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After a gross 4:30 AM wake up, we opted for the always-pleasant Aerocar car service to the Vancouver Airport. Our driver picked us up in a spacious Lincoln Towncar, dropping us off at the Vancouver International Transborder Departure within 30 minutes from the house. Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Vancouver Transborder US – PreClearance, Vancouver, Canada – Updated The blurriness of this first photo is representative of my eyesight and alertness at this… Read More

The airport at London Heathrow offers among the greatest quantity of different lounges in the world. Thanks to four separate terminals in Terminals numbered One through Five and an airport that is always in different stages of innovation and rebuild, there is always something new to experience at London Heathrow. Today’s lounge experience was brought to us by Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge; their furthest outpost of a lounge in the Singapore… Read More

Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Vancouver Transborder, Vancouver International Airport, Canada “The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is the best lounge available in the Vancouver Airport US Transborder Departures Area. It offers ample ambient light, plenty of seating, and great tarmac views” This review relates to the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Vancouver Transborder. I’ve reviewed the Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Vancouver Transborder earlier. For a review of the only… Read More

With a comfortable night upstairs at the Fairmont Vancouver International Airport, we rolled downstairs for an easy early morning check in. Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Vancouver Transborder, Vancouver International Airport, Canada “The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge is the best lounge available in the Vancouver Airport US Transborder Departures Area. It offers ample ambient light, plenty of seating, and great tarmac views” This review relates to the Air Canada Maple… Read More

Air Canada offers a fulsome lounge network across eleven different Canadian Cities. With Canada being such a broad country, it’s admirable that they take care of their customers given that their flights are in much smaller capacity than our neighbours to the south. On a visit to the Prairies, I stopped by the local Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge which has to be among the smallest in the overall system. Review: Air… Read More

The first leg of our around the world adventure was on our home carrier Air Canada. Since there is no first class on Star Alliance from our home airport in Vancouver, we had a short hop down to Los Angeles where the real fun was to start. This post is one chapter in our Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and Spain. This trip was booked using… Read More

The first leg of a trip is always among the most exciting. Thanks to the global health pandemic, our first impressions and the lack of other travellers set the stage for a remarkable and unique travel experience. Review: Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge, Vancouver Domestic – “Pandemic Edition” “Visiting The Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Vancouver Domestic during a pandemic, like all other travel, is a vastly different experience. Despite the changes,… Read More

The first leg of a trip is always among the most exciting. In this leg, we set off in reasonable style with the solid Air Canada Executive Class product. This post is one chapter in our trip to Peru and Chile via Air Canada Executive First (Business Class). This trip was booked using Air Canada e-upgrades to upgrade into Air Canada International Executive First class. For more information on how this trip… 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

I woke up at about 5:50 AM and checked out and left my work hotel for the week. I happened to have been driving a beautiful blue Volvo V90 for the week which was a generous upgrade from an Intermediate I had booked at Hertz courtesy of Five Star status. As I arrived to the rental return in Ottawa, I was sad to see this one go. The Ottawa airport is a… Read More