A Week Before I Depart on My Crazy Routing to Europe

A few weeks ago, I told you about my crazy itinerary to Europe.

Well, next Saturday, I’ll depart on that trip, and aside from writing this post, I thought I would begin to catch up on some sleep…because I’ll need it.

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So, what does next Saturday have in store for me?

I live in Washington DC, and of course, to any logical person, one would get to Europe either directly from Washington Dulles, or via John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. Nope. Not me. I’ll begin bright and early Saturday morning and fly up to JFK, only to then hop on one of American’s beautiful A321T transcontinental aircraft to Los Angeles (I’m really hoping for a Business Class upgrade to clear, which I think it will since it is an 8am flight on a Saturday). About 5 hours after arrival (and of course enjoying all the lounge offerings in Los Angeles), I’ll get onboard a British Airways A380 in Club World to London. I’m really looking forward to flying British Airways, since, surprisingly, I haven’t flown them in Business Class yet. After arriving in London on Sunday, it will be time to transfer to the 4th aircraft in 24 hours and head to Amsterdam, onboard a British Airways 737 in Club Europe.

So…as you can see…sleep is going to be a priority.

Luckily, I’ll have a 10 hour trip in Club World going to Europe, which will guarantee me a flat-bed seat. Going across the country to LA, I’m pretty sure I’ll clear the upgrade list (crossing fingers…), since it looks like there are plenty of seats still open.

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Screen Shot 2014-11-14 at 3.14.00 PMAssuming that, I’ll have a few long-haul flatbed flights, which will be nice since I can somewhat guarantee a restful sleep (or nap, at the very least).

I previously wrote about traveling west to go east, but this trip certainly takes it to the extreme. What sane person travels from Washington DC to Amsterdam, via Los Angeles. This guy.

Keep reading the blog for a daily trip report of the trip, as I review:

  • American Airlines A321T transcontinental (hopefully in business!)
  • British Airways Club World on an A380
  • British Airways Club Europe
  • Andaz Amsterdam
  • US Airways domestic First Class


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