Latest Posts

Lounge Review: Cathay Pacific The Arrival Hong Kong International

After the nearly 15 hour Cathay Pacific Premium Economy flight from Chicago I had finally arrived in Hong Kong. I arrived just before 8PM local time. During my short stay in Hong Kong I remained on Chicago time so my body thought it was closer to 6AM. Since I slept for about 8 hours in…
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…
Lounge Review: Plaza Premium Lounge (Gate 1) Hong Kong Airport

I arrived at the Hong Kong airport at approximately 1:30AM immediately following my flight from Ho Chi Minh. At that hour there wasn’t much open in the airport. Most of the airline and contract lounges remain closed over night and wouldn’t open until 5:30AM. I didn’t exactly feel like waiting in the empty gate areas…
Lounge Review: American Express Centurion Lounge Hong Kong

Way back in 2014 the American Express Platinum card lost a valuable benefit. Beginning in March of that year Amex Card Members lost access to American Airlines Admirals clubs. This was a huge blow to the card and prompted many to look at other premium credit cards. Since then, American Express has done a great…
Lounge Review: Orchid Lounge Ho Chi Minh (SGN) Airport

After my fourth straight Qatar Airways business class flight during my Qatar Airways Mileage Run I found myself back in Ho Chi Minh airport. I had just a 6 hour layover before my next Qatar Airways business class flight back to Doha. I didn’t want to spend the entire layover in the airport so I decided…
Review: Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Class Lounge Doha Airport

During my Qatar Airways business class mileage run one of the things I looked most forward to was visiting the exclusive Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Class lounge. The lounge is only available to those traveling in Business Class with Qatar Airways or a OneWorld partner. Sadly, OneWorld elite members don’t have access to the lounge…
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…