Tag: Germany

A Little Report from Berlin

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.  The only difference was cash
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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 minutes for the next train
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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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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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Exploring Munich: The city and Dachau

My three days in Munich went by pretty quickly. Upon landing, I got the CityTourTicket, a 3-day transit pass that included the outer zones of the system. This was good, because it not only included my trip from the airport, but also my trip to Dachau on my second day. The day I arrived in
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Hotel Review: Hotel Munich Palace

Upon landing at MUC and collecting my bag, I headed to the S-bahn station, where I purchased a Munich City Tour ticket, giving me unlimited travel in the network for 3 days – which was worth it based on the airport ride and my planned trip to Dachau. It was about a 35 minute ride
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Onward to Bavaria: Airberlin from Cologne to Munich

To get from Cologne to Munich, I used some orphan Airberlin miles I had. At the time of my Etihad mistake fare trip to Abu Dhabi, you couldn’t credit US-AUH flights to AA, though now you can. The trip was about 6000 miles (I think, the receipt nor the website shows how much you paid)
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More Cologne and a Daytrip to Bonn

My first full day in Cologne was a Monday, which was not the best planning on my part. As with many places in Europe, most museums are closed on Mondays. I’m not a huge museum goer, but on a grey day in Cologne there really isn’t much else to do. I took the tram from
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Hotel Review: The Radisson Blu Cologne

I was worried about my choice to spend 2 nights at the Radisson Blu, as I hadn’t quite paid attention to its location – on the other side of the Rhine from the Aldstadt and not in walking distance to much except the Convention Center. Still, I figured I should spend my Club Carlson points
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Day 1 in Cologne and the Art’otel Cologne

It was nice to land in the gleaming modern Cologne-Bonn International Airport, though I was a bit surprised how much walking was entailed to exit (although no bus this time). The walk to baggage claim was quite long, and there was a substantial wait for my bag. Then it was a good 15 minute walk
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