My last trip before the corona pandemic broke out took me to Los Angeles in December 2019. Before I returned to Stockholm with SAS, I had some time to spend in the Star Alliance Business Lounge in Los Angeles. I was really looking forward to it because this airport lounge is considered one of the best Star Alliance Gold Lounges in the USA.
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Every year I try to escape the mulled wine hustle and bustle at the German Christmas markets, but also the dull December weather. This time there was a cheap offer with SAS Plus to Los Angeles. On the one hand, I was able to get some sun, on the other hand, my Star Alliance Gold status was almost extended thanks to the good yield of frequent flyer miles. So on St. Nicholas Day 2019 I flew to Los Angeles in SAS Plus in the Airbus A330-300. In the following tripreport you can find out what kind of service and equipment you can expect from SAS in the Premium Economy on long-haul flights.
I have visited the Californian metropolis San Francisco several times, but nevertheless the city is always worth a visit. Before my departure, I had something to consider because of the heavy air pollution caused by the forest fires in the immediate vicinity (November 2018). Whether my worries were justified and which sights in San Francisco I saw on the short trip, you will find out in the following travel report.
I have often used the Lufthansa Senator Lounge Munich Gate G24 when connecting flights. However, there were always too many passengers on site for photos. Fortunately, on our way home from Italy on a Sunday evening, I was able to take the opportunity to catch up on this long overdue review.
After a relaxing holiday at the turn of the year 2019/20, we visited the La Valette Club Lounge Malta before flying back to Leipzig with Lufthansa. You can read about what to expect in the contract lounge and what the food and drink offer looks like in our lounge review.
For a weekend together we have chosen the northern Italian city of Turin as our destination. With the DoubleTree by Hilton Turin Lingotto we had also decided quite fast for a hotel. This hotel is only 10 minutes by car from the city center and was perfect for our city trip. We were also interested in the hotel because it was designed by the famous architect Renzo Piano in the former Fiat factory.
The new SWISS Senator Lounge Zurich was opened in Terminal A about a year ago. On the way back from our summer vacation in Dubai, I was finally able to visit the lounge in June 2019. You can find out in our lounge review whether the 18-month construction period was worth it!
Our second day in Traverse City started very comfortably and we didn't start our tour until around 10:00 a.m. It went to the Old Mission Peninsula, a headland that protrudes into Grand Travers Bay.
Another summer vacation is over. As we were unable to agree on a destination this year, we let Miles & More award flights be available for us. That's how it became Dubai! For the return flight we chose the Swiss Business Class in the Airbus A330-300. You can find out in the review how our first flight in SWISS's business class was.
The Lufthansa Group has been flying from the newly built Terminal 1D in Dubai since 2016. As part of the move, Lufthansa has opened a new Senator and Business lounge. After our relaxed beach holiday in the United Arab Emirates, we visited the Lufthansa Business Lounge Dubai before our return flight. You can find out whether a visit is worthwhile in the lounge review.
After moving to Terminal 1D, Lufthansa opened a new Senator and Business Lounge. At the end of our relaxing beach vacation in the United Arab Emirates, we visited the Lufthansa Senator Lounge Dubai before the return flight. You can find out whether a visit is worthwhile in the Lounge Review.
We spent our summer vacation 2019 in the United Arab Emirates. For our time in Dubai we chose Conrad Dubai. In the low season we could book this luxury hotel very cheap. You can find out in our hotel review whether the price is also reflected in the quality and the service.
The name, a statement. The brand, pure luxury. The Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah. In June we spent five nights in this five star hotel on the Arabian Gulf. In the summer months, when it is really hot in the United Arab Emirates, the price-performance ratio is simply unbeatable. So why travel to overcrowded and poorly run Mediterranean hotels when I'm treated like a king here for the same price? You can find out whether the luxury is right in our hotel review.
For a long time we have been looking for a destination for our annual holiday. Bali and Washington D.C. were on the list. Due to the better availability of Miles & More award flights, we finally chose the United Arab Emirates. You can read in our review how our flight in the Lufthansa Premium Economy in the Airbus A330 to Dubai was.
In the second part of our road trip through the US Midwest, we drove further north to Michigan. Our daily goal was the Sleeping Bear Dunes, which are located near the “Cherry Capital” Traverse City. This place has a special meaning for me. You can find out more about this in our blog post.