Earlier this year, I wrote that I Booked a Flight to the Most Dangerous Country in the World. According to the Daily Mail UK, they wrote an article titled “The most dangerous place on earth? San Pedro Sula in Honduras – where three people are murdered EVERY DAY – tops list of the world’s most violent cities”. I really wanted to find out for myself if San Pedro Sula, Honduras was the most dangerous place on Earth outside of a warzone.
Introduction to San Pedro Sula
Delta Air Lines ATL-SAP A319 Business Class
InterContinental Real San Pedro Sula Hotel Review Part 1
InterContinental Real San Pedro Sula Hotel Review Part 2
Hilton Princess San Pedro Sula Hotel Review
The Sights and Sounds of Avenida Circunvalacion in San Pedro Sula
The Sights and Sounds of Boulevard Morazan in San Pedro Sula
The Sights and Sounds of Downtown San Pedro Sula
The Sights and Sounds of Jardines del Valle in San Pedro Sula
The Sights and Sounds of San Pedro Sula Honduras
The Sights and Sounds of Mercado Guamilito in San Pedro Sula
Is San Pedro Sula Honduras Safe for Tourists?
Scam City: San Pedro Sula Honduras Edition
The Various Eats in San Pedro Sula Honduras
American Airlines SAP-MIA 737-800 Business Class
US Airways MIA-CLT A321 First Class Review
Charlotte International Airport Concourse B US Airways Club
US Airways CLT-LAX A321 First Class Review
LAX Airport Virgin America LOFT Lounge
I needed to deplete my Delta Skymiles account due to the major devaluations and what better way than spend it on a trip to a new country. I had never been to Honduras in my life and I saw that there was award availability. I booked LAX-ATL-SAP-ATL-CVG-LAX using 47,500 Delta Skymiles + $27.50 in taxes for travel in economy class.
I was upgraded on every leg due to my Delta Gold Medallion status which has a benefit of upgrades on award tickets. However, I did not like my return flight to Los Angeles which I had to connect through Atlanta and overnight in Cincinnati. Flights were looking full, so there was no way I would be able to Same Day Confirm or even Same Day Standby for the direct ATL-LAX leg.
I didn’t want to pay for a hotel in Cincinnati on an overnight layover, so I decided to throw away my Delta return ticket and burn 25,000 American Airlines miles instead on a Business/First Class ticket one-way ticket from SAP-MIA-CLT-LAX. The American flight was from SAP-MIA and the US Airways flights were MIA-CLT and CLT-LAX.
I decided to spend two nights and three days in San Pedro Sula just to get a feel of the city. I spent one night at the InterContinental Real San Pedro Sula Hotel and one night at the Hilton Princess San Pedro Sula Hotel which I used American Airlines miles to book.