Note: I recently traveled to South Africa on the “Etihad Mistake Fare.” I began this memoir post 2 days into my travels. ~~~~~ I promised myself I would try to write daily and perhaps post a sort of daily journal entry on my blog, but fatigue gets in the way. After 2 days and nights … Read More
it seems that as quickly as I hit send posting the breakfast assortments at this Priority Pass lounge, the workers brought out lunch. It all looks great – mainly salads and cheeses, but also deserts and some hot foods! Bon appetit!
My friend’s daughter was kind enough to drive me to the airport for my fourth flight in that many days – I am going to Capetown! In Terminal B, in the area for gates C, D and E there is the Bidvest Sky Lounge which accepts Priority Pass. It is one level up, so you … Read More
Within a few days, I’ll be on my way to Iguazu Falls (Foz Do Iguacu, Brazil) and Lima, Peru. The basics are in place, but I feel like there’s so much that’s still up in the air (pun unintentional). Flights are on LAN. JFK-LIM-IGU-LIM- JFK. It was a mistake fare of less than $400 per … Read More
Yes, I know you will say there were many such days, and I won’t disagree, but I’m referring to the one day this year I was to fly on United Airlines. July 8th. Well I never did fly on United that day, but it worked out ok in the end. I was going to … Read More
This week I flew Delta Business (renamed Delta One) Class to Amsterdam, connecting to a 40 minute flight to Luxembourg in a KLM “Fokker” Cityhopper. I used 62,500 SkyMiles for this one way trip ( I’ll be returning home on Air Berlin out of Düsseldorf.) The Business Class area was only about half full. … Read More
HELP!! I am contemplating using the 25% Thank You Point bonus on transfers to Etihad miles to upgrade an upcoming flight, but am torn on whether it’s worth it.
The Wingtips Lounge is located at Terminal 4 at JFK, just past security. It serves many airlines and is also a Priority Pass Lounge. I have been there a number of times before, when it was previously known as the Oasis Lounge. On those prior visits, I was underwhelmed by the lounge, and disturbed by … Read More
Day 5 (Around the World in 8 Days), Monday, January 12th: Prague, CZ to Amsterdam, NL I spent three nights at the Radisson Blue Alcron Hotel in Prague. Monday morning, I made coffee using the Nespresso machine in my room. The hotel bill was less than $100, since the first two nights were on Club … Read More
This was still part of Day 1 of Around the World in 8 days! After arriving at Malpensa earlier in the morning, visiting the Sala Respighi lounge, and then working out at the Sheraton fitness center, I made my way back to Terminal 1 to Sala Monteverde (after first passing an amazing model of the Duomo made of Legos!).