I was a bit disappointed to receive an e-mail from American Airlines this morning that they were discontinuing their partnership with JetBlue. They’ve announced that effective April 1, 2014, you will no longer be able to earn AAdvantage miles on Jetblue flights: Through our merger with US Airways, you now have convenient East Coast access […]
Previous (and future) posts in this trip report: 1. Lufthansa Business Class To Paris Via Frankfurt 2. Park Hyatt Place Vendome 3. Walking Around Paris, Angelina And The Pont Des Arts Bridge 4. Eiffel Tower 5. Laduree 6. Café K? Trocadero and The Eiffel Tower At Night 7. Lufthansa New Business Class, Upstairs On The […]
Boeing has disclosed that the manufacturer of the 787 Dreamliner wings, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, reported very small cracks in some wings that have already been delivered and some that are still in production. As it stands now, this doesn’t seem to be an issue that exists on any Dreamliners already delivered. Mitsubishi Heavy reported this […]
I saw this story last night but it was still developing. Malaysia Airlines is reporting that it lost contact with a flight going from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing about 2 hours after departure. The plane flying the route this day was a 777-200ER. While Malaysia Airlines bought those planes at the tail end of the […]
Delta’s new award chart isn’t horrible, but it doesn’t do any favor to SkyMiles members in the continental US. The amount of miles folks earn is generally going down while the price for popular awards like the US, Caribbean, Mexico and Hawaii stay the same. Overall, a bad change.
Flight Attendants May Be Getting Along, But There Are Still Dark Clouds For The New American Airlines And The Pilots’ Unions
After 6 years of bickering, the US Airways pilots’ union wants to fight just a bit more. They’ve sued US Airways, American Airlines and the Allied Pilots Association to force binding arbitration to determine pilot seniority, even though they didn’t agree with the last binding arbitration.
Confusion About American Eagle’s Future? It wasn’t long ago that American Eagle pilots rejected a new contract from management that would have seen more concessions but likely more jobs. American had agreed to purchase 60 larger Embraer E175 jets. They had offered to place them with American Eagle in exchange for the contract concessions. That […]
How Do Online Shopping Portals Work? United Gets Confirmation on SFO-HND, Andaz Tokyo Taking Reservations. Things I Find Interesting On Tuesday, March 4th, 2013
I’m a bit of a geek for miles and points, so most normal folks might not find this article about how those airline shopping portals work all that interesting. But I did. I’m sure that says more about me than it does about you. United Airlines got tentative approval on their route between San Francisco […]
Today Is The Last Day To Book Starwood Preferred Award Nights Before They Increase Redemption Rates Tomorrow
Today is the last day to book Starwood Preferred Guest hotels at the lower rate before they go up in price tomorrow. I posted my thoughts on the increase just about two weeks ago. Overall, it’s not horrible. I think it’s slightly worse than Hyatt’s devaluation but I could see someone arguing the opposite. The […]
Wiping The Slate Clean. My Personal Business Case For Abandoning The Pursuit Of United Airlines 1K Status
I’ve given United a try for a few years now, with 1K status the last two years. United has disappointed in upgrade percentage, availability of Wi-Fi, drastic cuts to the schedule that impact my ability to get to where I need quickly and arbitrary changes to policies like award redemption and carry-on bags that just plain make flying not fun.