About alex

Alex loves to travel and does so a lot. Logging 100,000 flight miles each year over the past 4 years, Alex uses points and miles to power his passion. Alex is continuously striving to experience the far reaches of the globe. In his day job, Alex is a Management Consultant frequently on the road advising Technology organizations. I love thinking about, reading about, and talking about all things travel. Feel free to reach me at pmmalex@gmail.com

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Southwest opens up schedule into April 2014

Southwest has opened up another month of their schedule with bookings now available through April 6, 2014. Most airlines allow new bookings around 330 days out whereas Southwest generally opens up their schedule around 90-180 days.  There are no federal holidays over this newly opened period but booking early never hurts with Southwest. The Southwest…

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The European capital you should visit sooner rather than later

Every few years, there seems to be a shift in what I call Europe’s ‘IT city’.  The ‘IT city’ is the hottest new (not in age of course) European city that has recently improved infrastructure and/or safety to attract droves of first time tourists where previously there may have been some apprehension. Travel coverage in…

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Austrian’s new Business Class is a real winner

Having just stepped off the Vienna to Washington flight in the new Austrian Business Class I can confidently say this product is a real winner! As I was making my observations during the flight, I was constantly comparing the experience to other First Class products because Austrian’s new Business Class can really compete on almost…

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Japan’s two secret Park Hyatt hotels

If you peruse the Park Hyatt website you will find that Hyatt lists the Park Hyatt Tokyo as Japan’s lone Park Hyatt. Technically this is true but in reality it is false. There are two properties in Japan that easily meet the Park Hyatt threshold in terms of service, location and overall quality. For reasons…

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