Over the years, I’ve connected several times at Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, but never actually stepped foot outside the airport. But when the Freddie Awards came to the Big Easy this year, it finally gave me a chance to visit.
New Orleans Trip Report
The new airport in New Orleans is beautiful, though I could not find the bus into town and eventually gave up and took an Uber. My Uber driver was a friendly woman, but ended up complaining to me about how the “Hispanics” are ruining the city…
I flew there in economy class…thanks to my cheapness. My upgrade had cleared, but the fare dropped by about $75. When I refared, I was unable to keep my confirmed upgrade and wound up back on the waitlist. Even though I sat at #1 for the entire day, I died at #1 and wound up in the bulkhead of economy class.
Fine…flying coach, especially on a redeye flight, keeps me humble.
I thought about reviewing the new Four Seasons Hotel in New Orleans and would have had I stayed more than one night, but with just one night I chose to stay at the Hyatt-affiliated Eliza Jane Hotel, which is where the majority of my fellow travel writers were staying.
I had a great stay not only at the hotel, but in the city…though I must admit I won’t be rushing to return. Did I see the charm of New Orleans? Of course. And since there was a jazz festival going on, I heard some great music too. But there were a few things that disturbed me.
Here’s what you can expect in this brief trip report:
- The Club New Orleans (Priority Pass)
- Eliza Jane Hotel
- Great Coffee In New Orleans
- The Debauchery Of New Orleans
- United Club New Orleans
- United Airlines A320 First Class New Orleans – Denver
Stay tuned for my Big Easy trip report!