Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Fall fun in the Windy City – Return to a much busier O’Hare Terminal 5
Return to a much busier O’Hare Terminal 5 Fall fun in the Windy City In this adventure: Still trying to keep it different Great. A Broken Down Coach… Cathay Pacific Lounge, Heathrow Terminal 3 AA99 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare Avid Hotel, Chicago O’Hare Hyatt Regency O’Hare Airplane Art from...
Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Fall Fun in the Windy City – Nigthtime Adventures with the iPhone 14 Pro
Nighttime Adventures with the iPhone 14 Pro Fall fun in the Windy City In this adventure: Still trying to keep it different Great. A Broken Down Coach… Cathay Pacific Lounge, Heathrow Terminal 3 AA99 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare Avid Hotel, Chicago O’Hare Hyatt Regency O’Hare Airplane Art from the...
Live and Let’s Fly
Review: Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge Doha (DOH)
The Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge in Doha (DOH) remains a superb lounge and is now open to all oneworld business class travelers. I recently spent several hours here prior to my Qatar Airways flight to Copenhagen and again prior to my American Airlines flight to New York and...
Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Fall Fun in the Windy City – A different take on the Chicago Deep Dish Pizza – Pequod’s Pizza
A different take on the Chicago Deep dish Pizza – Pequod’s Pizza Fall fun in the Windy City In this adventure: Still trying to keep it different Great. A Broken Down Coach… Cathay Pacific Lounge, Heathrow Terminal 3 AA99 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare Avid Hotel, Chicago O’Hare Hyatt Regency...
Eye of the Flyer
No Such Thing as Free (Late) Lunch: My 2022 Caesars Celebration Dinner at Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill
My annual (for now) Caesars Diamond status features a nifty benefit: a yearly $100 credit towards a “Celebration Dinner” redeemable at select restaurants on Caesars properties. I had only a few weeks left until my 2022 Celebration Dinner expired. My wife and I keep threatening to visit Vegas again by...
Loyalty Traveler
Central Madrid Photo Walk – Royal Palace and Almudena Cathedral
There was no way I would sit in a hotel room for my only day in central Madrid, even if it was 35C/95F on the streets in July. Google Maps showed the Royal Palace about 25 minutes walk from IHG’s Hotel Indigo Princesa and I aimed to see at least...
Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Fall fun in the Windy City – Table for One, Time for Food
Table for One, Time for Food Fall Fun in the Windy City In this adventure: Still trying to keep it different Great. A Broken Down Coach… Cathay Pacific Lounge, Heathrow Terminal 3 AA99 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare Avid Hotel, Chicago O’Hare Hyatt Regency O’Hare Airplane Art from the Hyatt...
Loyalty Traveler
Review: Hotel Indigo Madrid Princesa
IHG’s Hotel Indigo Madrid Princesa is a great location in central Madrid for tourists. In spite of the 35C/95F temperature in the blazing sun on the Fourth of July 2022 I ventured outside for a few hours walking to explore Madrid for the first time. The Royal Palace was a...
Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Fall fun in the Windy City – Airplane Art from the Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Into the USA and the Avid Hotel, Chicago O’Hare Fall fun in the Windy City In this adventure: Still trying to keep it different Great. A Broken Down Coach… Cathay Pacific Lounge, Heathrow Terminal 3 AA99 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare Avid Hotel, Chicago O’Hare Hyatt Regency O’Hare Airplane Art...
Travel Codex
Review: ANA Boeing 787 Economy Class, Tokyo Haneda to Los Angeles
At Tokyo Haneda Airport, the majority of international flights depart from Terminal 3 and ANA’s check-in counters are located in the D/E area. For this flight, I arrived at approximately 6:30 PM and the check-in counters were fairly empty. I verified my documents, dropped off my bag and had my...
Live and Let’s Fly
A Remarkable 24 Hours In Algiers, Algeria
While you certainly need more than 24 hours to adequately explore a country or even a city, you can accomplish a lot in 24 hours. In this post, I will recount what I saw over a 24-hour period in Algiers, the capital of Algeria. 24 Hours In Algiers: What To...
Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Fall fun in the Windy City – Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Hyatt Regency O’Hare Fall fun in the Windy City In this adventure: Still trying to keep it different Great. A Broken Down Coach… Cathay Pacific Lounge, Heathrow Terminal 3 AA99 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare Avid Hotel, Chicago O’Hare Hyatt Regency O’Hare Airplane Art from the Hyatt Regency O’Hare Night-Time...
Sam Chui
Trip Report: A Flight to Mount Everest
Video Our helicopter (operated by Manang Air) was one of the first to take off at sunrise around 6:20 am from Kathmandu Airport. There are many helicopter operator offering tours to see the majestic mountains in Nepal but there’s only a small window of the season to do this. I’d...
Economy Class & Beyond
TRIP REPORT: Fall fun in the Windy City – Into the USA and the Avid Hotel, Chicago O’Hare
Into the USA and the Avid Hotel, Chicago O’Hare Fall fun in the Windy City In this adventure: Still trying to keep it different Great. A Broken Down Coach… Cathay Pacific Lounge, Heathrow Terminal 3 AA99 London Heathrow to Chicago O’Hare Avid Hotel, Chicago O’Hare Hyatt Regency O’Hare Airplane Art...
View from the Wing
Review: Alila Fort Bishangarh, Rajasthan, India
Though I've been to India many times, it's been several years since I've made the trip. And while I'm familiar with Hyatt's Alila brand, I haven't yet visited one in the Mideast or India. So I was happy to hear from reader Doug Hess after his recent trip...