Tag Archives: New York

Trip Report: Japan Airlines First Class New York to Tokyo (Pre-Covid)

Japan Airlines Flt. 5  New York-JFK to Tokyo Haneda (JFK-HND) Boeing 777-300ER, First Class Sched. Dep. 12:50pm     Sched. Arr. 5:10pm +1 Actual Dep. 12:42pm      Actual Arr. 4:38pm +1 This is Part 2 in a series summarizing my February-March 2020 trip to Japan, taken just before COVID-19 became a pandemic.  The… Read more »

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 »

Pandemic Travel Interlude: Avis Drama, Lower Hudson Valley, Tarrytown House Estate, and Sheraton Tarrytown

I said my next post would begin my trip report of my February/March 2020 trip to Japan, but I changed my mind. Instead, I’ll give you a quick report of some travel I did this summer. Being in isolation for months, living alone and working from home, was rough. My… Read more »

Off I Go: Hilton Garden Inn JFK Airport, Swiss Lounge JFK, and South African Airways A340 Business Class New York to Johannesburg

This is the first 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 an overview of the trip here. South African Airways Flt. 204, New York-Kennedy to Johannesburg (JFK-JNB) Airbus… 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 »

Flying TAP Air Portugal Business Class Lisbon to New York-JFK and TAP’s New Lisbon Lounge

This is the conclusion of a series covering my extended Labor Day weekend trip to Hamburg (and Lisbon). You can check out an overview here. TAP Portugal Flt. 220  Lisbon to New York-JFK A330, Business Class Sch. Dep. 5:00pm             Sch. Arr. 8:00pm Act. Dep. 5:19pm              Act. Arr. 7:42pm There aren’t many… Read more »

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…. Read more »

My Aruba Mileage Run Begins: Delta LGA-CVG Trip Report and the Doubletree Cincinnati Airport Review, or One Night in Kentucky

Delta Flt. 995 New York-LaGuardia to Cincinnati, MD-88, Domestic First Sched. Dep. LGA 4:55pm, Actual Dep. 4:48pm Sched. Arr. CVG 7:21pm, Actual Arr. 7:10pm As discussed here, I decided to spend the last weekend of the year requalifying for Delta Gold Medallion status.  The difference between Silver and Gold Medallion… Read more »