Hilton has succeeded in lowering my expectations to raise my satisfaction

Over the past year my view on Hilton has changed. I was once a true Hilton Fan, now I’m not so pleased. It all started for me when Hilton Honors went from a rolling qualifying year to a calendar year system. Let me explain what the rolling year was if you stayed at any Hilton property in July ...

Star Alliance Welcomes Aegean Airlines

At a ceremony held in Athens today, Aegean Airlines was accepted into the Star Alliance as the 28th member. Aegean Airlines completed the integration process in 12 months, following its acceptance as future member in May 2009.
Why is this a big deal to Star?
Greece is of strategic ...

Lufthansa to overhaul cabin on European flights

German Lufthansa is going to overhaul the cabin of its European fleet and launch a "new service concept" by then end of 2010.
Designated 'Neue Europa Kabine, as part of the airline's 'Climb 2011' restructuring initiative will launch around Nov 2010
Today Lufthansa talked about ...

Download your $80 voucher from LUFTHANSA for the TEAM USA WIN!

Lufthansa USA (lh.com) is giving away $80.00 USD to anyone who ask for it online, becuase TEAM USA won the World Cup Game Today!!!  Must fly from a Lufthansa gatway city.
Info from LH.com 
Thank you for your interest in travelling with Lufthansa for your upcoming ...

Abandoned Passenger (Nut Job) Suing UNITED

Ginger McGuire the lady who is suing UNITED for being left on plane was interviewed by FOX NEWS. You can watch the video here (via FOX News.com)


WOW.. is all I can say..


My Best UA Trans-Atlantic Flight Yet!

Hello from a very sad Red Carpet Club in DEN, the cookie tray is “out for cleaning”. I just got off UA 939 from LHR, I used a SWU (Systemwide upgrade) to business class. I have to say the London and Denver based crew on this flight was the best I have ever ran into on UNITED. The purser ...

2010 The Year of Hotel Promotions! - FREE NIGHTS!

This year hotels have really started to bang out some really nice promotions, and I never understand people who just don’t care about them. I was talking to a guy about the current Hyatt Big Welcome Back free night promotion; he is a Hyatt regular and just as he said, “not ...

Eyjafjallajökull got me again! Ash over Munich.

It was a very nice and sunny day today in the German and Austrian Alps. I flew down from Frankfurt on Friday and was to fly back today from Munich. As I was pulling up to the Munich Airport I could tell something was wrong.. Lots of parked aircraft, and no movement, I pulled out my Iphone and ...

United, Continental Are Expected to Announce Merger on MONDAY?

According to the Wall Street Journal, Monday could be the day that United and Continental make the announcement that they will merge.
This article at WSJ.com reports,
"Continental Airlines Inc. and URAL Corp.'s United Airlines are expected to announce Monday that they are merging to ...

Lufthansa A380 Bookings for FRA-NRT June 11 2010

Lufthansa is ready to kick off its A380 service, LH once reported that FRA-JFK would be first to see the A380 in LH colors, but it will be the FRA-NRT route on June 11. There are some reports that the A380 will be used for a few Frankfurt Munich flights at some point in June.. Here is some ...

Mileage Run Gone Wrong! Thanks Eyjafjallajökull

So I do international mileage runs from my home base of Frankfurt all the time.. well this time.. I’m stuck, stranded, and out of pocket.. I did get a real good deal FRA-BWI on Air Canada for ~$450.00 USD with the following routing last Thursday FRA-YUL / YUL-YYZ / YYZ-BWI. It was a very good ...

Bumped to Bosnia

I’m blogging from the Lufthansa SEN lounge in Munich.. Today started early to get my 0650 flight from FRA to MUC on LH. Got to Munich and walked right to the SEN lounge, welcomed by a very nice LH lounge agent… I asked her to take a look at our seats for our Lufthansa CityLine flight ...

New Hilton Family Hotels coming to Europe

I had a bit of time on my hands, and found that there is a ton of new Hilton Family Hotels opening in Europe this year and next. Here is a little list I made for you Hilton Fans out there..

Hilton Frankfurt Airport - 4th qt 2010 or 1st 2011
Hilton Garden Inn ...

Blue1 (KF) mini-trip Report to Kittilä Finland on UA reward ticket

Thanks to a UNITED reward ticket for 25,000 miles I was able to fly up to Northern Finland for a week of fun in the Snow. Got to fly Blue1 a part of the SAS group and also a member of the Star Alliance. When booking this reward ticket I had a hard time getting multiple United agents to book a ...

BMI to Take Over More Lufthansa Flights

Lufthansa owned BMI is now set to take over more of its parent’s UK routes. Starting on March 28th, BMI will be responsible for Lufthansa’s three times a day service from London Heathrow to Cologne.
BMI will also be operating an additional service for Lufthansa between Heathrow and ...

UPDATE: Lufthansa Stike over - peace obligation agreed to until March 8

From Lufthansa.com
Information on the pilot strike
We confirm that the strike of the cockpit association Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) is discontinued and a peace obligation agreed to until March 8 (24:00). The VC rescinded points of disagreement regarding LH Italia as part of the compromise ...

Hello Hyatt & Thanks for the status match!

A few weeks back I traveled to Belgrade , Serbia and when looking for a hotel I noticed there was not many 4 or 5 star international chains in the city. There is a Holiday Inn, but the reviews were not too favorable and the location was not the best. I did find some small hotels with good reviews in ...

Lufthansa pilots to strike for 4 days - Star Meltdown in Europe?

Next week should be a mess in Germany and all over Europe for many Star Alliance travelers who are flying the dominant European Star carrier Lufthansa, as the Pilots of LH strike for 4 back-to-back days. Many travelers might not think this will effect them but check your bookings as many UNITED, ...

UA Sends email with a choice of "goodwill" for IFE turned off on flight

Here is a copy of an email UNITED sent to passengers of UA900 for not having the IFE turned on. The funny thing is that UA900 was SFO-FRA and the IFE with Maps were on for the full flight. There was a missed approach coming into FRA, but the letter states the goodwill was for having the IFE system ...