Friday, March 31, 2017

Ambitious Upsell United

United sure is ambitious on the upgrade prices the day of departure. $35 and hour is a reasonable rate for me if I'm having a lousy day and it's not a 737.
$230 / Hour for First

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Short Notice Bonus Miles

If you're spending $200 online, the United Mileage Mall has a 500 mile bonus. This could be enough to sway me from MrRebates temporarily. Offer ends April 1st.
A Little Here and There Adds Up

Monday, March 27, 2017

United Enforces Rules

Your travel on United must be in accordance with he contract of carriage. If you don't agree with the terms, don't fly them. Also employee benefit travel has its own set of rules and must be followed. I would like a stricter dress code for paying customers too.
Way To Go United

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Important update on your upcoming flight

Denver airport (DEN) is experiencing especially high volumes of traffic. To allow time for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening for you and your bags, we recommend arriving at the airport at least two hours before your scheduled departure time, especially if you’re checking baggage.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to welcoming you on board.

Really United? Not really making me excited to travel.
Prepare for Disappointment

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Short Flights

I'm averaging less than 1,000 per flight this year. Status will be difficult without a trip to Asia.
A Few Dreamliner Segments Would Do Nicely

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Delta Product Photography

Product photography sets the tone and impression of your brand. Delta private jets did an acceptable and them miserable job in the same email.
One Is Miserable

And One Is Passable

Monday, March 13, 2017

Korean Air 747-8

I saw the Korean Air 747-8 landing at SFO today and I want to be on that flight. The plane looks graceful and cool as it descends over the bay. I could use my Delta miles (HAHAHAHAHA, right) or my Chase Ultimate Rewards points to snag a seat. Business or First will do.
The 777 Just Isn't the Same

Sunday, March 12, 2017

5th Night Free Tip

SPG, Marriott, and Hilton offer a 5th night free when paying with points. This is a great bargain, if you plan on staying 5 nights. It is also beneficial if you are staying 4 nights. Book a 5th night for the end of your stay and you have a guaranteed late check out. Add the Make a Green Choice card (at SPG) for some bonus points. The 5th night also counts for elite status. You are also protected in case of flight issues that could keep you in town an extra night.
View from a Sheraton

Friday, March 10, 2017

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Farewell MCR

My Coke Rewards is ending their program after many (8+) years. I'll miss entering codes and earning free 20oz bottles of Coke Zero.
Departing Soon

Monday, March 6, 2017


We parked on the wrong line. It took 30 minutes to push us back 3 feet so passengers and luggage could be removed.
Way To Go United Ground Crew

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Good Luck Today

Bad weather in Houston and SFO today. Good luck United flyers.
Clear Sky in Denver