Tag: Delta

To Manchester! DCA Bracket Room and new Skyclub, DCA-ATL, ATL Skyclub, Virgin Atlantic Economy Atlanta to Manchester

This is the second in what might or might not be a series about my August/September 2018 trip to Manchester, England and Scotland.  You can read a preview of the trip here. Delta Flt. 151 Washington-National to Atlanta (DCA-ATL) A321, Economy Sch. Dep. 3:00PM            Sch. Arr. 4:58PM Act. Dep. 2:57PM            Act. Arr. 4:38PM   Virgin
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Trip Preview: Manchester Pride and Scotland

Pardon the interruption from the Iceland posts (I still hope to crank at least two more out), but it’s been a super-busy (and productive) six weeks at work and my big summer trip is already almost here! This will actually be my longest trip in over a year, at eleven nights, and I’m very excited,
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Homeward Bound: Mera Business Lounge Cancun and Delta Economy Comfort Cancun to Atlanta to DC

This is the fourth and final part in a series about my February 2018 trip to Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.  You can read my overview of the trip here. Delta Flt. 538 Cancun to Atlanta (CUN-ATL) B737, Economy Comfort Sch. Dep. 4:25PM             Sch. Arr. 7:04PM Act. Dep. 4:16PM             Act. Arr. 6:54PM Delta
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Playa del Carmen Trip Overview and Delta Business Class Washington to Cancun

In February, I did a short 2-night trip down to Mexico’s Riviera Maya, around Playa del Carmen. The genesis of the trip was a desire to use my free night certificate I got from meeting a spend requirement on my now-discontinued Fairmont Visa.  The certificate was good anywhere in the world, but with the catch
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Playa Del Carmen Trip Preview

Things have been quite busy since I got back from Colombia three weeks ago, but I should get back to posting more from that trip soon.  In the meantime, I’ll be heading back south in a few days and figured I’d share the plan as I head to…. Playa del Carmen. So the origin of
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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 during an IHG hotel stay
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Why I’m Saying Goodbye to American Airlines

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 worked well for me.   Then
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Turkish Airlines Washington-Dulles Lounge and Air France Business Class Washington-Dulles to Paris  (IAD-CDG)

This is part 3 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. Air France Flt. 55  Washington-Dulles to Paris B777-300ER, Business Class Sched. Dep. 6:35PM   Actual Dep. 6:29PM Sched. Arr.  8:00AM +1    Actual Arr.  7:38AM +1 It’s been awhile since I’ve flown out of Dulles.  But this
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South Africa & Namibia Preview #1: Booking Award Travel to South Africa

In a few weeks I’ll be traveling to South Africa and Namibia, which will be my first trip to the mainland of Africa.  (Back in 2014, I went to the Seychelles with layovers in Ethiopia.)  At this point, South Africa, China, India, and Japan are pretty much the only major global destinations I haven’t been,
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2016 Index and Year in Review

I won’t belabor the point, but 2016 was pretty terrible.  My travels were pretty good,though.  I still owe you all a few posts from my November New Zealand adventure, but as we say goodbye to the dumpster-fire of 2016, here’s a look back at my year in travel.  For previous years’ retrospectives, check out 2015,
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