After the new year I flew to Dubai with a friend for a quick visit, my first to the middle east. We landed at 3am in Dubai. Since the Dubai airport is normally a transit point from Europe and Asia the arrival time can be in the middle of the night. Either way we landed... Continue Reading →
It's no surprise that Dubai's flagship carrier, Emirates, is considered to be one of the most luxurious airlines in the world. From pictures I knew it would be at least one of the most ornate, glamorous, ostentatious cabins in a commercial plane, ergo I had to find a way to fly it!
Dom Pérignon or Vintage Krug? Decisions, decisions! My first ever flight on an A380 and I decided that Singapore Airlines was going to be the deserving airline.
One of my favorite things about flying are the lounges. By this I'm not talking about a domestic airline lounge with free peanuts and occasionally a Budweiser. I'm talking about lounges with full restaurants, bars and spas, and more. For my return to JFK from Barcelona I purposefully scheduled a 5.5 hour layover in London... Continue Reading →
These past few days I went to Barcelona to visit a few schools. Well honestly I also went becasue it was an excuse to hop on a plane. Anyway I decided to book a roundtrip flight to London from New York with AAdvantage miles and then pay cash for a roundtrip flight from London to... Continue Reading →
Ever since staying at the St Regis in Florence I was hooked. I currently stay in NYC fairly often, at least once a month, and usually book a cheap SPG hotel like a 4 Points by Sheraton. This time, however, I log on and check prices for this past Friday night and find that since... Continue Reading →
Cumulatively, London has some of the best lounges in the world. Lounges, like everything related to commercial flying, are all based on airline alliances. Since my airline of choice (forced on me more than anything), is American Airlines, I am tied to the OneWorld alliance, which includes British Airways, Japan Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qantas, Qatar and... Continue Reading →
For our stay in Paris I choose the Westin at Place Vendôme becasue the location is top notch. Located across the street from the Louvre Museum, a 5 min walk to the Musee d'Orsay (my favorite) and one less than one block from Angelina's! The only thing is that part of the city is far... Continue Reading →
For my summer break I decided to head to Europe. This is the first trip where I let the restaurants mold the destinations not the other way around. Needless to say I’m super excited as I’m going to try some amazing restaurants, stay tuned for those reviews later. To get from NY to Paris I... Continue Reading →