Year End Review: Who I've flown and Where I've Been Summary

Overall, this year has been a very light year for me because of some things going on in my personal life.  However, I have been able to gain some new destinations and routes along the way in my travel this year.  So without further adieu, the new cities I have been to or through this ...
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Next Month of Travel: Toronto, to Mileage Runs, to Megado

I know, you are still waiting on my report from my status challenge trip to London, and that will start rolling later on this week.  However, I did want to give a preview for all the travel I will be doing in the next month, with new lines, new airlines on some lines, and a wide variety of ...
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Maya Liebman gives Farewell Present to AAdvantage Members: Double EQM

With American Airlines in Bankruptcy, and a major leadership shake-up in progress, American has decided to celebrate this season with a Frequent Flyer's favorite season, Double Elite Qualifying Miles.  I'll let Maya's Letter kick it off:
As my last act as outgoing president of the ...
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American Airlines Status Challenge Trip to London: Introduction

I mentioned the status challenge being offered as a part of the oneworld MegaDO, and how it required only 10K miles for me to match my status over to Platinum on AA.  Well in one week, I will be taking a trip to get the bulk of the miles for that challenge.  I originally had planned to do ...
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Weekend With The Airlines: Andaz West Hollywood

Although you have seen some pictures of the Andaz West Hollywood, it is time for the full review.
Check-In
This is something that a lot of people complain about with the property, and it can be difficult when there are a lot of people in the lobby, but the agents have no uniforms, no ...
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OneWorld MegaDO, Status Challenges Abound

Well, you have seen my recap of the Launch Party for the oneworld MegaDO, and if you are interested in oneworld, here is your chance to see what they offer.  While the details are pretty straightforward, I am going to talk about the challenges that the primary sponsors are offering for anybody ...
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Megabus is Following Me: New Routes Launching From ATL

This time last year, Megabus did a major expansion from Washington DC, and it included service to Durham, NC where I lived at the time.  This year Megabus is launching a brand new hub, Atlanta, GA.  After going through withdrawl for cheap trips, I can now take Megabus again for ...
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Weekend With The Airlines: United Family Day

United Family Day is an annual occurence at the SFO Maintenance Base where United celebrates its employees and provides fun activities for families and employees including plane tours, car show, giveaways, and more.  






 
 
And yes, ...
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Sale on Delta Sky Club Passes

Matthew blogged last week about the sale on United Club passes.  Well, Delta has decided to outdo United, by offering a special groupon that the advertised one is a single visit pass for $25, the same price as posted for holders of a Delta American Express Card.  However, the second deal ...
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1 Year Anniversary

Well, it is hard to believe that it has been one year since I started blogging here.  And although I have not been the most consistent of bloggers, I have also been forced through some major life changes.  Going from gainfully employed in a traveling job, to unemployed, to employed in a ...
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Weekend With The Airlines: oneworld MegaDO Launch Party

I am posting this one out of order as the MegaDO is supposed to open for reservations before this article would be posted on the schedule of this post, and I wanted to give everyone a preview of the group before reservations start.
So after rushing from Family Day in SFO, a group of us made it ...

Weekend With The Airlines: Hyatt Regency SFO

For United Family Day, I met up with some friends and we originally were going to stay at the Grand Hyatt San Francisco as there was no room available at the Regency SFO.  However, room opened up, and the convenience of the Regency SFO beat out the fancier Grand Hyatt.
The Room
The ...
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Intercontinental New Orleans

At the end of August, I made a stay at the Intercontinental New Orleans, finally making my first stay as a Royal Ambassador.  This was also the hotel I made my first stay as an Ambassador, so it is quite fitting for me to do the same for Royal Ambassador.  
The Room
I was ...

Delta Sky Club LAX

As I mentioned previously, I ended up getting stranded at LAX for 7 hours last weekend on my way home from the oneworld MegaDO launch party.  So I decided to purchase a discounted pass to the Delta Sky Club at LAX.
The Facilities

The LAX Sky Club is a fairly nice lounge, and ...
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Lufthansa Senator Lounge Atlanta

Before beginning my journey to SFO for Family Day, I had some time to kill at the Atlanta airport, and it was during the 3 hour window that the Senator lounge is open.  And to make things even more convenient, it was only one concourse down from where my flight was scheduled to depart. ...
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Musings From A Crazy Travel Weekend

Let me just start out by saying that I had a complete ball this weekend in San Francisco and Los Angeles.  But the fun did not end there, picked up even more posts than I planned.  This is going to be more of a quick hit thoughts from various things I encountered, with some teasers of the ...
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Weekend With the Airlines: Introduction

Introduction Hyatt Regency SFO United Family Day 2011 One World Mega DO Launch Party Andaz West Hollywood So this coming weekend, I have my whirlwind tour, that the only time I have to relax will be on my flights.  As I mentioned previously, I will be attending the One World Mega DO ...