USAirways Envoy flight from Paris, a bittersweet flight

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Today, March 31st is the last day of USAirways as an airline.  Tomorrow, on April 1st (not lost is that it is April Fools’ Day), the new American will emerge from the merger of the two airlines and my loyalty program shifts from the Star Alliance to One World.  I’m sad to lose my Star […]

LOVE Park in Philly

American Airlines Lounge PHL Review (AA PHL Terminal A West)

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The perk of flying on a business class international ticket is the lounge access.  Over the years,  traveling solo, the lounge has been a good place to have a quiet seat, charge my phone and not worry about my bags when I want to use the bathroom (one downside of solo travel is getting someone […]

Pink flowers in Changi Butterfly Garden

Butterfly Garden in Changi airport – a relaxing layover in Singapore

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When was the last time you saw a butterfly?  Up close and personal?  For most of us, I would imagine that we’ve all see the caterpillar stage but rarely the butterfly in our daily lives.   Sure you can go to the zoo, but how often do you really do that?  For me, I hadn’t […]

Easter Island sign at airport

Flying LAN from Easter Island to Lima – Leaving the Maoi Statues Behind

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I was ready to continue my South American adventure by flying from Easter Island to Lima rather than back to Santiago where it began just a week ago. I had redeemed for two one way British Airways award tickets for the trip using their partner, LAN.  One flight was New York (JFK) – Santiago (SCL) – […]

Positioning for the award flight to Santiago – the PHL to JFK car service

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We all know that the award flights are technically not “free” – at some point in the game, you’ve spent money on a credit card, spent time squeezed into a plane seat or maybe you bought miles.  So while I’ve redeemed many points for my “free flight” paying only a small amount in taxes, what […]

Livingstone Airport, Zambia

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Visiting Victoria Falls, you have the choice to stay on the Zimbabwe or Zambia side of the falls.  I was staying in Zimbabwe but would fly out of Livingstone airport in Zambia so not sure what qualifies as visiting a country but since I had to pay for a visa just to go to the […]