Sch. Dep. 2:30PM             Sch. Arr. 4:01PM Actual Dep. 2:25PM         Actual Arr. 3:50PM The beginning to my Hamburg adventure was pretty uneventful. 
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Barcelona Bound:  AA Business Class DCA-PHL-BCN

This is part two in my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, visit this post. I was scheduled to fly from DCA to JFK on a Tuesday evening, then on Wednesday evening fly JFK to Madrid on American, followed by Madrid to Barcelona on Iberia.  Not an ideal
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2015 Index and YWW Year in Review

It’s a bit late, but here is my 2015 travel year in review post.  It was a huge travel year for me, as I hit 5 continents and did more long-haul flying than I’d ever done before. It was a lot of mileage redemptions, and low on the mileage earning front.  I re-qualified for American
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Seoul (ICN) to Taipei (TPE) on Cathay Pacific Business Class

A 9:20am flight isn’t that early, unless you are flying out of Incheon, which is basically like flying out of Baltimore if you live in DC. I woke up at 5:15am, checked out of the Holiday Inn Express and headed to the Metro. My original plan had been to take a taxi to Seoul Station,
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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 Terminal 2 or Frankfurt, means
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Off I Go: US Airways Envoy Class Washington to Philadelphia to Athens

US Airways is one of only two carriers with nonstop service to Greece from the U.S. (along with Delta from JFK), with a seasonal 5x/week service from Philadelphia. This means you can get into Greece in the morning rather than in the afternoon. Unfortunately, Oneworld service to the Greek Islands is terrible, with only Niki
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To Australia! Qantas JFK-LAX, LAX-SYD in Business Class, including BA Galleries Lounge JFK and Oneworld Business Lounge LAX

Qantas Flight 18 JFK to LAX, B747 Business Sched. Dep. 6:35PM Actual Dep. 7:39PM Sched. Arr. 9:40PM Actual Arr. 10:55PM Qantas Flight 18 LAX to SYD, B747 Business Sched. Dep. 11:55PM   Actual Dep. 2:29AM Sched. Arr. 8:43AM Actual Arr. 11:09AM Qantas’s one flight a day from JFK is out of Terminal 7, which is now
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Heathrow T3 Galleries First Lounge and LHR-PHL-DCA on US Airways

US Airways Flt. 729 London-Heathrow to Philadelphia Dep. 12:05pm  Arr. 3:35pm A330, Economy US Airways Flt. 854 Philadelphia to Washington-Reagan National Dep. 5:30pm Arr. 6:24pm A319, Economy After about 16 hours, it was time to head back on the tube to Heathrow. My train changed destinations midroute, so it took a little longer than the
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