Tag Archives: Lufthansa

Japan in the Before Times, Part 1: Intro, AA First DCA to JFK, & JFK Terminal 1 Lounges

This is Part 1 in a series summarizing my February-March 2020 trip to Japan, taken just before COVID-19 became a pandemic.  You can read about my decision not to cancel the trip and a brief overview of the trip here. I’m not sure how much I’m going to end up… Read more »

Slovenia! Part 1: Dulles Lounges and SAS A330 Business Class Washington to Copenhagen

This is the first in an eleven-part series covering my June/July 2019 trip to Slovenia and Venice. SAS Scandinavian Airlines Flt. 926 Washington-Dulles to Copenhagen (IAD-CPH) Business Class, A330-300 Sch. Dep. 5:15pm     Sch. Arr. 7:15am+1 Act. Dep. 5:11pm      Act. Arr. 7:07am+1 My big summer vacation this year… 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 »

Trip Report: Austrian Airlines Business Class Washington to Vienna (IAD-VIE)

This is part 2 in a series about my summer 2017 trip, which took me to Norway, the Netherlands, and Malta.  You can read an overview of the trip here. (I have done some website redesign that should help with readability.  I still cannot figure out how to get my… Read more »

My first and last time on Germanwings: Mykonos to Cologne

My flight to Cologne left Mykonos at 9:40 am, which made for an early morning. It was about a 5 minute drive from the Geranium to the Mykonos airport, which I arrived at about 90 minutes before my flight. The small airport was a mess! A large part of this… Read more »

3.5 Hours in Zurich, the Zurich Airport, and Zurich to Catania on Swiss/Edelweiss

Due to the delay of our American flight from New York, we ended up with only about 3.5 hours in Zurich, which isn’t a very long time to do anything but wander and get a decent feel for the city. We started with a walk down the Bahnhofstrasse, the main… Read more »

Re-Finding Myself: Trip Report: Washington to Frankfurt to Berlin in United Global First and Lufthansa Business

As my last post discussed, I spent a long Labor Day weekend having some solitary time in Berlin, a city I haven’t spent much time in and one I figured would be a good one to explore and wander for 4 nights.  I was write.  This is part 1 of… Read more »

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… Read more »

Trip Report: To the Seychelles Part 1: Ethiopian Airlines Washington-Dulles to Addis Ababa, Cloud Nine Business Class

Ethiopian Airlines Flt. 501, Washington-Dulles to Addis Ababa, “Cloud Nine” Business Class Boeing 777-200LR Dep. IAD 10:15am Arr. ADD 6:35am +1 Our trip to the Seychelles started out unglamorously early on a Sunday morning. Dulles is not a great airport for those living in downtown Washington, with taxi fares easily… Read more »

Croatia Trip Report: Journey’s End: Lufthansa Old Business Class Munich to Dulles

Lufthansa Flt. 414  Munich to Washington-Dulles A330, Old Business Class Dep. 3:55PM Arr. 8:00PM My flight from Zagreb landed about twenty minutes late, depositing me onto the second-longest bus to the terminal I’ve ever taken (after DeGaulle in Paris), taking another fifteen minutes, presumably driving us to Austria.  That meant… Read more »