Introduction: The Journey Of A Lifetime To Austin

Welcome to my subsequent journey report sequence, which shall be a bit much less unique and worldwide than my typical ones. Nonetheless, it was a reasonably particular, once-in-a-lifetime journey for a special motive, and contained journey on some airways I don’t normally fly.

Why I took this journey

I not too long ago spent a weekend in Austin, Texas. A good friend was in Austin for the week for work, and proposed making a weekend out of it. That appeared like enjoyable to me, particularly as it will permit me to take a look at the Thompson Austin, and overview flights on Spirit and Southwest.

Austin has after all been an extremely quick rising metropolis in recent times, although it occurred to me that I don’t suppose I’ve ever “correctly” visited the town up till now, except for as soon as spending an evening close to the airport. I used to be impressed, because it felt charming, cosmopolitan, and quirky, and specifically we had some nice meals (although credit score to that goes to my good friend who organized all of the eating places).

The airways I flew on this journey

Moderately than flying American Airways from Miami to get to Austin, I made a decision to combine it up a bit and have some enjoyable.

On the flight out, I made a decision to e book Spirit Airways’ Large Entrance Seat. Though I’m an enormous fan of Spirit, I hadn’t flown with the airline in years, and the service’s schedule was the perfect. The ticket value $87.14, after which I paid an additional $120 to improve to the Large Entrance Seat, which is basically Spirit Airways’ equal of top notch, minus the service. Particularly, I booked the next flight:

12/08 NK517 Fort Lauderdale to Austin departing 1:15PM arriving 3:21PM

Spirit Airways Airbus A321 cabin

For the return, I made a decision to e book Southwest Airways, as I final flew with the airline to Cuba in late 2016. I booked the next flight for $118.98:

12/11 WN1827 Austin to Fort Lauderdale departing 4:00PM arriving 7:30PM

Southwest Airways Boeing 737 cabin

Along with reviewing the flights, I’ll additionally discuss some basic methods to make flying with Spirit Airways higher, in addition to a publish about Southwest’s distinctive and controversial boarding course of.

The lodge I stayed at this journey

I booked the Thompson Austin for my time in Austin. I’m typically a fan of the Thompson model (although… there are some issues I’m beginning to query). I’ll speak extra concerning the reserving particulars and my expertise within the precise overview publish, although there have been each issues I liked and strongly disliked about this property.

I additionally had an ulterior motive for taking this journey and staying at a Hyatt, which I’ll cowl within the subsequent installment (I’m positive many OMAAT readers can determine it out).

Thompson Austin suite lounge

Backside line

I had a stunning lengthy weekend in Austin, and had the possibility to fly with Spirit and Southwest, take a look at the Thompson, and test one different factor off my record.

Keep tuned for the evaluations, as this shall be a reasonably fast sequence. I’ve an enormous worldwide overview journey deliberate for the start of 2023, so you may count on that within the close to future as properly.

Thanks for studying!

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