Sunday, July 29, 2018

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Boeing 737 MAX Selling Well

The Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are a tweak of the previous version. They are quieter and more efficient, but still the same basic design (just lengthened tube) from before I was born. The new model is also selling well. That's too bad for passengers. Boeing needs a sales flop before they will take out a blank sheet of paper. The 737 is cramped and a fresh design would be more comfortable for passengers. 
737-500, Close Enough

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Hilton Points are Almost Worthless

Hilton out did Delta. Hilton award nights are dynamically priced and wildly expensive. I'm an SPG guy, but was looking around to see if better hotel program value could be found. It's been a while since I looked at Hilton and YIKES, awards got expensive. I think I'll go Marriott and Hyatt.
Delta Also Has Wildly Expensive Awards

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Farewell Crossover Rewards

The SGP - Delta Airlines reciprocal benefits program ends July 15th. I got a few free checked bags and some bonus points from it. I was also 1 away from clearing an upgrade. I'm an infrequent Delta flyer, so it was of limited value to me. Still, I'd rather have it than not.
Still Sitting in Back

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Wasn't bad at all

My carry on baby was a great flyer yesterday. She didn't mind it at all or make a peep. There were loud children and people watching TV without headphones, far worse to sit next to than my kid.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018

Pilatus is an interesting aircraft company based in Switzerland. They have always been the rugged option for operations in less than idea areas. Here's a video of their new PC-24 taking off and landing on a dirt strip.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

JP Morgan Reserve Card Guide to Benefits

JP Morgan mailed me an updated guide to benefits outlining changes coming in August to the Reserve card. I don't have a JP Morgan Reserve card. It does look cool.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Boeing Buys Embraer - Kinda, Not Really

Boeing is taking over Embraer's commercial aircraft operations, kinda through a joint venture. I guess it was cheaper than designing a new aircraft like the 717 and smaller than the 737-700. This is a response to Airbus taking over the C-Series aircraft. It's all confusing, but blank sheet aircraft design for Airbus and Boeing is only for wide bodies these days.