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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American Offering Bonus Miles on Select LGA Routes

As part of the American and US Airways merger, the U.S. Department of Justice required that the combined carrier divest slots in New York at LaGuardia Airport and in Washington DC at Reagan-National Airport.
Three communities lost service from LaGuardia during the divesture, though American ...

American Airlines Quietly Introduces New Boarding Process

Though today is April 1st, the latest change from American Airlines is no April Fools joke. Over the weekend, American quietly updated their boarding process, removing the option for passengers without overhead luggage to board early, merging AAdvantage Executive Platinum/oneworld Emerald members ...
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Asiana Airlines First Suite Class - New York/JFK to Seoul

The shuttle ride from the Sheraton took less than fifteen minutes, which surprised me for New York. I had been expecting a long commute, as I've experienced when staying at other JFK airport hotels.
I had arrived to JFK about three hours before departure, figuring on spending time in the lounge ...

Renting with Sixt in Germany

A good friend and I recently took a weekend trip to Germany in an attempt to clear out the rest of the miles in my United account. My friend had never been out of the country, and in the process of trying to decide where to go with 235,000 United miles, we settled on Germany.
While ...

Review: Sheraton JFK

When I first booked my trip to Singapore, I reserved a room at the JFK Hilton. The rates were reasonable, for an airport hotel, and the Hilton seemed like the best option. One month before the DO, I began a Platinum challenge with SPG, and quickly dumped the Hilton in favor of the ...

US Airways First Class - Kansas City to New York/JFK

Living in the midwest, it can be a challenge to fly to JFK. Unlike those on the West Coast with almost hourly transcon service, or those on the East Coast with products like the US Airways Shuttle, those of us in the midwest don't have decent flight options to JFK, especially if wanting to connect ...