Tag Archives: Oneworld

Connecting at HKIA and Cathay Dragon Economy Hong Kong to Chiang Mai

This is the ninth in a series of posts documenting my January 2019 trip around the world, which took me to Victoria Falls, Cape Town, Chiang Mai, and Hong Kong.  You can read my last post, which covered my flight on Cathay Pacific’s A350 in business class from Cape Town… Read more »

Connecting in Madrid: Iberia Dali Lounge and the Puente Aereo – Business Class Madrid to Barcelona

This is part three of a series documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. Iberia Flt. 800  Madrid to Barcelona (MAD-BCN) – Puente Aereo (Air Shuttle) Airbus 321 (A321) , Business Class Sch. Dep. 8:00AM           Sch. Arr…. Read more »

Memorial Day in Spain Part 1: AA DCA-BOS Shuttle, BA Lounge Boston, & Iberia Business Class Boston to Madrid

This is part 2 of a series documenting my Memorial Day weekend trip to Sitges, outside of Barcelona. You can read an overview of the trip here. Sorry for the delayed post, as I had a computer meltdown. American Airlines Flt. 2119 Washington-National to Boston (DCA-BOS) Embraer ERJ-190, Economy Sch…. Read more »

Exhibit #23 Why I Left AA and It is A Customer-Unfriendly Airline

As of a week ago, I dropped down from AA Platinum status to AA nothing, after four years of being an elite.  I detailed the reasons why I left the airline here.  Nonetheless, I still have tons of AA miles — since they are never usable. I’ve even started redeeming… 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 »

Surprisingly Not Terrible: American LAX to AKL in Main Cabin Extra

American Airlines Flight 83 Main Cabin Extra, Boeing 787-800 Sch. Dep. LAX 11:10pm     Actual Dep. 12:30am Sch. Arr. AKL 8:20am +2   Actual Arr. 8:55am I was not looking forward to my 13 hours in coach on American on the flight from L.A. to Auckland.  One it’s 13 hours, two it’s… 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 »

Layover in the Finnair Schengen Lounge in Helsinki and Finnair Business HEL-CPH

My flight from JFK landed in HEL’s non-Schengen area at around 9am.  HEL is an exceedingly easy airport to connect in, though.  Unlike in many other airports, upon landing, you aren’t routed to immigration or customs or anything upon landing, but just exit into the terminal.  There are two Finnair… Read more »

Labor Day in Copenhagen and Berlin:  Introduction and DCA-JFK on AA, JFK-HEL in Finnair Business Class

I spent an extended Labor Day weekend in Copenhagen and Berlin, 5 nights on the ground plus 1 in the air.  The trip reports on this one will be a bit nontraditional because I had actually lived in Copenhagen for a summer, and been to Berlin twice before, so I… Read more »