From LAX to Xiamen: a learning experience

Background story Let's start with some honesty. About 3-4 months ago, I had never heard of Xiamen Airlines. Then my brother asked me to help him get to Vietnam as cheaply as possible. That's when I stumbled upon Xiamen Airlines. For $500 I found flights going from LAX to Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City with a … Continue reading From LAX to Xiamen: a learning experience

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Xiamen Airlines: My overall positive experience

Rather than reviewing each of my four flights with Xiamen Airlines, I figured I'd write one article summing up my impressions of the airline. Background story Let's start with some honesty. About 3-4 months ago, I had never heard of Xiamen Airlines. Then my brother asked me to help him get to Vietnam as cheaply … Continue reading Xiamen Airlines: My overall positive experience

My New York City shenanigans: PART 1

Introduction This is the article/blog post where I wish to lay out, in chronological order, all the activities in which I partook in New York. Some of the following topics, such as hotel reviews and reporting on terrible flight experiences will get their own article. If a topic already has or will have its own … Continue reading My New York City shenanigans: PART 1

Hotel 50 Bowery: a two night stay in Chinatown

My overall positive experience with this hotel began with my phone conversations with the staff to let them know I was still checking in because I was delayed 12 hours (thanks American!). They proved to be just as friendly and professional in person as they were over the phone. Their friendly small talk during the … Continue reading Hotel 50 Bowery: a two night stay in Chinatown

Lessons learned from American Airlines flight #94 SANJFK on a Boeing 737-800 in Economy

I promise! When I was sitting on the plane, I wasn't looking forward to writing about another uneventful flight. Well, it turns out that the experience has been nothing but uneventful. But at least I have something juicy to write about now.┬áBelieve me, I didn't decide to fly from San Diego to JFK on the … Continue reading Lessons learned from American Airlines flight #94 SANJFK on a Boeing 737-800 in Economy