|Austin to London in 9 Hours|
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Friday, May 2, 2014
Good luck grabbing a window seat for your flight. The Boeing 787 has only four windows for the flight deck, the older MD-80 has nine. Just an interesting comparison for Friday.
|4 Flight Deck Windows on the 787|
|9 Flight Deck Windows on the MD-80|
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
British Airways miles (Avios) can now be used to buy experiences on the ground. There are dozens of tours, excursions, boat rides, and other fun activities you can do around London and pay for with miles. Denver is less lucky and only has airport transfers available. These could be good value too at 1-2c a mile in the few I priced out in cash. Even better, there are no fuel surcharges or UK air duty taxes to pay on these redemptions (taxes and fees turn a free round trip to London into a $400+ trip). Avios can also be used for car rentals and hotels, but that isn’t terribly noteworthy.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Friday, November 30, 2012
I spotted United's new 787 Dreamliner at DEN last night. It looks slick and a little like a 767. The cockpit windows and nose section really stand out and there were quite a few people stopping to take a look.
|United Airlines' New 787|
|United Airlines' 787 Wingspan Looks Huge|
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
I would rather have someone interesting sit next to me on a flight than an empty seat, really, even in coach. Belgians are always good to talk with, Irish too. I’ve chatted with an Antarctic researcher, pilots, networking contacts, and many frequent travelers. Every time I’ve had an interesting seat mate, the flight has been memorable and fun. KLM has a program to help facilitate having an interesting seat mate, KML Meet & Seat.
|KLM Meet and Seat|
The premise of KLM Meet & Seat is you can link your Facebook or Linked In profile to a seat map and see other passengers’ profiles. Find someone interesting, connect with them, and sit next to each other on the flight. Sounds like a great idea with professional and personal benefits. KLM allows each person to control the amount of profile information shared. You can also contact the other person before the flight if you like. KLM Meet and Seat sounds like a fun and innovate way to create a better flying experience. If your seat mate doesn’t work out, you can always watch a movie or try to sleep, but those tactics aren’t new.
I also like how they are using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner in their images. It seems I'm not the only one excited about this airplane.