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Airport Lounge Review: Menzies Aviation Lounge, Prague Terminal 2

After arriving in Prague from Bucharest, with more than hour to go before our scheduled connection to Paris on Czech Airlines, we decided to sneak in a little lounge time.  Having already sampled the Erste Premier Lounge on the way to Bucharest, we decided to try the other Priority Pass lounge ...

Delta Wins Right to Continue Flying from Love Field, Sort Of


After a long period of silence in the Dallas Love Field gate dispute, a morsel of news finally trickled out of the courtroom late Friday.  US District Judge Ed Kinkaide granted Delta's request for injunctive relief, permitting the airline to continue flying out of Love Field for ...
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Airport Lounge Review - British Airways Galleries Lounge, Washington Dulles

After a rather unpleasant transit experience following our flight from London on British Airways, we still had about 3 hours to kill before our connecting flight back home to Dallas on American.  And at that point, I could have really used a nice place to relax.  American doesn't have an ...
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Airport Lounge Review - The British Airways Concorde Room At London Heathrow

With our vacation rapidly drawing to a close, while I was certainly looking forward to our upcoming flight in First Class on an A380 to cap things off, I was also eagerly anticipating our lounge visit at Heathrow that morning.  Why?  Thanks to our transatlantic First Class ticket, we'd ...
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AvGeeks Rejoice - JetBlue to Redevelop JFK's TWA Terminal As a Hotel


Those of you from the New York area have no doubt followed the saga of the old TWA terminal at JFK International Airport.  Closed to passenger use since 2001, the Eero Saarinen-designed terminal nearly had a date with the wrecking ball a few years later, but was spared at the last minute ...

The Fur Flies as Dallas-Delta-DOT-Southwest Catfight Rages


As we get closer to the appointed day in court to (hopefully) settle the Dallas Love Field soap opera, the fur has really started to fly as the various parties trade barbs in court filings.  I won't rehash the background in this post, but you can read my initial post on the ...
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Virgin America: Is DAL-AUS on the Chopping Block?


Virgin America currently operates 19 flights a day out of its two gates at Dallas Love Field.  It finished filling out its schedule with the somewhat controversial decision to operate five nonstops per day to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) effective at the end of April ...

Hyatt Dulles - Quick Stay and Firing My Travel Agent

As part of my recent mileage runs to China, instead of only going to Beijing as others had, I mixed it up and found flights to Shanghai (the Beijing fares were disappearing fast).  This is stay was the night before a flight departing Washington Dulles - IAD.  

“You should ...
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Bali Depansar Ngurah Rai International Airport - Photo Tour

 Bali Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport has undergone a major restoration project since my last visit to Bali nearly fives years prior, and this time upon landing I was shocked to find an airport that felt like a major international airport on both my arrival into Bali and ...

Airport Lounge Review - The Club at ATL

Believe it or not, it's been more than a year and a half since I'd taken an international flight in any cabin (January 2014 to be exact).  That was long before I joined UPGRD, hence the dearth of lounge reviews on my site.  I finally broke that streak with our long awaited European ...

Lawsuits for Everyone! Dallas Asks Courts to Settle Love Field Quagmire


When we left off in the last episode of the Dallas/Delta/Southwest/Virgin America soap opera down at the end of Cedar Springs Road, Southwest had announced plans to ramp up Love Field flying to 180 departures per day by August.  Virgin America, meanwhile, decided that burning piles of ...
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Dallas Love Field, Lyft Team Up to Ease Airport Parking Shortage


If Southwest had its way, Delta couldn't even park its planes at Love Field...
Dallas Love Field has undergone explosive growth since the repeal of the Wright Amendment in October, 2014.  Though most of the press has been focused on airline growth - Southwest and Virgin America will ...

Flight Review - Virgin America Main Cabin, DAL-SFO-DAL


The A319 "Virgin & Tonic" at DAL getting ready to depart to New York's LaGuardia Airport
My wife and I typically haven't done much of anything for Valentine's Day, but a few weeks prior to the big day, Prita started hinting that she'd like to do something this year.  It just so ...
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