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Lounge Review: British Airways First Lounge Chicago O’Hare International

As a Chicago based traveler I oddly enough I haven’t spent much time in Chicago O’Hare’s Terminal 5. That’s because only international flights on international carriers depart from this terminal. International flights on all US airlines and some international carriers on the other hand depart from the main concourse. Luckily, the start my HKG over…
Introduction: HKG Over MLK

  On Black Friday 2017 I booked a trip to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific. The trip I booked was in Premium Economy on Cathay Pacific from Chicago to Hong Kong to Los Angeles and then back to Chicago on American. Typically Premium Economy fares on Cathay cost upwards of $2,000, but I was able…
How Long Do Cathay Pacific Flights Take To Credit To AAdvantage?

Cathay Pacific Airways is a Hong Kong based airline and which is also a founding member of the OneWorld Alliance. Since American Airlines is also a member of the OneWorld Alliance you can actually earn AAdvantage miles while flying on Cathay Pacific anywhere in the world. Even more appealing, you can also accrue AAdvantage Elite…
Conclusion: Around The World In A Weekend

My Around The World In A Weekend trip was one for the (personal) record books and one that almost didn’t happen. The first flight of my trip departed Chicago just 6 days after I flew 40,000+ miles in a single week during my insane Qatar Airways Mileage Run. I was ready for a break and…
Returning My Bose SoundSport Free Headphones

I’ve been using Bose headphones for the better part of a decade now. Since my first pair of Bose QC2s I’ve owned the QC15, QC20, QC25, and now QC35 headphones. I’ve also had two sets of Bose SoundSport wired headphones. Overall I just love Bose. While their products are a bit on the pricy side…
Why I’m Considering Booking An Emirates First Class Flight

I’ve spent the first part of 2018 trying to come up with a few aviation related goals. For starters, I want to review one or two OneWorld Partner Airline’s First Class products. I’ve already booked one flight in Qantas First Class for later in the year and am trying to decided on which other airline to…
My Least Favorite Part Of Mileage Running

It should come as no surprise that I love the sport of Mileage Running. The best part of Mileage Running is that it’s fun almost entirely throughout. There’s a rush you get when you find the perfect flight or series of flights you want to book. Once you book a leg of a trip or…
American Airlines Adds Shuttle Service Between Chicago And New York

Today was a big day for American Airlines. Earlier today the airline officially announced several additional routes for 2018 and beyond. American added a few international destinations to their route network; namely Budapest, Prague, and Reykjavik. Additionally, the airline added a few new, much less exciting, domestic destinations such as South Bend, IN. The press…
Travel Tech: Mobile Passport – My Favorite Travel App

Recently people have begun asking me an odd question. They want to know what travel related mobile app is my favorite? I say this is an odd question because I don’t use many travel apps. Well, I don’t use many travel apps other than those of airlines and hotels. See, for as much as the…
Review: Cathay Pacific 777-300ER Economy Hong Kong To Chicago

When I set off on my Around The World In A Weekend trip I hadn’t booked a flight home. I know that sounds absolutely crazy, but it’s just the way I like to travel. I like to keep my options open. You never know when that perfect last minute award space may open up. It…