More Posts On: Dining, Food and Drink

My First Time in an Admirals Club Lounge — and The Verdict Is…

Part of the benefit of flying as a passenger on an international itinerary in the business class cabin aboard an airplane operated by American Airlines is access to Admirals Club lounges — and my first stop once I arrived at the international airport which serves the greater Atlanta metropolitan area for an early morning flight to my first stop in Miami was the Admirals Club lounge.

Upon walking through the doors of the Admirals Club…

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Save Up to 40 Percent on Priority Pass Membership 2019 For the First Year

If you are tired of dealing with the hustle and bustle of waiting in a public space at an airport prior to boarding the airplane for your flight, you are in luck: you can save up to 40 percent on Priority Pass off of your first year of membership — depending on which of three plans you choose — to enjoy access to the sanctuary of greater than 1,300 lounges and restaurants at airports around the world regardless of airline flown or class of ticket…

…but you must…

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25 Percent Gratuity: The New Default Tip at Restaurants?

“The service was friendly, but slow and incompetent. One wrong item and one duplicate item was served to my table. The food was nicely presented but tasted like crap. And the prices were exorbitant, but I knew that going in” is what FlyerTalk member davie355 posted in this discussion. “Unusual for a restaurant in the US, payment was done by handheld electronic card reader brought to the table. I was asked to sign and select from one of the precomputed tips: 18%, 20%, 25%, with the last option being selected by default. Oh, of course on the receipt a 4% surcharge had already been added for…

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Recent Study Claims That Water Dispensed Aboard Airplanes is Not Safe to Drink

“A 2019 Airline Water Study released today by DietDetective.com and the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center reveals that the quality of drinking water varies by airline, and many airlines have provided passengers with unhealthy water”, according to this article written by Charles Platkin — who is a nutrition, fitness and public health advocate — for DietDetective. “Unhealthy water violates the federal government’s Aircraft Drinking Water Rule (ADWR), which was implemented in 2011 and requires airlines to provide passengers and flight crew with safe drinking water.”

The findings of that study are then listed in detail…

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Why You Should Head to the Galley During an International Long-Haul Flight

The time is 1:30 in the morning. Your flight of 12 hours is only halfway complete; and the last meal service concluded four hours ago. You are seated in the economy class cabin as you try to go to sleep, and topping off your stomach would go a long way towards helping you reach that goal.

What do you do?

You can choose among the following options…

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Grinding, Brewing and Tasting Coffee in Colombia. Yes, I Actually Drank Coffee.

I might have consumed five — perhaps six — cups of coffee in my entire life. I do not dislike coffee — if I do drink it, it must contain a lot of sugar and milk or cream — but I do not need it to get my day started; and I do not crave its flavor, so I almost always do without it. Caffeine does not affect me in any way at all, so that is not an issue.

Regardless, I was looking forward to creating and tasting authentic Colombian coffee — and this was done at…

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Lulo? What is a Lulo?

As I attended a tasting session in the presidential suite at the Hilton Bogotá Corferias hotel property, sections of a small fresh fruit — which reminded me of a cross between a kumquat and a tangerine — sat in a black dish.

“Excuse me. What is this?” I asked one of the members of the staff of the hotel property, pointing at this unfamiliar fruit.

“That fruit is called a lulo”, she responded.

“Lulo?”…

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