Category: Airports

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Qantas First Class Lounges: SYD & LAX

During my recent trips to and from Sydney, I’ve been able to enjoy the Qantas First Class lounges by utilizing my Oneworld Emerald status (AA Executive Platinum). The Sydney lounge is ranked in the Top 10 Lounges in the World so I had high expectations when going for the first...

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How to spend a long layover in Dubai (DXB)

With a 20 hour layover before my flight to Dallas from Dubai I decided to checkout what the Dubai Airport (DXB) and UAE desert had to offer. Landing at 6AM I decided to head to the First Class Lounge to relax until the city woke up. It was my first time flying...

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Cathay Pacific Lounges @ HKG (The Pier, The Cabin & The Wing)

During my recent trip on Cathay Pacific First Class, I was able to enjoy my layover in Hong Kong by utilizing their lounges. After deplaning from CGK I went for the trifecta of lounges. I started at The Pier then to The Cabin and finally to The Wing. My gate...

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Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse SFO

During the holidays, I was flying Virgin America during the time that Virgin Atlantic operates it’s flights to London. The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse is only open during the flight times which creates very limited hours for being able to use it. Virgin America allows all Elevate members, Main Cabin Select...

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Unique San Diego Airport Runway Experience

I’ve flown over 100 flights in and out of San Diego International Airport (SAN) and always have experienced the single runway limitations. A few planes take off and then a few planes land. The air traffic controller is always shuffling schedules to make sure they match when planes are in...

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Airport Lounge Access

Most travelers never even think about gaining access to the elite Lounges inside the airports. I used to always think you must be traveling First Class or have elite status with the airline. That is no longer the case with more reciprocal access programs now available to the occasional traveler. The...

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AMEX Centurion Lounge SFO

During my Thanksgiving travels I was able to check out the new Centurion Lounge which opened a few weeks ago at SFO Terminal 3 (United).  I was flying Delta out of Terminal 1 but you are able to get into Terminal 3 as long as you have a boarding pass...

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Getting to SJC

SJC is my secondary home airport and parking at the airport ranges from $15-30 per day depending on the area you choose to park (http://www.flysanjose.com/fl/travelers.php?page=parking/p_overview&subtitle=Parking+%7C+Overview). Over the past few years I’ve taken CalTrain, ridden SuperShuttle, utilized Uber car service and parked near SCU to reduce my cost. CalTrain: $5 each way from...

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Getting to SFO and using the SFO AirTrain

SFO is my primary home airport and parking at the airport ranges from an exorbanant $18-45 per day depending on the area you choose to park (http://www.flysfo.com/to-from/parking). Over the past few years I’ve taken CalTrain, parked at Millbrae BART, ridden SuperShuttle and utilized Uber car service to reduce my cost. CalTrain:...