Travel Tips & Advice on “airlines”

The Always Excellent Lufthansa Senator Lounge in Frankfurt Airport Concourse “B”

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The Lufthansa Senator Lounges are uniformly excellent. Whether it be food, bathrooms with automatic doors, a spa, showers, computers, ample work space, contemporary and modern lighting, and on, and on, and on. There is a difference between Lufthansa’s Business Class Lounge and Senator Lounge in all […]

Economy Class on United Airlines 777-200 from Chicago-Frankfurt

United Airlines flight #944 to Frankfurt (FRA) from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) leaves at 2:30p and arrives at 5:45a the next day. Flight #944 is usually our go-to choice when connecting from Frankfurt on to “somewhere” because its early arrival time makes it convenient. Today’s 777-200 left completely full, one hour late because of […]

How to Plan a Multi-Country Trip

I suggest visits to: the excellent Bulgaria Travel website  and if that isn’t enough, contact their very responsive staff for more detailed information; and Exploring Macedonia, Air?  We stick like glue to United Airlines and Star Alliance partners, and purchased a United Airlines round trip ticket from Chicago-Frankfurt, connecting to a non-stop Lufthansa flight, Frankfurt-Sofia, capital […]

Flying United Airlines First Class Chicago-Newark, Economy Class Newark-Oslo

An exciting Cruise through the Arctic Polar Region was scheduled to begin on Quark Expeditions Sea Spirit in two days which eased the pain traveling to Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen. There is no easy way to Longyearbyen and we needed air from Chicago to Newark, Newark to Oslo, an overnight in Oslo, and one final flight from […]

Information About Planning an Arctic Trip to Spitsbergen

Air?  United Airlines is our carrier of choice and flies non-stop from Newark to Oslo.You’ll have no trouble finding a carrier to Oslo, a major destination. Inter air between Oslo-Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen (LYR) is a different kettle of fish. No airline flies non-stop internationally to Longyearbyen, gateway for most Arctic cruises. SAS and Norwegian Air fly […]

A Spitsbergen (Svalbard, Norway) Cruise above the Arctic Circle

Marine Steve and I have slowly worked our way through: Chimpanzees and Mountain Gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda; Penguins in Antarctica; the “Big Five” and other animals on safari in Africa; the only Asiatic Lions and Wild Asses in India; and the Galapagos Islands. What’s left? Plenty! Polar Bears and Lemurs are now at the […]

Transportation Choices To and From Dublin Airport and Around Ireland

As we disembarked, United personnel announced, “US Citizens must allow three hours for check in and security when flying back to the United States from Dublin”; we’d worry about that in 12 days. Cutting edge, filled with light, and easy to navigate Dublin Airport was a cinch. A fast walk through Immigration and by the time […]

To Dublin’s Fair City from Chicago: United Airlines 757-200 Economy Class

It’s always something but we expected problems at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport since this trip to Ireland took place during the Air Traffic Controller and FAA budget cuts which caused massive air traffic delays across the United States. A particularly annoying part of the slowdown was that United boarded passengers on time and then made an […]

What to Know About Planning a Trip in Ireland

Hiking the Kerry Way was the focus of this trip to Ireland but our window of opportunity only allowed 14 days. The Kerry Way would take eight days. And after adding two days flying  Chicago to Dublin, a day to recuperate from jet lag, two days in Dublin, and a day flying home, other important […]

Easy to Get Around Dalaman Airport, Turkey

I’ve already uploaded several videos of Turkish Airlines Lounges but it still floors me how even the smallest airport manages to have a nice Turkish Airlines, or CIP Lounge for travelers. Dalaman Airport certainly didn’t disappoint when we checked in for an early morning flight. Yummy pastries, coffee machines that took either a mechanical engineer […]