September 9, 2018

Photo Review: Austrian Senator Lounge, Schengen Vienna Airport (VIE)

A copy of Schiele´s painting inside the Austrian Senator Lounge, Schengen Vienna Airport

Location: Terminal 3 Gates F Schengen, Level 2
Access: Star Alliance Gold card holders and Miles & More HON and Senator card holders; First Class passengers on a Star Alliance flight
Opening hours: 5:30am to 10:30pm

September 5, 2018

Photo Review: Austrian Business Lounge-Schengen Vienna Airport (VIE)

Austrian Business Lounge-Schengen, Vienna Airport (VIE)

Location: Terminal 3 transit area, Level 2
Access: Business Class passengers on a Star Alliance flight; Star Alliance Gold card holders and Senator card holders
Opening hours: 5:30am to 11:30pm

September 2, 2018

Exploring Venice

View of Santa Maria della Salute, Venice

Last week, Mike and I went to Venice and spent a few days exploring the city known as the "City of Canals" and "City of Masks" among others. It was a dream come true being able to visit Saint Mark´s Basilica, Piazza San Marco and of course watching the people enjoy their gondola ride (we didn´t try it ourselves). There were churches, canals and squares everywhere and the restaurants were always full of tourists enjoying Italian cuisine (the pizzas and the pastas). In case you are traveling to Venice in the future, here are some of my travel tips.

September 1, 2018

Review: Hilton Molino Stucky Venice

Rooftop pool, Hilton Molino Stucky

Date of stay: August 27-28, 2018
Address: Giudecca, 810, 30133 Venezia VE, Italy
Room: King Guest Room, upgraded to King Deluxe Room with View (30 sq. m)
Rate: 189.25 Euro + 5 Euro city tax per person
How to get here: From the Airport, take public ACTV bus number 5 or ATV bus to Piazzale Roma. From there, take Actv public water bus line 4.1 or 2 to Palanca. The hotel is a few minutes walk from there. The hotel has its own shuttle from Piazza San Marco from 8:40am to 11:45pm. Cost is 7.50 Euro per person per stay.

August 29, 2018

Photo Review: Hilton Garden Inn Venice Mestre San Giuliano

Hilton Garden Inn Venice Mestre San Giuliano

Date of stay: August 26-27, 2018
Address: Via Orlanda, 1, 30173 Mestre VE, Italy
Room: King Room
Rate: 123.95 Euro + 3.10 city tax per person
How to get here: From the Airport, take bus number 5 or 19 and get off at Via Orlanda. From Mestre Train Station, take bus number 15 and get off at Via Orlanda.

August 24, 2018

Review: British Airways Business Class, London Heathrow-Vienna

British Airways business class meal, London Heathrow to Vienna

Flight: BA706
Departure time in London Heathrow (LHR): 19:15
Arrival time in Vienna (VIE): 22:30
Aircraft: Airbus A321 (G-EUYT)
Seat: 1C 
Duration: 2h 15m
Date of flight: August 20, 2018
*This is a revenue ticket (complimentary upgrade), Business Class flight #168

August 23, 2018

Photo Review: The Qantas London Lounge, Heathrow T3 (LHR)

Cocktail Bar, The Qantas London Lounge Heathrow

Location: Terminal 3 Lounge B
Access: First Class and business class passengers on a flight operated by OneWorld; Emirates First & Business class passengers; Qantas Platinum One, Qantas Platinum and Qantas Gold frequent flyers; Emirates Platinum & Gold Skywards members; OneWorld Emerald and Sapphire members
Opening hours: Daily, 8am to 9:15pm

*This lounge opened in November 2017

Photo Review: Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge, London Heathrow T3 (LHR)

Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge, London Heathrow

Location: Terminal 3, Lounge C. Entrance is to the right of the reception at the start of the hallway.
Access: Cathay Pacific First Class passengers; First Class passengers on a flight operated by a One World airline: One World Emerald members plus one guest; Marco Polo Club Diamond members
Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 05:30am-10:30pm; Sun, 7:30am-10:30pm