This is part of the Trip Report So Long Mongolia, Hello SE Asia (December-January 2015) which covers:
- Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
- Bangkok, Thailand
- Chiang Rai, Thailand
- Yangon, Myanmar
- Ngwe Saung, Myanmar
- Mandalay, Myanmar
- Bagan, Myanmar
- Hong Kong
- Orlando, Florida
Catch up by reading the preview, The Banana Pancake Trail to Myanmar Starts This Monday, then the overview, Thailand, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Disney, Home, where the game time decision was made to leave Mongolia for good.
Welcome back to the United States! The welcome wasn’t so welcoming as I was ‘randomly stopped’ my first time using Global Entry. I guess moving to Mongolia raises red flags.
After that restful Cathay flight I had one more to catch from Chicago to Orlando. With only a couple of hours before take off, I needed to find the Admirals Club, take a shower, and shave.
I checked in at the desk, received the shower key, and spent more than the 30 minute allotted time making myself look and feel human again.
Like the JFK lounge, this one gave me one drink ticket which I used to get a ginger margarita, not the best choice. I downed my drink and headed to the gate. The plane to Orlando was slightly underwhelming compared to Cathay First.