Lounge & Hotel Reviews

KAL Lounge Prestige West Incheon

Review: KAL Lounge Prestige Class West at Seoul Incheon Airport

When Korean Air moved from terminal 1 to terminal 2 at Seoul Incheon airport, it opened four new lounges in the new terminal. Besides a first class lounge and a “Miler Club Lounge” for its own elite members flying in business or first class, it also opened a pair of business class lounges. Prior to …

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Cathay Pacific The Pier First Lounge Review

Review: Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge at Hong Kong Airport

Cathay Pacific operates a few different lounges at its hub in Hong Kong including a pair of excellent first class ones. I visited the two first class lounges for the first time back in 2017, and recently, I had a chance to re-visit both of them during my trip to New York. About a month …

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American Airlines Flagship First Dining at JFK Overview

Review: American Airlines Flagship First Dining at New York JFK Airport

Unlike some other airlines, American Airlines doesn’t operate dedicated first class lounges at its hubs. Instead, it invites both business and first class passengers into its Flagship Lounges. However, at some airports, it operates invitation-only dining rooms – Flagship First Dining – within those lounges. These are currently available at Dallas-Fort Worth, Los Angeles, Miami, …

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American Airlines Flagship Lounge at JFK Seating

Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge at New York JFK Airport

Having extensive operations out of New York JFK, American Airlines operates a Flagship Lounge – as well as an Admirals Club and a Flagship First Dining restaurant – at terminal 8, its home at the airport. Prior to catching a Cathay Pacific flight to Hong Kong, I had a chance to briefly visit the lounge. …

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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 …

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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 – …

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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 …

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Cathay Pacific The Wing First Lounge Champagne Bar

Review: Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge at Hong Kong Airport

“The Wing” is the older of the two first class lounges that Cathay Pacific operates at its hub, Hong Kong airport. While it’s been around for quite a while, the airline most recently opened it in 2013 after an extensive renovation. This review was originally published in 2017 after my first visit to the lounge. …

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CIP Orchid Lounge.

Review: CIP Orchid Lounge at Da Nang International Airport

Da Nang Airport is the third busiest one in Vietnam after Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh. With its new domestic terminal having opened in 2011 and its international terminal in 2017, the airport boasts new and modern facilities. While Vietnam Airlines operates some international flights out of the airport, it doesn’t operate its own lounge …

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