18,000 Miles For Good: Getting Started

This is probably one of the greatest trips I’ll ever take.  I’m traveling over 17,000 miles in under 5 days.  Why?  No, it’s not because I’m a bit insane when it comes to travel (though I am).  I’m taking a very small part in doing some good.

I’m headed to Copenhagen, where I’ll be a part of a group of folks that Norwegian Air is flying on their brand new 787-9 to Djibouti.  We’ll be delivering 140 tons of humanitarian aid in partnership with UNICEF.  Seriously, I never could have imagined I’d be able to do something like this.

Here’s a bit of what I plan to cover.  As you can imagine, plans may change, but this is what I’m hoping to write about:

  • Turkish Airlines Lounge At Washington Dulles
  • SAS Scandinavian Airlines From IAD to CPH (Washington Dulles to Copenhagen)
  • A Day In Copenhagen
  • Touring UNICEF In Copenhagen:  Getting Ready For Delivery
  • Getting The Right Medicine For A Trip To Africa
  • Norwegian Premium From CPH to JIB (Copenhagen to Djibouti)
  • Dropping Off Humanitarian Aide In Djibouti
  • A Day In Djibouti
  • Qatar Airways JIB-DOH-DFW

I’ll be honest. As I write this intro (on Sunday the 24th), I really have no idea what to expect from most of the trip. I just landed in CPH and the ride in the new SAS business class was outstanding. Truly one of the best business class experiences I’ve had.

Touring the UNICEF operation and flying to Africa are sure to be memorable experiences. Seeing what 140 tons of humanitarian aid looks like is sure to be as well.  Seeing how many people it can help will be truly special.

I’ve flown Norwegian Premium before and really liked the experience, especially given the price point they offer. I doubt the new 787-9 will have many surprises in the front cabin for me.

After a day in Djibouti I’ll get to try Qatar Airways for the first time, in business class. Then, after a brief meeting, I’ll head home.

I hope you’ll stay tuned for future posts on my trip. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Stay tuned….

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