Trip Reports

Live and Let's Fly
Live Trip Report: Dignity Returns To United Airlines First Class

Greeting from 40,000 feet, as I travel back to Los Angeles from Las Vegas. In celebration of the return of glassware and ceramic cups onboard United Airlines, I took a... Read More

Travel With Grant
Attend FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, December 4 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  If you have no plans this Saturday (December 4), I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Boreal Lodging, Wiseman, Alaska

During our trip up Alaska’s Dalton Highway, we decided to break up both the trip both ways. Theoretically, you can make the entire trip from Fairbanks to Deadhorse in... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
A look at the new Recaro Aircraft Seating Crash-test facility – Economy Class and Beyond at Recaro Aircraft Seating

The Recaro Hybrid Seat Show – Economy Class and Beyond at Recaro Aircraft Seating To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall In this trip report: An Invite to Germany Testing... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
The Recaro Hybrid Seat Show – Economy Class and Beyond at Recaro Aircraft Seating

The Recaro Hybrid Seat Show – Economy Class and Beyond at Recaro Aircraft Seating To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall In this trip report: An Invite to Germany Testing... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
The opening of the new Recaro customer facility at Schwabisch Hall – Economy Class and Beyond at Recaro Aircraft Seating

The opening of the new customer facility at Schwabisch Hall Economy Class and Beyond at Recaro Aircraft Seating In this trip report: An Invite to Germany Testing and... Read More

Live and Let's Fly
Introduction: A Return To Asia

At the outset, I want to state what a privilege it was to return to East Asia…even under the conditions that I did. I have fond memories of pre-pandemic travel to... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: Virgin Atlantic B747 Premium Economy, Manchester to Atlanta

To return home from my tryout of British Airways Club Suites, I chose a Premium Economy product. I quickly discovered that Virgin Atlantic offered PE seats on the upper... Read More

Eye of the Flyer
A Great IHG Certificate Redemption: Kimpton Muse Hotel Near Times Square in New York [Review]

A month after my wife and I ventured to New York for a wedding, we were ventured back East for another couple’s nuptials. This time, our daughter tagged along! We were... Read More

Michael W Travels
Visting The High Line of Bethlehem, PA: SteelStacks Hoover-Mason Trestle

The High Line in NYC is an almost 1.5 mile long elevated public park which was  “built on a historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s... Read More

Travel With Grant
ExpressVPN Black Friday Deal: Get 3 Extra Months Free with 12 Month Plan

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  Black Friday is right around the corner and ExpressVPN wants to get the party started early.  ExpressVPN normally offers a 1... Read More

Travel With Grant
Booking Vacasa Vacation Rentals with Wyndham Rewards Points is Really Easy (Just Call)

Good afternoon everyone.  A few months ago in April 2021, I wrote about My Experience Booking Vacasa Vacation Rentals with Wyndham Rewards Points.  The booking process... Read More

Travel Codex
First Impressions: Qatar Airways Qsuites

Hello from Cape Town. Thanks to an abundance of vacation time from work that will expire at the end of the year. Plus a wife and family who are very understanding and... Read More

Eye of the Flyer
Aloha: A Visit to the Delta Sky Club Honolulu! [Review]

My family recently enjoyed a wonderful visit to the island of Hawai’i. We connected through Honolulu — and had an opportunity to check out the Delta Sky Club airport... Read More

View from the Wing
Report From The Oasis Estate On Richard Branson’s Moskito Island

Moskito Island - right next to Necker Island - was purchased by Richard Branson in 2007. I spent the weekend at the Oasis Estate there. Here's what it's like. Continue... Read More

Travel With Grant
Last Day to Register for FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, November 13 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good afternoon everyone, happy Friday!  If you have no plans tomorrow (Saturday, November 13), I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar (tickets available... Read More

Miles To Memories
Beer, Leaves, Pinball, and a Big House: A Laid-Back Trip to Asheville, NC

I recently returned from a visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. I describe the highlights in my Asheville trip report. The post Beer, Leaves, Pinball,... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT – To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall – Off to Schwabisch Hall, qubixx Stattmitte Hotel 

Off to Schwabisch Hall, qubixx Stattmitte Hotel  To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall An Invite to Germany Testing and Paperwork Off to Heathrow, Terminal 5, and the South... Read More

Will Run For Miles
I Flew in QSuites Four Times in September!

Flying in Qatar Airways QSuites is like drinking fine wine. I never tire of it and it keeps getting better and better!  The post I Flew in QSuites Four Times in... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT – Into Germany, Novum Hotel Rieker Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof

The joy of German Immigration, Into Stuttgart and the Novum Hotel Rieker Stuttgart Hauptbahnhof To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall In this trip report: An Invite to... Read More

Travel With Grant
Attend FTU Virtual Seminar on Saturday, November 13 ($25) or Free with Online Annual Membership

Good afternoon everyone, I hope you all had a great weekend.  If you have no plans this Saturday (November 13), I highly recommend attending the FTU Virtual Seminar... Read More

Miles To Memories
Well…Didn’t See That Coming – Points & Miles as a Digital Nomad Ch. 4

Chapter 4 in my series on using points & miles as a digital nomad covers lots of bumps in the road, plus an unexpected current location. The post Well…Didn’t See... Read More

Michael W Travels
A Stay At The Bellevue Hotel Philadelphia- Unbound Collection by Hyatt!

Philadelphia is one of our favorite places to go for a quick trip (about a two hour drive from home). During our last visit to Philly, we spent a night at the Kimpton... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT – To Suttgart and Schwabisch Hall – BA920 London to Suttgart – CLUB EUROPE

BA920 London Heathrow to Stuttgart – Club Europe  To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall In this trip report: An Invite to Germany Testing and Paperwork Off to Heathrow,... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT – Off to Heathrow and the Heathrow Experience – To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall

Off to Heathrow and the Heathrow Experience (Featuring Galleries South Lounge) To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall In this trip report: An Invite to Germany Testing and... Read More

Live from a Lounge
Flying to France after Covid-19 reopening: Introduction

Starting off a trip report about my recent trip to Paris and Toulouse, to document all the things you should and need to know while planning a trip to Europe in the... Read More

Eye of the Flyer
Review: Delta Italian Ham Sandwich First Class Lunch Meal October 2021 During COVID

Review: Delta Italian Ham Sandwich First Class Lunch Meal October 2021 During COVID The post Review: Delta Italian Ham Sandwich First Class Lunch Meal October 2021... Read More

Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT – Paperwork and Testing – To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall

Paperwork and Testing To Stuttgart and Schwabisch Hall In this trip report: An Invite to Germany Testing and Paperwork Off to Heathrow, Terminal 5, and the South... Read More

Miles To Memories
San Francisco’s Newest Priority Pass Lounge: My Alaska Lounge SFO Review

Check out my Alaska Lounge SFO review, the newest location in the network. Here's our review of the space, food, and service. The post San Francisco’s Newest Priority... Read More

Travel Codex
Review: WestJet Premium B737, Fort Myers to Toronto

To reach Toronto for last year’s journey in the British Airways Club Suite, I took a rather round about routing. Yes, Air Canada and American fly nonstop from DFW; in... Read More

Traveling For Miles
Review: United Airlines Business Class 787-9 Dreamliner (LHR-SFO)

Earlier this year, I booked a fantastic Business Class deal that should have seen me flying to Los Angeles with SWISS and back to Europe with United but with airlines... Read More

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