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.Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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