American Express Centurion Lounge DFW Terminal D

The bar and seating area in the American Express Centurion Lounge in DFW Terminal D.
The bar and seating area in the American Express Centurion Lounge in DFW Terminal D.

I carry two principal cards for travel. One is the Chase Sapphire Reserve card. It has been incredible for the redemption value it gives me. The other is the American Express Platinum Card. It provides and exceptional level of customer service, and the most important part of that service is their network of airport lounges. The American Express Centurion Lounge offers a premium open bar, hot buffet, work area, family areas, and a spa. I spend a lot of time in the facilities in DFW Terminal D and in Las Vegas. Today, I will walk you through the Centurion Lounge in DFW Terminal D. Continue reading “American Express Centurion Lounge DFW Terminal D”

Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas video review deck by deck

Dine Drink Travel cruised the Liberty of the Seas in 2017. I have already written about the grand suite, the spa, the casino, the suite lounge, and many other areas of the ship. However, a large group of us is preparing to cruise this ship again in 2019. As we prepare for that trip, I created a Youtube list to let you see the public spaces of the ship deck by deck. This should help you quickly find what you are looking for. In addition to our Liberty of the Seas video review, let me spend a couple of minutes here describing some of the highlights of the ship which I did not cover earlier. Continue reading “Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas video review deck by deck”

United First Class Meal and Service Between Houston and San Juan

United First Class Meal from Houston To San Juan.
United First Class Meal from Houston To San Juan.

Ok, as promised, here is a review of our United first class meal and flights to and from San Juan.  When we booked our cruise about a month from our sailing date, we immediately booked flights to San Juan.  Thankfully, the best deal for a flight, after some online searching, was through United. (At some point in the future I will discuss my trials and tribulations with the other major carrier out of my hometown, American Airlines, but I am still suffering from flashbacks).  We booked 2 coach class seats.  The route consisted of 2 flights each way, a Embraer EMB 175 regional jet between Midland and Houston and a Boeing 737-900 for the Houston to San Juan leg. Continue reading “United First Class Meal and Service Between Houston and San Juan”

Carnival Fascination Penthouse Suite Southern Caribbean Cruise Experience – Planning the Cruise

Mr. and Mrs. John Brawley Tophat in United first class on their flight to San Juan.
Mr. and Mrs. John Brawley Tophat in United first class on their flight to San Juan.

Hello all.  Mrs. Tophat and I just got back from an excellent Carnival Fascination Penthouse Suite cruise adventure to the Southern Caribbean.  Over the next few weeks we are going to share with you our entire cruise experience.  We sailed on May 20th from San Juan to St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, and St. Marteen.  This cruise was about the ports of call.  We are gold cruisers with Carnival, having sailed with them many times out of New Orleans and Miami, so we were familiar with the Carnival experience.  We booked this cruise online via Carnival about a month before the sail date, so we had few options of cabins, and thus we ended up booking an extended grand suite on deck 6.  But, a few weeks before we sailed, the upgrade fairy called and offered us a Owners Penthouse Suite on deck 12. Continue reading “Carnival Fascination Penthouse Suite Southern Caribbean Cruise Experience – Planning the Cruise”

Expanded American Airlines Special Meals on Domestic Flights

American Airlines special meals on domestic flights. If you book a first class seat, you can pre-order a wider selection of special meals in advance.
American Airlines special meals on domestic flights. If you book a first class seat, you can pre-order a wider selection of special meals in advance.

Dine Drink Travel previously reported that if you book a first class seat on American, you can pre-order your meal. This is true on both domestic and international flights. The service open up 30 days (to the minute) before the flight, and it stays open until 24 hours before takeoff. It is a great option to have. Domestic flights have typically had two entree options, and American recently added a cheese plate option. However, American Airlines special meals- options for folks with religious or dietary needs- have not been available on domestic flights until now. Continue reading “Expanded American Airlines Special Meals on Domestic Flights”