Airports Posts

Bali Depensar Ngurah Rai International Airport - Photo Tour

 Bali Depensar 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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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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