Monday, May 29, 2017

Poor Operational Performance United

We overshot the gate. SFO has antiquated boarding gates that don't move left and right, so we needed to hook up to a tug and be pushed back. This has happened twice to me this year and cost almost two hours.
First Row Behind the Door on a 757

Friday, May 26, 2017

Limited-time offer: Purchase Premier qualifying miles and segments

Don't! It's poor value. You'd get more elite miles for less by going to Singapore for the weekend (and award miles). Oh, and you'd get to visit Singapore. It's $130 per 1,000 PQM or 13c per mile.
Buying First Could Be Cheaper per Mile

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Virgin America Airbus

The underside needs a wash, but will get a new coat of paint instead.
Virgin America Taking Off From Las Vegas

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Lufthansa and Hertz

Enter to win 50,000 Lufthansa miles by sending your complete contact information (address, telephone number, and your Miles & More Service card number) to Please state as a reference: “Miles & More competition.” 20 winners will be drawn from all the entries.
I Love Lufthansa
You also get entries by renting from Hertz and crediting Lufthansa. Good deal at 1,500 miles per rental. 

The offer is valid for all bookings made from April 1 until June 30, 2017 for the rental period from: April 1 until September 30, 2017. When booking, you must enter the discount number CDP 646999 and promotional code PC 203594. The minimum rental period is one day. The offer cannot be combined with other offers, discounts, or promotions. 1,500 award miles will be credited for each rental. Please provide your Miles & More service card number when booking, and present your Miles & More service card during the rental process. Hertz’s general rental terms and conditions apply for every rental in the respective rental country. All Miles & More members making a reservation that fulfills the above-mentioned requirements with the discount number CDP 646999, the promotional code PC 203594, and the Miles & More Service card number are entitled to take part in the competition and are automatically entered into the draw

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class

I'm trying to burn my Delta miles before they are completely worthless. Virgin Atlantic has some upper class space on A340-600's for 85,000 miles. I don't think the new 787 will open up any time, so this could be a fun option.
New = Nicer

Friday, May 19, 2017

Another Photo Post

I have tons of photos and promotions are non-existent.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Photo Day

Windy here, but smooth air after take off.
Southwest Operates About Half of All 737-700's

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Blues Brothers

United's bring your own device streaming movies includes Blue Brothers. It holds up well, but boy the 70's look rough.
Thanks United

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Now That's Cool

A new German firm is making cool household items from airliner scrap. You can buy a hot tub from an A320 or an neat fireplace.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Happy Photos


Hawaiian Updated Their Logo

The 50th state airline is following the lead of the 49th state airline and is updating their logo. I'm always in favor of planes that aren't all white.

Not Lame

Thursday, May 4, 2017

WestJet Will Buy Dreamliners

WestJet must think it's the Norwegian of North America because they are buying 787-900 Dreamliners to supplement their core 737 operation.
That's A Big Step Up from 767's or 737's

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Should I Buy Basic Economy from United Airlines

Should you buy United Airlines Basic Economy fares? It's a surprisingly complicated answer, so I drew it out in a Visio diagram. It comes down to do you care about where you sit and qualifying for elite status. The less you care, the less you pay.

United Airlines Basic Economy Fare Buy Chart

Monday, May 1, 2017

Fun Pictures

Former Midwest Express E17-

Current HK Express A320