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Lounge Review: Polonez LOT Business Lounge | Warsaw

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 Bolero Lounge is located on the non-Schengen side of Terminal A, while the the LOT Business Lounge is on the Schengen side. The LOT Business Lounge is a LOT Polish operated lounge, serving LOT Polish…

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Lounge Review: Bolero Lounge | Warsaw Chopin Airport

Lounge Review: Bolero Lounge | Warsaw Chopin Airport

Making my second lounge strop in Warsaw Chopin Airport before my LOT Polish flight to Chicago, I hopped over to the Bolero Lounge on the lower level of Terminal A. The Bolero Lounge is located on the non-Schengen side of Terminal A at Warsaw Chopin Airport. I’d already spent some time in the LOT Polish Polonez Lounge on the Schengen but wanted some lounge time after passport control. Part of the Priority Pass network, I gained access to the Bolero Lounge…

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Lounge Review: Iberia Dalí VIP Lounge | Madrid | Terminal 4

Lounge Review: Iberia Dalí VIP Lounge | Madrid | Terminal 4

Continuing my journey from Dallas to Milan, I had a bit of an extended layover in Madrid. I was connecting from American Airlines and had arrived in Terminal 4S, connecting onto an Iberia flight to Milan. I’d visited the non-Schengen, Iberia Velázquez VIP Lounge in Terminal 4S many times. But this would be my first time having a chance to visit the Iberia Dalí VIP Lounge on the Schengen side of Terminal 4 in Madrid. After clearing immigration, I took the tram…

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Trip Report: Iberia Economy Class | A340 | Madrid to Chicago

Trip Report: Iberia Economy Class | A340 | Madrid to Chicago

As you you may know, I’ve just returned from a week in Madrid. Originally booked on American Airlines for the flight home, I changed my return journey and booked an Iberia Economy Class award for 20,000 Avios from Madrid to Chicago. I’d never really had a great experience with Iberia before but for 20,000 Avios, it was a cheap way to get home. Award booking method for this flight: Economy Class flight on Iberia Madrid to Chicago: 20,000 Avios +…

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Using Your oneworld Elite Benefits on Iberia Award Travel Takes Work

Using Your oneworld Elite Benefits on Iberia Award Travel Takes Work

I’ve just returned home from my nice week in Madrid and had somewhat of an interesting trip home. As a follow-up to my prior post on booking this trip, I was worried I”d signed myself up for a frustrating flight experience with Iberia.. I’ve had plenty of frustration with their strange baggage policies, slow agents at Madrid, and dingy aircraft. I’ve come to learn that using Your oneworld Elite Benefits on Iberia award travel takes work. As a OneWorld elite status…

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My Next Travel Gamble: Flying Home With Iberia via Chicago

My Next Travel Gamble: Flying Home With Iberia via Chicago

As you may know, I’m currently spending the week in Madrid. I flew American and British Airways Business class on the outbound which was an overall pleasant experience. For the return, I booked a rather undesirable routing home via Amsterdam with an overnight layover on Iberia and American Airlines. I had planned to return home this Saturday but the overnight layover didn’t put me back in Dallas until Sunday. Thanks to my Executive Platinum status with American Airlines, I can…

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Lounge Review: Escape Lounge at MSP Airport

Lounge Review: Escape Lounge at MSP Airport

With a decently long layover before our Air France flight to Paris, we had some time to pass at the Minneapolis airport. MSP is a pretty nice airport in itself and probably my favorite US Delta hub. We decided to have some lounge time at he Escape Lounge which is located on the upper or Mezzanine level of the terminal, right at the entrance to Concourse E. We gained access to the lounge as a part of my Priority Pass…

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Flying To Santorini Airport? A Few Handy Tips

Flying To Santorini Airport? A Few Handy Tips

Santorini Airport is a very small airport for this very popular holiday destination. Traffic is very seasonable as much of the island closes down during the winter. Sometimes smaller airports can be more efficient but unfortunately, that’s not the case with Santorini Airport. Santorini is a wonderful destination and I have no doubt you will love it. But just be prepared for a possibly frustrating airport experience at this tiny aviation hub. Our Arrival Experience at Santorini Airport On our recent…

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Lounge Review: Caral VIP Lounge | Mérida Airport

Lounge Review: Caral VIP Lounge | Mérida Airport

It’s no secret that the Mérida airport is a small one. For a city of over a million inhabitants, I am a little surprised at the petite nature of this Yucatan gateway. But nonetheless, there are two full air lounges at MID, although both landslide. As a Priority Pass holder, I received access for myself and Chris to visit the Caral VIP Lounge. The other lounge in the Mérida airport is the Aeromexico Sala Premier. Check-in was very quick and the…

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