Aloft Bangkok

I recently spent a week at the Aloft Bangkok.  If you read my blog you know I'm a huge fan of the Starwood Aloft brand for both the consistency and reasonable prices.  This property is by far the largest property of the 20+ I've stayed at across the 60 properties.  The staff was ...

Korean Air Business Class Food

After my debacle getting a new flight after Delta postponed my original flight to NRT; I was rebooked on Korean Air to Seoul.  This was my first experience on Koren Air and I wasn't disappointed.  The flight attendants were all very attentive and much better ...
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Preparing for an Asian Vacation

First off, I want to start by apologizing for my long hiatus from blogging.  I was going through some transitions, but I’m happy to be back traveling and blogging. 
I’ve always dreamed of taking a long trip abroad, but never had the time or money to make it happen.  I ...
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Delta delays my flight to BKK tomorrow

I really love Delta! I'm packed and ready to leave tomorrow morning and I just received a call from Delta's automated system informing me my flight from ATL-NRT has been delayed by three hours and I will miss my connecting flight to BKK.  They assure me they are working on rebooking my NRT-BKK ...
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Marriott Unexpected Bonus Promotion

Today Marriott announced the Unexpected Bonus promotion that starts tomorrow.  Marriott Reward members can earn a free night after two paid stays at participating hotels.
Must stay (defined as consecutive nights at the same hotel) at two participating hotels between May 15 and September ...
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Delta 24-hour Gogo Pass for $12

Receive a Delta 24-hour Gogo Wi-Fi pass for only $12 when you purchase before you fly at delta.com/wifi.  The 24-hour pass is usually $14.95, so it is only a small saving but better than nothing!  The pass is valid on our more than 3,000 daily flights with Wi-Fi and can be used on multiple flights within a 24-hour period.

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Opens New Terminal and Delta Sky Club

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Opens New Terminal and Delta SkyClub
Today marks the official opening of the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal at Atlanta’a Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.  Concourse F spans 1.2 million-square-feet and includes 12-gates capable of handling wide-bodied ...
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SPG Nice Choice Promotion

Before I begin sifting through the mountain of choices this promotion offers, please understand one thing.  ONCE YOU SELECT YOUR OFFER, YOU CANNOT CHANGE IT.  I suggest you do your homework (reading this blog is a good start) before you register. You have until June 30, 2012 to analyze ...
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Delta Middle Seat Love

I had a flight on Monday using same-day confirmed (awesome Diamond perk), but flying standby because the flight I wanted was oversold.  As soon as I arrived at the SkyClub they confirmed my seat, which was ironic because five minutes earlier the gate agent said it was impossible.  Needless ...
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Visiting Florida's Space Coast

There are several things that attract people to Florida including the sun, beaches, Disney, and the space coast.  As many people begin their journey south for spring break, I urge you to make a pit stop at Florida’s Space Coast.  The Kennedy Space Center (KSC) offers a unique ...

St. Regis Princeville Resort

I’m finally getting a chance to write my review of the St. Regis Princeville Resort.  Life got busy after my trip to Hawaii, but better late than never.  Hawaii was truly the trip of a lifetime made even better by my stay at the St. Regis.  My only complaint  was that I ...
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Marriott MegaBonus Promotion

Marriott Rewards has announced its first promotion of 2012.  This promotion is far less generous than the one mentioned by Kevin SPG Q1 Promo: 2x and 3x Points, Discourages Hotel Hopping.
MegasBonus 2012 Details:
After two paid stays, earn a free night- up to two nights Register ...
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Kauai by Helicopter

I did extensive research before visiting Kauai and one activity was consistently recommended: helicopter tour.  After comparing reviews of various tour companies I settled on Blue Hawaiian.  I found a great deal online for $161/person on the Eco-Star tour.  An experienced pilot guided ...
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Delta Diamond Members Riding Fly to Connecting Flights in a Porsche

I had to see it to believe it.  I landed at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson last week and as we approached the gate a Porsche SUV was at the adjacent aircraft.  A Delta agent quickly escorted a man in a business suit down the jet bridge stairway into the Porsche.  It happened so ...
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Kauai: Kalalau Trail and Na Pali Coast

On my third day in Kauai I thought it would be an awesome idea to hike the north coast unreachable by car.  I read a great guidebook “The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook,” by Andrew Doughty that outlined the various trails on the island.  The Kalalau Trail running for 11 miles along ...
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Kauai: Princeville and Hanalei

Hawaii Vacation: Day 2
I didn’t arrive at my hotel until midnight on Sunday so I couldn’t see what was around me until early the next morning.  My hotel, St. Regis Princeville, was a 45-minute drive north from Lihue airport.  Nothing says welcome to Hawaii like dangerous ...
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Four Part Flight from FLL to LIH in Pictures

The flight from Fort Lauderdale to Lihue, Hawaii took 18 hours, 3 flights, and 3 Sky Club visits.  I was booked on a 767-300 (international) with fully reclining seats, but last minute Delta switched it out with a 767-300 (domestic) that has standard seats.  Fortunately I was too excited ...
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Hawaii on Points

Next week I’m traveling to Hawaii funded primarily by frequent traveler rewards.  I know Christmas is peak tourist season in Hawaii, but the timing is unavoidable.  My motivation for choosing Hawaii is to see my alma mater, Xavier University, play in the ESPN Diamond Head ...
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Commercial Break or Safety Video?

As a frequent Delta Air Lines flier, I have noticed a troubling phenomenon.  The planes equipped with TV’s for in-flight entertainment are increasingly being used to run advertisements during the pre-flight safety video.
It started a few months back with a short “welcome” ...
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Tweet Virgin Atlantic for Flight Status

Virgin Atlantic travelers can now use Twitter for up-to-date flight information.  In their official statement yesterday, Virgin said customers will receive the requested information "within seconds.”  It’s a painless process, just tweet @VAAInfo with your flight number and departure date in the format "VSXX DDMM."  For multi-leg flights add the airport code of your most recent departure city after the date.  Let’s practice.  Say I have a flight today from Miami (MIA) to Heathrow (LHR).  I would tweet “@VAAInfo VS6 1511.”  Done!

I’m glad to see another travel company turning to social media to simplify life and provide value for customers.