Tagged: Lounge

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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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Credit Card Review: AMEX Platinum

American Express offers many credit cards but the most elite option available to the general public without an invite is their Platinum card. It is an excellent option for the active traveler as the value of the benefits outweigh the annual fee. The current signup bonus ranges from 60,000 to...

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Virgin Australia Business Class: OOL-SYD B737-800

I booked this Virgin Australia domestic Business Class ticket using Virgin America points as typically I fly Coach for short flights. It was just a 90 minute flight from Gold Coast to Sydney, but the service was fantastic! Virgin Australia mainly flies 737-800 planes on their domestic routes which is the...

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Etihad Economy Coral Class: IAD-AUH B787-900

I needed a positioning flight for my AUH-SYD flight in which I used American miles to book Etihad’s new Apartment Class. Getting to Abu Dhabi from LAX can be easy by flying their nonstop flight but it’s on their older 777. Flying to IAD allowed me to try their new plane,...

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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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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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LoungeBuddy

I’ve been using LoungeBuddy since their launch in July 2013 and can’t imagine traveling without using it to determine which lounge I can access during my time at airports. Once you create a profile with all your airline statuses, credit card programs, etc. you are presented with a list of airport...