Walkabout: Pittsburgh

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On our way to PITT

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American Express Centurion Lounge Las Vegas

 

I had a quick trip to the American Express Centurion Lounge Las Vegas. A few months ago. I was excited to finally make my first visit. On previous jaunts through LAS I was either running late or traveling via a different terminal so having time and being in the right terminal finally had its privileges.

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Travel Tool: Hilton Kansas City-Keyless Entry (Digital Key)

 

 

Hilton is finally expanding their keyless entry program and I’m excited to have a chance to try it out at the Hilton Kansas City Airport. At the moment I’m under the impression they have 23 locations worldwide that offer this feature, where until a few weeks ago it was a whopping one hotel. I didn’t pick this property because of this but I’m happy I get to check it out. Plus thought the end of November you get a bonus 2500 Hilton Honors points for using it. Here’s a link to the promotion. I’m hopeful that I’ll get the bonus points, it seems you don’t need to register for the promotion, just check in via the mobile AP, so cross your fingers.

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Review: Hyatt Place Fort Myers Florida

Back in June Hyatt offered a really great status match opportunity (its way beyond dead now). If you registered for the promo and in eight weeks stayed 12 nights not only would you get their top tier status (Diamond) through 2016 but you’d also get four upgrade certificates.

For me this promo was available at the perfect time. I had already qualified for top tier with Hilton and Starwood and I enjoy those brands, but I was looking to diversify a bit and try out other hotel chains and see what they had to offer. But, being spoiled if you can call it that these days, I was used to free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and on occasion great upgrades based on my status. So starting at the bottom with zero status was not happening.

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Review: Doubletree Suites Naples Florida

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Several months back I got to work on my suntan in central Florida on the gulf side. While I was in Fort Myers, I spent a few nights at the Doubletree Suites Naples Florida.

It was a sleepy little hotel and offered up a pretty decent spot to rest my head. After checking in I went up to the room and was happily greeted with a nice two room suite. Yippee!! Well there all suites Dummy. Continue reading

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Did You Miss Me?

Let’s be honest I’ve been a bad blogger. In the past four months I’ve not posted much. I’d like to say I’ve been on vacation hanging out at all the great hotels of the world, flying seven star airlines and just relaxing with my family.

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Only 40 segments and 50,988 miles flown between 8/1 and 10/30

Unfortunately, it’s been quite the contrary. I’ve been traveling like a beast since August 1st. In fact I’ve been out of town every week since. Yup that’s 13 straight weeks. With 10 of those weeks being out of town Monday returning Friday on the last flight of the night.

At least a few of those were family trips to Hawaii and Disneyland, but the majority were work related. Trust me, I’m not complaining. I’ve gotta eat and have a roof over my head, and without a job that’d be a little tough.

So I’ll do better and post a lot more than I have. So c’mon back I hope you missed me and are ready for a little adventure again.

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Amazing Delta Customer Service, Seriously

I don’t fly Delta a lot but when I do I’m generally impressed with the ground service and service in the air. The staff I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with have generally been friendly and willing to help you out. During the summer I had a trip to Florida and it was actually cheaper to fly Delta in first then any other airlines in coach. Well that was a no brainer a transcon flight in first vs any other airline in coach. Giddy up.

Well everything went as planned on the first flight from Florida to Atlanta, not much to expect on a 1 hour flight. Once I got to Atlanta, I had about 54 minutes to transit terminals and make my connection to San Francisco.  This was barley enough time to get terminal to terminal let alone stop and get food. My flight left at 9:59 PM from ATL, I knew they wouldn’t have a full meal but I was hoping for something. Well my idea of something and Delta’s were very different. The flight attendant came buy with a snack basket, from what I recall it was not more than Bischoff Cookies and chips, not even warm nuts. I thought ok, this sucks but I’ll make do with the options they sell in the back.

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Review: Airspace Lounge Cleveland

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On a recent trip to Cleveland I had the opportunity to visit the Airspace Lounge. It was close to 6 PM and the lounge was dead. I was the only person there for the 30 or so minutes I was hanging out. Airspace Lounges are a private company not affiliated with any specific airline. But as an American Express Platinum card holder I had complimentary access. Continue reading

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Got Cash? Don’t Bother, Admirals Club To Go Cashless

 

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Well it looks like American Airlines Admirals Clubs will go cashless as of October 1st. I was at the St. Louis location this week and saw this sign in a couple different spots in the lounge. I can’t say I’m surprised, it’ll probably make reconciling nightly cash and monies from the bar and day passes way easier. I can’t imagine that the clubs bring in that much cash on a daily basis, and having to balance those funds has got to be a pain the butt.

In any event I’d call this a good thing it’s a minor change that I think most won’t notice. So make sure to bring your credit card to the lounge starting Thursday.

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My Daughter’s Famous… Well Sort Of

 

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Getting ready to hear the “Bing Bong Song” for the first time as part of the movie

Ok so she’s not famous…Yet. Though, as a parent of a four year old, I’m incredibly excited for my daughter’s feature film voice debut in the newest Pixar release Inside Out. She only has 4-6 lines in the whole movie, but when I hear them I know it’s her and that’s all that matters. Her voice is one of many that plays young Riley. In her case it’s the 3 year old memory of Riley playing hockey and singing the “Bing Bong Song”. Listen for it in the first 10 minutes. Continue reading

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