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."

Qatar Airways A350 Business Class Review

TL;DR Beyond Qatar Airways’ QSuites, their A350 offers their best business class hard product. As usual, the soft product shines brightly as well. I was a bit disappointed they did not offer a fruit smoothie for this flight, but I ate enough for days so it’s fine. The Good: Great seat. Not the most private, but great even for a long flight like this. Excellent food and beverages, nifty amenity kit. The Bad: Very slow and expensive wifi. The Noteworthy: Qatar Airways business class is superior to other airlines’ first class. Like, it’s that good.   Miami Airport: Since my...

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How Can American Airlines Return to Market Leader?

Recently, American Airlines stock reached its lowest point in two years. All its competitors, such as United, Delta and Southwest, have seen share prices rise over that time period. In some cases, shares are close to all time highs. What, then, has led investors to shy away from American’s (AAL) stock? I spoke with a few minority investors and some frequent fliers in order to gauge their opinions. I also include my own opinions, as well as some borrowed from Gary Leff from View From The Wing and this article.   How to Improve? Overall, I see four major...

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Etihad First Class Apartment Review Abu Dhabi – Sydney

TL;DR This was yet another magnificent installment of my experiences with Etihad. After an eye opening experience in my first Etihad A380 flight, second experience with their Apartment was wonderful. It surpassed my previous experience by quite a bit. I wish Etihad were more consistent with their crews, as the ones on this flight made all the difference. The Good: Excellent crew and an improved Food and beverage experience, although some of the appetizers were exactly the same as the previous flight. The Bad: Repeat of some food options as on the previous flight. The Noteworthy: Wifi on this...

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Etihad First Class Lounge Abu Dhabi Review

TL;DR The Etihad First Class lounge Abu Dhabi is great, but I would not consider it the best lounge in the world. Although I was able to score one of the Residence lounges for my use (without the butler service, sort of), the whole lounge experience was still great overall. The Good: The food was restaurant quality. The fact that the lounge was literally empty for two hours while I was there allowed me to meet most of the staff and basically have butler service. The Bad: You are now limited to a massage or a Style and Shave...

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Mileage Run 2018 Extravaganza

For me, the year 2018 has been full of new experiences and tons of work. Between the papers due for my degree, to the memos due for law school, I have found myself constrained to a library cubicle or coffee shop table. However, every chance I got, I have been planning mileage runs for my break times, such as Spring, Summer and Winter breaks. Thankfully, I have been able to fly this year during those times, and enjoy a plethora of experiences that I am very grateful for. I planned three mileage runs this year (between redemption runs, and...

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Etihad First Class Apartment A380 Review New York- Abu Dhabi

TL;DR Etihad offers one of the best hard product first classes in the sky. The apartment is one of its kind, and I loved my experience flying it. On this trip, I had the chance to fly them from JFK to AUH to SYD. The flights were amazing, a noticeable improvement from my previous experience flying them from Mumbai to AUH, and from AUH to LAX. The Good: Amazing first class suite, solid food and beverage options, very attentive crew, solid amenity kit. The Bad: The only noticeable thing I found to be bad was the seat was not...

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Etihad Lounge Review New York JFK

TL;DR The Etihad Lounge in JFK is a stunning piece of work. The architecture on the outside is beautiful, and the decorations inside are quite elegant. The lounge is only open around the times the airline flies out of JFK, and only open to Etihad/Etihad partner airlines premium customers. I enjoyed my time there, and appreciated the kindness of the staff. The Good: Beautiful design and elegant bar. The Bad: No lounge for First Class passengers, and made to order food menu was limited. The Noteworthy: There’s a secret lounge for Residence passengers that I could not find.  ...

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Cathay Pacific Business Class Review HKG-SYD

TL;DR Cathay Pacific offers an excellent ground experience in HKG. However, their Business class inflight experience was pretty underwhelming. The food was flavorful, but not of the highest quality, and their lack of mid-flight snacks blew me away. Even American offers snacks on Transatlantic flights. The Good: Excellent Ground experience, solid business class seat. The Bad: We had a two hour long delay, with little explanation as to why. No snacks on a 8+ hour flight. The Noteworthy: Food was underwhelming, and has made me hesitant to fly Cathay Pacific business class again.   Booking: I booked this trip...

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American Airlines Flagship Lounge LHR Review

TL;DR Although I visited before they began major renovations, the lounge still offered a quiet place to work and sit at London’s Terminal 3. However, there are other lounges in the terminal for OneWorld elite flyers that offer a superior experience. The Good: Very Quiet and peaceful environment, easy to find power ports. The Bad: Poor food spread, but they are planning to revamp the lounge food offering in the coming months. The Noteworthy: The PannaCotta they had was delicious, I mean, wow! It was something out of this world. For more lounge reviews, follow this link. Note: This review...

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Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge Review

TL;DR Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First Class Lounge is one of my all time favorite lounges. The massages, the food, the nap rooms, and the finishes are truly amazing. I would hands down recommend this lounge over any other in HKG, even over CX’s amazing The Wing First Class lounge (because of the massages). The Good: basically everything. The Bad: Honestly, nothing major to point out. The Noteworthy: Nap rooms have an amazing view of the runway, if you can try to snag one.   Arrival at HKG I got back from by three days in Hong Kong and...

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