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2023 in review: looking back on a year of travel

As the year ends, it's an opportunity for me to review one year of travel, the experiences that have made an impression on me and that I'd recommend to you, or even the one that I'd urge you to...

30. United Domestic First, Chicago O’Hare – Boston Logan, Boeing 737-900: Excellent!

After a few minutes at the C-gates United Club, it was time to go back to boarding at the same gate from which I had disembarked during my feeder flight from Austin. As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed: Boarding When...

United Club Chicago O’Hare, C Gates: What an improvement compared to the Red Carpet Club!

Fresh off my flight from Austin, I took the opportunity to discover one of the latest members of the United Club family, the C-gates of Chicago O'Hare, the most important hub of the airline also based in Chicago. As a...

United Domestic First, Austin Bergstrom – Chicago O’Hare, Boeing 737-900: Comfortable but poor service

I left the United Club a few minutes before the start of boarding for my flight to Chicago, scheduled 40 minutes before departure, and arrived at the gate just as boarding began. As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed: Boarding The...

A look back at my vacation in Chicago, USA

This short stay in Chicago confirmed my interest in this very interesting and pleasant city. It was also an opportunity to discover new airline and hotel products, with varying degrees of success, and to confirm the worrying deterioration in...

Chicago-Stockholm on SAS in Business Class: the best possible experience on a transatlantic flight?

SAS' long-haul business class is proving to be one of the best experiences on the market, at least for transatlantic flights. I'd been wanting to take a long-haul flight on SAS Scandinavian Airlines for a long time. Firstly because...

SAS lounge at Chicago O’Hare (T5): useful but moderately pleasant

The SAS lounge at Chicago's O'Hare airport has all the hallmarks of a SAS lounge: pretty, but with poor catering. But in this particular case, the cramped space doesn't make it particularly pleasant. All good things must come to...

American Airlines Domestic First, Chicago O’Hare – Indianapolis, Boeing 737-800: Strangely empty

After a solid half-hour at the Flagship First lounge, we proceeded to the gate a few minutes before the scheduled boarding time. https://flic.kr/p/2oXLbpd https://flic.kr/p/2oXK96p Boarding Boarding began on schedule with the American Airlines Key Concierge passenger call, then Group 1 passengers were invited...

American Airlines Flagship Lounge, Chicago O’Hare: Great ground experience

After almost 5 wonderful days in Chicago, it was time to head back to Boston for the end of our vacation! A very, very short vacation indeed... A very, very short vacation indeed... Check-In and ground experience We left the hotel...