Lounge Review: American Airlines Admirals Club and Flagship Lounge at LAX

The American Airlines Admirals Club at LAX is located airside (after security) in terminal 4 near gate 40. It’s a co-op lounge shared with the Qantas Club. Open to premium cabin passengers on international flights, first class passengers on three-cabin JFK flights, Admirals Club card holders, ...
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The Pros and Cons of the New Copa ConnectMiles Program

I’m gonna cut to the chase and save you about five minutes of reading. If you are looking for a Star Alliance frequent flyer program with great miles earning and a sweet award redemption chart, then you can stop reading now because Copa ConnectMiles is not the program for you. I had such high ...

Trip Report: United Airlines BusinessFirst Los Angeles to Tokyo, Boeing 787-8

One of the best things about having points and miles friends is that you never have to travel alone. It's always nice having a travel buddy to fly with you and on this trip, I was lucky enough to have one of my friends, Orlando L., join me. We both decided to visit Japan and New Zealand together and ...
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I'm Booked on the Vietnam Airlines Airbus A350 Inaugural Flight to Paris!

I'm so excited (and I just can't hide it)!!
I have never been on an inaugural anything much less an inaugural flight on a brand new aircraft! But I finally got my butt booked on one and I'm so excited about it! As you guys know, inaugural flights come in all different types and sizes. Some ...
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Book Your US Airways Awards ASAP to Fly First Class RTW for 125K Miles!

If you have ever wanted to fly around the world using your US Airways Dividend Miles, now would be the time to book your award redemption. (The New) American Airlines recently announced US Airways' Dividend Miles program will be fully integrated into their AAdvantage program within the first two ...
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Get Paid to Travel - Be the Next Travel Channel Star!

If you have always wanted to travel the world (and get paid for doing it) and have a strong personality for television, then here is your chance to be the Travel Channel's next rising star! 

 
The Travel Channel is currently looking for fun and adventurous personalities and ...
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Hotel Review: DoubleTree Financial District, New York City

This review of the DoubleTree by Hilton Financial District, New York City, is part of my trip to New York in December of 2014. Just as the name implies, the DoubleTree Financial District is located in the financial district of lower Manhattan. Set in the Stone Street Historic District, the ...

How to Get a 10 Year Chinese Tourist Visa


If you have ever wanted to visit China, now would be a pretty good time to make that happen. Many airlines have increased capacity and added new routes to/from several Chinese cities and airfares have never been more reasonable to this incredible country. And it's not just getting to China ...
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Trip Report: Air China Business Class Shanghai to Taipei, Airbus A330

This flight review of Air China's business class is a continuation of my trip from Auckland to Los Angeles. About 15 minutes prior to boarding time, I left the newly renovated Air China Business Class Lounge and made my way over to the boarding gate. The gate was not that far away but I wanted to ...
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Lounge Review: Airspace Lounge at JFK Terminal 5

JetBlue is an awesome airline and I have been flying them a lot lately. For a low cost carrier, they have a great in-flight experience and I would choose to fly them over any of the other domestic carriers any day. However, one of the downsides to flying JetBlue is their lack of lounges. Even for ...

Trip Report: Thai Airways Business Class, Boeing 777 Bangkok to Auckland

Welcome to my first post of 2015! I hope everyone had a happy and safe New Year's Eve and I hope 2015 brings you lots of love, happiness and globe-trotting travels. - James.
I have such a love/hate relationship with Thai Airways. On one hand, they have a great hard product on their A380s, ...
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Lounge Review: Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge at Bangkok

As much as I'm not a fan of Thai's in-flight experience (on their older aircraft), I am a huge fan of their ground services. First class passengers are treated like royalty with private rides to/from the gates, buggy transports, personal escorts to/from the lounge and hour long spa services at ...
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Hotel Review: Hilton Tokyo Shinjuku

The Hilton Tokyo is a beautiful hotel located in the Shinjuku area of downtown Tokyo. Located next to Shinjuku Central Park (and the Park Hyatt Tokyo), the Hilton Tokyo is about a five minute drive from Shinjuku Station. To get to the hotel from the airport, you can take the Airport Limousine bus ...
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Lounge Review: ANA Lounge Satellite 4 at Tokyo Narita

ANA has five lounges at Tokyo Narita Airport. There are two ANA Suite Lounges, two ANA Lounges and one ANA Arrivals Lounge. The ANA Suite Lounges are only accessible by first class passengers on ANA or Star Alliance partner flights. The ANA Lounges are open to business class passengers on ANA or ...
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