The Resort Traveler

A teen traveler fresh out of high school who loves to create vacation masterpieces without breaking the bank. He loves flying and relaxing at hotels, and you can explore Tyler's world here.

The First Time I Flew First Class

Background: Wow! Talk about a throwback post! The first time I flew First Class was through a complimentary upgrade on Delta in 2014! I wrote about the process on How I Scored a Free Lie Flat Upgrade yesterday. I was super ecstatic that my first time in domestic First Class would be on an internationally configured plane with lie flat seats! Flight Details: Delta Air Lines Flight 611 Los Angeles (LAX) to Honolulu (HNL) Plane: Boeing 767-300 Seat: 8B The Flight: Window Seat Center Seats Welcome Drink Previously, the seats were Business Elite for Delta. I had booked a seat...

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How I Scored a Free Lie Flat Upgrade

Background: Free Lie Flat?! A long long time ago back in the olden days (circa 2014) I had Delta Silver Medallion. At the time, they just announced complimentary medallion upgrades from the Mainland to Hawaii. I was really happy with this announcement because my family and I absolutely love going to Hawaii. During the early summer, I started looking at LAX-HNL flights. I noticed that the 8am flight was operated by a Boeing 767-300 that was internationally configured. The flight would continue on to Nagoya, Japan. I then studied the flight for a couple weeks, and noticed that over half...

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LAX to HNL Domestic Lie Flat First Class Flights

LAX-HNL Domestic Lie Flat: I remember a couple years back when US-Hawaii planes were all really old and there wasn’t many (if any) domestic lie flat seats for Mainland to Hawaii routes. Back in 2014, I found one domestic lie flat flight from LAX-HNL. DL 611, operated by a internationally configured 763 because it continued on to Nagoya, Japan. My Silver Medallion upgrade cleared, and I was flying in a Delta One seat! (Previously Business Elite). Nice way to start off my Hawaiian vacation. For what I remember, it was the only flight from LAX-HNL back then with lie...

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Review: Delta Comfort Plus 757 Transcontinental JFK-LAX

Background: I wrote about how when I landed from my inbound flight from Berlin, I checked my app to check on the status of my flight from JFK-LAX. SEAT CHANGE! From 27, to row 25. I was quite excited for a second, because I knew I was originally only 2 rows behind Comfort Plus! But then I thought it could have been an equipment change. Turns out it wasn’t, and I was in Comfort Plus! Woooo! I checked the standby list and my original seats in row 27 were given to standbys. Maybe the gate agent thought to upgrade...

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Try A New American 787-9 for $50

Background: American 787 Deal American has some nice fares on their 787-900 from Dallas to Los Angeles! There’s a American 787 deal on November 4th for $50 in the Main Cabin. Availability is kind of dwindling for other dates, so check while you can! There’s a Flyertalk thread on it.   What’s cooler is that American’s new Premium Economy is installed on this 787-900 and it’s treated as a Main Cabin Extra Seat! So if you have elite status (Alaska MVP Gold, AAdvantage Platinum and up), you essentially can nab a Premium Economy seat for just $50 at time of...

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Delta 767 Main Cabin Transatlantic Review

Background: After my horrible experience on the outbound legs, first being stuck in Atlanta overnight. Then, flying the transatlantic flight for 9 hours with No In-Flight Entertainment, I was hoping my flight home would be much more pleasant. The night before I logged into to check-in and was really excited when Delta Comfort Plus was showing free for my Berlin (TXL)- New York (JFK) flight! Too bad it was a glitch, which I wrote about. Sad face. I did get an upgrade to Delta Comfort Plus on my New York (JFK)- Los Angeles (LAX) leg which I’ll review tomorrow!...

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Marriott FREE Night after 2 Stays Promotion!

I’m actually a bit surprised that this promotion is going on! Marriott rewards is offering a free night in a (Category 1-5) after 2 paid stays at any participating hotel worldwide! But, it’s for new members only and I assume many of you readers have a Marriott Rewards account already. This may be shocking but I don’t have a Marriott Rewards Account. Woah really? Yup. I normally stay and book with my parents who do have Marriott Rewards accounts. How do I still partake in this promotion if I already have an account? 1) Do you have kids over 18?...

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Review: How Great Is The Waldorf Astoria Berlin?

Background: I was originally going to stay at the Ritz Carlton in Berlin, but then during my extensive (ahem, one day) layover in Atlanta, I found out that Visa Signature Hotels had a 3rd night free promotion for Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and Curio! I’ve always wanted to stay at the Waldorf Astoria Berlin, as their rooms look gorgeous online and it’s only 4 years old! The third night free made the stay a really good price, 320 EUR for the first 2 nights and the 3rd night free in a Twin Junior Suite! The total came up to right...

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České Dráhy First Class Review

Background: I love being in First Class now! For my European Trip, I booked all First Class seats for my connections from city to city, except for the first leg from Zurich to Salzburg because I arrived a day later than anticipated and missed my originally booked First Class train. To get to Berlin, I booked a First Class Prague to Berlin train and it was only 15 USD more to upgrade my ticket from 2nd class to 1st class. It often costs only a bit more than 2nd class, and I totally think the extra space is worth it!...

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Review: Best Marriott I Have Ever Stayed At

  Background: Honestly, I’m going to start off with the fact that I was not expecting this to be an amazing Marriott. The pictures online looked nice, but nothing super special. It was completely unexpected how amazing the Marriott was! Having stayed at a handful of Marriott’s, who would have thought the Prague Marriott would be the best one I have ever stayed at? For my Summer European Trip, I needed to find a hotel in Prague! For some reason, the week I was in Prague the hotels were not as cheap as they normally are. A bit frustrated,...

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