Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

30% Off at the Airbus Shop

Get 30% off for Black Friday (Nov 24-26) at the Airbus Shop. Also save about 19% on VAT if you are shipping outside the EU. 
I'd Bet the A380 is Discounted Year Round

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Functional 727-200 at Guam

You don't see 727's flying much these days, but there's one based in Guam flying cargo around the region for Asia Pacific Airlines.
Boeing 727 for Asia Pacific Airlines

Saturday, November 18, 2017

AA Holiday Bonus Miles

Not as generous as years past, but an easy 500 miles or 5,000 with minimal effort. The catch is that the offer is limited to 10 specific partners. It's worth registering and buying something via the online mall.
I'll Take It

Friday, November 17, 2017

From the Flight Deck is Back

United's From the Flight Deck audio station, channel 9, is back on 777-300's. The station plays the ATC feed from the cockpit. It's really fun to listen to, especially around taxi, take off, and landing. It was part of the United brand standard until they took out in flight entertainment on narrow body aircraft and installed uncomfortable seats on wide body planes

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Guam Airport

While mileage running for status, I found myself with extra time in Guam. It looks close to the water, but isn't. I recommend renting a car if you have a few hours for a layover.

View from United Club at my 737 to Tokyo

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Miserable IHG Value

IHG has really gone down hill since they removed the price caps by brand on award nights. For 30,000 points (enough for a free night or two), they'll pay the $85 Pre Check fee. I don't recommend paying that fee even with money because for an extra $15, you can get PreCheck and Global Entry.
IHG Award Nights Start at 5,000 Points

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Photo Post

The 10 wide coach seating on domestic 777's and 777-300ER's has ruined the onboard experience for me. Way to suck the fun out of flying. Again.
Crowded Back There

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Sad Sight - Final United 747 at SFO Landing

The special United 747 farewell flight to Hawaii returned yesterday, empty of passengers and joy. I grabbed a picture at work.
United Airlines N118UA 747-400 Friendship
N118UA coming in to SFO one last time

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

United 747-400 Friendship

I spotted the special 747-400 United is using for farewell flights.
United Airlines 747-400 Friendship Farewell Flight SFO
United 747-400 at SFO - Soon a Thing of the Past

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

United Wants New 767's?

United floated the idea of buying new 767's even though the aircraft is cargo and USAF tanker only now. I feel they this may help them get a deal on A330's or 787's.
I Don't See Many 767's on the West Coast

Sunday, November 5, 2017

United 2549

United Airlines 2549 is a fun flight number with flights like SFO-OAK.
United Airlines 737-900ER Portland
United Airlines 737-900ER

Friday, November 3, 2017

Boeing Store Christmas Sale

The Boeing Store has announced their Christmas sale plans and Nov 13-26 is the ideal time to buy a PacMin model.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Picture Post

I booked the last flights I need for my 2017 status goals. I have a lot of time in coach ahead of me.