Thursday, December 24, 2015

Happy Protest Season

There's no better way to win people over to a cause than to add stress to their holiday travels by impeding access to MSP.  Good going guys!
Sorry Delta Flyers

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Post Hawaii Report

I caught a cold in Hawaii and was delayed 7 hours in SFO because of snow in Denver. Still a good trip.
Saw Many Airplanes on Tuesday

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sheraton Free Weekend Promotion

The Sheraton free weekend nights promotion worked out really well for me. Stay 5 nights at Sheraton and get a free weekend night, up to 3 free nights. I switched from a W to a Sheraton to maximize my earnings and got 3 free nights at the Sheraton Waikiki (not to be confused with the dump Sheraton Princess across the street).  Cheap airfare and a great club lounge made this a great promotion.
Great View
Evening View

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Fear the "Exciting News Announcement"

I knew the subject line "Exciting News Announcement from Fairmont Hotels & Resorts" was bad news. Fairmont is being acquired by Accor hotels.  It's too bad because Fairmont has a wonderful rewards program that will not survive the merger. First SPG, now Fairmont; it's been a rough month.
Boo Industry Consolidation

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Good Premium Economy Review

I don't think the author flew in premium economy like I did, but the SMH has a good travel section and it's worth perusing on occasion.
Premium Economy is a European & Asian Thing

Friday, December 4, 2015

Aviation Geek Christmas Gifts

I'm having trouble finding good deals on gifts for airline geeks. The Boeing Store has a sale going, but nothing over the top. The Airbus shop is closed and US Airways is gone. I'll keep looking and share what I find.
Still Looking

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Fun Photo

December is a crazy travel month; many infrequent flyers paired with bad weather can create stressful airport situations. Remember to add your airline(s) customer service number to your cell phone. Phone agents can get you a seat faster than waiting in line for a real person will. Airline apps may be faster still.
Bad Weather is Coming