5 Tips to Consider Before You Volunteer to Give Up Your Airplane Seat

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Last week I was out at sea when the United incident occurred. When I reached port the next day, it was all over the news and I was surprised by all the mis-steps taken by the airline and local airport security.  I’ve always known that the airlines oversold the seats hoping to maximize the space […]

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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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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 […]

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American Airlines Philadelphia to Manchester UK (PHL-MAN) Review A330

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When the amazing British Airways deal popped up for two days in October, I was a bit too slow to jump on a direct flight to London so I ended up with a British Airways codeshare flying Philadelphia to Manchester UK on American Airlines (formerly USAirways) connecting to British Airways onward to London.  The upside […]

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Travel Hacking: Anatomy of my $856 Business Class Ticket to London

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When it comes to finding the travel deals (and travel hacking) you need to be ready.  There have been so many times when I was shut out of a great deal because I wasn’t a member of the frequent flier club of a particular airline, didn’t have this credit card/membership or wasn’t quick enough.  This […]

Global Entry vs. TSA PreCheck – A Security Fast Pass for a Price

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When my international flight lands back in the U.S., I have fun trying to beat my times from plane to curb (need to find a bit of fun at the airport).  Flying back from Lima, I met Noah who played along with me at JFK as we landed and made our way to the specially […]

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Icelandair Business Class – Saga Seat from Newark to Reykjavik (EWR-KEF)

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For my first flight on Icelandair, for my birthday four day weekend in Reyjkavik, I decided to book Economy Comfort class, via my travel agent, which was slightly more expensive that Coach.  The added benefits were that the middle coach seat was blocked so only two people in a row, a whole one inch (1″) […]

Cloud Photos Up in the Air and Around the World for Travel Inspiration

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Inspiration can  be found everywhere if you are open to the message.  Maybe you read a quote everyday (my favorite is the Holstee Manifesto that I keep at my desk) or even your horoscope and it inspired you to action.  Maybe you read a story, watched a video or looked at photos and they moved […]

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Let’s Play with #FriFotos – Travel Fun Around the World

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This week’s theme as the summer comes to a close is Play.  As an adult, I rarely get to play and have fun without a care in the world unless I am traveling.  When traveling, the rules seem to fall away (or at least give me an excuse to ignore them). Much of my fun […]

The final leg of the award ticket journey to Australia – Singapore to Melbourne

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My award ticket to Australia was definitely not for the faint of heart – it consisted of four flights, three airlines, thirty hours flying time and two hotels.  I left on Tuesday night and arrived in Melbourne on Saturday (you miss a day over the international date line).  The upside was it was an award […]