Friday, October 20, 2017

Quit It United

United needs to stop removing moving walkways and making airports homogeneous. Newark was first, now Houston Intercontinental is at it.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Lovely SFO Arrival

My flight into SFO last night was like a sightseeing trip with an amazing view of San Francisco and Oakland on the way in. We were also 20 minutes early.
Great View on the Left Side

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Monday, October 9, 2017

Happy Status Runs

Good luck booking that extra trip or two to get the next status level.
Not Bad if Your Upgrade Clears

Friday, October 6, 2017

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Thanks Hertz!

Wow, car rentals are crazy expensive over Christmas weekend. Thanks Hertz points for saving me $950 on a 5 day rental. My account balance was cleared out, but it is worth it.
I Don't Have Many Car or Hotel Pictures

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Good Deal On American Miles

30 miles per dollar on magazine subscriptions at the AAdvantage Mall. It's better value than buying them.
Lonely Regional Jet

Friday, September 29, 2017

Kick the Tires

And light the fires, I feel the need for speed! I'm flying today.
Bridgestone Makes Aviation Tires Too

Monday, September 25, 2017

Atlas Air

Atlas Air is a strange cargo airline because they haul people (IAH-LAD) and Boeing parts in addition to regular cargo airline stuff.
Houston to Angola for People
Regular Cargo

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Twenty Percent Off at the Boeing Store

Sale ends Sunday at the Boeing Store.
Delta 717

Southwest 737

Lufthansa 747

USAF 757

United 767

Air India 777

ANA 787

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Good Job Hawaiian Airlines

More airlines should be like Hawaiian, they are punctual and pursue disruptive passengers for expenses. One guy from New Jersey owns the airlines $98,000 for being disruptive enough to force a flight to turn around. More US carriers should do this and make it a big news story. It would cut down the garbage behavior of passengers who think the only payments would be a settlement in their favor.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Don't Spend Miles on Merch

Don't spend your United miles on Apple products. 43,900 miles for a $329 iPad is miserable value. Use your miles on flights and don't let United dupe you into minimizing the value of your miles.
Both Aircraft are Better than an Expensive iPad

Friday, August 25, 2017

Rolls Royce Doesn't Make Cars

Rolls Royce makes jet engines, nuclear submarine propulsion systems, and other maritime systems, but they don't make cars (BMW owns the brand for automotive work).
The Cadillac of Jet Engines

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Air Canada

The Wall Street Journal had a nice article this week encouraging travels who need to connect to Europe or Asia to consider Air Canada. I agree they are a good option if you can avoid the 10 wide 777 coach seating.
Consider Air Canada

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Air Berlin Bankrupt

Cash in those Air Berlin miles. I have a feeling Air Berlin will be more like Alitalia than Malev.
A330's Still Flying

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Photo Post

My trip this weekend started and ended at SFO with 0 miles flown. United had a maintenance delay that forced a missed connection and ruined my trip. I got a refund and went home.
United Planes Not Going Anywhere

Parked for a While

I Planned on Using the SFO Runways, not Just Terminal

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Remember ATA?

Do you remember ATA? Sure, their jingle was good. Do you remember their mileage program? It had a miles credit card. Travel Awards is the program name. Yup, all those points became instantly worthless when the airline shut down. Inflation and devaluations are real concerns for frequent flyers. Use your miles, that's why you collect them.
Fear Points Inflation

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Raise a glass to oneworld - best alliance for wines

I'll credit Qantas, Iberia, and LATAM for this win.
oneworld is named the best alliance for wine in the 2017 Wines on the Wing survey published today by US magazine Global Traveler – regaining an award it previously won two years ago.

The result echoes the findings of the Cellars in the Sky awards presented by the UK’s Business Traveller in February this year – and retained by oneworld for multiple years – which means that oneworld’s now holds both awards presented to recognise the quality the wines served by member airlines of a global alliance.

Besides winning the “best alliance” title, oneworld’s member airlines also flew high in the Global Traveler Wines on the Wing awards – just as they did in Business Traveller’s Cellars in the Sky.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Photo Post - Air New Zealand

Both paint styles look good. The new black and white version is one of the best in the air.
Old Style on 767-300

New Paint on 777-300

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Asahi Beer Machine at BKK

The airline lounges in Asia are better than the USA, even United Clubs. Don't waste your time at a United Club though, go Singapore or ANA (Thai if in a pinch). The food is superb and the beer machine pours a perfect drought.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Night Landing from Perth to JNB

The SAA A340-600 is antiquated on the inside, but still a nice plane to fly. I think it was the ample local wine than gave me a positive opinion. 

Friday, July 14, 2017