Monday, December 5, 2016

Star Alliance Lounge LAX

The Star Alliance lounge at LAX can be accessed by any Star Gold member, including domestic United passengers. The complication is that the lounge is a 25 minute walk each way.  If you have the time, it is very worthwhile. The lounge is in the new international terminal and has a nice hot buffet selection and good bar options. The best part is the outdoor patio overlooking runways 24L and 24R. I brought my scanner and enjoyed listening to the action on 133.9. It was a great way to pass the time, just set an alarm so you don't miss your connection.
Great View

Sunday, December 4, 2016

737 Crew Rest Seats - United Airlines

They recline all the way to the row 2 seat cushion. I'm not sure why they installed row 2, but the Micronesia 737-800 only has 12 first class seats that can be occupied by passengers.
Row 1 Crew Rest

Friday, December 2, 2016

MSP's Famous Aviator

MSP has a great tribute to Snoopy, the most famous aviator from Minnesota. It's way better than the Amelia Earhart statue at Burbank.
Pride of MSP

Thursday, December 1, 2016

SAA Voyager Wants Me To Earn Miles

We have noticed that at least one booking you previously made with South African Airways did not have a Voyager membership number, and we are concerned that you may be missing out on fabulous rewards with SAA Voyager - Africa’s only revenue-based airline loyalty programme.

I only flew SAA using United miles, so this is an odd offer. The flight from Perth was great because it saved me half a day.
State Run Star Alliance Airline - Better Than Air India

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Private Jet Discount!!!

Delta Private Jets is offering 3% off their standard rates. Wow! This is a great marketing idea because private jet customers are exceptionally price sensitive. Trips must be booked by December 15.
A319 Not Offered - That's Part of Delta Charters

Monday, November 28, 2016

Save $50 or More on Emirates

For a limited-time, we've partnered with Visa Checkout to provide great savings of $1,000 off First Class fares, $250 off Business Class fares and $50 off Economy Class fares on round-trip flights departing from all Emirates US airports to selected destinations across our global network. 

To take advantage of this great offer, use promotional code USVISAC and make sure to select the Visa Checkout button when you’re ready to pay. 

Book by November 24, 2016

The sweet spot is if you find a cheap first class fare, but $50 on economy is nice too.
They Love A380's

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Don't Fly Lufthansa When I Plan To

My last two trips on Lufthansa have been disrupted by strikes. I think it's me.
No Lufthansa Flights Departing Denver Today