jlarounis

Joined October 06, 2016

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What to Do When Hyatt Doesn’t Post Your Diamond Amenity Point Bonus

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http://theforwardcabin.com - Hyatt Diamonds currently receive a choice between a welcome food and beverage amenity, or a points bonus when checking-in, a benefit that will soon go away with the new World of Hyatt program. Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties earn 500 bonus points, and all other properties, including, but not limited to, Hyatt Regency’s, Grand ... [Continue reading]The post What to Do When Hyatt Doesn’t Post Your Diamond Amenity Point Bonus appeared first on The Forward Cabin.

Should you take the London Underground from Heathrow to Central London?

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http://theforwardcabin.com - I’ve written before on the several options you have to choose from to get you from London Heathrow Airport to central “downtown” London. I’ve actually never taken the Underground (the subway, for all you non-London folk) from the airport to the center of the city, so on my most recent trip, I decided to try it ... [Continue reading]The post Should you take the London Underground from Heathrow to Central London? appeared first on The Forward Cabin.

What is fair compensation if the hotel shuttle from the airport doesn’t show up?

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http://theforwardcabin.com - I recently stayed at the Sheraton Pentagon City, for an early departure from Reagan the next morning. I arrived at the airport at around 10:25p, and was at the designated bus stop for hotel shuttles at 10:30. The Sheraton Pentagon City phone line advises that their shuttles pick up on the :45 and:15 of every ... [Continue reading]The post What is fair compensation if the hotel shuttle from the airport doesn’t show up? appeared first on The Forward Cabin.

Review: American Eagle Dallas to Santa Barbara, CRJ-900 First Class

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http://theforwardcabin.com - American has a fairly new flight from Dallas to Santa Barbara, which was announced last Spring for first departure in June, 2016. The flight is operated on a CRJ-900, with First Class, Main Cabin Extra and Main Cabin seating. Here’s the flight times: Dallas to Santa Barbara, departing at 9:25a, arriving at 11:05a Santa Barbara ... [Continue reading]The post Review: American Eagle Dallas to Santa Barbara, CRJ-900 First Class appeared first on The Forward Cabin.

You Can Now Use 2 Devices on Inflight Wifi with GoGo

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http://theforwardcabin.com - While I know many have frustrations with GoGo, primarily flying American, it’s onboard wifi provider for the domestic US. I know there’s a colloquial term of “SlowGo,” and I certainly can side with that frustration, especially on my Dallas to Santa Barbara flight the other day, where there was a good half portion of the ... [Continue reading]The post You Can Now Use 2 Devices on Inflight Wifi with GoGo appeared first on The Forward Cabin.

8 Pictures of American Airlines 777-200 Business Class Daytime Flight New York to London in

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http://theforwardcabin.com - American operates a daily daytime flight from New York JFK to London Heathrow. The flight departs at 10:15am, and arrives at 10:10pm, same day. I’ve talked a lot about these daytime flights, including why I thin they’re the best option to Europe. Since I’m an American Executive Platinum member, I accessed the American Flagship lounge ... [Continue reading]The post 8 Pictures of American Airlines 777-200 Business Class Daytime Flight New York to London in appeared first on The Forward Cabin.

How a Bad Hotel Stay Earned Me 60,000 Points

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http://theforwardcabin.com - This past weekend, I jetted off to London with some friends for a little insanity. I mean, really. Who flies to London for a weekend? Yep, that’s me. Okay, enough of that. On to the story. So, I of course needed a hotel for the weekend, and London being the place that it is, there ... [Continue reading]The post How a Bad Hotel Stay Earned Me 60,000 Points appeared first on The Forward Cabin.

How to Search for American Airlines Upgrade Space Using ExpertFlyer

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http://theforwardcabin.com - I’ve long talked about the benefits of ExpertFlyer. It’s my “back door” into all of the information that makes you a savvy flyer, including, most importantly, better able to react to a flight delay or cancellation. American is my go-to carrier, and I’m going to walk you through how to search for upgrade space. If you ... [Continue reading]The post How to Search for American Airlines Upgrade Space Using ExpertFlyer appeared first on The Forward Cabin.

Inside Look at the New Cathay Pacific Lounge at London Heathrow

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http://theforwardcabin.com - Cathay Pacific recently overhauled their First and Business Class Lounges at London Heathrow, and the new lounge just re-opened the other day. On Sunday, I just so happened to be flying back from London, so had a chance to look around the new lounge. How Can I Access the Lounge? For the First Class lounge, ... [Continue reading]The post Inside Look at the New Cathay Pacific Lounge at London Heathrow appeared first on The Forward Cabin.

American Airlines 777-300ER Business Class LHR-ORD in 10 Pictures

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http://theforwardcabin.com - Yesterday, I flew American’s 777-300ER (essentially, their flagship plane) from London to Chicago. The plane left at approximately noon, and arrived around 3pm local time. How I Flew: I purchased a round-trip economy class fare and upgraded using a systemwide upgrade as an Executive Platinum. A systemwide upgrade is good to be upgrade to the next ... [Continue reading]The post American Airlines 777-300ER Business Class LHR-ORD in 10 Pictures appeared first on The Forward Cabin.

The Best Flight Schedule You Can Take to Europe and Why It’s So Great

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http://theforwardcabin.com - I’ve written before on daytime flight options to London Heathrow, but I wanted to provide some context on why this truly is the best schedule of flights to London. Now, for a bit of a backstory for those that aren’t aware. There’s two ways to get to London: You can either take a redeye flight ... [Continue reading]The post The Best Flight Schedule You Can Take to Europe and Why It’s So Great appeared first on The Forward Cabin.

What to Do When You Buy Amtrak Business Class, But You Only Get Coach Class

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http://theforwardcabin.com - As an avid Amtrak user, this issue has bugged me enough to finally write about this, since this appears to be a rather consistent problem. Let’s start off with a recent incident, and I’ll expand from there. Coming home from Pennsylvania from Thanksgiving, I had no choice but to outright by an Amtrak ticket home, ... [Continue reading]The post What to Do When You Buy Amtrak Business Class, But You Only Get Coach Class appeared first on The Forward Cabin.