CLEAR Lanes now open at DFW


As a follow-up to my post about CLEAR coming to SFO & DFW, the member lanes at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport have recently opened up. Although I used to be a CLEAR member, the news of a fourth airport coming online has not changed my mind about pursuing a membership. I rarely have to wait ...
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Review: Hilton London Paddington

OzFest 2012 (Canberra) - Introduction Lufthansa First Class, Denver to Frankfurt Lufthansa's First Class Terminal and LH901, Frankfurt to London Hilton Paddington Station London to Sydney, the Long Way, in United Business Sydney's Qantas Club & The Q400 to Canberra The Park Hyatt ...
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Fed Up with United? Consider a FREE Status Match to American!

Since March 3rd, it's been pretty obvious that the intergration between United & Continental didn't go as smoothly as we were led to believe. The switch over to Continental's antiquated Passenger Service System, SHARES, forced thousands of customers to contact reservations to deal with issues ...
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CLEAR Lanes Arriving at SFO & DFW this Spring

CLEAR, the program which allows enrolled passengers the ability to bypass the TSA document check lanes, by using a kiosk instead, has just announced that DFW airport will be the next airport to feature a CLEAR lane. Information regarding the placement of CLEAR at DFW has not yet been published, ...
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The Expansion of TSA's Pre✓ Program

Just over a week ago, I wrote of my first experience using TSA's Trusted Travel program, Pre✓, at LAX. I was pleased with the fact that I could keep my shoes and coat on, although I was disappointed by the fact that so few airports & airlines had adopted the program. United was scheduled to ...
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Air Canada Executive First - Toronto to Tokyo & DL Business - NRT-ICN

Introduction United Business Class Denver to Chicago & United First Class to Toronto Hyatt Regency Toronto Air Canada Executive First Toronto to Tokyo, & Delta Business Tokyo to Seoul Park Hyatt Seoul Tour of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Thai Business Class, Seoul to Hong Kong Grand ...
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The Suite Life at the Hyatt Regency Toronto

Introduction United Business Class Denver to Chicago & United First Class to Toronto Hyatt Regency Toronto Air Canada Executive First Toronto to Tokyo, & Delta Business Tokyo to Seoul Park Hyatt Seoul Tour of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Thai Business Class, Seoul to Hong Kong Grand ...
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United Business Class to Chicago & United First Class to Toronto

Introduction United Business Class Denver to Chicago & United First Class to Toronto Hyatt Regency Toronto Air Canada Executive First Toronto to Tokyo, & Delta Business Tokyo to Seoul Park Hyatt Seoul Tour of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Thai Business Class, Seoul to Hong Kong Grand ...
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Around the World with the Star Alliance

Introduction United Business Class Denver to Chicago & United First Class to Toronto Hyatt Regency Toronto Air Canada Executive First Toronto to Tokyo, & Delta Business Tokyo to Seoul Park Hyatt Seoul Tour of the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) Thai Business Class, Seoul to Hong Kong Grand ...
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2011, a year to remember

As I write this post, I'm sitting in my room at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, reflecting on my many memories of 2011. From my trips to Hawaii, to making friends with people from all around the world, 2011 will be a year that I remember for a very long time. I was fortunate to visit eight new countries, ...
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College Student By Day, World Traveler by Weekend

I am not the typical college student. While many of my friends spend their weekends at parties, or sleeping in, I spend my time traveling throughout the world. Past weekend trips have included London, Frankfurt, Shanghai, and Sydney. I’ve also fallen in love with Hawaii, taking more than five ...
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United Launching Daily Washington-Dulles to Doha service, via Dubai

United fliers now have a new flight to Doha, via Dubai. Announced this morning, United will use a Boeing 777, configured with the new international First/Business seats, as well as a refreshed Economy cabin. The flight, will be a continuation of the current non-stop service from Dulles-Dubai. ...

American Airlines Economy: Kansas City-Shanghai

Introduction
American Airlines Economy - Kansas City/Chicago/Shanghai
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
For a person that normally flies United, it was a real shock to me that I would have to fly out of a different terminal in Kansas City. At the KC airport, United is in Terminal A, while ...

The Race for EXP - Shanghai, China - Nov. 2011 - Introduction

Introduction
American Airlines Economy - Kansas City/Chicago/Shanghai
Grand Hyatt Shanghai
Exploring Shanghai
American Airlines Economy - Shanghai/Chicago & AA First - Chicago/Kansas City
Having not flown on American since the days shortly after they took-over TWA, I was pretty ...
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Hyatt Releases iPhone App!

I had heard some rumors that an app for the iPhone was under development, but I did not expect to see it until the end of the year. However, this thread on FlyerTalk mentioned that the app had been quietly released to the App Store. Looking back, it appears that Hyatt released the app on October ...

oneworld MegaDO + American Airlines Race to Exec. Plat + Grand Hyatt Shanghai

During the month of October, I attended several interesting events, one of them being the oneworld MegaDO Launch Party. At the party were several executives from American Airlines, including Maya Leibman, President of AAdvantage, as well as Jeff Zidell, Vice President of Hyatt Gold Passport. ...
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United First Class: San Francisco to Honolulu

Introduction
United Business: Denver to San Francisco
United First: San Francisco to Honolulu
United Airlines Flight # 663
San Francisco (SFO) – Honolulu (HNL)
Friday, September 23
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200
Seat: 3J

Although I was excited to head ...
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United Business: Denver to San Francisco

Introduction
United Business: Denver to San Francisco
United First: San Francisco to Honolulu

A United 767-300ER being towed to the gate in Chicago


United Airlines Flight # 525
Denver (DEN) – San Francisco (SFO)
Thursday, September 22
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