Bags VIP Baggage Delivery Service

Bags VIP baggage delivery service allows you to check in your luggage and not pick it up again until you reach your hotel.
Bags VIP baggage delivery service allows you to check in your luggage and not pick it up again until you reach your hotel.

I don’t do a great job of packing my luggage. Usually, I am gone for 3-4 nights. That means that I usually have a little bit too much stuff for a carry on. However, I *hate* waiting at the baggage carousel for my stuff to come out. American and United offer baggage delivery service with Bags VIP. I tried it recently on two flights– one with each airline. The service is good, but not great. Whether I use it again will depend a lot on the circumstances.

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American Airlines Boeing 787-800 Seat Review

American Airlines Boeing 788 premium cabin
American Airlines Boeing 788 premium cabin. This cabin is marketed as first class on domestic flights and business class on international flights.

The Boeing 787-800, or 788, is a dual-aisle aircraft designed for long-haul travel. It has a number of amenities such as electronic window shades and mood lighting. While this aircraft is principally designed for international travel, the American Airlines Boeing 787-800 is sometimes used on domestic routes. I flew it from Las Vegas to Dallas recently. It was a great flight.

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American Airlines breakfast in domestic first class

The American Airlines breakfast in first class.
The American Airlines breakfast in first class featuring the Montamoré Cheese Omelette. I added the butter since it was a touch dry.

In December, I wrote about the American Airlines breakfast options from Las Vegas to Dallas. One thing that AA does exceptionally well is to give first class flyers choices. On this flight, I could have selected oatmeal, an omelette, or any special meal they had. I wanted a regular breakfast, so I went with the omelette. It was good, but I probably should have selected one of the special meals.

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Roy Choi Best Friend for Korean street food at the Park MGM in Las Vegas

Roy Choi Best Friend entrance.
Roy Choi Best Friend entrance. Located in the Park MGM in Las Vegas, you walk through a convenience store and bar to get to the restaurant.

I live in West Texas. When I think of street food, I think of a dude in a truck selling tacos. That’s just how we roll. Roy Choi grew up in Los Angeles, and he apparently though of street food the same way. There is, however, a twist. I think of tacos as a Mexican dish. Roy Choi Best Friend offers Korean-accented tacos– and a lot of other deliciousness. The restaurant is located in the Park MGM in Las Vegas, and there are several things you need to know.

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Fun Noodle Bar now open in Odessa

Pan fried bao at Fun Noodle Bar in Odessa, TX. The store is owned by the same family that owns Noodles in Midland and Volcano in both cities. It is located at the intersection of University and Grandview in the same shopping center as Mr. Gatti's.
Pan fried bao at Fun Noodle Bar in Odessa, TX. The store is owned by the same family that owns Noodles in Midland and Volcano in both cities. It is located at the intersection of University and Grandview in the same shopping center as Mr. Gatti’s.

Long-time Dine Drink Travel readers know that we (Texan Abroad, John Brawley Tophat, and Notorious P.I.G.) are big fans of Noodles in Midland. One of the first reviews we ever wrote was about Volcano in Odessa. We also love Volcano in Midland. Essentially, we love good Asian food options anywhere in the Petroplex. Happily, the same owner who brought us these stars has also opened Fun Noodle Bar in Odessa. It opened today, and I have already been there twice.

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