Tag Archives: Germany

Hamburg to Oslo to Lisbon on SAS and TAP Air Portugal

This is the fifth in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg (and Lisbon). You can check out an overview here. SAS Flt. 4830    HAM to OSL Boeing 737, SAS Go (Economy) Sch. Dep. 1:10pm             Sch. Arr. 2:35pm Act. Dep. 1:20pm              Act. Arr. 2:39pm TAP… Read more »

Four Days in Hamburg

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This is the fifth in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg. You can check out an overview here. Although Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany, and the fourteenth-largest in Europe, you don’t hear about a lot of Americans heading there for tourism. I am… Read more »

Hotel Review: Fairmont Vier Jahreszeiten, Hamburg – Nicest hotel I’ve ever stayed in

This is the fourth post in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg. You can check out an overview here. One of the major reasons I picked Hamburg for my Labor Day adventure was the Fairmont Vier Jahreszeiten. I had gotten the Chase Fairmont Visa card last… Read more »

Hotel Reviews: Crowne Plaza Hamburg – City Alster and Park Hyatt Hamburg

This is the third in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg. You can check out an overview here. I stayed in three different hotels in my four nights in Hamburg, for some strategic reasons.  In this post, I’ll cover the first two, the Crowne Plaza… Read more »

The End of an Era: Airberlin Business Boston to Dusseldorf to Hamburg; Hugo Junkers Lounge DUS

This is the second in a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg. You can check out an overview here. Airberlin Flt. 7473  — Boston (BOS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) Airbus 330, Business Class Sch. Dep. 6:55PM             Sch. Arr. 7:45AM +1 Actual Dep. 7:30PM       Actual Arr. 8:19AM +1… Read more »

Hamburg Trip Preview

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Yet another interruption in my Norway/Netherlands/Malta trip report series… Just six weeks after I returned, I’ll be heading back across the Atlantic for a bit of a wacky trip that includes mile earning and burning, and hopefully some relaxation if events beyond my control don’t get away. It also feels… 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 »

2015 Index and YWW Year in Review

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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… Read more »

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… Read more »