Plaza Premium Lounge Heathrow – 4

Review: Plaza Premium Lounge Heathrow Terminal 2

I had a 6:50AM Brussels Airlines flight from London Heathrow Terminal 2, so I got to the terminal at around 4:45AM. Terminal 2 is used primarily by Star Alliance airlines, though I've reviewed all the Star Alliance lounge options, including the lounges…

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Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow – 14

Review: Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Terminal 2

I had a quick overnight at Heathrow Airport, as I arrived shortly before 9PM, while my flight the next morning was before 7AM. I was lucky in the sense that both my arriving and departing flights were out of Terminal 2, so this presented a great opportunity…

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United Polaris 767 – 8

Review: United 767 Polaris Business Class

I spent the night at the Marriott Newark Airport (which I've reviewed before, so I won't be reviewing it this time around), and early the next morning I headed to Newark Airport bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (or something like that) for my daytime United…

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La Compagnie Business Class A321neo – 3

Review: La Compagnie A321neo Business Class

And the award for the most improved airline goes to... La Compagnie is an all business class airline that began flying between Paris and Newark in the summer of 2014. I flew the airline shortly after they launched, and had a "meh" experience. However,…

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Salon Icare Paris Orly Airport – 11

Review: Icare Lounge Paris Orly Airport

I got to Paris Orly Airport at around 12PM, plenty early for my 2:30PM La Compagnie flight to Newark. I initially struggled to find La Compagnie's check-in counter. Orly Airport has four check-in "sections" (I don't think they're actually necessarily…

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Le Bus Direct Paris – 13

Review: Le Bus Direct (Paris Airport Bus)

I believe this will be my first-ever review of a bus here at OMAAT, though I figured I might as well... I was arriving at Paris Charles de Gaulle, and I had a flight out of Paris Orly a bit over six hours later. So after working from the arrivals lounge…

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Filed Under: Air France/KLM, Trip Reports
Air France Arrivals Lounge Paris – 7

Review: Air France Arrivals Lounge Paris CDG

I arrived at Paris Charles de Gaulle around 8AM, and I had a flight out of Paris Orly at 2:30PM. My first stop was the Air France Arrivals Lounge, both to get a shower, and also to get some work done. This isn't Air France's fault, but I despise Charles…

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Air France A350 Business Class – 3

Review: Air France A350 Business Class

While I've flown Air France several times before, I specifically flew them from Toronto to Paris because I wanted to fly the A350. Toronto is currently the only North American city to which they fly the plane, and it's a new addition to their fleet.…

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Filed Under: Air France/KLM, Airline Reviews
Plaza Premium Lounge Toronto – 6

Review: Plaza Premium Lounge Toronto Airport

While I spent most of my long layover in Toronto at the Air France-KLM Lounge (I'm not actually sure why), I did briefly stop by the Plaza Premium Lounge located right across the hall, as I figured I might as well review it. Plaza Premium actually has…

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Air France Klm Lounge Toronto – 14

Review: Air France-KLM Lounge Toronto Airport

The first segment of my trip was on Air France's brand new A350-900 from Toronto to Paris. While the flight was only departing at 6:45PM, I ended up getting to Toronto Pearson Airport before 12PM, as I wanted to make sure I didn't miss my connection,…

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Air France A350

Introduction: A Week Above The Atlantic

I just wrapped up my last trip report, and now it's time to get started with the next one! Unfortunately this trip doesn't involve road tripping with Tiffany through Transylvania, but rather this is intended to just be a really efficient review trip,…

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American Admirals Club Miami – 18

Review: American Admirals Club Miami Airport

After checking out the Turkish Airlines Lounge Miami this morning, I figured I might as well knock out another review. In this post I wanted to review one of the Admirals Clubs in Miami, which I visit constantly, but haven't yet written about. American…

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Filed Under: Airport Lounge Reviews, American
Turkish Airlines Lounge Miami – 12

Review: Turkish Airlines Lounge Miami Airport

Last week Turkish Airlines opened a lounge in Miami, making it only their fifth lounge outside of Turkey (complementing their lounges in Bangkok, Moscow, Nairobi, and Washington). This is exciting because it's a Priority Pass lounge, making it the only…

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Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class – 37

Review: NEW Virgin Atlantic A350 Upper Class

Boy was I excited to fly Virgin Atlantic's A350-1000! Not only was it my first time flying Virgin Atlantic in several years (and I love Virgin Atlantic), but it was also my first time experiencing their new Upper Class. Lastly, the A350-1000 is one of…

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Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Heathrow – 18

Review: Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse Heathrow

The Virgin Atlantic Upper Class experience at Heathrow has historically been one of my favorite business class ground experiences in the world, and I was looking forward to seeing how it was holding up. I'll keep this review relatively brief, and won't…

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Impressions Of The New Louis Armstrong New Orleans Terminal

It's not every day that you get to fly out of a brand-new terminal on its first day open, but that is precisely what I, and thousands of other passengers, experienced in New Orleans on Wednesday, November 6th. Due to a stroke of luck (or misfortune,…

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Hyatt Place London Heathrow – 8

Review: Hyatt Place London Heathrow

We had one night in London, as we were arriving at around 3PM from Bucharest, and were departing the next day at around 12PM to New York. We were going back and forth about whether to stay in the city or near the airport. Eventually we decided to just…

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Filed Under: Hotel Reviews, Hyatt
Tarom Business Class A318 – 2

Review: TAROM Business Class A318

I don't know why I was so excited about flying TAROM business class, given that intra-Europe business class is rarely anything to get excited about. I guess there were potentially a couple of reasons: -- TAROM is one of the last several airlines belonging…

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Tarom Lounge Bucharest Airport – 12

Review: TAROM Lounge Bucharest Airport

To return from Bucharest to the US we booked a discounted business class ticket to New York -- we booked TAROM A318 business class from Bucharest to London, and Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 business class from London to New York. In the next installment…

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Filed Under: Airport Lounge Reviews, Other Airlines