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Trip Report: LOT Polish Business Class | 787 | Warsaw to Chicago

Trip Report: LOT Polish Business Class | 787 | Warsaw to Chicago

Making my way from Warsaw to Chicago, LOT Polish Business Class on the 787 would be my ride across the Atlantic. After a nice flight from Brussels to Warsaw on LOT Polish, I was looking forward to my firs long-haul flight with LOT Polish. I’d spent some time in the Polonez and Bolero Business Class lounges before heading to the boarding gate. The boarding process was a bit delayed and boarding commenced about 20 minutes late after the scheduled time….

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Trip Report: Brussels Airlines Business Class | A319 | Marseille to Brussels

Trip Report: Brussels Airlines Business Class | A319 | Marseille to Brussels

Starting a very nontraditional routing home from Marseille to Dallas on Star Alliance carriers, my travels would begin in Brussels Airlines Business Class aboard the A319 from Marseille to Brussels. This would be my first time aboard Brussels Airlines and my second time at the Brussels Airport. As much as I hate early flights, my itinerary left me with little choice but a 6:40 AM departure from Marseille. I took an Uber from my Airbnb rental in Aix-en-Provence and arrived…

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New Lounges for the Priority Pass Network (Including Sleeping Cabins in Paris!)

New Lounges for the Priority Pass Network (Including Sleeping Cabins in Paris!)

Priority Pass is an independent airport lounge access across 130 countries around the globe. While a Priority Pass membership can be purchased, it’s now more common for  cardholders of many premium credit cards to have a Priority Pass membership included in their card membership. Priority Pass has the most extensive lounge network in the world. Priority Pass has recently announced threw newest additions to the their network. Here are the newest additions tot he Priority Pass lounge network for July and…

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Trip Report: American Airlines 787-9 Economy Class | DFW to Paris

Trip Report: American Airlines 787-9 Economy Class | DFW to Paris

Making my may to Paris for a quick extended weekend, I’d be traveling with American Airlines in 787-9 Economy Class. I was pleased when American “upgraded” this route from an older 777-200 to a 787-9 although now that nearly all 777-200s have been retrofitted, the 787-9 is newer but a slightly smaller passenger capacity. Before departure, I spent about an hour in the  DFW Amex Centurion Lounge before heading to my gate about 15 minutes before departure. American loves to…

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Trip Report: Swiss A320 Business Class | Zurich to Nice

Trip Report: Swiss A320 Business Class | Zurich to Nice

Making my way to Nice for a week in Provence, my the final leg of my outbound journey would be in Swiss A320 Business Class. After a nice journey aboard Swiss’ 777-300ER in Business Class from Los Angeles to Zurich, I was looking forward to another Swiss flight. My connection in Zurich was just under two hours so I spent most of my time in the SWISS Business Lounge in Terminal A. About 15 minutes before scheduled boarding time, I headed…

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

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 transatlantic premium cabin bookings with roundtrip Business Class bookings from North America to Western Europe for 110,000 Aeroplan miles. After spending the day in Los Angeles, I arrived at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at…

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Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Paris Gare de l’Est

Hotel Review: Holiday Inn Paris Gare de l’Est

Arriving from Germany late in the evening, we arrived very late in the evening at the Holiday Inn Paris Gare de l’Est.  We were only staying only one night in Paris and leaving the next evening from the Gare du Nord on the Eurostar. While the location isn’t my favorite part of Paris, it is extremely convenient to both the Gare de l’Est and Gare du Nord. Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars Location: 3 of 5 Stars Service: 4 of…

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