The Unaccompanied Flyer

Max Prosperi is an aviation management major based out of the Midwest. A freshman in college stuck with the task of receiving an education, he still makes time to fly throughout the world. He’s learned how to maximize earning points and miles, travel cheaply, and fly as a teenager unaccompanied.

Gogo 2Ku is Super Fast – Streaming Concerts and More on American Airlines

American Airlines is among three major US-based airlines to install Gogo’s new satellite-based wi-fi service in some of its aircraft. The first American Airlines aircraft to receive the service was N102UW previously operated by US Airways. Gogo 2Ku has been available on American Airlines since last July though on just a select few aircraft. I finally had the opportunity to experience American’s new Gogo 2Ku in-flight wi-fi on my way to Punta Cana. The service proved to be even faster and more reliable than I had expected.

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Swimming at The Airport – VIP Lounge Punta Cana Review

The VIP Lounge Punta Cana offers guests an array of standard airport lounge amenities. Typical amenities include free soft drinks, espresso drinks, basic alcoholic drinks, lite finger foods, areas to work and relax, and power outlets. The VIP Lounge Punta Cana in Terminal B offers all of these amenities plus one very unique amenity. Guests visiting the VIP Lounge in Terminal B also have access to a full-sized outdoor swimming pool with fantastic views.

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After 15 Year Drought, St. Louis Reconnected to Europe – WOWAir Inaugural Event

After a 15 Year Hiatus, St. Louis Gets First Nonstop Flights to Europe Thanks to WOWAir At the airline’s peak, Trans World Airlines (TWA) served 3 European destinations from its main hub, St. Louis-Lambert International Airport. Nonstop flights were offered between St. Louis, Missouri and Frankfurt, London-Gatwick, and Paris-Charles De Gaulle. Following American Airlines’ acquisition of TWA, only flights to London-Gatwick remained. In 2003, American Airlines finally pulled the plug on St. Louis’ last remaining Trans-Atlantic route. For the next 15 years, St. Louis-Lambert International Airport, serving a metropolitan area of nearly 3 million, was without a nonstop flight to...

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Major American Airlines Network Changes, ORD-PEK Ending

American Airlines Is Ending Chicago (ORD) to Beijing (PEK), Adding The Boeing 787-8 to Cancun American Airlines has released an outline of the airline’s route plans moving forward. The update details changes coming to both its North American and international route network this winter. The updates, for the most part, aren’t that surprising except for the end of one major route. Here’s an outline of some of the changes. American Airlines is Ending Chicago to Beijing This October The biggest change to the airline’s route network is the decision to end service between American’s Midwest Chicago hub to Beijing,...

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Preview: The Stunning United Polaris Lounge San Francisco

The United Polaris Lounge San Francisco Might Be The Most Amazing Lounge in the United States After a somewhat lengthy delay, United Airlines finally unveiled the airline’s second Polaris Lounge. The United Polaris Lounge San Francisco is set to open its doors to eligible passengers on April 30th. This comes over a year and a half since the airline’s first Polaris Lounge in Chicago opened. Though loyal United flyers might not have enjoyed the persistent delays, they were certainly worth it. The United Polaris Lounge San Francisco is a behemoth of a lounge boasting 28,000 square feet. Not only is the...

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American Airlines Unveils New Stand Up To Cancer Livery

American Airlines and The Avengers Team Up With Stand-Up to Cancer Using an Airbus a321 American Airlines teamed up with Marvel’s The Avengers to promote Stand Up To Cancer, one of the leading cancer awareness organizations. Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and American Airlines began their partnership in 2016. American Airlines saw Stand Up To Cancer’s innovative and bold take on cancer awareness and decided they were the perfect organization to work with. The collaboration was a multi-million dollar project aimed at spreading public awareness. This year, the collaboration between American and SU2C was taken to another level. At American...

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What You Need to Know About The Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard

Barclays Just Launched an Amazing New Card With Airline Transfer Partners, Here’s What You Need to Know Barclays launched the brand new Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard yesterday alongside a new miles transfer program. The Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard was a long-awaited travel credit card that built a lot of speculation. We finally know what’s part of the Arrivals Premier World Elite Mastercard. Here’s everything you need to know about the Barclays Arrivals Premier World Elite Mastercard. The Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard – What Is It? The Barclays Arrival Premier World Elite Mastercard is Barclay’s...

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Testing The Benefits of American Express Platinum Concierge Service

At $550, the American Express Platinum Card isn’t cheap but it’s loaded with benefits. One benefit that often goes unused is the American Express Platinum Concierge service. I decided to test the limits of the concierge service. I ended up with dinner at Craig’s in WeHo and 5th-row seats to a Lorde concert. Here’s how.

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My First Stay at an Airbnb: An Amazing Stay in SoCal

My First Stay at an Airbnb was Amazing — Will I Continue to Stay at Airbnbs Over Hotels? I belong to the generation that pioneered Airbnb and whose willingness to avoid chain hotels elevated the vacation rental application to unprecedented success, yet I only just completed my first ever stay at an Airbnb. I might belong to the Airbnb generation, but I just can’t motivate myself to ditch chain hotels. Why I Still Like Chain Hotels The main reason boils down to consistency. Consistency at Starwood Hotels, my preferred hotel chain, has never been an issue. However, that might change...

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ICYMI Last Week: April Fools and Airlines, More Cuba Flights, Some Great Reviews

ICYMI (3.26-4.2.18): Airlines Take on April Fools-Again, US Airlines Were Awarded Additional Cuba Slots, and a Bunch of Great Trip Reports Must Read Stories: WestJet’s April Fools Prank (OneMileAtATime) Emirates + Virgin Atlantic’s April Fools Pranks (LiveAndLetsFly) Delta Lowers Award Pricing to Asia (ThePointsGuy) A Bumpy Flight Aboard Delta Air Lines (ThePointsGuy) 5 US Airlines Awarded Cuba Slots (LiveAndLetsFly) United’s CEO Stole Sand from his Beach House (ViewFromTheWing) Trip Reports I’m Reading: China Eastern First Class PVG-LAX (OneMileAtATime) A Flight on American’s Retro 757 (ThePointsGuy) The Overrated Qantas First Class Lounge at LAX (The Unaccompanied Flyer) Lucky’s Intro to TAAG...

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