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Review: British Airways Galleries Lounge New York JFK

After spending the night in New York during my Qatar Airways Mileage Run I woke up early and took the subway back to JFK airport for my next Qatar Airways flight back to Doha. Once at JFK and through security I found myself in the duty-free area within JFK’s Terminal 7. As I had about an…
British Airways Gold vs. American Airlines Executive Platinum

This is it. 2017 appears to finally be the year that I earn American Airlines Executive Platinum elite status. Executive Platinum is my white whale. In 2015 I flew over 50,000 miles before June and was well on my way before my life changed forever. My company announced plans to sell to a competitor and…
British Airways To Fly The A380 To Chicago O’Hare

Today was a big day for British Airways and a few cities in the United States. In today’s press release the flagship carrier of the United Kingdom made several announcements. The highlight of the press release is the introduction of a new route between London Heathrow (LHR) to Nashville (BNA). British Airways announced they’d be flying…
I Finally Experienced The Airbus A380 and Loved It

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 10 years since the Airbus A380 completed its first commercial flight. Until just a few years ago I had never even seen an Airbus A380 in person. I remember when the aircraft was first introduced all of the press coverage about its groundbreaking size and over the top opulence. With features…
Booking AAdvantage Award Tickets with British Airways Avios

British Airways and American Airlines are both part of the OneWorld alliance which means they often share award space. If an award seat is open on American Airlines, chances are it can be booked using another OneWorld Alliance currency. The process is fairly simple and has improved since the first time I booked an American…

In January 1970 Boeing introduced the beautiful 747 Jumbo Jet. The jet quickly became a symbol of the jet age. The beautiful “hump” on the 747 was introduced in order to house the vast computer network required to maintain flight, but allowed cabin versatility and a vast area for cargo which could be loaded through…