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An Exhausting Day of AA Flight Delays from Philly to Seattle (AA PHL-SEA)

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There’s a first time for everything they say….I just wish it wasn’t me that had to experience it so often.  Over the years, I’ve sat on runways delayed for no reason in the sun and other times sat on the runway because of Airforce One.  With nightmare travel days and travel meltdowns, taxi strikes, train […]

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A Room With a Castle View – Edinburgh Sheraton Grand Hotel Review

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There’s a table full of Scottish shortbread cookies (and healthy apples) that I was drawn to in the lobby at check in – I knew I was going to like it here. Here was the Edinburgh Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa located in Festival Square. My trip was a quick one with only a three […]

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British Airways First Class Review LHR-PHL Avios Award – Mom’s Perspective Wins!

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It’s been a while since I’ve flown British Airways First Class so when the opportunity arose to redeem my Avios points on Mom’s trip directly home from London to Philadelphia, I figured why not give Mom a First Class finish to our luxury Paris & London trip. I already knew what to expect but seeing […]

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British Airways Concorde Room (First Class Lounge) Review at Heathrow

Posted on 3 CommentsPosted in Airlines, Business Travel, Heathrow Airport (LHR), London, Travel with Mom

I’ve read it’s been called “The Millionaire’s Door” and Mom and I got to walk through that door after we passed through fast track security at London Heathrow Terminal 5.  We were greeted at that door by a British Airways staff member who looked at our boarding passes and said “Welcome”.  I opened the nondescript […]

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Africa: How To Plan a 27 Day Safari with an Award Ticket and Luxury Tent

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Going on an African Safari has always been on my list but I dismissed it forever thinking I couldn’t go alone, I didn’t have the money, the time, you name it, I talked myself out of it and put in the “when I hit the lottery bucket”.  Well, since I believe the universe does have […]

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The British Airways Lounge JFK New York with Elemis Spa Review

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The first time I visited the British Airways lounge JFK at Terminal 7, I was with my niece and we had just fled the city that was gridlocked due to a Presidential visit in our own version of the Amazing Race.   I was stress out upon arrival while my niece was eyes full of […]

The Airfare Sale – How to Plan, Pounce and Snag that Great Travel Deal

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It was 6 p.m. on a Thursday when I happened upon Facebook and saw it – the 3 Day British Airways Business & First Class Fare Sale. This great deal was ending at midnight!  I’m not sure how I missed the tweets, the blogs, the Facebook posts and the many other social media adverts about […]

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Westin Malta Review – Luxury Views, Food and Great Service

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Travel diversification means having a points balance in a few hotel, credit card and airline programs can allow you to be spontaneous in your travels.  That’s what happened when my Starwood account drew me to Malta (a country my family had to Google to figure out where I was).  When I was at the Westin […]

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British Airways World Traveller Plus Review (BA PHL-LHR-PHL)

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I’ve been very spoiled over the years flying Club World (business class) on British Airways from Philadelphia to London return for work in my prior job.  Now that has ended, I’ve had to pay my own way to London (yes, I know cue the sad tiny violins) and have done it in a variety of […]

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Two Days in London to Get My British Airways Silver Elite Status Back

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I wanted my British Airways Silver Elite Status back and this is what I did to get that card! My weekend packing should have entailed two outfits that fit into a backpack or duffel bag and yet here I was with my ten day suitcase all ready to go.  When I pack for a normal […]