Tag: Delta

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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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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Escape to the Land Down Under, Part 1: Intro, Using AA miles to Australia, and Positioning– DCA SkyClub and DCA to New York on Delta

Last weekend, I got back from a fantastic two week trip to Australia, booked mainly on AA miles. Due to some reasons you’ll read, blogging got a bit delayed. But here’s the first in what I imagine will be a series of 6-8 posts, giving a brief overview of the trip and my positioning flight.
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Trip Report: Heading home on Aeroflot’s New Business Class, TLL-SVO-JFK: a Decent Airline and a Terrible Government

Finally, the last post from our June trip.  Whoops. Our trip home had us flying from Tallinn to Moscow, and Moscow to JFK on Aeroflot. As a Skymiles business class redemption, it was pretty much the only option out of Tallinn.  Though Estonian Air codeshares with both KLM and Air France on flights to Paris
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Trip Report: Our European Journey Begins: Agent Roulette, JFK T4, and JFK-AMS-VIE on Delta and KLM Business

Our European Journey Begins: Agent Roulette, JFK T4, and JFK-AMS-VIE on Delta and KLM Delta Flt. 70, New York-JFK to Amsterdam, B767, BusinessElite Dep. 8:12pm, Arr. 10:15am KLM Flt. 1845, Amsterdam to Vienna, B737, Europe Business Dep. 11:40am, Arr. 1:30pm As mentioned in my preview post, we were scheduled to fly from Newark to Paris
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Alaska Trip Report Conclusion: Of Early Morning Fire Drills: The Sheraton Anchorage Review and Delta ANC-SLC-JFK

Alaska Trip Report Conclusion:  Of Early Morning Fire Drills:  The Sheraton Anchorage and Delta ANC-SLC-JFK I arrived in downtown Anchorage at around 5pm, and headed right to my hotel.  Hotels in downtown Anchorage weren’t particularly expensive, and there was a Marriott, a Hilton, and a Sheraton all downtown.  I went with the Sheraton based on
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Alaska Adventure Trip Report Part 1: Intro and JFK-SLC-ANC on Delta

Alaska Adventure Trip Report Part 1:  Intro and JFK-SLC-ANC on Delta Delta Flt. 1773  JFK to SLC, Boeing 737, Domestic First, 5h 31m Delta Flt. 2312 SLC to ANC, Boeing 757, Domestic First, 4h 48m For a while, there have been periodic sales on a variety of airlines for flights from the East Coast to
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The Anatomy of a Summer Vacation: Austria and Finland, Skymiles Burning, and a Lot of Radissons

As I mentioned yesterday, I am getting ready for my big summer vacation to Europe in a week and a half.   I figured I’d give a bit of a preview, explaining how I came up with the routing/itinerary, and asking for any tips readers may have. There are two main legs of the journey,
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