I just scored a free Admirals Club (airport lounge) pass valid through July 31st thanks to my “Klout Score”. Your Klout Score measures your social media importance, connectedness, influence, or something like that. I’m sure I should have a better explanation as a blogger, but that’s all I got. My Klout score was a 58 and that scored me a pass that I immediately was able to print. Update: seems… Read the Rest.
The morning of our scheduled return from London, we were awoken early by my husband’s phone regularly going off with a warning that our booked US Airways Envoy Suites award flight was delayed…and delayed more…and then delayed even more. It was pre-dawn when we realized we would mis-connect in Charlotte due to the delay. I tried calling US Airways to make sure we had proactively been put on the next… Read the Rest.
I think airline lounges can be quite useful for families (or individuals) who travel frequently. I am personally very partial to those clubs that have “family rooms” so that your kiddos can play in a safe and confined area at the airport without you having to constantly tell them to come back, watch out, don’t touch that, etc. As far as I know US Airways Clubs don’t have family rooms… Read the Rest.
On our last night in London, my husband’s phone rang in the middle of the night (this is never good, though because of the time difference it wasn’t that late in the US). It was an automated call from US Airways that said…..We are calling because of a change to your flight number (long pause) from (long pause) London Gatwick (pause) to Charlotte (pause). Your flight is now scheduled to… Read the Rest.
A couple of months ago I had the fortune of being able to snag a last minute flight on the A380 in Lufthansa First Class from Frankfurt to San Francisco. I think I have been delaying blogging about the details as it is kind of waiting to open the last present on Christmas morning…it is like if I write about it, it is over. But, it is over, and it… Read the Rest.
As you may or may not have read, the cost for an annual membership for the United Club is increasing beginning in January 2013. The previous cost for a one-year membership was $475 for a non-elite member and the new cost will be $500. Memberships with a spouse are going by as much as $100. A $25 increase for an individual membership isn’t terribly substantial by itself, but it does… Read the Rest.