BOOKED: First Trip of the New Year

I was only a few days into the year before setting travel goals for the year. The goals included some reasonable and some unreasonable expectations. I enjoy aspiring towards different travel adventures as it provides constant motivation. In keeping with that theme, I just confirmed my first trip of the year. The basis of the trip is to review all Priority Pass Lounges at Houston Intercontinental and Los Angeles International Airports, in only one day.

The first step of the trip was to book a roundtrip itinerary from Dallas to Los Angeles. I had two travel certificates from United Airlines that I wanted to use to cover the ticket. I encountered an issue when I tried to use the travel certificates online, but was able to book the ticket through the United Premier Line. I booked an itinerary that allows me to experience United’s 777-200 in economy. With two economy bookings, I decided to use a Regional Premier Upgrade to waitlist a segment.


I gave myself enough time in Houston to visit the Cadillac Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar in Terminal A. Houston has three other Priority Pass Lounges. I have visited the KLM Royal Crown Lounge and Landry’s Seafood in the past. I might not be able to visit the third, Air France Lounge, because Priority Pass members are admitted from 12 to 5pm.

Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar

I will have 12 hours on the ground in Los Angeles to visit all five Priority Pass Lounges. Los Angeles International Airport is massive so there will be a lot of walking (something I could use). I will visit the Alaska Lounge in Terminal 6, Korean Airlines Lounge in the international terminal, and Rock & Brews in Terminal 1. The Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse in Terminal 2, much like the Air France Lounge, allows members during specific times. The P.F. Chang’s in the international terminal is for international passengers, which I am not. I will attempt to gain access to both of the lounges anyway.

Alaska Lounge Los AngelesKorean Airlines Lounge Los AngelesRock and Brews Los Angeles

Final Word

I am excited for this trip to Houston and Los Angeles. It will definitely be a long day, but spending it in lounges will make it a bit better. The trip is essentially “free” so that is a win in my book. Check back for updates on this epic day of lounge hopping.

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