Friday, April 28, 2017

Yay Airplanes!

Don't Present Bad Options When Checking Out

Alaska Airlines presenting these bad options when checking out. It looks amaturish and might encourage cart abandonment. Next time just keep those choices to yourself Alaska.
I Don't Want to Pay More than Double

Monday, April 24, 2017

Who Does Runway Work at Rush Hour?

SFO closed a runway yesterday for repairs, so my flight was hideously delayed. 
Runway 3 Left at JNB

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Lavatory Wall Patern

I guess it would be cool to have your artwork reproduced thousands of times, but I hope this guy has other works to be proud of. It works well to hide dirt and not be noticed.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Flying First Class - Liquid Diet

I actually paid my own money for a first class ticket on United from Denver to San Francisco. The dinner options included a seafood stew. I've had good luck with United soups on past trips, so ordered it without hesitation. It was great. I also enjoyed drinking the front of the plane out of Bailey's. 
Quite Tasty

Monday, April 10, 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

Ambitious Upsell United

United sure is ambitious on the upgrade prices the day of departure. $35 and hour is a reasonable rate for me if I'm having a lousy day and it's not a 737.
$230 / Hour for First

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Short Notice Bonus Miles

If you're spending $200 online, the United Mileage Mall has a 500 mile bonus. This could be enough to sway me from MrRebates temporarily. Offer ends April 1st.
A Little Here and There Adds Up

Monday, March 27, 2017

United Enforces Rules

Your travel on United must be in accordance with he contract of carriage. If you don't agree with the terms, don't fly them. Also employee benefit travel has its own set of rules and must be followed. I would like a stricter dress code for paying customers too.
Way To Go United

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Important update on your upcoming flight

Denver airport (DEN) is experiencing especially high volumes of traffic. To allow time for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening for you and your bags, we recommend arriving at the airport at least two hours before your scheduled departure time, especially if you’re checking baggage.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to welcoming you on board.

Really United? Not really making me excited to travel.
Prepare for Disappointment

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Short Flights

I'm averaging less than 1,000 per flight this year. Status will be difficult without a trip to Asia.
A Few Dreamliner Segments Would Do Nicely

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Delta Product Photography

Product photography sets the tone and impression of your brand. Delta private jets did an acceptable and them miserable job in the same email.
One Is Miserable

And One Is Passable

Monday, March 13, 2017

Korean Air 747-8

I saw the Korean Air 747-8 landing at SFO today and I want to be on that flight. The plane looks graceful and cool as it descends over the bay. I could use my Delta miles (HAHAHAHAHA, right) or my Chase Ultimate Rewards points to snag a seat. Business or First will do.
The 777 Just Isn't the Same

Sunday, March 12, 2017

5th Night Free Tip

SPG, Marriott, and Hilton offer a 5th night free when paying with points. This is a great bargain, if you plan on staying 5 nights. It is also beneficial if you are staying 4 nights. Book a 5th night for the end of your stay and you have a guaranteed late check out. Add the Make a Green Choice card (at SPG) for some bonus points. The 5th night also counts for elite status. You are also protected in case of flight issues that could keep you in town an extra night.
View from a Sheraton

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Farewell MCR

My Coke Rewards is ending their program after many (8+) years. I'll miss entering codes and earning free 20oz bottles of Coke Zero.
Departing Soon

Monday, March 6, 2017


We parked on the wrong line. It took 30 minutes to push us back 3 feet so passengers and luggage could be removed.
Way To Go United Ground Crew

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Good Luck Today

Bad weather in Houston and SFO today. Good luck United flyers.
Clear Sky in Denver

Monday, February 27, 2017

25% Off Boeing Pacmin Models

Pacmin is the best in the business and their Boeing models are 25% off at the Boeing Store. Only house colors and I doubt they'll sell airline branded models any time soon. No coupon code required.
The 747-400 Displays Better

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Air Canada

I like Air Canada's new look. Rouge is still the best looking Canadian airline.
I Like Their Old Look
Rouge Looks Great Too

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

New American Airlines Boarding Process

American is trying to make the boarding process less confusing and more depressing. There will be a total of 10 boarding groups. Credit card holders are moved down to Group 5, so that benefit doesn't sound too cool anymore. It does solve the United problem of half the plane being in Group 1 & 2. I was Group 9 on Delta once and it made me sad.
Averages to 6.9 Passengers per Group on the E170

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Happy Photo Day

My last 3 flights on United have been delayed for 8 hours total. I still enjoy flying.
Delta or Southwest?

Friday, February 17, 2017

1 Parsec Status

United Airlines announced a new lifetime status level: 1 Parsec Status. Simply fly a parsec to qualify, 19,174,000,000,000 miles is all you need (I'm unsure if United has flown this far in their cumulative history). Credit due to Launch Pad Brewery for inspiring this idea while my flight was delayed. 
Status Feels Further and Further Out of Reach

Monday, February 13, 2017

British Airways 747-400 Business Class Pictures

It's dated and the same product when I flew in 2015. It feels more tired and the TV went from obsolete to antiquated. Unlike American air carriers, British Airways keeps pushing back their 747-400 retirement date. They are like domestic carriers in that they don't update their 747 fleet.
IFE is not 100% Functional

Some DIY to Make it a Bed

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Need a Pick Me Up

Having a rough day? Enjoy this picture of planes taking off from LHR.
Lufthansa A320 Take Off at LHR

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Boeing Gifts for Loved Ones - 20% Off

Pick up something heart-warming for someone you love. One order per customer. Offer good in all stores. Promotion code LOVE217 applies 20% off on regular-price items (does not apply to markdowns, drones, or other restricted items)

I've had good experiences shopping with them. They ship UPS ground from Washington, so order early.
Boeing Jets at SFO

Monday, February 6, 2017

Coupon Code: 30% Off WOW Air Flights

Simply pick your round-trip flight dates at the start of the booking process, enter the WOWSALE promo code and let our booking engine search for available flights. The discount will be visible in step 1 of the booking process. To redeem the discount you need to book round-trip flights before 11:59 PM (GMT) February 9th, 2017. Travel period is February 10th – June 10th, 2017. The discount applies only on selected flights in the travel period and is subject to limited availability.

Great deal if you can make use of it.
WOW A330

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

AA Online Shopping Bonus

It's bonus season at the American shopping mall. Always click through a mileage mall or MrRebates when shopping online. It adds up. For AA, spend $125, earn 500 bonus miles or spend $250, earn 1,000 bonus miles.
Every Little Bit Helps

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Great United Chase Card Offer, Maybe

The United Explored card from Chase has a base 50,000 mile sign up offer. If you log in to check here, you might get a better offer. My offer was for 70,000 miles after spending $3,000. The key to sign up offers is to make sure you reach the sign up purchase requirement.
My Personal Offer

You Can Go Very Far With 70,000 Miles