Review: Delta SkyClub at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

Austin is officially the second fastest growing airport in the United States in terms of passenger traffic. Considering the economic and population explosion of the city in the last decade, that isn’t surprising. Thankfully the airport is taking some proactive steps to help ease that growth, namely adding more gates and a new entire wing of the airport. And in the middle of that wing is one of the things my wife has been the most excited about: Delta’s new SkyClub.

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Review: TWA Hotel at JFK

Opened in 1962 at the peak of the jet age, the Trans World Airlines Flight Center at New York City’s JFK Airport is the epitome of 1960’s design aesthetic. Designed by Eero Saarinen, it housed TWA’s operations at the airport from its opening until TWA was purchased by American Airlines in 2001 when it shuttered its doors along with the airline. The building has since been surrounded by JetBlue’s new terminal, and has been sitting empty ever since. Until now.

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Flying Around the Alps

I just recently checked something off my bucket list that I had honestly thought would take me a lot more time to get around to doing, namely acting as Pilot In Command for an aircraft flying around the Alps during the winter. This was an amazing experience, and something that every pilot should try to do at least once in their life, in my opinion. I’ll try to document as much of the experience as possible here in a couple articles to hopefully make it a little easier to check this box for y’all as well.

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Flying Around the Alps: Pre-Flight Prep

I just recently checked something off my bucket list that I had honestly thought would take me a lot more time to get around to doing, namely acting as Pilot In Command for an aircraft flying around the Alps during the winter. This was an amazing experience, and something that every pilot should try to do at least once in their life, in my opinion. In my last post we talked about the legalities, now let’s talk about the planning.

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Cigar Review: Montecristo Cuban Petit Edmundo

I’m based in Austin, Texas, but three weeks ago I was in Paris, France. I had found the woman of my dreams, and as if to prove that point she also wanted a small wedding with only a few close guests. We figured that the best way to discourage the less desirable members of our family from attending the ceremony was to hold it somewhere overseas, and after visiting Paris last December we fell in love with the city and decided to hold it there. The architecture is amazing, the food is delicious, and most importantly there are Cuban cigars.

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