Review: American Express Centurion Lounge, George Bush International Airport, Houston, Texas, USA This review is of the American Express Centurion Lounge in George Bush International Airport Houston. For our experiences at other American Express Centurion Lounges, please see our reviews of the American Express Centurion Lounge Seattle Tacoma International Airport, the American Express Centurion Lounge Las Vegas, the American Express Centurion Lounge Dallas Fort Worth or the American Express Centurion Lounge San… Read More

United Airlines offered widebody service on a Boeing 777 between Denver and Houston. It’s a far better experience than the tiny narrow bodies that typically fly between US domestic hubs and other routes in the network. In addition to the smoother ride, it was my first time in United Business Long Haul after our Chicago – Sao Paulo flight went mechanical some 3 years ago. United AirlinesUA 313 – First Class (P)DEN… Read More

This post is one chapter on our trip to Atlanta, Georgia on United Airlines and Air Canada. This trip was booked and credited to Aeroplan. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index. If you enjoyed this post, please follow us here or on social media through Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for more travel tips… Read More

It has been a long while since I’ve flown United Airlines. Since they’ve cut frequent flier earning on most paid economy fares to 50% miles, and most transborder fares can be more expensive than their domestic ones, I’ve switched in the last 3 – 4 years over to Alaska which consistently earn 100% EQM. Add a lack of available business class reward seat space, and I haven’t had much reason to fly… Read More

This is a review of the Plaza Premium Lounge Transborder at Vancouver International Airport, Canada. Please see here for a review of the Plaza Premium Lounge Vancouver Domestic. It was another 3 AM wake up with a 10 minute snooze this morning. I had the house all to myself today as MrsWT73 went down to Atlanta with her work colleagues a day earlier. I left the house at 3:45 AM and took… Read More

Trip Planning and Preparation: This trip was essentially a tag onto one of MrsWT73’s work trips. Atlanta Georgia, USA isn’t somewhere I would have typically put on top of my wish travel list. When I looked up hotel pricing, and saw most of the rates were around $300 USD a night “a la New York Style”, I thought it was a good opportunity to take advantage of a company paid hotel room…. Read More

Every year on November 11, Canadians from all across the country gather at Canada’s War Memorial in downtown Ottawa for the National Remembrance Day Ceremony. Organized by the Canadian Legion, it is the ceremony that stands in Remembrance of all that have fallen in the name of Canada in campaigns around the world. Being a government town, ten’s of thousands arrive to spectate the ceremony, in addition to national television broadcasting of… Read More

Review: The Westin Ottawa Tonight’s stay was courtesy of MrsWT73, who happened to be in town on business. She was staying at the Westin Ottawa. My business travel budget doesn’t allow me the luxury of staying at this hotel, since the rates are always 30-40% more than the older Sheraton in downtown. The Westin does have the better location being closest to the Byward Market and many more restaurants than deserted downtown… Read More

Review: Air Canada Business Class, Canadair Regional Jet 900, Halifax – Ottawa As in the way out, I used Air Canada E-Upgrades courtesy of Elite Status to upgrade this flight from an economy fare. The E-Upgrades expire every year and I had little use for them otherwise. I eventually headed down to the concourse to look for my departing flight. It was a pretty serene experience, unlike the crowds you can experience… Read More

My flight was set for the mid-afternoon, and after the morning’s events, I headed up to the airport. I returned the rental car, happy to have made it out of the snow belt, and headed to the mostly deserted departures hall of the Halifax airport. Surprisingly, there was a Clearwater fresh lobster vendor immediately in the airport. I can’t recall ever seeing a lobster kiosk in an airport, let alone fresh lobster… Read More