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.
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.
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.
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.
http://theforwardcabin.com - One of my must-have additions to my laptop when I travel is TunnelBear, and it’s something that I highly suggest every traveler install on their computer. What is TunnelBear TunnelBear is a secure VPN that allows you to virtually place yourself in over 20 common countries across the world with the click of a button. ... [Continue reading]The post What is TunnelBear and Why Every Traveler Needs It appeared first on The Forward Cabin.
http://theforwardcabin.com - If you’re using miles and points to try and get a free trip, you know the struggle. You find that perfect “over the water” flight (that is, the most important flight – the longest one that flies over the ocean, or the longest segment), but can’t find any domestic availability to either to get you ... [Continue reading]The post No Award Availability? Make Your Own Connection to Make it Work appeared first on The Forward Cabin.
http://theforwardcabin.com - I ride Amtrak quite frequently. It’s one of my go-to ways of traveling to see family, and there’s still somewhat of a nostalgic charm every time I ride the train, even amidst the delays, crowds and hassles, of which there are many. There’s a bit less formally when riding the train – on Amtrak, for example, ... [Continue reading]The post An Easy Way for Thieves to Steal Things on Trains appeared first on The Forward Cabin.
http://theforwardcabin.com - Every so often when I’m bored, I’ll peruse YouTube for new, random videos and see what’s out there. If you’re not a subscriber, I highly suggest checking out Wendover Productions, as they have a lot of unique videos exploring facts and oddities about traveling, the economy, business and more. They’re really information, and worth a ... [Continue reading]The post Why You Need to Know the 5 Freedoms of Air Travel appeared first on The Forward Cabin.
http://theforwardcabin.com - Hopping on the Black Friday bandwagon, Amtrak is offering 30% off on select routes, for purchase from today through Monday (Cyber Monday). Interestingly, Amtrak says this is their first Black Friday sale – I thought I remember a similar sale from last year, but I guess not! Oh, and the sale is called “Track Friday,” ... [Continue reading]The post Amtrak Black Friday Sale – Save 30% appeared first on The Forward Cabin.
http://theforwardcabin.com - Recently, Hyatt introduced their World of Hyatt program, to replace the current Hyatt Gold Passport program. While I’m not going to re-hash the details of the new program, you can find out more details of the program here. One of the changes moving forward with World of Hyatt is that they’ll be removing the welcome ... [Continue reading]The post The Thing I’ll Miss Most About the Old Hyatt Gold Passport Program appeared first on The Forward Cabin.