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”

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”

IAH Admiral’s Club in Terminal A

The door to the IAH Admiral's Club in Terminal A
The door to the IAH Admiral’s Club in Terminal A.

American Airlines has made a lot of improvements to their Admiral’s Club lounges over the last year. They are offering a wider variety of snacks, and my personal favorite is the guacamole available every afternoon. Then again, two kinds of free soup or the free fancy coffee machine are also nice. Of all the improvements they have made, however, one is particularly important to me. In 2017, AA re-opened the long-dormant IAH Admiral’s Club in Terminal A. They did a great job of remodeling, and this is a fantastic addition for those of us flying American out of Houston’s George Bush airport. Continue reading “IAH Admiral’s Club in Terminal A”

First class meal options on American Airlines from Dallas to Las Vegas

First class meal option on American Airlines from Dallas to Las Vegas. One of the real advantages American offers is the ability to pre-order your meals up to 30 days in advance.

One of the real advantages American Airlines offers is the ability to pre-order your meals if you are travelling in first class. Anywhere from 30 days in advance until 24 hours before flight departure, you can select the meal you would like. That means you know you will get your first choice, and quite often some of the meal choices are only available if you pre-order. For example, when travelling to Japan one has to pre-order the Japanese meal. Today, I am going to tell you what options American has available for our flight from Dallas (DFW) to Las Vegas (LAS) next month. It looks fantastic, and it should be a great way to start the trip. I will, of course, provide a better review after we have taken the trip. Continue reading “First class meal options on American Airlines from Dallas to Las Vegas”

Guacamole every afternoon in the Admirals Club

I am in the Admiral’s Club in DFW Terminal B right now and just saw this. I thought you should know:

Admiral's Club guacamole
Free guacamole made to order in the Terminal B Admirals Club in DFW. It is excellent.

It was excellent. Options were lime, tomato, onion, corn, salt, pepper, cotija cheese, cilantro, and jalapeno. What more do you really need for a service enhancement that is an honest to goodness enhancement?