Tag: Priority Pass

Trip Report: South African Airways New A333 Business Class Johannesburg to Sao Paulo, Sans Camera

This is part 18 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. South African Airways Flt. 222 Johannesburg to Sao Paulo – Guarulhos Sched. Dep. 11:15am              Sched. Arr. 4:00pm Actual Dep. 11:07am                Actual Arr. 3:30pm A330-300, Business Class My trip back home was an unusual, but not that
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Air Namibia Cape Town to Windhoek:  Shenanigans, or the 2 Hour Flight That Became an All-Day Journey

This is part 10 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. Air Namibia Flt. 704  Cape Town to Windhoek (via Walvis Bay) Sched. Dep. 11:30am    Actual Dep. 1:09pm Sched. Arr.  1:20pm   Actual Arr. 4:30pm A319, Coach In the aftermath of Unitedgate, where everyone became an expert on
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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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Sick in the Air: Airberlin Business Berlin to Chicago, American ORD-MSP-DCA and the Escape Lounge MSP

Travel is unpredictable.  Award travel can be particularly so.  Add that in with the other variables that can upset a trip and a lot of it’s a gamble.  And, ooh, boy, did I have a terrible trip back from Berlin – not really the result of any airline behavior or anything, just luck. My return
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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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Vueling BCN to BIO and onward to San Sebastian

This is part seven in my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, see this post. After spending a week in Catalonia, I headed to Basque Country for the rest of my time in Spain.  You can take a train from Barcelona to San Sebastian in about 5.5 hours, but I
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Four Nights in Brazil, Part 2: the Priority Pass Lounges of SCL and SCL-GIG on TAM

This is Part 2 of a series of trip reports on my November trip to Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu Falls. I had remembered from the one other time I connected at SCL that, despite the terminal being just one long corridor, it’s a long walk from the plane to security for connecting passengers. After
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Asiana Business Class SFO to ICN and the China Airlines Lounge at SFO

Asiana Flight 211 San Francisco (SFO) to Seoul-Incheon (ICN) Boeing 777-200, Business Smartium Class I’d never connected at SFO before and was a little nervous when I booked my 90 minute connection. Asiana flies out of International Terminal A, with airlines like Sun Country and JetBlue, while the rest of the Star Alliance carriers fly
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Killing Time at ATH and Olympic Airways Athens to Mykonos

My 9:15am arrival in Athens had me landing at the same time as a Turkish Airways flight from Istanbul, jam-packed with Chinese tour groups, and an El Al flight from Tel Aviv. By walking with purpose, though, I managed to get ahead of most of them on the immigration line and breezed through into the
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19 Hours in Milan: Alitalia CTA-LIN, the Hilton Milan, and exploring the city

This post is in two parts- (1) Catania Airport and my flight on Alitalia from Catania to Milan, and (2) my stay at the Hilton Milan and brief exploration of Milan Catania Airport and Alitalia Catania to Milan After two days in Sicily, it was time to make our way back to the U.S., via
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