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Lufthansa Porsche First Class Excitement @ FRA

Lufthansa offers their First Class guests in Frankfurt and Munich, the opportunity to rent a Porsche during their layover. The Lufthansa Porsche First Class Excitement program is a must do if you have or purposely create a long layover. For €99, you get a 3 hour rental in a Porsche 911...

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JetSuiteX Semi-Private: BUR-SJC E135

JetSuiteX offers semi-private flights with flights within California and to Nevada. Flying private can be cheap and this was an option I had on my list to try. They offer flights starting at just $79 each way. I was booking 3 weeks prior to my flight and the other flights...

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Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt FRA

Yes, Lufthansa has a separate Terminal in Frankfurt for their First Class passengers. The only other commercial airline I’ve seen offer something similar is Emirates in Dubai where each level of the airport is based on the class of service you are flying. After landing in Frankfurt from Chicago, I...

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4 Year Anniversary

It’s been over 4 years since I started Palo Will Travel and I’ve enjoyed it every step of the way! I’ve made over 195 posts which is on average 1 post per week. Text messages from readers such as the ones below reassure me that this blog is making an...

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Lufthansa First Class: ORD-FRA B747-8i

Lufthansa First Class has been on my bucket list of flight experiences since I started this blog over 4 years ago and I finally was able to try it out on a recent trip for the World Cup. Lufthansa was just named the 7th best airline in the world for...

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Booking Cathay Pacific First Class with Alaska Airlines Miles

With the farewell of Virgin America, my points converted to Alaska Airlines miles. I now value Alaska Airlines miles as some of the best miles to earn given their sweet spots on international award redemptions! Alaska Airlines offers Cathay Pacific awards from the US to SE Asia for 50,000 in...

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Pro Tip: What to do with extra Foreign Cash?

Upon landing into a country, I typically take out local cash from an ATM using my Charles Schwab card and don’t always spend it all. What are my options to get rid of it? Options: You could spend the cash at the airport prior to departing the country (Excellent option...

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Starwood & Marriott Merger Update June 2018

As mentioned back in 2016, the programs weren’t going to merge until 2018. Marriott has announced that on August 18th, 2018, the Starwood and Marriott programs will merge into a single program. All of your SPG points will convert to Marriott points at a 1:3 ratio. Just this week, Marriott...

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American Airlines Business Class: SFO-JFK A321T

To start my journey to South America, we took American’s Flagship Transcontinental Business Class to JFK on their A321T. It was my first time trying their Premium service to JFK from SFO so I was excited to compare it to American’s International Business Class that I’ve flown countless times to...

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LATAM Airlines Strike April 2018

The last time there was an impact to my travel plans due to an airline crew strike was back in 2013 when Croatia Airlines went on strike. LATAM Airlines crew decided to go on strike due to pay disputes which in turn impacted my travel to Patagonia last month. It...