Sunday, March 29, 2020

Where to Party? New Year’s Eve

If you take a look at the New Year's Roll Call Trip Report you'll notice that the tradition of being out of the country for New Year's Eve began in 2000 in Cancun, Mexico. From there it increasingly improved, went stale for a couple of years, until rebounding.

Abu Dhabi: Country #75

‎Disclaimer: If you're not a fan of the Travel Century Club and its characterization of what is or isn't a country then you may want to stop reading. If you do continue, spare me...

Be Our Guest: Etihad First Class 777 Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles

The captain came on the intercom to inform us that our flight time would be 16.5 hours long. Then he invited us to relax, lie-flat, as Etihad proudly presented - my first class dream service. I half expected Lumière to serenade me when I boarded the Etihad first class flight from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles.

Etihad Arrivals Lounge: Time for a Proper Shave

I was ready to call Uber Abu Dhabi and thought why not stop by the Etihad Arrivals Lounge and find out if the chauffeur service truly wasn't available for those that booked Etihad via AAdvantage. It isn't.

Aloft Abu Dhabi: The Solid Layover Choice

If you're a points person, chances are you will find yourself in Abu Dhabi, my 76th 'country', for one night while to catch your flight to somewhere else. I've never had a desire to visit Abu Dhabi and opted to spend a month in Dubai instead. From what I saw in my short time there, Abu Dhabi is beautiful and may require a more extended visit.

Etihad Premium Lounge: Before & After SSSS Security

Abu Dhabi airport allows American citizens to clear Immigration before they get to the United States. In theory, it's a convenient way for American travelers to deal with security before arriving in the US. In reality, it has a couple drawbacks. First, the Eithad Premium Lounge is located before Pre-Clearance, a factor that must be taken into account before having too many glasses of champagne at the lounge.

Emirates Shower Class JFK-DXB: One More Time

What else can go through your head as you board a first class flight on an Emirates A380? After the customary greetings and the initial glass of champagne, I settled into my seat and heard the announcement: the flight would be delayed due to an electrical issue at JFK.

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah: Pass On It

Going to Dubai is like a scene of out of Coming to America: Taxi: Do you want to go to Queens? Rich fellows should be in Manhattan. Stay at the Waldorf or the Palace. Me: Take us to the most common part.

Emirates First Class to Shanghai: Don’t Stop the Party

Does anyone want to see the same photos that I just posted on my flight from JFK to DXB? I thought not. Instead, I'll focus on what made this flight unique. For starters, I had the caviar and the mezze and some cham...

Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai: Yum, Yum

This is the Emirates First Class Lounge Dubai Review which is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities: NYC JFK Dubai, UAE Shanghai, China Papeete, Tahiti Bora Bora, Tahiti Moorea,...
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