Starbucks Seattle Airport

Changes Are Coming To Airport Starbucks Locations

While Starbucks most definitely doesn't have my favorite coffee, I do appreciate them when traveling. They're consistent, and a cold brew or iced americano does the trick for me just about anywhere in the world. Starbucks' airport locations are always…

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Beijing Daxing Airport

US Adds New Coronavirus China Travel Ban

In light of the constantly developing coronavirus situation, the Trump Administration has just added some sweeping measures that impact travelers, which will take effect as of 5PM ET on Sunday, February 2, 2020. Presumably these measures will be temporary,…

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National Express Coach – 9

Review: National Express From Heathrow To Gatwick

READ MORE FROM THIS TRIP • Introduction: Starluxing Through A Zombie Apocalypse • Review: Delta Air Lines A320 First Class • Review: The Club Boston Airport (Terminal E) • Review: Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Boston Airport • Review: Virgin Atlantic 787…

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Starlux Airlines A321neo

Introduction: Starluxing Through A Zombie Apocalypse

I'm a sucker for flying new airlines. Whether it's flying to Hong Kong with only two dozen other people on an Air Belgium flight (RIP Air Belgium's huge Asia aspirations), or being served the finest Ghanaian cuisine on Global Ghana Airlines by low altitude…

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American A319

Woman Misses Flight, Claims She Has Bomb In Checked Bag

There are some Tweets going viral from @katiehinsen, who was on an American Airlines flight from Phoenix to Salt Lake City, which was delayed by over 3.5 hours due to an extremely entitled passenger.  All of this involves American flight 648 on Friday,…

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Beijing Daxing Airport

Would You Cancel Trip To China Due To Wuhan Virus?

In light of the widespread coverage of the Wuhan coronavirus, I've received several questions from readers asking if I'd still recommend traveling to or through China. It goes without saying that I'm not a doctor, world health expert, or anything else.…

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Hainan Airlines Dreamliners Business Class

Grrr: Hainan’s 787-9 Aircraft Swap Insanity

Hainan is driving me nuts. I've never seen anything quite like this before... Last December I had intended to review Hainan Airlines' new 787-9 business class, though shortly before departure I was hit with an aircraft swap. I had been monitoring the…

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American 737 Max Business Class – 2

Awkward: American Airlines Downgraded Someone For Me

Well, in all my years of flying American Airlines this is a first for me. My apologies to HUT/G. Earlier I wrote about the tight connection I booked on separate tickets, as I was flying Delta's A330-900neo from Tokyo to Seattle, and then connecting on…

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American 737

My Bad Habit Of Booking Insane Flight Connections

I figured some of you may be amused by what's probably a very bad travel planning habit of mine, but which I kind of get a thrill out of... sometimes? I'm curious if anyone else ever does this. When I take review trips, I often travel on lots of separate…

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Ana New 777 First Suite 2

Introduction: Twice To Tokyo

Welcome to my next trip report, which will more or less be published "live." I've just kicked  off this trip, and can't wait to share the details as we go along. As I've been doing with my "live" trip report format, I'll share the exact routing and how…

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Great Fosters

An Alternative To The Typical Heathrow Airport Hotel

I wanted to write about the upcoming overnight I have at Heathrow, both to shed some light on the reality of my "review trips," and also to get some feedback from you guys. This involves my upcoming review trip, where I'll be flying ANA's new 777-300ER…

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Greenland

Planning A Summer Trip To Greenland (Finally)

Just over three years ago I wrote about how I really wanted to visit Greenland. Life got in the way of that happening (for whatever reason), though I'm happy I wrote about it, because it gave me a lot of planning inspiration for when the time did come.…

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Yakutia Airlines Business Class

Plotting A Trans-Siberian Airline Adventure

I think it's finally time to plan a trip that has been on my radar for a long time, because all of the pieces are slowly coming together. Over the past couple of years I've written about various aspects of commercial Russian aviation that I find incredibly…

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American 737

Is This Insane Mexico Mileage Run Story Real?

Well this has to be one of the most eventful mileage runs I've ever heard of... Twitter user Andrew Kimmel shares his experience doing a year end mileage run. He had just returned to Los Angeles from Indonesia, and found that he was 275 elite qualifying…

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Aircalin New Business Class 1

Considering A New Caledonia Diversion…

A bit over a week ago I wrote about my first review trip of 2020, where I'll be flying ANA's new 777-300ER first & business class, Lufthansa A350 business class, and Delta's new 777 business class. I don't know why I'm even considering doing this to…

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