Visiting the TWA Hotel as a Non-Guest

Review: TWA Hotel at New York JFK Airport

On May 15, 2019, the historic TWA Flight Center at New York JFK airport reopened to passengers once again, this time as the TWA Hotel. Seeing the photos of the iconic building, a refurbished Lockheed Constellation displayed in front of the hotel, and of the rooftop pool overlooking the airport, I immediately put the hotel

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Visiting the TWA Hotel as a Non-Guest

Review: TWA Hotel at New York JFK Airport

On May 15, 2019, the historic TWA Flight Center at New York JFK airport reopened to passengers once again, this time as the TWA Hotel. Seeing the photos of the iconic building, a refurbished Lockheed Constellation displayed in front of the hotel, and of the rooftop pool overlooking the airport, I immediately put the hotel

Holiday Inn Washington - Dulles Airport Bed

Review: Holiday Inn Washington – Dulles International Airport

There are more than two dozen hotels to choose from around Washington Dulles airport. While one – Marriott – is right across from the terminal, the others are concentrated in three areas around the airport. Among those are two Holiday Inns, the Holiday Inn Washington – Dulles International Airport and the Holiday Inn Chantilly –

Monarch Airlines: What Happened to One of the UK's Best-Known Airlines?

Monarch Airlines: What Happened to One of the UK’s Best-Known Airlines?

Monarch Airlines was a pioneering airline in the United Kingdom, bringing overseas vacations to a price point accessible to a larger part of the British population than ever before. The London Luton Airport-based airline brought millions of British travelers to their destinations and back over the course of five decades. Then, in 2017, Monarch Airlines

Fifth Freedom, First Class: Onboard Cathay's Flight from Vancouver to New York

Fifth Freedom, First Class: Onboard Cathay’s Flight from Vancouver to New York

Flying Cathay Pacific’s first class on its fifth freedom flight between Vancouver and New York is arguably the most luxurious way to get between the two costs of North America right now. Unfortunately, earlier this year, the airline announced that it would be discontinuing the flight next spring. Looking at its reservation system reveals that

Do Frequent Flyer Miles Expire? Generally Yes, But...

Do Frequent Flyer Miles Expire? Generally Yes, But…

While collecting miles to save on travel is a great idea, it is also important to know the rules of the program you are collecting into to maximize your efforts. It’s especially important to know what the rules are regarding the expiration of your miles. After all, if you, let’s say need 20,000 miles for

SkyEurope: The Story of Central Europe's First Low-Cost Carrier

SkyEurope: The Story of Central Europe’s First Low-Cost Carrier

SkyEurope Airlines was the first low-cost carrier in Central Europe. It was founded in Slovakia in 2001 – two years before Wizz Air was founded in Hungary – and from then, it grew rapidly for the next few years. However, in spite of transporting more and more passengers, the airline never turned profitable. Instead, in

Cathay Pacific Lounge Vancouver

Review: Cathay Pacific Lounge at Vancouver International Airport

Cathay Pacific operates a number of great lounges both at its base in Hong Kong as well as at some of its destinations like Bangkok. In 2006, it also opened a new lounge at Vancouver airport where it operates multiple flights a day. I visited the Cathay Pacific Vancouver lounge back in September when making

Is Spirit Airlines Safe?

Is Spirit Airlines Safe? (Yes, It Is.)

Spirit Airlines oftentimes offers fares that are significantly lower than those of its competitors. Not only that, but it also gets criticized for the quality (or lack thereof) of its onboard service and for its advertising practices. With that in mind, some people question whether or not the airline is safe to fly with. The

What Happened to Pan Am?

Pan Am: What Happened to America’s World Airline?

Pan American World Airways, or more commonly known as Pan Am, is perhaps the closest the United States ever came to having a flag carrier. At one point, it was the world’s biggest airline, and for many, it came to symbolize the golden age of air travel. Decades later, it filed for bankruptcy, and U.S.

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