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Lounge Review: Star Alliance Lounge at LAX

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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 ...

TWA Flight Center - JFK Terminal 5

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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

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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 ...

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Use Boingo for three months for $10 in your pocket?!

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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

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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 ...

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Airlines Relocate at SeaTac Airport

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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!

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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

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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 ...

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The Mitchell Gallery of Flight, a museum inside Milwaukee Airport

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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 ...

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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 ...

Bangor International Airport in Maine: airport allure

"This job is 98% boredom and 2% sheer terror."

-Eugene Foren, Chief Dispatcher at Bangor Airport.

Check out the images below. Can you notice anything in common about them?

Off the top of my head, I don't believe any single airport handles ...

Airport Galleries

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One of the things I love about my job is that every now & then I can get out and see some art.  Lately that has been far too infrequent for me, but luckily a few airports have surprised me with their exhibitions!

I asked my Facebook & Twitter friends where they like ...

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Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Opens New Terminal and Delta Sky Club

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Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Opens New Terminal and Delta SkyClub

Today marks the official opening of the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal at Atlanta’a Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.  Concourse F spans 1.2 million-square-feet and includes 12-gates capable of ...

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Where is the best Star Alliance Gold lounge?

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One of the big perks of being a Star Alliance Gold member is lounge access! As these lounges are all run or contracted by different airlines, the services and quality levels are all over the place. Over the past year I have been to Star Gold lounges all over the world, and I think the best lounge ...

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Trip Report: LAX - JFK on AA Business Class



Despite the fact that American Airlines was the first airline to fly between JFK and LAX and have been flying the route for over 50 years, 4/24/2012 was the first time I ever stepped onto American Airline’s Flagship service between the two airports ...

Frontier Moves From HOU to IAH

 

Frontier Airlines (F9) announced today they are giving SWA a break but taking on the larger giant United at Bush-Intercontinental (IAH) airport in Houston. F9 will move across town and will depart for a final farewell from Houston Hobby, only 7 miles from downtown in July 10, ...

Alaska's LEED Certified Board Room at LAX



 Alaska Airline has been very busy at LAX over the last year and on March 20, 2012 Alaska finally made their move into their newly remodeled home. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to get an inside look at Terminal 6 and critique it myself. Today however I am going to ...
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Alaska Airline's New T6 At LAX

Cutting the Ribbon to the new T6 On March 20, 2012 Alaska Airline did the LAX Shuffle and relocated from Terminal 3 to Terminal 6. However a week after the grand move Alaska ...

Alaska Airlines on the Move, and the LAX shuffle



The day is ALMOST here when Alaska airlines finally leaves the shadows of their post WWII style terminal 3 at LAX and move over to a newly remodeled and shinny new home in T6! The crowded and dirty T3 will be vacated by Alaska Airlines and all ...

Singapore New LCC terminal

Watch out Terminal 2 you're about to get some new housemates! That's right the newly remolded Terminal 2 that still lacks amenities compared to the surrounding Terminals at Singapore's Changi International airport  is going to play home to Singapore's Low Cost ...