The Millennial Traveler

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Conrado has been a passionate AvGeek as long as he can remember. He travels often between his two homes- one in Philadelphia, where he is a full-time law student at Villanova University School of Law, and the other in San Juan, where his family lives. He says "I want to inspire my generation to get on their feet and explore the world, and help them maximize their time, money, and points to make these experiences within their reach."

Qantas Lounge Tokyo Narita Review

Qantas Lounge Tokyo Narita Bottom Line As a quieter alternative to the JAL lounges at Tokyo Narita, the Qantas Lounge offers all the basic amenities, plus tons of power outlets, better views of the tarmac and more quiet.  The Good: Lounge was well stocked with power outlets and it was much less crowded than the JAL lounges.  The Bad: The food selection is very limited, but it is good enough for an early morning departure.  The Noteworthy: There are sweeping views of the apron, where you can see departing aircraft as well as other aircraft that are parked at...

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Oman Air 737 Business Class Review Colombo to Muscat

Oman Air 737 Business Class Bottom Line Oman Air is a hidden gem. Although not as well known as Emirates, nor as posh as Qatar Airways, Oman Air is truly a world class airline. My two experiences with them, this being my first, were stellar. The airline offers high quality food, new seats and ample entertainment. My only qualm was the lack of wifi on this short-ish flight. I cannot recommend them enough. The Good: 2 year old plane, with their newer business class seats. Food was top notch, it had more of a Sri Lankan flair than Sri...

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American Airlines 787 Business Class LAX Tokyo Review

American Airlines 787 Business Class LAX Tokyo Bottom Line I was pleasantly surprised by American Airlines 787 Business Class service to Tokyo from Los Angeles. The schedule was optimal for me, the chance to upgrade to Business using a Systemwide Upgrade was a plus, and the food was on the better side of what I have had on AA.  The Good: American’s schedule to NRT was very convenient. The crew was very kind and attentive. We arrived early (which actually surprised me) and the seat is wider than what you would get on other carriers (such as Delta or...

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Korean Air A380 First Class Review Sydney to Seoul

Korean Air A380 First Class Overview Korean Air offers a solid First Class product. Not one of the best in the world, but the A380 First class makes the world of difference compared to Korean’s business class. Polished FAs, wide seat and an onboard bar make the experience really cool. The Good: The seat on Korean Air’s A380 First class is really wide. Flight attendants were some of the most polite I have encountered, although there were some language barriers.  The Bad: Korean Air keeps their cabins extremely warm. I was sweating after sleeping for about an hour. The...

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Sri Lankan A330 Business Class Review Tokyo – Colombo

Sri Lankan A330 Business Class Bottom Line Sri Lankan has a lot of room to grow. The flight was truly disappointing, as the service standard did not hold up to my previous flight with the airline on a regional route. They have a solid hard product, but the soft product was severely lacking. The Good: Reverse herringbone seats are good, but these were a bit on the narrow side. I recommend the window seats for both window and aisle access. The Bad: Service was non-existent. Besides meal times, I did not see a single flight attendant walk by except...

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American Airlines Premium Economy Review Miami Madrid

American Airliners Premium Economy in a Nutshell American’s Premium Economy on a transAtlantic flight is good. I don’t think it is at the level with other European airlines, but it is certainly a step up from economy. I was upgraded at check in from economy, and I can say that if this becomes a perk of being Executive Platinum, it would make American a lot more lucrative for elite fliers.  The Good: Seat is wider than first class. Good pillow and blanket. You get a smaller amenity kit than the business class one, but it still has all the...

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Chicago Flagship Lounge Review American Airlines

Chicago Flagship Lounge Review American has really upped its game when it comes to lounges in the US. As far as their Admiral’s Clubs go, I find them to be (on average) better than Delta Sky Clubs and United Clubs. Although I have not tried a United Polaris Lounge yet, American’s Flagship Lounge is truly a game changer when comparing it to what it used to offer.  The Good: Food selection was great. There was a lot of variety and quality was top notch.  The Bad: The lounge can get really crowded closer to peak departure times (usually in...

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Quick Review: Delta 757 First Class Review

TL;DR Delta 757 First Class Review: Delta offers a better product onboard than American or United.The airline’s food options are similar, but the service is much better. Add the IFE Screens and better legroom, and BAM you have a winning product.  The Good: IFE SCREENS. FOR REAL! Delta has real IFE screens to watch TV and movies from.  The Bad: The croissant from breakfast was not warm.  The Noteworthy: Delta has a snack basket in the galley for passengers to grab after the meal.    SJU Airport I arrived very early to San Juan, with hopes of being able...

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Japan Airlines First Class Review Tokyo to Chicago

Note: I took this flight about two weeks before they rolled out their new amenity kits. Besides that, everything on the flight is relevant. See below for the link to see the new kits.   TL;DR Japan Airlines has one of the best first class soft products I have ever experienced. The quality of (most) of the food surpassed that of other first class airlines, such as Etihad and British Airways. The hard product, although worn and not the most private, was good enough for the flight. The Good: Food was excellent. This was the friendliest and most attentive...

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Where to Next with the Qatar Airways A380?

I recently wrote about how Qatar Airways is going to phase out their A340s by the end of the spring. The airline is slowly beginning to focus more on its newer planes, and retiring their older widebodies. This applies to some of their A330s and eventually to their A380s. It seems that the airline has plans to redeploy the A380 to new destinations soon. AirlineRoute reports that the airline will no longer fly the A380 to Perth, nor fly the A380 to Bangkok.   Why is this Happening? Qatar Airways recently launched A380 flights to Frankfurt, after they streamlined...

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