I actually already have a significant amount of travel planned for April, as I’m traveling to Dubai and Beirut, and then later in the month am flying WestJet’s new 787 to Europe, and am returning on Air Europa’s 787.
However, I just pulled the trigger on another trip I’ll be taking shortly, which I wanted to share the details of.
I’ll be sharing the flights below, but in terms of destinations, I’ll be spending a couple of days in each of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Skopje, Macedonia.
I’ve heard that Ljubljana is an absolutely
ljubley lovely city, and Slovenia is also a country I haven’t been to. I’ll also be curious to see their impression of Americans, given that our first lady Melania comes from there.
Macedonia is another new country for me, and I’m so excited to visit, even though I don’t really know what to expect. Macedonia has been on my radar ever since the “Invest in Macedonia” commercials played on CNN International.
As far as Skopje goes, I don’t know what to expect. In my mind I’m sort of picturing something along the lines of Yerevan, Armenia, but I guess we’ll see.
Again, those are both just the initial impressions I have when thinking of both places, though I’m excited to see what they’re really like. If anyone has any recommendations for either place, I’d love to hear them!
I’m really happy with the flights I managed to book as part of this:
- I’ll be flying Royal Air Maroc’s 787-9 with the new business class from the US to Casablanca, and then I’ll be flying a Royal Air Maroc 737 from Casablanca to Europe, both of which will be new product reviews for me
- Within Europe I’ll be flying Adria Airlines in both their A319 and CRJ-900 business class, as this is an airline I haven’t yet flown
- I also managed to add in a segment on Croatia Airlines, which is another Star Alliance airline I haven’t flown
- I’ll be returning through Istanbul, where I’m excited to visit Istanbul’s new Airport; I’ll also be flying a Turkish A321 for the first time, and will be returning to the US on a Turkish A330, which is a business class product I haven’t yet tried (I’ve previously reviewed their 777 business class, and their ex-Jet Airways A330)
I’m excited to once again be taking a review trip, as it has been too long. I’m really happy with the way this came together, as I’ll get to visit two new countries, will fly two new airlines altogether, and will try several new products on airlines I’ve already flown, all while checking out Istanbul’s new airport.