Oleksandra Spa review at the Treasure Island Hotel in Las Vegas

Treasure Island Oleksandra Spa hot tub area
The hot tub area in the men’s spa at the Oleksandra Spa in the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The steam room is in the background, although it was not working that day.

Earlier this month, I enjoyed a great stay at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. I wrote about the petite suite earlier, and having such a nice room was a key part of the experience. However, for me a key part of the Vegas experience is getting away to the spa for a couple of hours. The Oleksandra Spa at TI is a great way to do that, although it looks to be in need of an update.

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Treasure Island Petite Suite in Las Vegas, Nevada

Treasure Island petite suite
A view of the Treasure Island Petite Suite at the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This shot is from the entryway.

I have spent a lot of time with MLife over the last few years. I wrote last year that I am a big fan of the Bellagio penthouse suite. The lounge access that sometimes comes with it. I have also stayed in the Aria Sky Suites, and I have visited many other MLife properties. For this trip, however, I wanted to do something different. I stayed in the Treasure Island Petite Suite. This room is an amazing value in a good location.

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United first class lunch

My United first class lunch from Houston to Las Vegas was an excellent beef soba salad.
My United first class lunch from Houston to Las Vegas was an excellent beef soba salad.

I have a confession to make. I… and I don’t know how to say this, but I… I actually like airplane food. I know this makes me guilty of some great culinary sin. I simply don’t care. Boarding a flight to Vegas, getting a drink, and having a meal is a nice way to spend several hours. I am writing this in the air to tell you about United first class lunch. This was a great meal.

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United vs. American domestic first class dining

Woodford Reserve bourbon and a ramekin of warm nuts on American Airlines
Flights are always better with refreshments. Happily, both American and United domestic first class dining includes warm nuts and a free drink.

I wrote earlier this month about domestic first class dining on United and on American. To be honest, they are very similar services. While the guidelines change every few month, lunch and dinner flights that aren’t premium transcontinental routes will typically have two choices. One of those options, particularly at lunch, is often cold. Both airlines start with a free drink and some warm nuts. So what is the difference between them?

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American Airlines spicy Asian vegetarian special meal

American Airlines spicy Asian vegetarian meal
The American Airlines spicy Asian vegetarian special meal is a great option in the sky.

One of the things American Airlines does a great job with is providing meal choices to their first class customers. You can select your meal online if you book at least 24 hours in advance. That means you always get your first choice. You are also able to order from American’s entire range of special meals. I flew from Dallas to San Diego earlier this month, and I selected the American Airlines spicy Asian vegetarian meal. The presentation was a little short, but the food was great. I would definitely order this again on a future flight. What should you expect?

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