Thursday, May 31, 2018

Transferring Hertz Points

I didn't know this was an option from Hertz. The Southwest partnership looks like the only enticing value. As with most transfer opportunities, don't transfer points unless you need them or there's a limited time bonus. Always remember the relative point values. 
Hertz Values

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Time to start thinking about holiday award travel

I like to star planning early and am thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas season travel later this year. I have a few ideas and a few programs with miles, so it gets complicated quickly.
I Feel Like I Have Too Many Delta Miles

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Southwest Airlines Infant Fare

The Southwest Airlines infant fare isn't really a deal. I love the idea of having a row to ourselves as a family of three and I called reservations to ask how much an infant fare would cost. The Wanna Get Away fare was $205 round trip. The infant fare is a modest discount off the Anytime fare of $716. It's not worth buying if a Wanna Get Away fare is available.
I Hope The Infant in Arms Family Has an Open Middle Seat

Friday, May 25, 2018

ANA Flying A380s to Hawaii in 2019

ANA picked up 3 A380s as is customizing them exclusively for Hawaii flying. I like the focus on the leisure market and the fun touches and changes they made from standard ANA aircraft. 
ANA Aircraft Always Look Great

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Photo Post

Babies are tiring. That’s why the 737-600 and A318 are hard to find.
Baby Boeing 737-600

Sunday, May 20, 2018

It's a Baby

My wife and I just had our first child. I'm grounded for a while, but planning adventures for 3 now.
Baby United Express Plane

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Thinking of Europe

All the Air France strike news has rekindled my interest in flying to Europe. Seriously. Lufthansa has strikes about 1/3 of the time I have a reservation with them. Memories. Last time I got to fly British Airways and Air France. The time before got me my first ride on a 747-8. All those trips were bought with miles, but Lufthansa paid cash to rebook me, so I earned miles. Strikes can be fun.



Saturday, May 12, 2018

G-VWIN Flying Scrap or Saved?

Is the former Virgin Atlantic A340-600 G-VWIN flying scrap or will it see passengers again? UAM announced they bought the aircraft for dismantling. It landed in Tupelo, MS for likely it's last flight. Then a few weeks later I spotted it flying into SFO. It stayed for two days then went to Manila. There's a A330/340 heavy maintenance base there. Will G-VWIN see the sky again? At least some parts will.
The 787-9 is Replacing A340-600's at Virgin

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

50,000 Chase Points for a new Mortgage

Cool deal - Chase will give you 50,000 bonus Chase rewards points if you have a Sapphire card and open a new mortgage.
Southwest is a Chase transfer partner

Saturday, May 5, 2018

AA 25% bonus miles when you convert your hotel points

Good deal if you have 20,000 SPG points, you'll get 31,250 AA miles. Don't forget to register first. The deal works with most, bit not all, AA hotel partners.