CLASSIFIED – United’s invite-only restaurant at EWR review

I received an email a few days before informing me that I had been invited and to request a reservation. The restaurant was empty, so not sure a reservation is really needed other than for the hostess standing in the front with an iPad to identify that I should be allowed into the secret back … Continue reading CLASSIFIED – United’s invite-only restaurant at EWR review

Lufthansa (LH469) – Austin (AUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) Travel Experience

Lufthansa now has a direct flight from Austin to Frankfurt and we're sharing our travel experience! Of course, instead of paying a ridiculous $8,695.36 I used 70,000 United MileagePlus miles for this roundtrip itinerary. I was super excited about this new non-stop from Austin to Frankfurt. The only ‘real’ carrier going non-stop to Europe currently … Continue reading Lufthansa (LH469) – Austin (AUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) Travel Experience

Visas for European Travel in 2021

In two years, visiting Europe is going to get a bit more complicated for Americans. Starting in 2021, United States citizens will be required to undergo a pre-screening and registration process called the European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) before entering European Schengen-zone countries. The Schengen area is comprised of 26 countries, including Austria, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Spain. … Continue reading Visas for European Travel in 2021