October 15, 2018

Photo Review: Lufthansa Lounge, Boston Logan Airport (BOS)

Lufthansa Lounge Boston Logan Airport, Boston

Location: Terminal E, take elevator opposite gate E11 up to 4th floor
Access: Star Alliance Gold card holders and Miles & More HON and Senator card holders; First Class and Business Class passengers on a Star Alliance flight
Opening hours: 2pm to 10:30pm

Photography: Michael Pannagel
Date of visit: October 4, 2018

October 14, 2018

Photo Review: Iberia Business Center, Madrid Barajas T4 (MAD)

Iberia Business Center, Madrid Barajas Airport T4

Location: Terminal 4, Landside, close to VAT Refund Authorization
Access: Iberia business class passengers flying on any oneworld operated flight; oneworld emerald and sapphire status members flying on any oneworld operated flight
Opening hours: Daily, 6am to 11pm

Date of visit: October 5, 2018

October 13, 2018

Photo Review: Iberia VIP Arrivals Lounge, Madrid (MAD)

Iberia VIP Arrivals Lounge, Madrid Barajas Airport

Location: Terminal 4, Arrivals Hall, floor -1
Access: Iberia business class passengers arriving on a same-day flight longer than 4 hours on Iberia/Iberia Express/Air Nostrum whose final destination is Madrid; Iberia Plus Platinum, Plus Gold and Singular members arriving on a same-day flight longer than 4 hours on Iberia/Iberia Express/Air Nostrum whose final destination is Madrid
Opening hours: Daily, 24 hours

*This lounge is operated by Premium Air Rooms, an airport hotel.
Date of visit: October 4, 2018

October 11, 2018

Review: Iberia A330 Business Class, Miami-Madrid

Iberia A330 Business Class meal, Miami to Madrid

Flight: IB6118
Departure time in Miami (MIA): 22:50, actual 22:54 (Concourse E)
Arrival time in Madrid (MAD): 13:35 +1, actual 13:25 +1 (T4S)
Aircraft: Airbus A330-300 (Miami, EC-LZJ)
Seat: 4A, changed to 5J
Duration: 8h 45m, actual 8h 31m
Date of flight: October 3, 2018
*This is an award ticket, (42,500 Avios plus 800SEK) Business Class flight #169

October 10, 2018

Photo Review: American Airlines Flagship Lounge, Miami (MIA)

American Airlines Flagship Lounge, D30 Miami Airport (MIA)

Location: Concourse D, near Gate D30
Access: OneWorld emerald and sapphire members; First Class and Business Class passengers on a oneworld operated flight; AA ConciergeKey passengers traveling on a oneworld operated flight
Opening hours: Daily, 4:30am to 10:30pm

*Opened late November 2017
Date of visit: October 3, 2018

October 9, 2018

Photo Review: American Airlines Admirals Club, Miami (MIA)

Admirals Club Gate D30, Miami International Airport

Location: Concourse D, near Gate D30, entrance to the left of the reception
Access: oneworld emerald and sapphire members; First Class and Business Class passengers on a oneworld operated flight; AA ConciergeKey passengers traveling on a oneworld operated flight; AA Admirals Club members and one day pass holders; Alaska Airlines Board Room members
Opening hours: Daily, 4:30am to 10:30pm

Exploring Miami

Bayside Market Place Miami

Last week, I visited Miami for the first time where I spent my first night at an airport hotel (as I was arriving in the evening) and at the Hilton Miami Downtown for my second night. My first full day was spent visiting Miami South Beach (where else would I go first 😉), Lincoln Road Mall, Bayside Market Place and Calle Ocho among others. On my second day, I joined a group for the Everglades National Park tour and later in the afternoon, went to see the Art Deco District and Ocean Drive before heading to the airport for my late night flight back to Europe. Taking public transportation is very easy and some buses/metros are free 👍 In case you are traveling to Miami and wondering which places to visit, here are some of my travel tips.

October 8, 2018

Photo Review: Hilton Miami Downtown

Hilton Miami Downtown 1 King Bed Biscayne Bay & Downtown Miami View

Date of stay: October 2-3, 2018
Address: 1601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, FL 33132, USA
Room: 1 King Bed, upgraded to 1 King Bed Bay View
Rate: 143.52 USD
How to get here: From the Airport, take the train to the Airport Station. Change to RAIL (Dadeland South direction) and get off at Government Center. Change to MMO (Financial District direction) and get off at Adrienne Arsht Center Metro Mover Station. The hotel is a few minutes walk from there.