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 Premium Economy Review Miami Madrid

American Airliners Premium Economy in a Nutshell American’s Premium Economy on a transAtlantic flight is good. I don’t think it is at the level with other European airlines, but it is certainly a step up from economy. I was upgraded at check in from economy, and I can say that if this becomes a perk of being Executive Platinum, it would make American a lot more lucrative for elite fliers.  The Good: Seat is wider than first class. Good pillow and blanket. You get a smaller amenity kit than the business class one, but it still has all the...

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Chicago Flagship Lounge Review American Airlines

Chicago Flagship Lounge Review American has really upped its game when it comes to lounges in the US. As far as their Admiral’s Clubs go, I find them to be (on average) better than Delta Sky Clubs and United Clubs. Although I have not tried a United Polaris Lounge yet, American’s Flagship Lounge is truly a game changer when comparing it to what it used to offer.  The Good: Food selection was great. There was a lot of variety and quality was top notch.  The Bad: The lounge can get really crowded closer to peak departure times (usually in...

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Quick Review: Delta 757 First Class Review

TL;DR Delta 757 First Class Review: Delta offers a better product onboard than American or United.The airline’s food options are similar, but the service is much better. Add the IFE Screens and better legroom, and BAM you have a winning product.  The Good: IFE SCREENS. FOR REAL! Delta has real IFE screens to watch TV and movies from.  The Bad: The croissant from breakfast was not warm.  The Noteworthy: Delta has a snack basket in the galley for passengers to grab after the meal.    SJU Airport I arrived very early to San Juan, with hopes of being able...

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Japan Airlines First Class Review Tokyo to Chicago

Note: I took this flight about two weeks before they rolled out their new amenity kits. Besides that, everything on the flight is relevant. See below for the link to see the new kits.   TL;DR Japan Airlines has one of the best first class soft products I have ever experienced. The quality of (most) of the food surpassed that of other first class airlines, such as Etihad and British Airways. The hard product, although worn and not the most private, was good enough for the flight. The Good: Food was excellent. This was the friendliest and most attentive...

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Where to Next with the Qatar Airways A380?

I recently wrote about how Qatar Airways is going to phase out their A340s by the end of the spring. The airline is slowly beginning to focus more on its newer planes, and retiring their older widebodies. This applies to some of their A330s and eventually to their A380s. It seems that the airline has plans to redeploy the A380 to new destinations soon. AirlineRoute reports that the airline will no longer fly the A380 to Perth, nor fly the A380 to Bangkok.   Why is this Happening? Qatar Airways recently launched A380 flights to Frankfurt, after they streamlined...

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Japan Airlines First Class Lounge Narita Review

TL;DR My experience at the JAL First Class Lounge Narita was sub-par. The lounge, although mostly empty the first time I visited, can get quite crowded (like my most recent short visit). The food is the highlight, with fresh sushi made, but the amenities do not make it competitive with most First class lounges in the world. The Good: Fresh sushi, anyone? The Bad: Small-ish lounge, with limited facilities, showers are not as glamorous as in other lounges, no sit down table service. The Noteworthy: In early 2017 (if I remember correctly) JAL removed spa services from their First...

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Should I Keep the Aviator Silver Credit Card?

American Airlines has been on my nerves recently. Between their new AAdvantage Executive Platinum requirements and their losing some of their AAdvantage partners, American has become one of the least beneficial programs out there. Well, they recently made my situation worse, with their new changes on their Aviator cards. Now begs the question, should I keep my Aviator Silver credit card? And the bigger question is, should I break up with AA once and for all?   What is the Aviator Silver? The Aviator Silver card is their premium version of the Barclaycard credit cards. You have probably heard...

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Cathay Pacific First Class Review Singapore to Hong Kong

TL;DR This was my first time in one of the most lauded first class products in the world. Cathay Pacific did not disappoint, however it did not blow me away. Service was the highlight of the flight, but the remaining aspects were less impressive. The Good: First class seats are always great. Service was paramount to the philosophy of the crew. The Bad: Food was good but not wow, I have gotten similar meals on Qatar Airways business class on similar flights. The Noteworthy: There is no wifi on any of Cathay’s 777 yet, this is changing, but the...

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Japan Airlines 787 Business Class Review Dallas to Tokyo

Note: This is a review from about a year ago. I never came around to publishing it until now, it is part of a bigger set of reviews from flights to Japan. Hope you find this helpful, as food and service have changed little, the only difference is in the amenity kits. TL;DR This was my first time flying with Japan Airlines. I had high expectations for the airline, as I personally admire Japanese culture. Needless to say, they exceeded all expectations. It ranks as one of the best business class flights I have ever taken, and I actively...

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End of an Era: Qatar Airways Retires A340 in Summer

Qatar Airways has a rapidly expanding fleet. They have over 200 aircraft in their fleet, and operate an amalgam of Airbus and Boeing aircraft. The airline has been the last carrier in the Middle East to fly the A340. This reign will soon come to an end, with AirlineRoute reporting that the airline will cease to fly their A340s at the end of March, per schedule. I suspect the airline will completely phase out the A340 by the start of summer.   The A340 History with Qatar Airways The A340 was one of the first Airbus widebodies to join...

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