Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Local Plane Spotting

I live about 5 miles away from the SFO runways and enjoy plane spotting in the afternoon. Here's a few snaps.

I would love a longer lens than my current 70-200mm. Anyone want to chip in for a 200-500mm Nikon? I could also stand to upgrade my 11 year old D80 body.

Photo Post

Sunday, February 25, 2018

United is back in Save A Nickel Mode

United Airlines is back trying to save a nickel rather than make a dollar. I prefer their cheap mindset because when they try to make a dollar, they add more seats and remove padding from aircraft.
A320's Were Comfortable 

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Wine Flies Free on Alaska Airlines

Check a case of wine free if you are departing the west coast on Alaska Airlines. Cool program, but remember to over use the bubble wrap.
Off Valid on These Aircraft Too

Friday, February 16, 2018

Day Trip to LAX

Southwest Airlines is amazing. Maybe not every flight, but the concept is great. My wife earned a companion pass from the Chase card, so we are looking for fun trip ideas. We decided to jump on a cheap fare SFO-LAX and back later that day. Our itinerary gave us 9 hours on the ground, but we booked with points, so we could cancel without fees if there was a long delay.
Great for a Quick Hop
We got a rental car and had a great time looking at art and eating at local favorites. We had enough time even with LA's bad traffic and Budget's slow service.

I'd recommend our itinerary to anyone.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Win a Trip to Spain on Iberia

Win a trip to Spain. The official rules say that 2 coach tickets SFO-MAD are worth $11,720. I suspect you can argue down the 1099 for tax season if you win. 
The Winner Will Fly an A330

Monday, February 12, 2018

20% Off at Boeing Store

Boeing is spreading the love for Valentine's Day with code LOVE218 for 20% off.
LUV Airlines 737-700

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

UPS Keeps the 747 Program Alive

UPS is keeping the 747 program alive with an order for 14 more 747-8's. They also picked up 4 767-300's. I bet they got a smoking good deal.
There are many cheap used 747-400's available

United Ran Out of Gates at SJC

Bad weather in Denver caused United to be backed up on gates in SJC. We parked on the ramp and took a bus to the terminal. Very odd, my flight was from Denver and early.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Good Morning Colorado

I love watching the sun rise at the airport. Getting to the airport in time to see the sun rise is usually annoying.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

United Buying 3 Used 767-300's

Hawaiian is going for Airbus to fly from the islands with the A321 and A330, so they are retiring their 767-300's. United bought 3 to cheaply grow the fleet.
Hawaiian is keeping the Boeing 717 for intrastate flights