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2020 Seemed So Bright: Dublin to London on British Airways and London to Washington on Virgin Atlantic

Boarding a BA A320 at DUB

This recap of my return trip, British Airways Dublin to London and Virgin Atlantic London to Washington, is the sixth in a series of six posts about my December 2019/January 2020 trip to Dublin and Belfast. My last post, covering my stay at the Hilton Belfast, is available here. Note:… Read more »

Three Nights in Dublin, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin and Hilton Garden Inn Dublin Custom House

This is the second in a series of posts about my December 2019/January 2020 trip to Dublin and Belfast. My last post, covering my flights from DC to London to Dublin, is available here. I had five nights total in Ireland and Northern Ireland. After my long day of travel,… Read more »

F***ed by a Virgin: Virgin Atlantic Washington to London, Six Hours at Heathrow, & Aer Lingus Heathrow to Dublin

This is the first in a series of posts about my December 2019/January 2020 trip to Dublin and Belfast. Virgin Atlantic Flt. 22, Washington-Dulles to London-Heathrow (IAD-LHR) Airbus A330-300, Economy Sched. Dep. 6:25pm          Sched. Arr. 6:40am +1 Actual Dep. 6:20pm           Actual Arr. 6:37am +1 Aer Lingus Flt. 159,… Read more »

Is anybody out there? A quick update and upcoming travel

Hello, hi, it’s me, Adam. I’m not sure how many people read this blog regularly anymore as opposed to people reading random posts from Google searches (lots of people want to know about Avianca and TAP business class for some reason). I am going to continue to plow through trip… Read more »

Trip Report: Aer Lingus Business Class Dublin to New York

This is the sixth and final post documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. Aer Lingus Flt. 109 Dublin to New York-Kennedy (DUB-JFK) A330, Business Class Sch. Dep. 4:10pm               Act. Dep…. Read more »

Journey Home Part 1: Aer Lingus Barcelona to Dublin and VIP Sala Canudas

This is part 5 of a series documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. Aer Lingus Flight 563  Barcelona to Dublin (BCN-DUB) A320, Economy Sch. Dep. 11:00AM         Act. Dep. 12:06AM Sch. Arr. 12:45PM           Act. Arr. 1:27PM My… Read more »

The 51st and Green Lounge at DUB and American Business Class Dublin to Chicago, Chicago to DCA

This is the conclusion of my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, see this post. I left the Radisson at 6:30am for my 9:25am flight.  Despite it only being a 10-minute walk to Dublin’s Terminal 2, given the rigmarole of US preclearance processes, I… Read more »

Trip Report: AirFrance / City Jet from Dublin to Paris

Rather than flying back direct from Dublin, I decided to connect through Paris.   For only a few dollars more in airport taxes, I added an extra leg, more miles, and an overnight stopover.   Unfortunately this meant an early morning out of Dublin, the morning after a pubcrawl.

Trip Report: Two Days in Dublin and the Radisson Blu Dublin Review

I’ve been a Club Carlson Gold member for most of this year.  Overall, I’ve found Club Carlson elite treatment completely inconsistent – particularly in terms of upgrades. The most valuable perk, though, has been “Weekend Extender” rates offered to gold elites.  At locations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa,… Read more »

Trip Report: To Dublin! Delta from JFK to DUB

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This is the first post in a series of 4 trip reports about a quasi-mileage run I took over the long Thanksgiving weekend. The impetus was a sub-$400 fare to Dublin, and I had some fun and fortune playing around with the return trip, which I discussed here, leading to… Read more »