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.