|US Airways' Management is Making Their Mark|
Friday, February 26, 2016
Monday, February 22, 2016
Buying a Starbucks will be less rewarding in April because the Starbucks Rewards program is changing the currency accumulation and redemption math. If your average order is less than $5, then you lose out.
|Starbucks Served On Alaska Airlines Not Impacted|
Friday, February 19, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Saturday, February 13, 2016
I flew United Airlines' new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Denver to Houston to start a mileage run last month. I had seat 4A, but row 4 is missing a window, so my window seat was extra claustrophobic. The business class seats are traditional Continental style, all angled, 2x2x2, and front facing. There is no first class on United's 787's. On my 2 hour flight, I was able to notice the seat needed more padding, very Continental again, so it would be difficult on a long flight to Asia.
|Flat Bed Position|
Thursday, February 11, 2016
The 777 aircraft hasn't grown any wider since it's launch in 1995, but an extra seat in each row has been wedged in. United Airlines was the first 777 operator and had 9 wide seating in coach. Airlines have since increased seating density and now I'm wary of booking a 777 if it isn't not 9 across. Rumor has it that United wants to go 10 wide with their 777-300's on order. This will make me miss the 747 even more; the cabin is 25 in wider than the 777 and has 10 wide seating.
SWISS is showing off their new 777-300ER in emails, but I was disappointed to see they were 10 wide in coach. Interestingly, there was no premium economy seating.
|SWISS Wants Less Room in Coach|
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Super Bowl 50 was actually played in San Jose, not San Francisco like the B-roll coming back from commercials suggested. The two cities aren't far apart, but the Broncos chose to fly out of SJC rather than SFO. This lead to some interesting flights from SFO (United's hub and a widebody base) to SJC (United narrow body outpost) to support charter flights after the game.
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Enjoy a free stopover in Iceland with a buddy! Icelandair will set you up with an airline employee to be your buddy for the day. Really fun idea that I want to take advantage of sometime. Snowmobiling with the CEO would be super cool; fishing seems fun too.
|Free Stopover in KEF - Icelandic Friend Included|