Friday, June 30, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Yay Photos

I have over 500 photos saved up for the blog, here's my oldest two and newest two in inventory.
Frankfurt Airport 2009

United Express 2011
United 777 Yesterday

Eva 777-300 Yesterday

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Burning Miles - Alaska

I do practice what I preach, my Alaska Airlines balance is 0. I like Mileage Plan, but I don't trust any airline program to stop points inflation.
The Perfect Balance
I also got my Southwest balance to 67, but then earned some bonus points. Still good.
I Like the New Look

Friday, June 23, 2017

AA Miles

I have about 56,000 AA miles and face a conundrum. Do I want 4 domestic one ways, two first one ways, or earn 1,500 points and get a business class one way to Europe? I have time to decide and can move some SPG points quickly if needed. I don't feel inspired to earn beyond that mark. The heavily restricted premium award space (oneworld partners included) is taking the fun out of earning miles.
Where to?

Monday, June 19, 2017

A380 Updates

I like the new winglets that reduce fuel burn by 4%, the rest has me suspect. It's the same size tube, hard to fit 80 more seats without Spirit Airlines type space.
Already Holds 500+

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Qatar Fare Sale

Want to wager the recent airspace restrictions on Qatar will be short term? Then book a coach fare on Qatar for a discount. Worst case your flight will take much longer than it should.
787 GE Engine Detail

Monday, June 12, 2017

Thanks SWISS

I recently booked an award flight and was excited to fly on a Swiss CS100 from MAD to ZRH. I then had a 777-300 home and it was all in business class.  Then Swiss canceled the Madrid portion and now my trip is in air. I really wanted to fly that new aircraft. Oh well, I guess I need to wait for Delta to roll it out.
SWISS A320 at Madrid
Delta Already has 2 by 3 Seating

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Don't Purchase Miles

Don't buy miles. If you're in a pinch and need <10,000 miles, try earning through a partner. The online malls usually work for gift card purchases.
Reminds Me of Poor Values

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Keep Burning Miles

No use hanging on to a currency that inflates 5-10% a year and is accept less often.
Delta Is Not Helping

Sunday, June 4, 2017

A Gold Member Was Upgraded on United

I was shocked to receive an upgrade as a Gold level member. It was Sunday morning LAS to LAX and the flight was hideously delayed. Also I had already taken my seat in coach, then was plucked out and handed seat 1D. I had a great view of The Strip and enjoyed some Bailey's on the 65 minute flight.
Vegas, Area 51 Flights, & Private Terminals