Tag Archives: United

Air Canada Reykjavik to Montreal to DC and an Offensive U.S. CBP Experience

This is the sixth and final post in a series covering my June/July 2018 trip to Iceland. You can read an overview of the trip here. Air Canada Flt. 813 Reykjavik to Montreal (KEF-YUL) Boeing 737 MAX, Economy Sch. Dep. 10:00AM       Sch. Arr. 11:15AM Act. Dep. 10:27AM     … Read more »

Iceland Trip Overview, United Experience DCA-EWR-YUL, and Art & Lounge Newark

This is the first in a series of posts about my June-July 2018 trip to Iceland. United Flt. 4402  Washington-National to Newark (DCA-EWR) (operated by Expressjet) ERJ-145, Economy Sch. Dep. 2:20pm        Act. Dep. 2:21pm Sch. Arr. 3:45pm        Act. Arr. 3:38pm United Flt. 4402 Newark to Montreal (EWR-YUL) (operated by Expressjet) ERJ-145, Economy… Read more »

Polaris-ish? Underwhelmed on United Polaris Business Sao Paulo to Washington (GRU-IAD)

United Airlines Flt. 860 Sao Paulo-Guarulhos to Washington-Dulles This is the concluding post of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here.  (Low-quality pictures in this post due to equipment issues, apologies.) In June 2016, United made a huge deal out of announcing its… Read more »

Stelllaaaaaaa – Or getting stuck in Sao Paulo and the Sao Paulo Airport Marriott

This is part 19 of my series exploring my March 2017 trip to South Africa and Namibia, which started here. It may seem like this trip report series is taking forever, but (a) it was a long trip and (b) other things have been going on which I will blog about… Read more »

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… Read more »

South Africa & Namibia Preview #1: Booking Award Travel to South Africa

In a few weeks I’ll be traveling to South Africa and Namibia, which will be my first trip to the mainland of Africa.  (Back in 2014, I went to the Seychelles with layovers in Ethiopia.)  At this point, South Africa, China, India, and Japan are pretty much the only major… Read more »

Korea and Taiwan: Starting with a Rare United Flight, Domestic First Washington-Dulles (IAD) to San Francisco (SFO)

United Flight 424 Washington-Dulles to San Francisco A320, Domestic First Sched. Dep. 8:15 am       Actual Dep. 8:13 am Sched. Arr. 11:10 am       Actual Arr. 11:00 am Woohoo! Cathay got me my computer back only 4 days after I lost it. Onto the trip reports. This is Part 1 of a… 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 »