Trip Reports

Live and Let's Fly
Review: United Airlines 787-9 Business Class Singapore to Los Angeles

This will be a briefer review than my Los Angeles to Singapore outbound flight, but I do want to highlight United’s catering and service out of Singapore for its... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
The Japanese LCCs: Air Asia Japan

Air Asia Japan is back! After dumping its Vanilla Air effort and taking a short break the Asian LCC behemoth reestablished operations in Japan under its iconic red... Read More

TravelUpdate
Review Atlanta Sky Club Terminal F

TL;DR Delta’s game at home is superb. The Sky Club made me want to stay for longer, and the shower suites were top notch. Would recommend this lounge in a... Read More

Travel With Grant
Come Say Hi to Grant this Weekend at FTU Travel Expo / Signature in Chicago

Good morning everyone, happy Friday. I hope you all have excited weekend plans. If your weekend plans involve going to Frequent Traveler University (FTU) Travel Expo or... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Asiana Business Class A321 Seoul To Chengdu

My connection at Incheon Airport was just over two hours. I headed towards transit security, which took about 15 minutes. That meant I had about 90 minutes until... Read More

Andy's Travel Blog
Part 1 of my new trip vlog series is up!

So I am traveling again and I am also videoing my travel again. Have my video skills gotten better since my Patagonia trip? Only one way to find out! The post Part 1... Read More

TravelSkills
Trip Report: Cathay Pacific Airbus A350 SFO-Hong Kong

My body feels like it’s time to wind down and get ready for bed, but my brain is saying, “Perk up, buster! You need to get to the airport and catch a 13-hour... Read More

TravelUpdate
Review: American Airlines MD-80 Business Class

TL;DR American is retiring their MD-80s, so by the end of 2019, there will be none flying in their fleet. Although this can change, I don’t expect it to. I had a... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
The Japanese LCCs: StarFlyer

Does it count as a trip report if all I did on board is sleep? Turns out just getting to that point on StarFlyer was the real challenge. The post The Japanese LCCs:... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Review: Hainan Business Transfer

Bei einem Transfer durch Peking macht Hainan sehr viel richtig. Von privatem Bus, bis Begleitung über Lounge bekommt man ein sehr schönes Paket ... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: United Polaris Lounge Chicago O’Hare Airport

Last December United opened their first Polaris Lounge at Chicago O'Hare Airport. This is their new lounge experience for international premium cabin passengers, and is... Read More

Travel With Grant
How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep in Hotels

Do you sleep well in hotels? Maybe that’s even too broad a question to be asking, or maybe you have a simple yes or no answer. Friends, knowing I spend a lot of... Read More

Michael W Travels
What Did We Try At McDonald’s American Samoa?

While I rarely dine at McDonald’s, I always try to do so when visiting a new country. The main reason is to see what unique, local menu items might be available.... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
Exploring Fukuoka: But why??

I don't know if I failed Fukuoka or if Fukuoka failed me. But after 4ish hours trying to find any semblance of culture or interesting sights I mostly gave up on the... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: The Club at DFW, a Priority Pass Lounge

I made it through security about an hour before my Business Class flight on the spiffy American 787-9.  Since AA dropped Admirals Club access for Citi Prestige... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
VIDEO: Departing San Francisco on the United 747 Farewell Flight

There's nothing quite like passing 2800 feet over the Golden Gate Bridge in a United Airlines 747. This was an incredible moment on a day filled with such special bits.... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
The Japanese LCCs: Peach Airlines

I don’t know that I’ll ever be able to forgive the airline for being named “peach” but using pinks and purples as their palette. But I suppose... Read More

TravelUpdate
Review: British Airways Club Europe Madrid London

TL;DR British Airways disappointed me all around on this flight. Although it is nice to have a lie flat seat on such a short flight, I would appreciate good service too.... Read More

Travel With Grant
PSA: National Park Passes Not Valid at Parks Operated by Contractors

Did you purchase a National Park Pass before the rates went up? If you did, or know anyone who has one, it’s important to remember this! Though the passes are... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Asiana Business Class A380 Los Angeles To Seoul

While I've flown Asiana's first class on this route, this was my first time flying their longhaul business class. I was curious to see how the product stacked up, both... Read More

TravelUpdate
The Millennial Traveler Flight Reviews

In order to index all my trip reports, I decided to make an easy page for all my reviews! This page will be dedicated to all my flight reviews and reports. There is also... Read More

Travel With Grant
​​7 Tips to Maximize your Fun at the San Diego Zoo

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.  I just got back from a great San Diego weekend trip and had an amazing time at the San Diego Zoo, so I... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: The Private Suite LAX

Earlier this year The Private Suite opened at LAX, which is the new uber-exclusive facility for those who want to skip the terminal altogether (and are willing to pay... Read More

One Mile at a Time
Review: Etihad 787-9 & A320 Economy Class Beirut To Abu Dhabi To Muscat

My flight from Beirut to Abu Dhabi was scheduled to depart at 2:30 pm. It's common for flights to depart behind schedule, or unofficially leave a few minutes early. Not... Read More

You Have Been Upgraded
Review: Ryanair 737 Berlin – Bratislava (10 Euro)

Mit Ryanair und einem 10 Euro Ticket von Berlin Schönefeld nach Bratislava ... Read More

Angelina Travels
Video Review: Royal Palm South Beach – Great Last-Minute Starwood Redemption

I just got back from a fun family trip to Miami Beach, which I’m currently missing like crazy because it’s freeeeezing in NJ today. Our original hotel plans... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
The Japanese LCCs: Vanilla Air

Combine jet lag with a late local departure time and my Vanilla Air expectation was mostly to be asleep for the journey. I lived up to my goals, though I still managed... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: American Airlines B787-9 Business Class, DFW-LAX

Before hopping on my long-awaited flight in jetBlue Mint, I had to get to LA first.  American offers multiple flights a day between DFW and LA.  And, thanks to... Read More

TravelSkills
Pushing the Peninsula’s buttons

Last week I took a two-day trip on Cathay Pacific’s new A350 between San Francisco and Hong Kong. While the airline has had the plane for two years, the SFO-HKG... Read More

The Wandering Aramean
The Japanese LCCs: Building an Adventure

How do you follow up an inaugural flight into Japan? For me the answer was hunting down a brand new(ish) airline and a bunch of other LCCs along the way. Come join me on... Read More

Travel With Grant
Vancouver Wonderful Walks #2: Gastown, Yaletown & False Creek Loop

Please check out my first post: Vancouver Wonderful Walks #1: Seawall Loop through Stanley Park You might say I travel a lot, and though many of those miles are spent... Read More