I don't travel through Dulles often, mostly since I live so close to O'Hare. Since I was connecting to my Lufthansa flight and had a few hours, (and for the benefit of the blog), I figured I would visit the United Global First Lounge. It was a new lounge to me, and it was relatively close to the arrival gate for my flight from Chicago. This post is part of my trip report describing a recent trip that I'm referring to as "The Journey the Destination". Here is a ...
Great photo of "The Sky's the Limit" at ORD by w4nd3rl0st from Flickr
My trip began at O'Hare, as many of them do. I didn't like the United flight to start the trip, but I figured that the almost brand new 747-8i in Dulles would make this worthwhile. I could also visit the United First International Global First lounge before departure, which added a ...
"The Journey the Destination"
I was looking at a rather slow upcoming business travel schedule, and a lot of vacation time banked, plus a growing balance of United Mileage Plus miles. My wife didn't have as much vacation time, and she was very gracious to give me a free pass for a leisure trip without her. Since she wasn't there, that allowed me to get crazy on some of the arrangements, since when we travel together, she brings a heavy dose of ...
This post will serve to conclude my series of posts from my Cathay Pacific First Class award redemption to Bali. In all it was an excellent experience. Although 95% of my flying patterns is on Star Alliance carriers, I really look forward to the opportunity to get back into Cathay Pacific First Class. I couldn't recommend it highly enough.
I'm fortunate to have booked this for 150,000 British Airways miles before their conversion to ...
Sixty seven years ago, on August 6, 1945, the world was changed forever, as an atomic bomb was dropped above Hiroshima Japan. At 8:15 in the morning, the B-29 named Enola Gay flew over Hiroshima dropping its only payload, a single bomb known as Little Boy. It detonated about 2000 feet (600 m) above the ground. The nuclear era had begun.
Hiroshima Peace Memorial/A-Bomb Dome
I recently took a ...
First off let me tempt you with some "food pr0n" :
The holy grail of airplane cuisine
As frequent upgrd.com readers know, the search for a tasty, properly cooked steak on a plane is an ongoing mission of Mike. Many of us here have joined in his Quixote-like search: (Elyse, Sara, Josh, Matthew, Sluggo, me). As you can see above, I'm pleased to report that Cathay Pacific can do a steak medium ...
On some recent business travel, I had flights messed up by stormy weather and ATC delays. I want to share my experiences, and how I tried to make the best of a pretty frustrating situation.
This was just a short trip, one day at a customer site near BWI. I flew in the evening before so I would be ready to go first thing in the morning. I stayed at the relatively new Sheraton near BWI.
Photo courtesy SPG
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I am back from my quick trip to Asia, and wanted to share some photos before I get to the complete trip report soon (hopefully).
The Lufthansa 747-8i just before boarding
The beginning of dinner service. Seats face at an angle due to placement in nose.
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