Houston Executive Club Lounge

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Middle Eastern Sampler: Introduction

Introduction Houston Executive Club Lounge
Qatar Airways B777-200LR Business Class | Houston to Doha Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge | Doha Qatar Airways B777-300ER First Class | Doha to Abu Dhabi Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways Premium Lounge | Abu ...
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Admirals Clubs Going Cashless - Oct. 1

This is likely not a huge problem for the majority of people out there, but as of October 1st, American Airlines Admirals Clubs will be going cashless for all purchases.
American says this change is to align purchases in the Admirals Club with those made on-board, which have only accepted ...

Uber & Lyft Cleared for Arrival at LAX!

For rideshare companies Uber & Lyft, July 16th marked the beginning of their ability to pickup passengers from LAX. Previously, regulations allowed for passengers to be dropped off at the airport, but expressly forbid pickups. In an interview with the L.A. Times, City Councilman Mike Bonin ...

Hotel Review: The Westin Portland Harborview

Located in downtown Portland, the Westin is one of two Starwood properties in the State of Maine. On a recent trip to Midcoast Maine, I had an extra night before flying back to Kansas City, so I booked a Cash & Points stay at the Westin Portland Harborview.

The property is less ...

American Airlines Axing Philadelphia - Tel Aviv

Per the Airline of Professional Flight Attendants newsletter, Hotline, American Airlines will be ending service to Tel Aviv. Currently operated with a legacy US Airways Airbus A330-200, the flight is scheduled to end on January 4th, 2016. Despite many rumors of the company starting a second ...

Wings of Pride, TWA's Employee Owned MD-80, Returns Home!

On December 1st, 2001, Trans World Airlines (TWA) operated their final flight. TW220, operated by N948TW, departed from Kansas City, Missouri and flew the short hop to St. Louis, Missouri.
From 1956, until their move to New York City in 1964, Kansas City played host to the TWA ...

An Unexpected Night at the Hilton O'Hare

Hilton O'Hare (image courtesy; Hilton) Despite the convenience of the Hilton at O'Hare, this was my first time inside the hotel. As a regular with Hyatt, all of my stays near O'Hare have been at the local Hyatt Regency, a modern property that I rank in my top 10 list of Hyatt properties in the ...

ICYMI: Thai Airways A380 Begins London Heathrow Service July 1

(image courtesy: Thai)
Thai Airways is well known for swapping operating aircraft, a process that understandably frustrates travelers. In 2013, Thai announced plans to operate their flagship Airbus A380 on one of two daily flights from Bangkok to London Heathrow. Shortly thereafter, ...
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Photo Tour of the Brand New American Express Centurion Lounge in Miami

American Express opened up their fifth Centurion Lounge last Thursday in Miami. Located on the 4th level by Gate D12, in the former British Airways lounge, the Centurion Lounge is open daily from 5am to 11pm and provides a wealth of amenities over a standard airline lounge.

I was ...

Upgrade to the AAdvantage Aviator Silver World Elite MasterCard!

Last fall, BarclayCard announced the end of the US Airways Dividend Miles credit card. American has had an exclusive relationship with CitiBank for quite some time, so it was no surprise that they'd be the official credit card partner after the merger with US Airways.
As part of this ...

Renting with Silvercar at LAX

I was in Los Angeles over the weekend to attend a private event at the Pan Am Experience. Until a few days before the trip, I was unsure of how I'd get around town. Uber, while a great way to catch a ride, was estimated to cost at least $100 for the various rides I would need, so I started to look ...

Best Business Class Seats on American Airlines Boeing 787

Three days ago, American debuted their Boeing 787-8 on a flight from Dallas to Chicago. While much of the fan-fare was covered in that post, and in others by Sriram and Rocky, I wanted to talk a bit more about the best seats in the business class cabin. American chose an all-new product for their ...
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On-Board American Airlines Inaugural Boeing 787-8 Flight!

Several years ago, American Airlines announced an ambitious goal. Their plan was to replace the rapidly aging fleet of Boeing 757-200, 767-200, and MD-80s with state-of-the-art Airbus A319/A321 and on the widebody side, the Boeing 777-300ER and the boeing 787-8 and -9. With hundreds of new aircraft ...

OneJet; A New Airline Targeting A Different Group of Travelers

Just under two months ago, OneJet announced their inaugural service from Indianapolis International Airport to Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport. Utilizing a fleet of three Hawker Beechjet 400A business jets (more are on the way), OneJet is focusing heavily on the business ...
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Singapore Airlines Business Class from Seoul to Singapore

After an enjoyable dinner in Seoul, we boarded the Airport Railroad Express (AREX) train at Seoul Station, bound for Incheon Airport. The train ride takes just over forty minutes and costs less than $16.00 for a round-trip.
Upon retrieving our bags from the Korean Express Parcel Service, ...
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