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To Hong Kong and Back: Cairo Airport First Class Lounge

After an awesome, if quick, stay at the Le Méridien Cairo Airport, I took the hotel shuttle to Terminal 2 to check into my Emirates flight to Dubai. All airlines in the terminal use the First Class Lounge for their business and first class flights. Here’s my review of the space.

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To Hong Kong and Back: Le Méridien Cairo Airport

After arriving in Cairo around 12:30 AM, I needed a convenient place to stay, as well as a place to help me earn SPG Platinum status again for 2018. The Le Méridien Cairo Airport is a fairly new hotel, and attached to the airport. For 4,000 points a night, it was a steal, since paid rates were going over $150 per night.

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To Hong Kong and Back: The Priority Pass Lounges of Athens

After my flight from Krakow, and an afternoon spent in Athens, I killed the balance of my time in Athens’ airport. There are three priority lounges, and I visited them all! Here were my thoughts and favorites.

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To Hong Kong and Back: Flying Aegean Airlines In Economy

Now, time to fly to Cairo! My flight plan featured a long afternoon layover in Athens, which didn’t bother me one bit- it gave me time to see the Parthenon and grab dinner in Athens city proper. This review will show what it’s like to fly Aegean in economy. Spoiler alert: it’s great!

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To Hong Kong and Back: Business Lounge Schengen – Krakow Airport

After spending a few days in Krakow, I left my travel buddy to begin my solo trip to Hong Kong. To get there, I needed to fly from Krakow to Poland, and I found cheap flights on Aegean Air, a Star Alliance airline and one of my favorite carriers (even in economy). In Krakow’s airport, there are two Priority Pass lounges to choose from, depending on your destination. Since my next destination was in the Schengen Zone (Athens), I spent my time at the appropriately named “Business Lounge Schengen- Krakow“.

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To Hong Kong and Back: Sheraton Grand Krakow

After a less-than-stellar visit to a hostel, I took refuge in the nearest points earning hotel, the Sheraton Grand Krakow. At $150 per night, it wasn’t the cheapest option in the city, but a nice lounge, clean room, and SPG’s triple points promotion made it a no-brainer.

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To Hong Kong and Back: RyanAir from STN-KRK

We had a lot of fun during our layover in London and in the airport at Stansted, but it was time to head to Krakow! I had never flown RyanAir before, despite hearing all the stories over the years, so I thought now would be a great time to check out how the experience compared to my many flights on Spirit Airlines stateside!

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To Hong Kong And Back: Escape Lounge Stansted Airport, London

After a brief day in London, where we dined on some Greek cuisine and checked out the new-ish, SkyGarden, it was time to head to Stansted Airport where our RyanAir flight awaited. And, luckily enough, there was a lounge to wait in as well!

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To Hong Kong and Back: Delta Airlines and Virgin Atlantic PHX-JFK-LHR in Economy

It began as a simple trip to Europe, but evolved into something completely different! Taking advantage of ultra-low fares in business class from Cairo, I booked a first and business class-only itinerary from Cairo to Hong Kong and back, stopping four nights along the way. Here is my story.

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A Stay at the Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona

When Hyatt announced that Miraval was joining the World of Hyatt program, Laura and I pounced on the opportunity to use some Hyatt points at the property. While normally for two people it would cost 65,000 points for two persons per night for the all-inclusive resort, Hyatt is running an excellent promotion that rebates 50% of your points of your reservation, plus gives you $175 per person towards on-property activities during your stay. As a Globalist member, I was anxious to see how the benefits translated at the property for our one night stay.