Cathay Pacific Business Class to/from Asia

Cathay Pacific Business Class to/from Asia by www.carlosmeliablog.comCathay Pacific Business Class to/from Asia  |  I just got back to New York after two amazing weeks in Asia, producing fashion shows and events for my partner, RUBINSINGER, in Singapore and Thailand. We flew from/to New York to/from Hong Kong, connecting to Singapore, on Cathay Pacific Business Class. It was such a great, relaxing and enjoyable experience. Their attentive flight attendants are always nearby to make sure your journey is a pleasant one. New Business Class experience for a total flight time was 16 hours to Hong Kong, with a brief connection of less than two hours, and then onwards 3 hours and a half to Singapore.  Continue reading Cathay Pacific Business Class to/from Asia

OpenSkies BEST Non-Stop New York / Paris

OpenOpenSkies BEST Non-Stop New York / Paris by www.carlosmeliablog.comOpenSkies BEST Non-Stop New York / Paris  | Paris, France |  Hi there everyone. !!! I am back. I took a few weeks break from work and the blog, and ran to Paris to assist, my partner Rubin Singer during Paris Fashion Week 2014. Lots to share, kiss and tell. Fabulous hotels, restaurants and tips, so we need to catch up indeed. But on this trip I got to experience for the first time OpenSkies by British Airways. I have used this airline in the past for clients and they all raved about it, so I decided to give it a try, and I must say I AM OBSESSED with it.  Continue reading OpenSkies BEST Non-Stop New York / Paris

Porter Airlines Non-Stop Mont Tremblant

Porter Airlines Non-Stop Mont Tremblant by www.carlosmeliablog.comPorter Airlines Non Stop to Mont Tremblant | Mont Tremblant, Canada | Happy to share with you all my enjoyable experience on the ground and in the air with Toronto based airline Porter Airlines. This was my first time flying them, Non-Stop service from Newark International Airport EWR (New York) to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. From the moment I arrived to the airport, check-in was quick and smooth. Once at the gate, and have the great surprise to enjoy their own lounge (next to gate B51), exclusive for Porter Airlines passengers, regardless the class of service of fly. Fresh Starbucks coffee, juices, water, cookies and most important FREE WiFi.  Continue reading Porter Airlines Non-Stop Mont Tremblant

Air Berlin Non-Stop nach Berlin

Air Berlin Non-Stop nach Berlin by www.carlosmeliablog.com Air Berlin Non-Stop nach Berlin  | Berlin, Germany  |  After a ten days break, I am back to work and ready to take over 2014 with a full year of global travels and adventures. During this break, first in over six years, we visited Berlin in Germany, over New Years Eve. Since we were going there only for 7 days, we looked for the most direct and easy way to get to our chosen destination, and after some research, I found out that Air Berlin, was the only option, as for that moment, connecting New York City and Berlin, with no stops. Continue reading Air Berlin Non-Stop nach Berlin

24 Hours exploring Rome

24 Hours exploring Rome by www.carlosmeliablog.com24 Hours exploring Rome   |  Rome, Italy  |  So on our last and recent visit to Italy, we arrived to Rome, and literally we had 24 hours to explore the entire city. This was not my first time there, but yes the first one reporting for my blog. So we got in touch with a local tour operator who took care of us from the minute we arrived to the airport, till the moment we left Rome, onwards to our next adventure in the Tuscan Valley and Florence. ANDIAMO Travel was the company we chose for the challenge of discovering Rome, Florence and Venice in only 6 days. After a week and a half of exploring Italy, thanks to the expert local eye, knowledge and expertise of their tour guides, we can say that we DID IT. !!!  Continue reading 24 Hours exploring Rome

JetPaws by JetBlue Airways

JetPaws by JetBlueJetPaws by JetBlue Airways  |  Travel with Bruna  |  Now the whole family can travel together onboard, including the little furry ones. Way to go JetBlue Airways. !!! Bruna will be coming with us to West Palm Beach next December thanks to JetPaws !!! Check it out. Travel with Bruna

 

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BRUNA our Chocolate Schnauzer girl

BRUNA our Chocolate Schnauzer girl BRUNA our Chocolate Schnauzer girl  |  There is a new member of the family in Rubin Singer and Carlos Melia‘s life. Her name is Bruna and she is a 3 months old chocolate Schnauzer girl. She is simply A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E, ha ha ha as long as you stay away from her tiny sharp teeth. Both Rubin and I, have marks all over our hands, arms, legs and ankles. Bruna will have her own column at CarlosMeliaBlog.com and it will be about Traveling with Dogs. Who knew right, I would end up having this precious 4-legged columnist on my blog. Have a look at her first three days with us, and we are looking for many many years of our life all together. She has already been introduced in public at Rubin’s Studio, with a warm welcome by everyone, and now it is my turn. This is my first time with a Schnauzer, and so far she is AMAZING. WARNING travel and hospitality industry, Bruna is coming and reloaded. BTW TIP !!! She loves Vivaldi and the Four Seasons, or maybe not, because she falls asleep with it. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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Life onboard The Royal Scotsman Train

Life onboard The Royal Scotsman Train by www.carlosmeliablog.com Life onboard The Royal ScotsmanTrain  |  Scotland  |  Traditional style and elegant comfort provide an unparalleled way to explore the very best of Scotland and the Highlands. Here is my photo album and videos of the daily life onboard the luxury train “The Royal Scotsman” by Belmond, traveling from/to Edinburgh across the Highlands. I spent 5 fabulous days onboard, and I have to say, it is without a doubt a true travel experience. The train itself becomes your destination, and the most sophisticated and comfortable way to explore the breathtaking wonders of this amazing country.  Continue reading Life onboard The Royal Scotsman Train

A Royal Day Exploring Castles of Scotland

Royal Experience exploring Castles in Scotland by www.carlosmeliablog.comA Royal Day Exploring Castles of Scotland  |  Kyle of Lochalsh to Boat of Garten, Scotland  |  So this was our day number three onboard the Belmond luxury trainThe Royal Scotsman“. This section of the trip went from Kyle of Lochalsh to Boat of Garten. This morning, join a group of keen early-risers on a short trip to photograph the famous Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland’s most iconic images. And so we woke up around 7AM and got ready for an experience which, despite being short and quick, was very much indeed worth it.  Continue reading A Royal Day Exploring Castles of Scotland

DELTA Airlines Experience JFK/ROM-LHR/JFK

DELTA Airlines Experience JFK/ROM-LHR/JFK by www.carlosmeliablog.com DELTA Airlines Experience JFK/ROM-LHR/JFK  |  Airlines  |  For my recent trip to Europe, I flew Business Class DELTA Airlines from New York JFK to Rome, and return from London, back to New York. I must say, I was happily surprised by their seats, service, meals and overall experience. Punctual, comfortable and smooth, despite a lightning struck our aircraft Boeing 676-400, just as we were taking off London Heathrow, which caused quite a scene and noise onboard. The incident was clarified by the Captain, not as quick as the entire crowd would have liked but comforting. The highlights were: Seat was very comfortable, full flat 180º bed, BusinessElite seats that cradle you from head to toe. If you are traveling solo, I like the concept of single window seats. Meals, celebrity chef and Napa tastemaker Michael Chiarello, were quite good and in perfect portions, with a nice selection of wines. Services was impeccable and very polite throughout the entire flight. Downfalls to me were: The entertainment system was not operating correctly, at least at my seat, which made watching the movies, rather unpleasant throughout the seven hours flight. Noise-canceling headsets could be improved. Amenity Kit is basic. Bathrooms are small for a Business Cabin.

DELTA Airlines Experience JFK/ROM-LHR/JFK by www.carlosmeliablog.comCheckin IN at JFK New York was nothing to be mentioned other than as most other airlines you are granted PRIORITY Access through security points. In London Heathrow, you get access to a separate private check in area, were the entire process is easy and seamless. As for the lounges, when flying BusinessElite, you get access to the Delta Sky Lounge in New York, and the SkyTeam shared lounge in Heathrow. Note that flying BusinessElite, you are not allowed to bring any companions, only if you have a high status on their Frequent Flyer Program or you hold a Platinum of higher AmericanExpress card. The lounge in New York was way too overcrowded, so we decided to leave, being most seats taken and almost no food left. The lounge at Heathrow was much more enjoyable, featuring two levels, and the tranquility you would expect from a lounge.

DELTA Airlines Experience JFK/ROM-LHR/JFK by www.carlosmeliablog.comFly in a flat-bed seat and sink into complete relaxation with full 180º recline. Speaking of full, you’ll also enjoy a full-size pillow, direct aisle access, more privacy and oversized personal entertainment screens. Stay productive, stay entertained or stay rested — the choice is yours. It’s nice knowing it’s all right there when you need it. Each flat-bed seat is outfitted with an electrical outlet and USB port, so you can keep your electronics powered up.

DELTA Airlines Experience JFK/ROM-LHR/JFK by www.carlosmeliablog.comI must point out the excellent Lost & Found service by Delta Airlines. One of the members of our group, lost his phone on his flight from New York to London. A week after, when checking in, he was taken to the Lost & Found area, and his phone was there waiting for him, in a plastic bag, identified by date, flight number and seat.  DELTA Airlines Experience JFK/ROM-LHR/JFK by www.carlosmeliablog.comI must be fully honest, and say that I was not expecting much from an US carrier, as mentioned above, I was greatly and happily surprised by Delta Airlines International. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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