Tag: US Airways

Barcelona Bound:  AA Business Class DCA-PHL-BCN

This is part two in my trip report series from my July 2016 trip to Spain.  For an introduction, visit this post. I was scheduled to fly from DCA to JFK on a Tuesday evening, then on Wednesday evening fly JFK to Madrid on American, followed by Madrid to Barcelona on Iberia.  Not an ideal
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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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Off I Go: US Airways Envoy Class Washington to Philadelphia to Athens

US Airways is one of only two carriers with nonstop service to Greece from the U.S. (along with Delta from JFK), with a seasonal 5x/week service from Philadelphia. This means you can get into Greece in the morning rather than in the afternoon. Unfortunately, Oneworld service to the Greek Islands is terrible, with only Niki
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Finally: LAS-DCA on US Airways First, and the AmEx Centurion Lounge at LAS

We’ve finally reached the last post about my 2 week trip to Australia, only 3.5 months after I returned. I’ve had a busy few months in between, with lots of domestic travel for family, work, and other commitments. But in 10 days I’ll be leaving the country again, heading to Mykonos in Greece, which is
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Heathrow T3 Galleries First Lounge and LHR-PHL-DCA on US Airways

US Airways Flt. 729 London-Heathrow to Philadelphia Dep. 12:05pm  Arr. 3:35pm A330, Economy US Airways Flt. 854 Philadelphia to Washington-Reagan National Dep. 5:30pm Arr. 6:24pm A319, Economy After about 16 hours, it was time to head back on the tube to Heathrow. My train changed destinations midroute, so it took a little longer than the
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British Airways Budapest to London, or How AA, BA, and US all blamed each other for screwing up my ticket

British Airways Flt. 869 Budapest to London-Heathrow Dep. LHR 1:50pm Arr. BUD 5:15pm A320, Coach The first leg of my return journey started off as poorly as my outbound. As a recap, I was unable to successfully check in for my outbound flights online and had to call US Airways to “sync” my ticket. I
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My 15 Hour Arduous Journey on US Airways from DC to London: Trip Report DCA-CLT-LHR

US Airways Flt. 2041, Washington to Charlotte A319 Economy Sched. Dep. DCA 3:30pm Actual Dep. 3:27pm Sched. Arr. DCA 5:02pm Actual Arr. 4:50pm US Airways Flt. 730, Charlotte to London-Heathrow A330 Economy Sched. Dep. CLT 6:05pm Actual Dep. 11:05pm Sched. Arr. CLT 7:05am Actual Arr. 11:00am Back in the late spring, I seized on a
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A Bad Travel Day Gets Worse: Almost Stranded by AA and the Sainthood of My Parents

We left off with my arrival in New York after barely making it on to my Air Berlin flight due to the overzealous chemical screening at Tegel. The flight had calmed me down a bit, but I was still looking forward to going home. Alas home was many hours away. The only award availability from
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Anatomy of an Award: Labor Day in Berlin on Short Notice in Premium Cabins

A few weeks ago, I decided I really needed to get away for a long Labor Day.  Preferably to a city where I could explore nightlife if I wanted, but also could lose myself walking or sitting at a cafe.  Oh, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, I didn’t want to
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