201 N. 5th Street, Fargo, ND 58102

• Complimentary local calls & long distance access

• Complimentary high-speed wireless in guest rooms & throughout the hotel

• Complimentary wired high-speed internet access in the Business Center

• Complimentary newspaper in lobby

• Complimentary Fitness Center with treadmills, elliptical, reline step machine & free


• Two hot tubs and sauna

• 15 percent food & non-alcoholic discount


ZEST RESTAURANT – main dining room serving breakfast, lunch & dinner. Lunch buffet features homemade soup of the day and other great options.

Zest Hours

Breakfast buffet: Mon-Fri, 6:30–9 a.m.

Lunch: Daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dinner: Daily, 5-10 p.m.

Sunday brunch: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Room Service Hours

Sun-Thu, 6:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

Fri-Sat, 6:30 a.m.-midnight

Courtyard Marriott Airport

Blvd Miguel Aleman V 177, Toluca, Mexico

Less than 10 minutes from the FedEx ramp. Transportation provided by hotel. The hotel has an average gym, free breakfast, and free wifi. The restaurant at the hotel has ok food. Refrigerator in the room, but no microwave. There is a shopping center/mall about a mile away.

Grand Hyatt Incheon (Airport not Downtown)

***This gouge is for the Grand Hyatt Incheon Airport hotel, not the Grand Hyatt Seoul where we usually stay.

The hotel is pretty nice overall. The rooms are clean, quiet and fairly modern. However, the hotel is pretty isolated compared to most of our other layover hotels. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t ***anything*** around it, you just need to explore a bit. It’s definitely not anything like Itaewon though.

There is a grocery store in the building next to the hotel. To find it, go out the front door and turn right, then turn right again just before the elevated train tracks. Walk to the end of the hotel building and you will see a sign for “eMart” just ahead. (You can also walk through the “8” restaurant in the hotel, and exit through the back door.) The eMart store is on the lower level of what appears to be an abandoned shopping mall. Enter the building through the glass doors. All the stores are abandoned on the ground floor, but turn to your right and go down the escalators to find the grocery store in the basement. It’s surprisingly modern and well stocked.

If you’d rather eat at a restaurant, then just keep walking past the eMart for a block or two. There are quite a few traditional Korean restaurants, several Chinese ones, one Indian, and a Thai place. There are also a few coffee shops. I didn’t find a Starbucks, but there was a “Starback”. There are also a few bars that looked reasonably descent. There’s a bar called “Russian KGB Bar” just outside the Best Western. I was intrigued, but I didn’t go in. Some of the restaurants had “24 hour” signs on them, but I can’t verify that’s true.

Overall, this hotel is adequate for short layovers. I wouldn’t want to spend a long time there, but it beats the 1 1/2 hour ride to Itaewon if you’re not planning for a late night on the town.

One last thing… it shows up on the VIPS pairing as KAL Hotel Network instead of Grand Hyatt Incheon.

Hotel Indigo

If deviating to BNA and you need to go a day early due to airline schedule or whatever, the hotel blocks the rooms for early arrivals at 3pm the day prior. So, if you plan your arrival after 3pm, you won’t get charged for the day early arrival. Again, this is only if the room is for an early arrival (before 10am) the next day. They are very accommodating.

Courtyard Plantation

Although it doesn’t show on the pairing, the Courtyard DOES have a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport.

The DO request notice the day prior to guarantee the van availability. The normal driver is a retired gent who they call in as needed, hence the request for advance notice.

They MAY be able to pick you up, even without advance notice IF the front desk is not busy.

Pullman Airport Hotel

Great free breakfast, small coffees better , fresh made vs big cup

Use the free 50Yuan metro card (from front desk) and get away from this boring hotel — go shopping, touring, restaurants in town….only 4-6 per ride…I used 3 days so far and still have 25yuan left with 2 days left on my layover

Gym, crappy, small, very few items, 3 tread, 1 arc trainer (ellip),1 bike, universal machine, rack of hand weights…did not get out and run due to injury…so someone else has to provide running routes

Nice pool, sauna & steam room, I think. ATM machine near front desk – China Construction – no ATM fee if you have BoA account

Executive lounge – nothing like China Hotel, this is mediocre, few finger foods, best to go into town or airport, I think beer and liquor free?? During happy hour 5:30-7:30pm..I won’t know until I check out.

Typical pilot stuff – Room beers are 35 -40yuan, so replace with airport bought beers / soda from town (5-10yuan) or airport (10-15yuan)

Hilton Narita

Nice hotel.  Lots of crews stay there.  They have a crew lounge on the basement floor.  You can purchase big beers and hot food from a vending machine.  Plus there are computers with internet access if you need it.  The gym is pretty good.  Lots of treadmills, plus an indoor running track.  I do cardio and there is a lot of room for that.  They have an indoor pool.  But beware the Japanese are very serious about showering before entering.  The hotel store has a pretty good selection of goodies.  I often buy the big yogurts and sushi there.  They also have noodles you can poor hot water over.  But if you are hungry the best deal is the lunch.  We get 50% off the lunch. Last I checked the lunch buffet cost $26.  That means you only pay $13.  That’s not bad for a fairly decent buffet.  I think it starts around 11am.  Visit the concierge and you can check out free bicycles.  It’s tough to ride a bike around the hotel.  Lots of hills.  If you cross over the bridge and turn right there is a golf driving range.  You get 70 balls for 500 yen and the gal will loan you a club or two for free.  Grab a map from the concierge and you can ride into town.  It’s a nice ride when the weather cooperates.

I used to visit the hotel across the right next to the Hilton and partake in the crew breakfast there.  It’s straight through the lobby on the left, turn right and go down one floor.  It’s marked Crew Members.  Tell them you are FedEx and they should allow you to spend your money.  They have some American stuff.  It’s moderately priced but definitely cheaper than the breakfast buffet at the Hilton.  Enjoy your stay.

Breakfast is 2450 yen, $23.62, at FEDEX discount.


Just stayed at the Menzies Hotel.  Amenities include Free Breakfast, 20% discount in the lounge, Free Golf, Free Golf clubs with balls and tees.  I played golf 2 times.  Great course. It was a bit tough with the wind in the face.  There are a couple of inconvenient creeks that cross right around where your short drive may land. Otherwise decent course.  No transportation to and from town.  You can purchase a day pass on the bus to go into Cambridge.  We went to Duxford Air Museum.  We had 7 guys and rented a van suggested by the hotel.  It cost us around 6 pounds each.  That included tip.  That was only one way.

The museum cost 17.50 pounds.  I thought the transportation was a bit on the high side.  You can travel cheaper by going into Cambridge and catching the bus to the museum.  It takes longer. The rooms are average.  It was disappointing that they did not include a safe or a refrigerator.  The staff is really nice.  The TV has around 16 channels.  Not much to watch in my opinion.  The gym is ok.  Lots of nautilus equipment stuffed in a small space.  Three treadmills that were in poor shape.  There’s a pool and tennis courts. All are complimentary to use.  This hotel is in the middle of nowhere.  The lounge food is not bad.

But, the best deal is at The Fox Lounge Bar about a 7 min walk.  They have pretty good beverages and meals that only cost 5 pounds.  They are 2 for 10 pound specials.  There is a large variety of dishes.  Since we had only 5 guys we made the 6th dish an appetizer.  Total 30 pounds for the group.  Not bad.  The free breakfast at the hotel is marginal.  Don’t plan on getting your fill during breakfast.  Make sure you eat at least a decent dinner or lunch.  Well, that’s all I can say.  I liked the golf but it’s not worth staying outside the city center.

Marriot CDG Airport

Allee du verger, Roissy en France

Full service contract Marriot hotel located in Roissy-en-France, about 1.5 mile from the terminal 2’s.

1) the wi-fi can be sporadic depending upon room location (avoid rm. 260, 360, etc…) Ask front desk reception to reference their room plan’s wi-fi quality chart.

2) must now pay for coffee at the lobby bar.  Good news: Starbuck’s is coming soon (spring ’14?) inside hotel’s lobby area (old business lounge)

Marriott Courtyard

21 N. Juniper St. Philadelphia, PA

Downtown 15 story hotel. Comfortable and quiet. Has a workout facility with Life Fitness lifting equipment, dumbbells, treadmills, cycling machines, and elliptical machines.



5-1 -60 Nanba, Chuo Ward, Osaka,  Osaka Prefecture 542-0076

~45 minute ride depending on traffic. Hotel sits above Nanba station and above the Subway if you have a longer layover and want to get out.

They seem to have installed wireless internet in the rooms.

When checking in, ask for western style room. These rooms are larger than the Japanese style rooms. They might not be able to accommodate the request, but it’s worth asking.

Sam Houston Hotel

“The Sam Houston Hotel is good. Rooms get dark. Just make sure to close the bathroom door, there’s a window in there. Road noise can be a little loud on the lower floors. 

A bottle of water and an apple&orange in your room. 15 dollar credit for food, they will ask for a credit card on check in and deduct 15 from your bill
Buy a 10 dollar hamburger and it’s free. Town car will drive within three miles.
Fitness center is small, but is stocked with good equipment.”

Sheraton Hotel

No. 5 Hanoi Road, TST, Kln Opening Kowloon, Hong Kong

Very nice fitness center with new cardio equipment and free weights (17th floor). The rooftop pool has a bar and an excellent view of HK. Expensive room service menu. Morton’s restaurant on the 4th floor has free steak sandwiches and 1/2 price martinis 5-7 p.m. daily.

Good german food and beer a short walk from Sheraton Hotel. [website]

Netherland Hotel

Classy old hotel in the heart of downtown Cincinnati. Usually get rooms on higher floors with a great view of the Ohio River. It’s one block from the WKRP fountain on the square. It has smaller rooms but they have been recently redone.

Airport Hilton

7373 Turfway Rd, Florence, KY (859) 371-4400 ‎

“Hilton Airport Hotel is pretty decent. Non-contract hotel so make sure you get the receipt to submit for expense report. This is only for crew members flying the p.m. out and backs.”

Westin Atlanta Airport

4736 Best Rd. College Park, GA 30337 (404) 762-7676

Discount: 25% F&B
Complimentary: • Health facility • Newspaper • Local calls and LDA
Complimentary ground transportation between the hotel and pax terminal. $50 check cashing
Note: Ramp Pilot Lounge combination is 5-2-1-4

Atlanta Hilton & Towers

255 Courtland Street N.E. Atlanta, GA 30303 (404) 659-2000

Discount: 20% F&B
Complimentary: • Health facility • Newspaper • Local calls and LDA $50 check cashing
Ground Transportation “A” National (404)762-3007/(800)533-4859

NOTE: Due to construction at Hartsfield Jackson airport, effective May 5th, a new pickup area has been assigned. The new pickup area for all crews is as follows: • Ground Transportation Area • Section Island F

Sheraton Stockholm

Tegelbacken 6, Box 195 Stockholm, Sweden SE 10123 011-468-412-3400

Discounts: 20% F&B
Complimentary: • Access charges to place long distance calls or credit card calls. This does not include the call itself, only access charges to place the call. • Newspaper • Health facility Local phone calls are 2.00 SEK per minute after initial complimentary 10 minutes or 25 SEK per day
Ground Transportation: Alvinx Int’l. AB 011-467-077-447-21 or info@alvinx.se Note: See arriving/departing details on ARN webpage.

Anchorage Hilton

500 W. Third Anchorage, AK 99501 (907) 272-7411

The hotel will ask for credit cards beginning 1/1/2008. This is completely optional. If the pilot does not want to use a credit card for incidentals, then this option can be declined. However, then the pilot will be on a cash basis for their stay.
Discount: 20% F&B
Complimentary: • Health facility • Newspaper (available in lobby only) • Local calls and LDA 50% surcharge on long distance charges $50 check cashing
NOTE: All pilots are encouraged to not use the hotel as a primary mailing address. The hotel is receiving too much pilot mail. The process of sorting and trying to maintain accountability is time consuming. Ground Transportation Airline Support Inc (907) 272-2211 Alert call
Note: G/T to Dom/Intl terminal; call 272-2211; expect 20 min wait.

Hotel Information

Hyatt Place Uptown

6901 Arvada NE Albuquerque, NM 87110     (505) 872-9000

  • Note: if anyone phones you, the caller has the option to simply enter your room number on the keypad during the prompter. If this happens, instead of going through the hotel operator, the phone will ring directly in the room. If you wish not to be disturbed, please advise callers in advance to leave a message with the hotel operator instead of entering the direct number.
  • Discounts: 10% F&B Complimentary
  • Newspaper (Mon-Fri)
  • Local calls and LDA
  • Health facility
  • Continental breakfast

Ground transportation: Albuquerque Cab Company     (505) 883-4888


Hotel gives daily passes to full gym (free weights, machines and cardio equipment) in nearby shopping mall.