The Private Suite Lax – 50
My Impressions Of The United* Private Suite At LAX

The Private Suite LAX, which Ben reviewed in November 2017, is a fascinating concept. A private terminal operated by security specialists Gavin de Becker and Associates, the Private Suite allows you to skip LAX altogether by accessing the facility via…

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Filed Under: United
Burbank Airport
Delta To Launch Service Between Atlanta And Burbank

Most Angelenos will concede that LAX, the area's flagship airport, leaves a lot to be desired. While there are plans underway to modernize the airport before the 2028 Summer Olympics and create light rail transit links to points throughout the city,…

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Filed Under: Delta
Ritz Pruitt Lotion 2
EPA Head Enlists Staff In Frantic Search For… Ritz-Carlton Toiletries?

(Cue the Russian trollbots in the comments section!) Scott Pruitt, the embattled Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, has no shortage of scandals involving misuse of government funds and staff, abuse of power and petty graft (this is…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Misc.
Art Lounge Newark Airport – 2
Reminder: You Must Be Important To Use A VIP Entrance At Newark Airport

It's no secret that airports often have separate entrances for fast-tracking so-called "VIP" travelers like major celebrities, politicians, diplomats, and other dignitaries.  The reason is twofold -- the VIP travelers, of course, appreciate the privacy…

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Sl Airport1
A Sneak Peek At Salt Lake’s New Airport

As a Californian and a loyal Delta Medallion, I'm currently gritting my teeth through a reconstruction of Delta's terminals 2 and 3 that leaves travelers on the short end of the stick until at least 2023. In the meantime, the New York Times has an interesting…

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Filed Under: Delta, SkyTeam
London Marriott Park Lane Bedroom
Review: London Marriott Park Lane

Yesterday I posted my review of the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, a very solid property that substantially exceeds almost every Hyatt Regency standard. As I mentioned in that review, I wanted to try out two chain-standard properties that I'd…

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Filed Under: Marriott
Hycl Reno Rm Overview
Review: Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill

I was recently in London for two non-consecutive nights as a bookend to a trip to Scotland, and saw this as a perfect opportunity to try two chain-standard hotels that seemed like they could be a cut above the rest. Both Ben and Tiffany have both expressed…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Hyatt
Virgin America Loft Lax 102
Delta’s Makeshift LAX Terminal 3 Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

Delta completed its big terminal move at LAX last week... sort of. I flew out of Terminal 3 yesterday afternoon, and passengers flying Delta out of Los Angeles should expect a good deal of chaos and a startling lack of amenities, at least for the next…

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Filed Under: Delta
Klm Business Class 777 – 2
The Dutch King Has Been Living A Secret Double Life As An Airline Pilot

Breaking news today implicates the leader of one of the world's most respected democracies in a scandal involving years of deception right underneath the noses of the very people he's meant to serve. No -- I'm not talking about the orange-skinned man…

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Filed Under: KLM
Delta
What You Need To Know About Delta’s Big LAX Move

As you probably know by now, Delta is about to undergo a massive change at Los Angeles International Airport which will affect not only legions of Delta flyers but also flyers on Air Canada, Virgin America, JetBlue, Allegiant, Spirit, and Hawaiian. Starting…

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United 777
More Tales Of United’s Thuggish Disregard For Passengers Emerge

As Ben pointed out yesterday, if there's a silver lining to the brutal treatment of a United Airlines passenger forcibly kicked off a Louisville-bound plane Sunday evening in order to accommodate deadheading crew, it's that suddenly the casually callous…

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Filed Under: United
United A320
Why United’s Incident Is A Much Bigger Deal Than You May Think

Seems like at least a half-dozen times a year Ben reports on an unruly passenger being escorted off a plane, sometimes forcibly, sometimes not, almost always involving a fellow passenger recording the incident on video. It's become, for better or worse,…

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Filed Under: Media, United
Aeromexico 787
MORE Great Business Class Fares: LAX To Buenos Aires For $2,200

It has been something of a big news day for relatively affordable roundtrip business class airfares to typically expensive destinations. Earlier today I posted about a fairly amazing ~$2,100 airfare from Los Angeles to Nairobi on SkyTeam carriers, and…

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Filed Under: Aeromexico, AviancaTaca
Dlcalendar
GREAT DEAL: $2,100 Business Class Airfares To Africa On SkyTeam!

It's been a while since we've seen some business class fare sales on SkyTeam carriers, but there are a few notable deals going on now that are worth jumping on quickly, particularly if you're eyeing a trip to East Africa -- perhaps to try out the new…

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Filed Under: Delta, Great Deals
United Club 1
Review: New United Club LAX

While most readers know me as the lone (consistently) pro-Delta voice on the blog, I recently flew United Airlines out of Los Angeles. (In truth, I've long since requalified for Diamond Medallion, Delta doesn't offer a nonstop from Los Angeles to Washington…

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Filed Under: United
Delta1seats
Delta’s New LAX-DCA Route Will Have Lie-Flat Seats

I somehow missed this news on Friday (I mean, to be fair, I think we all missed every bit of news that was not Donald Trump and his love of Tic-Tacs and unwanted sexual advances on Friday), but Delta has made another game-changing move in its battle…

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Filed Under: Delta
Skyroam
Is This The Best Option For International Data?

There's no doubt that staying connected while traveling abroad has gotten exponentially easier in the last few years. While options for local SIM cards and rentable My-Fi devices have expanded, U.S.-based cellular carriers have started offering competitive…

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Filed Under: Advice, Travel Technology
Strhou Detail
Review: St. Regis Houston

I recently had a last minute work trip to Houston, which is perhaps the only sort of trip one takes to Houston in the summer, as it's not a popular leisure destination in August given the typical summer climate there. Nonetheless, hotel rates varied…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Starwood Preferred Guest
Azws Bed Area
Andaz Wall Street New York Review

The Andaz Wall Street, in Lower Manhattan, is a foundation of Hyatt's Andaz brand, being the third hotel to open under the Andaz flag (following the chain's West Hollywood and London locations). There are no shortage of reviews of the Andaz Wall Street…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Hyatt
Concourse Hotel Lax Renovated 15
An OMAAT Chat: Tiffany & Nick Discuss Hotel Design

If there were an animated movie entitled "The Secret Life of OMAAT Contributors," it might just be 90 minutes of a Pixar-rendered Tiffany instant messaging with similarly animated versions of Travis, Andrew B., Mike, Matt, Ford and myself. Because both…

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Filed Under: Fairmont, Hotels