United Business Class - Chicago to Paris

Introduction Hyatt Regency Chicago United Business Class - Chicago to Paris Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme After spending most of the day in Chicago, I was ready for my first flight to Paris! With no lines at the check-in counter, and the Nude-O-Scopes roped off, I was at the Red Carpet ...

Spring Break in Paris - Hyatt Regency Chicago

Introduction Hyatt Regency Chicago United Business Class - Chicago to Paris Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme After a quick flight from Kansas City to Chicago, I was ready to explore the city. In 2010, I had to have passed through Chicago at least thirty times, but this was the first time ...
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Spring Break in Paris - Introduction

Introduction Hyatt Regency Chicago United Business Class - Chicago to Paris Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme At the end of November, I was on my way back to KU, when I discovered that my flight from Chicago to Kansas City was oversold. After talking to the gate agent, I was added to the ...

Stay Tuned!

I'll be visiting some new destinations in March. Stay tuned for photos and trip reports from Frankfurt and Paris..

As always, both trips will be on United, with all four segments (ORD-FRA-ORD & ORD-CDG-ORD) confirmed in Business class. All four flights will be operated with the lie-flat business seats, which I have come to love. When I am in Frankfurt, I'll be at the Hyatt Regency Mainz, and then at the Park Hyatt Vendome, when I visit Paris.


It's Time to Fly!

Weekend Trip to Kona

As I mentioned over here, Kona!, I took a weekend trip to Kona. Thanks to some good friends on FlyerTalk, I found a great deal for a round-trip from San Jose (SJC) to Kona (KOA. Instead of going direct from Denver (DEN), I was able to fly DEN-SJC-LAX-KOA-SFO-LAX-SJC-DEN, which maximed the ...

First United 747 painted in the new livery

Well, it's official.. As the merger with Continental progresses, more legacy CO & UA aircraft are being repainted with the new livery. The photo below is a United Express ERJ-145 in the new livery.

I'll definitely miss the tulip!

My First TSA Grope

As many of you have heard, TSA has once again over-reacted, and decided to enhance the pat-down. Known by many as a very invasive procedure, I had the opportunity to try out the groping for the first time in San Jose...
When I arrived to San Jose, I noticed that all passengers were being funneled ...

Treatment as a Lufthansa HON Member

This video, albeit in German, gives a glimpse into the life as a LH HON member! As you can see, the treatment is pretty amazing, considering the extra services you receive. LH will transport you to the airport for free, and in a luxury car, give you access to the first class ...


Happy New Years! I'll be flying to Kona with some FlyerTalkers on Friday, and will post a trip report once I return. I'll be trialing something I have been thinking about for quite some time. I hope to only bring my iPad, and not my laptop! I'll let you know how that goes..


A 1Ks Experience on Continental Airlines

As I posted over here, 1K Flying on Continental, I decided to try Continental for my trip from Orlando to Denver. When I was looking at flights in November, I noticed that Continental was $300 cheaper than United. Unfortunately, this meant that I would have to connect in Houston (IAH), rather than ...

1K Flying on Continental

With the closing of the United/Continental merger on October 1st, both airlines started to offer reciprocal upgrades to each others elite members. As a 1K on United, I knew that I would have a pretty good chance of trying the First Class product on CO, and with CO also costing $300 less than UA for ...

Twenty-Four Hours in London & The Andaz Liverpool Street

As some of you may know, I took a trip to London the weekend before Thanksgiving. Inspired by a friend that was flying to London and back to re-qualify for his United 1K status, I found a decent fare. For $600, round trip, I got W fares on both segments, which would allow me to use my System Wide ...
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Trip Report for London - Fall 2010

In late November, I did a quick trip to London, staying for only 24 hours. I will do a full report for that trip, but here is a little preview!

What is a Mileage Run?

People often ask me why I fly around so much. When I explain that I go on mileage runs, I get some blank stares. Hopefully this post will give you a good idea of what a mileage run is, and why I go on them.

What is a mileage run?
A mileage run is a trip that you take to ...