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."

Living in Harmony: Cathay Pacific and China Southern

The last couple of weeks have been very exciting in the commercial aviation world. Most of the news has centered around the three big alliances: OneWorld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance. One of the biggest headlines was that China Southern was leaving SkyTeam. The airline is part owned by American Airlines, a member of the rival OneWorld alliance. This had been speculated for a while, and probably happened because the Delta-influenced SkyTeam had been putting pressure on China Southern. With their departure, the future alliance participation and partnerships of the airline are in question. I want to look into how...

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Complete List of Delta One Domestic Routes

Everyone knows that a lie flat seat is better than a normal first class seat. Most of these lie flat seats can be found flying domestically between the East and the West Coasts. Of all the domestic carriers in the United States, Delta offers the largest number of routes with lie flat seats across the country. They label these flights as part of their Delta One business class. This means different upgrade rules, more on that later. If you ever want to fly on Delta’s best domestic product, here is a list of Delta One domestic routes. Routes and...

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Delta Adds A330neo in Seattle

Delta Airlines has announced that Seattle will be one of the first destinations to get the A330neo. The airline’s newest state of the art aircraft will begin flying out of the Pacific Northwest beginning July 1st.   Routes There will be three primary routes that will begin flying with the A330neo. The routes, along with their initial start date are: Shanghai→ July 1st. Seoul Incheon→ August 1st. Tokyo Narita→ August 31st. The Tokyo Narita route will be flown by an A350 between March 1st and August 31st. By then, the carrier’s new A330neo will begin taking over most of...

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Qatar Airways A320 Business Class Review CMB-DOH

TL;DR Qatar Airways offers what is probably the best narrow-body business class experience. Although the seat is not lie-flat, it sure is better than the seats offered by most airlines in their narrowbody fleets. The soft product was top notch and the service was amazing. Having the whole cabin to yourself is also pretty nice! The Good: All the soft product related details were wonderful. The Bad: The seat was not lie-flat, but that didn’t matter much. The Noteworthy: I was all alone in the business class cabin, and that was AWESOME. Colombo Airport After spending a day in...

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Should Etihad Join Star Alliance? My Takes

Over the weekend, rumors came around that Etihad was close to joining Star Alliance. I strongly believe that joining an alliance would be beneficial for the carrier’s network and passenger load factor. However there are many reasons why the airline should not join an alliance too. There are costs associated with joining an alliance, and at the moment Etihad is not in a financial position to pay them. Assuming they could, and assuming they do join an alliance, should Etihad join Star Alliance compared to SkyTeam?   The Arguments in Favor of Star Alliance The primary arguments in favor...

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Air New Zealand Lounge Melbourne Review

TL;DR The Air New Zealand Lounge Melbourne is a good place to relax before your flight on a Star Alliance carrier if flying out of Melbourne. Ample space, food and what feels like an unlimited amount of drinks are readily available. Considering it is an outstation lounge, it ranks as one of the better ones out there. The Good: So. Much. Booze. I personally don’t drink too much, but there was a whole fridge full of beer, wine and champagne. There was also a good selection of food from the buffet. The Bad: It got quite crowded towards the...

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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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