The Millennial Traveler

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Conrado has been a passionate AvGeek as long as he can remember. He travels often between his two homes- one in Houston, where he is a full-time student at Rice University, and the other in San Juan, where his entire family lives. He says "I want to inspire my generation to get on their feet and explore the world, and help them maximize their time, money, and points to make these experiences within their reach."

American Airlines New York Barcelona Business Class Review

Note: I took this flight on January 2017. It’s been a while, and I have taken similar flights since. The product has hardly changed, except for the amenity kits which the kit itself has gone from good to absolute trash. I hope you enjoy this trip report down memory lane.   TL;DR American has really stepped up their game on Transatlantic Flights. Although not the best airline to cross the Atlantic, the improvement over their previous product(s) is noticeable. Their 777-200ER with the Zodiac style seats are not as bad as people make them sound. Wifi, good food, and...

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British Airways First Class Review London to Miami

Note: I took this flight in March 2017, before the new First class and Business class improvements were implemented. I am only publishing this report as a means to index my flight reviews. I hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane!   TL;DR British Airways offers the better first class experience from London to Miami. Although they do not offer wifi, and a mediocre First Class product overall, BA has an improved product over AA First Class. If the airline plans on competing with other carriers, such as Air France and SWISS, they need to up their game....

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American Airlines Business Class Review LAX to Hong Kong

Note: I took this flight a few years back (November 2017). Very few things have changed on the soft product, and the hard product remains the same. I take this flight usually twice a year, and I decided to use my original impressions, as compared to my current, underwhelmed impressions. If anyone notes anything that is off in the current flights, let me know and I will add a note. Thanks for reading!   TL;DR American offers a good option for an upgraded economy class ticket from LAX-HKG. The airline has a solid set of amenities, some of which...

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British Airways Galleries First Lounge T3 London Review

TL;DR British Airways Galleries First Lounge Terminal 3 London Heathrow is not as nice as their T5 facilities. Although they accomplish what is expected of a First Class lounge, it lacks any special touches or any wow factor. Food was alright for what I was expecting, although I only had pastries. The lounge is a far cry even from the Concorde Room at T5. This was the last lounge I visited this time around at London Heathrow Terminal 3. The Good: Quiet and ample space to work, easy to find a seat with a power outlet. The Bad: No...

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No1 Lounge London Terminal 3 Review

TL;DR It is one of the better Priority Pass lounges out there. It offers a lot of amenities, but many of them are sold separately. I had a late flight to Miami, and wanted to try out some of the extra amenities, which were on the extra side. The day rooms are nice, but very cramped, but they do include a shower. The lounge itself was packed. I don’t know if it would be worth staying there too long. The Good: Peaceful comfortable bed for a three hour day room. The Bad: It costs extra, and the room is...

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Concluding Thoughts On American Airlines Improvements

This article is a part of a multi piece opinion on how American Airlines can regain investor confidence, passenger loyalty and general good public perception. For the index of the articles, see here. Click on any heading to see my full comments on each topic!   For the past weeks, I have been commenting on what I think that American should do to make investors, passengers and employees happy. My main issue lies with the American C Suite, who seem disconnected from all three major stakeholders in the company. If American is to return to market leader, they need...

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Qatar Airways A350 Economy Class Review DOH-KWI

TL;DR Although this was a very short flight, the service and attention to detail by Qatar Airways blew me away. I was in ECONOMY and got better service than what I would get in business class in some US and European Carriers. The Good: Spacious seat, no one in the middle seat and nice IFE. Food served was also decent for the short flight. The Bad: It’s not really a bad, but there is no way QR made any money on this flight (see next point). The Noteworthy: The flight was about 30% full, there were 6 people in...

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Japan Airlines Business Class Review Tokyo to Dallas

TL;DR Japan Airlines is by far one of my favorite airlines. They offer some of the best food in the sky in business class, and service is impeccable. With wifi on their 787s, Apex Suites business class seats and good amenities, it’s tough to beat them. The Good: Great food, great service, great plane. The Bad: Basically nothing, I have no complaints! The Noteworthy: Try to order part or the whole Japanese meal, it is an experience!   Arrival at Gate: After spending some time at the JAL Sakura Lounge, we walked to the gate. Once there, we realized...

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American Airlines AAdvantage Improvements

This article is a part of a multi piece opinion on how American Airlines can regain investor confidence, passenger loyalty and general good public perception. For the index of the articles, see here.   American’s AAdvantage program is one of the most diverse programs in the world. They offer reasonable prices for sAAver awards, a variety of partners throughout the world, and the opportunity to redeem for First Class on other carriers. For elites, the program is sub par. The airline program is not a good deal for mid and low level elites. American has a lot to improve...

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American Airlines Investments in Economy Class

This article is a part of a multiple piece opinion on how American Airlines can regain investor confidence, passenger loyalty and general good public perception. For the index of the articles, see here.   American doesn’t just need to improve in the premium aspect of their product, but also in their economy cabin. If they want to lure passengers away from airlines like Spirit and Southwest, they need to offer a competitive product. There are many things wrong with economy flying in the US, compared to other airlines around the world, but let’s just focus on what American should...

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