Layover In Panama City

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    If you do fly Copa to South America, you may want to consider, especially given the limited recline of business class seats, breaking up your journey with a layover in Panama City. We booked our trip as two one-way awards, which meant that our layover in Panama was limited to 24 hours or less, but if you book a round trip award using MileagePlus miles you should be entitled to a longer stopover if you wish. Panama City, done right, is deserving of at least a 48-hour layover. We had a 20 hour overnight layover in Panama City and were excited to check out the Casco Viejo neighborhood, the historic, atmospheric core of the city in the late stages of gentrification. With limited time, we had to nix a visit to the canal or the more modern parts of Panama City, but we caught a glimpse of the chaotic modern metropolis on the drive in from the airport. Panama is fascinating: its skyline is very tall and very modern and the newer part of the city is almost like Hong Kong in its density and verticality. And yet five minutes from downtown the Casco Viejo feels like the love child of Havana, New Orleans and Silver Lake (for this metaphor, assume three people make a baby, I guess). The post Layover In Panama City appeared first on One Mile at a Time.

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