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GoGo WiFi now $14.95 on United P.S. flights! :-(

$15 for WiFI?! Are you kidding me? I thought $12.95 was steep, but $14.95 really stinks! I’m writing this post from UA 14 Premium Service SFO-JFK on March 1, 2010. I think they just raised their rates today, March 1. The funny thing is that I just played the GoGo game to get a free internet session here. It gave me a FREE internet session up to $12.95 value. I wonder if it will work on the $14.95 United P.S. flights. I’ll try it next time. Anyhow, I think $10 is a fair price to pay for cross-country WiFi. $12.95 seemed steep, and 14.95 really seems bad. I hope people use it less. I guess they just count on business users to not care and expense it.

FlightTrack Pro & TripIt: A Match Made in Heaven

Do you travel frequently? If you’re answer is no, then you may not be interested in this post. But if you’re answer is yes, then let me rock your world :) . When bouncing from airport to airport, sometimes on different carriers, it can be tough to keep up to date on flight delays, gate numbers, etc. FlightTrack Pro from Mobiata gives a great ...

Comparing My United First Class Meal with My US Airways $7 Salad

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A few weeks ago I was flying in United First from SFO to ORD, and I ordered the steak salad for dinner. I was pretty disappointed when my salad  only had three tiny pieces of steak in it.As I was eating the salad, I was thinking to myself that the offerings on United’s Choice Menu are far superior to this steak salad. It really drove home the fact ...

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Cloud Surfing with United on my way from SFO to ORD!

This is a pretty cool video I was able to snap with my iPhone 3GS, flying from SFO to ORD on United a few weeks ago. Beautiful sunset with a perfect layer of clouds. Even cooler was seeing other planes in the distance surfing right along the tops of clouds like us! I didn’t catch that on video, unfortunately. Enjoy!

Picking the Best Headphones for the Road Warrior

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As both a fan of music and a frequent traveler, I have been in constant search for the best pair of headphones. Like many, I started first with the included iPod / iPhone earbuds. To be honest, I actually find them to be pretty good, especially when walking around the city. The added convenience of the speaker for talking on the phone makes them a great ...

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Host Your Child’s Next Birthday Party at…. The Courtyard by Marriott???

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So I’m currently staying at the Courtyard by Marriott Billerica/Bedford about 20 miles north of Boston. After finishing my delicious meal at The Loft, I returned to the hotel and found a stack of fliers and a poster advertising that the hotel was now hosting birthday parties. HOW FUN! Chuck E Cheese’s, broomball establishments , and the local family fun centers better ...

FINALLY! The SFO United Red Carpet Club Gets the LAX Treatment

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Months ago, the United Red Carpet Club in LAX got a pretty big upgrade, in terms of food. Towers of cereal replaced the stale croissants. The bagels and toast were FINALLY complemented by a toaster. Yogurt covered raisins, trail mix, etc – the food got better. I end up in that Red Carpet Club pretty often, but it bothered me that my hometown (SFO) ...

Posting from Gogo Inflight Wifi – on Delta Airlines from SLC to MSP!

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Hello from the sky! I’m en route from Salt Lake City to Minneapolis right now. I’m surfing using the onboard Gogo Wifi. VERY cool stuff! This is my first Delta flight in years, and my first ever flight with free WiFi. C’mon United… Hurry and catch up! Continue reading for my speed results.

All in all, feels pretty ...

Cancun, Mexico's Swine Flu Protection

Yes... This will surely stop it!

Yes... This will surely stop it!

I flew into Cancun a few days ago, and in addition to the typical paperwork that needed to be filled out upon entering the country, I was given a new, highly sophisticated form. Hah – it’s pretty funny. It’s just a piece of paper that lists a bunch of flu-like symptoms and asks you if you’ve had them ...

United Airlines Choice Menu: My Impressions

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This past Friday, I flew LGA-IAD-SFO. My upgrade from Dulles to San Francisco didn’t clear, which was a bit of a bummer. However, I knew that United had a new “Choice Menu” that they were testing on the SFO-IAD routes. I was excited to give these new food options a go. The flight attendant walks up and down the aisle, passing out paper menus to everyone. I think having ...

The NeckPro Traction Device - SkyMall sells a noose!

Are you serious???

Are you serious???

During one of my flights earlier this week, I was browsing SkyMall to see what sorts of new useless, overpriced goodies I could buy for myself! Boy was I delighted to see the “NeckPro Traction Device.” I’ve had some neck pain before. I’m sure we all have. If you need a solution to this pain, look no further than SkyMall’s noose “easy-to-use over-the-door cervical traction device!” Thanks to SkyMall, we no longer have to worry about the mechanics of constructing a suicide device breaking “the muscle spasm / neck pain cycle.” Just look at the guy in the picture… Hilarious…

Bye bye, Clear Pass - Clear to Cease Operations

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Done any traveling over the past year or so? If so, you may have seen little blue kiosks near security at some major airports. These clear lanes offered a way for “pre-screened” customers to get priority boarding. The product was flawed from the start. As a platinum member, Marriott gave me a year of free Clear access in 2008 so I was able to try it out. I got my ...