Trip Report: TAP Portugal Lie-Flat Business Class | A330-200 | Lisbon to Boston

Making the journey back home from Oslo, my transatlantic segment would be aboard an A330 in TAP Portugal Lie-Flat Business Class. In its long haul fleet, TAP Portugal operates A330s and A340s with their Business Class cabin current undergoing an retrofit. I selected...

Trip Report: American Airlines 777-200 Business Class | Honolulu to DFW

Making our way home from Hawaii, our journey home would be aboard American's 777-200 from Honolulu to DFW. The 777 is the workhorse between American's fortress hub in in DFW and Honolulu. American has completed the retrofit of their 777-200s. You can expect a lie-flat...

Lover of Travel and Aviation? 20% Off Gear at 08 Left

As a fan of all things travel and aviation, I am surprised that I hadn't heard of 08 Left until the end of last year. I cam to discover their site after a good friend and fellow #AvGeek bought me one of their awesome canvas prints. After my first look at...

Trip Report: Swiss 777-300ER Business Class | Los Angeles to Zurich

Making my way to the the Cote d’Azur for a week long holiday, my outbound journey would be in Swiss 777-300ER Business Class. I booked an award journey on Star Alliance carriers via Aeroplan, Air Canada’s reward program. Aeroplan represents a great value for...

Travel Secrets: How Do I Actually Find Cheap Flights?

If you follow along with me on this blog and via social media, you'll know that I fly. A LOT. The top question I get over and over is "How Do I Find Cheap Flights?". While I earn and burn lots of airline miles and award points, the nature of my travel requires me to...

Trip Report: American Airlines 777-200 Retrofitted Business Class | Dallas to London

Making our way to Berlin for a long weekend trip, we found ourselves in American Airlines' Business Class from Dallas to London on the 777-200. While this wouldn't be my first flight on one of American's retrofitted 777-200s, it would be my first flight in the 777-200...

Lounge Review: Cathay Pacific | The Pier First Class Lounge | Hong Kong

Hong Kong is one of my favorite airports for lounge access, thanks to Cathay Pacific's phenomenal lounges at their home base airport. All of the lounges set the bar high but The Pier First Class Lounge sets the highest bar in Cathay Pacific's lounge portfolio. While...

What’s In My Overhead Bin? Ben’s Travel Carry-On Essentials

Traveling about 200,000 miles per year, there's a lot of packing (and un-packing) in my routine. Over and over. Every trip is a little different from climates to occasions, but the majority of the time, my carry-on essentials are the same every time.   So what...

Virgin Group Aligning Loyalty Programs Across Brands

In an interesting press release, Virgin Atlantic announced that it will created a unified loyalty program across all Virgin Group brands including Virgin Atlantic's Flying Club. The new program will use the Flying Club "miles" as it's currency. While Flying Club isn't...

WOW Air Introduces WOW Premium “Big Seat”

With Premium Economy being one of the hottest trends in the passenger experience these days, it's no surprise WOW Air is joining the game with the WOW Premium "Big Seat". WOW Air already offered "XL" and "XXL" seats which which offered additional legroom and more...

Lounge Review: Polonez LOT Business Lounge | Warsaw

Arriving from Brussels and awaiting my flight to Chicago, I found myself with a long layover in Warsaw. I ultimately had time to visit two different lounges, both the LOT Business Lounge (also referred to as the "Polonez" lounge) lounge and the Bolero lounge. The...

Hotel Review: Thon Hotel Terminus | Oslo

Sending a long weekend in Oslo, the Thon Hotel Terminus in Central Oslo would be my home for 3 nights.Oslo is notably an expensive city with mid-range lodging options often extending $200 USD per night. However, I was able to snag a rare deal on Booking.com for only...

Lounge Review: Plumeria Lounge Honolulu

Due to some island hopping on our Hawaii trip, we departed from HNL twice times in a week. On the first departure, we tried to enter the Plumeria Lounge was but turned away due to being over capacity. This was a Tuesday around 2 pm. On our second attempt, entry was no...

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