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On our United Airlines flights from Doha – Dubai – Washington Dulles, we had a brief stopover back in Dubai. We made the most of this by enjoying the contracted Marhaba Lounge in Dubai Terminal 1. This post is one chapter in our trip to the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and the Maldives on United Airlines and Etihad Airways. This trip was booked and credited to Aeroplan and Etihad Preferred Guest. For… Read More

Plaza Premium has a strong foot print in Canada, serving many of the Canadian airports in its larger centres. As one of the newest lounges in it’s network, I set out to review the Plaza Premium Lounge Domestic departures in Terminal “B” at Vancouver International Airport. I was expecting an average location but I was actually quietly impressed by what this place had to offer. Review: Plaza Premium Lounge, Domestic Departures, Terminal… Read More

Its never fun or exciting when scheduled flights plans go wrong. Our returning flight back to North America sustained a lengthy delay that left us in Lima for an extra day. 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… Read More

Review: The Pearl Lounge, Marrakech International Airport, Marrakech, Morocco I had heard lots of horror stories about the Marrakesh airport. Most of the reports online recommended arriving at least 3 hours in advance of the flight. The issue appeared to be long queues and bureaucratic checks. At about T-180, we departed the hotel. A taxi was only 70 Moroccan Dirhams and we were dropped off in less than 10 minutes. The Le… Read More

Review: Pearl Lounge, Arrivals Hall, Marrakech, Morocco We entered the building and walked towards immigration. There is a strange arrivals lounge available to Priority Pass members called the Pearl Lounge so I thought we could go check it out for interest’s sake. Accessing the Lounge: It’s located immediately before immigration. We located the reception. Access today was granted courtesy of Priority Pass. The receptionist couldn’t get the Priority Pass electronic card reader… Read More

Review: Skyteam International Lounge, Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver, Canada. I got off work at around 3PM and made it home to pack up the house. I had a late-night the night before getting everything done at work and was relieved to have left the office early. I drove up to YVR and met MrsWT73 whom had just finished work. We parked at her aerospace employer parking lot and walked up to the… Read More

This post is one chapter on our trip to Park City, Utah, United States on Alaska Airlines. This trip was booked and credited to Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan using a two for one Companion Fare courtesy of the Alaska Airlines credit card. 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,… Read More

Review: VIP Lounge, Los Cabos International Airport, San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico We left the hotel and the VW Vento was loaded up. We drove the 25 minutes up to the airport and filled the vehicle up at the airport gas station. Once at Hertz, there was a very thorough check of the condition of the car (including the spare tire) prior to being presented to the check-out cashier. All was in… 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