Airports Posts

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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A Tale of Two Airlines - Virgin Struggles, Southwest Sizzles at Love Field

It's been more than three months since Love was finally set free after 40 years of Wright Amendment restrictions, and I thought now would be a good time to check in with the various players at the airport to see how successful their efforts at expanding service have been so far.  To quickly ...
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Is the Grand Hyatt DFW the Best Airport Hotel?

Our exceedingly excellent stay...  
Victoria
When we arrived at the front desk we were met by Victoria, a front desk expert.  She was exactly what I, as a Hyatt Diamond member, and Hyatt as a hotel chain want in that first initial contact with the hotel.  She offered a ...

D-Day Comes and Goes, Delta Still Flying From DAL

As Dallas Love Field ramped up to its post-Wright Amendment capacity heights on Tuesday with Southwest's launch of nonstop flights to Oakland and San Francisco, one of the lesser-known sideshows that sprung out of the Wright repeal continues unresolved.  That sideshow involves Delta Air Lines, ...

Evaluating Delta's Economy Class Offerings - DFW to Ft. Myers Flight Review

Last month, I needed to book a one-way flight from Dallas to Ft. Myers to pick up my mom and drive her back home.  Yes, this is the return portion of my 1,200 mile road trip with my mom's cat, which I reported on back in early September.  I would have greatly preferred a nonstop flight to ...
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Dallas to Delta - No Gates for You!

Not to overshadow Rohan's post yesterday about the major changes coming to the North Texas aviation scene over the coming month, including the arrival of the first Airbus A380 to DFW Airport yesterday, but another piece of news hit the local newswire yesterday.  Per the Dallas Morning News, the ...

Lounge Review: Star Alliance Lounge at LAX

This lounge visit was part of my trip to Turkey and China. My index including trip reports for Air Canada, Asiana, Thai Airways and Turkish Airlines, and lounge and hotel reviews can be found here. 
This was my first time flying out of the new Tom Bradley International Terminal since ...
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TWA Flight Center - JFK Terminal 5

The Eero Saarinen designed Trans World Flight Center, part of Terminal 5 at JFK, opened in 1962 and was closed in 2001 when TWA merged into American Airlines. This terminal is amazing. While its practicality diminished, even before it opened, it's the type of terminal that could make you look ...
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Great Hotel - Hilton Copenhagen Airport - A review

The Hilton Copenhagen Airport hotel is truly a part of the airport, and is owned by the airport. The location of the hotel is just a few steps away from baggage claim (T3) and also right next to the Metro to the city center. If you are a Hilton Honors member this is your only option in Copenhagen ...
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Use Boingo for three months for $10 in your pocket?!

How many services can you think of where you can subscribe for three months and end up with $10 more than you started with? That's just about the deal right now with Boingo, the Wi-Fi provider I've talked about a few times before. Their usual $9.95/month rate currently carries an intro price of ...
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Kabul International Airport and Departing Afghanistan

We love complaining about the obtrusive Transportation Security Administration at US airports, but our little TSA has nothing on the security measures in effect at Kabul International Airport.
Of course I am making an apples to oranges comparison, but let me tell you how I went from the Green ...
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Airlines Relocate at SeaTac Airport

Big changes are happening at SeaTac Airport this months as airlines and airplanes are on the move, rearranging themselves to make connections between airlines easier and to place airlines that have recently merged alongside of each other instead of spread across multiple terminals. When the moves ...
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Happy 21st MUC Airport!

Today (May 17th) is the 21st birthday for Munich Airport (MUC). Munich is one of my favorite airports in Europe. Back in 1992 I got to fly out of the new Munich Airport. I lived in Germany when I was younger and in 1991 we landed at the Old Munich Airport -Munich-Riem Airport (German: Flughafen ...
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The Airport hotel to stay away from at BWI - The Hilton BWI

Normally I try to highlight the hotels around the world that treat loyal guest right, but from time to time you run into hotels that just fail on so many levels. As a loyal Hilton Diamond for over 8 years I have become accustom to the standards of Hilton Hotels.
The Hilton BWI airport is a ...
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The Mitchell Gallery of Flight, a museum inside Milwaukee Airport

Delays in airports are bound to happen, fortunately, there are options that can hopefully make these pass faster.  The Mitchell Gallery of Flight is a nice little aviation museum in the main terminal of the Milwaukee airport.  

 
Milwaukee's Mitchell airport is my home ...
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Alaska Airline and SeaTac Airport North Star Project

The North satellite at SeaTac airport is dark, old, a bit stagnate feeling, and in need for a major renovation. Although the North satellite is nothing like Delta’s world port at JFK, it is 40 years old and outdated. However in the near future this will all be changing thanks to SeaTac’s ...