Tag: British Airways

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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British Airways Budapest to London, or How AA, BA, and US all blamed each other for screwing up my ticket

British Airways Flt. 869 Budapest to London-Heathrow Dep. LHR 1:50pm Arr. BUD 5:15pm A320, Coach The first leg of my return journey started off as poorly as my outbound. As a recap, I was unable to successfully check in for my outbound flights online and had to call US Airways to “sync” my ticket. I
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Cathay Pacific Lounge and Galleries Club at LHR T3 and Flying BA from LHR to BUD

British Airways Flt. 866 London-Heathrow to Budapest Dep. LHR 1:50pm Arr. BUD 5:15pm A320, Coach Budapest happens to be one of the few random destinations that British Airways serves out of Terminal 3, where my flight from Charlotte landed (five hours late). But connecting still was a lengthy process. It was a long walk to
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