The Unaccompanied Flyer

Max Prosperi is a business management major based out of the Midwest. A sophomore 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.

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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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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Review: The Overrated Qantas First Class Lounge LAX

I Finally Got to Visit The Qantas First Class Lounge LAX, To My Surprise, I Wasn’t That Impressed It was recently brought to my attention that I complain and whine too much in my posts and on social media. After this was brought to my attention, I went back to my most recent posts and Tweets and noticed a pattern: I’m a spoiled brat. I’ve been actively working to create more positive content. However, I will not sacrifice honest opinions to appease some readers. That said, I really didn’t care for the Qantas First Class Lounge at Los Angeles International...

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ICYMI Last Week: $10k Travel Voucher, Amex Lounge Coming to Denver, and More

ICYMI Last Week (3.19-3.26): United Issues $10,000 Travel Voucher, American Express’ New Denver Lounge, and Air China’s New Route Must Read News Stories: United Issued a $10,000 Travel Voucher After Involuntary Passenger Bump (TravelUpdate- The Unaccompanied Flyer) American Express Is Opening a New Centurion Lounge in Denver (ViewFromTheWing) Air China’s Newest Route, Houston to Panama City, is Starting April 5th (OneMileAtATime) Qantas Started Flying Nonstop from Australia to the UK (OneMileAtATime) My Favorite Reviews from Last Week: Malaysia Airlines’ New Regional Business Class (The Points Guy – Zach Honig) My Impressive First Experience with American Express Fine Hotels and...

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United Just Gave Out a $10,000 Travel Voucher

After In-Voluntarily Being Kicked Off a United Flight, a Passenger Received a $10,000 Travel Voucher I’m sure we all recall the story of Dr. Dao a few months back. Remember Dr. Dao? Dr. Dao was the United Airlines passenger who was violently removed by Chicago-O’Hare police after United oversold a flight to accommodate deadheading crew members. Though the police are to blame for the violent nature of the removal of Dr. Dao, United handled the situation awfully. United ended up overbooking the flight for crew members just minutes before departure. Passengers were not happy and tensions ran high in the...

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ICYMI Last Week: United’s Dog of a Week, Flagship Champagne, Qatar Comparison

ICYMI (3.12-3.19): United Kills Cabin Pet, Loses Passenger’s Pet, American’s Changing Their Flagship Lounge Champagne, A Blogger Breaks Down Qatar First and Business Class United’s Awful Week: Covering The Dead Dog Saga United Flight Attendant Orders Passenger to Stow Cabin Pet in Overhead Bin, Passenger’s Cabin-Pet Dies During That Flight (LiveAndLetsFly) United Flight Diverts After Pet Loaded On Wrong Flight (OneMileAtATime) United Sends a Kansas Family’s Dog to Japan (ViewFromTheWing) United Charters Private Jet for Dog Sent to Japan (LiveAndLetsFly) United Kills Three Times As Many Pets Compared to Other US Airlines (OneMileAtATime) Must Read News Stories Southwest Kicks...

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