American Airlines has been hard at work refurbishing its network of Admirals Clubs recently, renovating many of its locations and introducing a new line of Flagship Lounges for premium international passengers at its main gateway cities. This should be seen as a direct response to United's new Polaris lounge in Chicago. Competition is good! Admirals Clubs are, by and large,...
Needing a place to crash for the night in Los Angeles, I headed down to LAX to take advantage of the (relatively) affordable prices of hotels along Century Blvd, and make use of my Globalist Status. Hyatt is notably weak in the Los Angeles market. The only major options in the city are the Andaz West Hollywood and Hyatt Regency...
Purchasing a ticket rather last-minute to Washington D.C., I went with a somewhat convoluted routing in order to hold down ticket costs. Rather than the normal connection in Dallas, I travelled on the outbound via Los Angeles (the way back will be even more fun, stopping "on the way" in Miami!). San Diego International Airport is only 110 miles from...
Introduction: A Hop to the Maldives Review: Park Hyatt New York Review: Emirates Lounge JFK Review: Emirates First Class A380 JFK-DXB Review: Park Hyatt Dubai Review: Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai Review: Emirates First Class 777 DXB-MLE Getting to the Park Hyatt Hadahaa Review: Park Hyatt Maldives Hadahaa Review: Etihad Business A330 MLE-AUH Review: Etihad First Class Lounge Review: Etihad First Class A380 AUH-JFK Review: American Business A321T JFK-LAX   No aspect of our...
Every flying enthusiast has spent at least one afternoon near an airport, watching airplanes land or take off. There is something thrilling about watching the big aluminum tubes come in or head on their way, even more so when the plane in question is one as large as a 747 or A380. Some airports are better for plane-spotting than others. LAX...

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The coming weeks will be busy with travel criss-crossing the country, which means more reviews for you! All of these trips have been booked the old fashioned way - aka, I paid - but I've been able to maximize travel hacks and elite status to save me a few bucks and gain me many perks along the way. I haven't visited Seattle...
My jaw dropped as I looked ahead. The simple elegance of this cabin was unlike anything I had ever seen before. Tens all around!
Early last year, Etihad opened a new, dedicated First Class Lounge in Abu Dhabi. I was excited to check it out, as we had a middle-of-the-night, five hour layover.
As excited as I was for each different piece of this trip, it was probably the flights home that were at the top of my list.
One week in the sun at the Park Hyatt Maldives; my review, the good and the bad, plus a special run-in on my last day there!
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