Delta Domestic First Class – New York To Minneapolis

 

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After enjoying my first visit to the LGA Centurion Club I walked back to Terminal C. Although it was early in the morning lines were already starting to form at security. Fortunately, I was TSA PreCheck and that line was relatively short. I find this to be typically the case at LGA and TSAPre is especially useful at this airport. After a few minutes I was through security and on my way to the gate.

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Centurion Lounge – New York LaGuardia Airport

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I awoke and headed out to LaGuardia airport at 5:00am via a New York yellow cab. My flight didn’t depart until 8:10am, but I wanted to get to the airport early and check out the American Express Centurion Club. My flight was departing out of Terminal C and the Centurion Club was located in Terminal B. I didn’t know how long it was going to take to get between terminals but I wanted give myself plenty of time.

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Review: Park Hyatt New York, New Year’s Eve

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When Scott invited me out for the soiree, the invite also included staying at his Park Avenue apartment with him and his family. It was a generous offer and one I gladly took. About week later he called and let me know that on the evening of December 31st his sister in-law was in town and would need the guest bed for that one night. I completely understood, but shoot, that evening was going to be expensive in New York.

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Review: Delta Transcontinental Business Class – Los Angeles to New York

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Our flight from SMF we arrived at gate 68 terminal 6. Our departure was gate 51B in terminal 5. Also we had arrived 30 minutes later than scheduled on the SMF leg, so there wasn’t time for a lounge visit and I needed to head directly to gate 51B. When making connections between terminal 5 and 6, travelers need to access an underground tunnel airside between the terminals.

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Getting There: Delta it is

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After speaking with Scott and conferring with Susan, I decided I would fly out on Thursday the 31st and back on Saturday the 2nd. That would make it a quick fun trip. I have been a Delta Elite (currently Platinum) for years and I’m always in need of MQMs in order to maintain my Medallion status. I had approximately 3 weeks until my needed travel dates and after I looked at fares I became a bit concerned. They were high, very high. I’m based out of Sacramento California and my outline route was SMF-XXX-NYC-XXX-SMF. Fares were running from $700 – $900 in coach on delta. Some of the flight segments had only middle seats left. First was $1,500+. Well I guess I could fly another carrier for this trip. When I investigated the other airline’s flights I couldn’t find anything that much better. Holiday travel was going to be expensive. Continue reading “Getting There: Delta it is”