British Airways Man Vs A380 Race

British Airways teamed up with South African rugby player, Bryan Habana, to celebrate the new A380 service between London and the Commonwealth capital of Johannesburg. Habana is well known for his speed and gained international fame when he raced a cheetah in 2007 to help increase awareness of the ...

Delta's New San Francisco-Los Angeles Shuttle

Special shuttle flights between two major business centers is not a new concept and airlines have provided shuttle flights between large east coast cities for a number of years. Currently Delta and US Air offer shuttle flights that provide more amenities than a typical flight between two domestic ...

Marriott Rewards Bonus Points: Targeted

For slightly over a year I have had Marriott Gold status, yet rarely check for specials or opportunities to maximize my points on hotel stays. Normally I just book my room and call it good, although this month, while traveling to and from Bangor, Maine I noticed a tab on the reservation page that ...

Downgrading Delta's First Class Offerings

Delta’s favorite commercial to play on board at 30,000 feet is the American Express Delta SkyMiles Credit Card. At the beginning of the commercial, a lady is walking through the airport and makes the statement, “Some say travel isn’t what it used to be, I say it’s what you ...
1 Comment

Delta Announces Enhancements to Los Angeles & Encroaches on Alaska Air

In March of this year, Delta Airlines announced new routes and enhancements to the Los Angeles market, with a big focus of new routes out of LAX and enhancement to transcontinental flying. Four months later, Delta is announcing even more growth at LAX along with a major remodel that is already ...
2 Comments

Delta SkyDeck Atlanta

This week, while stopping by the SkyClub in Terminal F, I had the pleasure to check out the newly open SkyDeck. The Skydeck provides a place for travelers to inhale fresh air while providing superb views of runways and taxiways. The SkyDeck is small, but can easily accommodate 25 or so passengers on ...

Downgraded by US Air During IRROPS

A few months ago, I flew to Europe using my United miles and had the opportunity to experience some awesome European Airlines hard and soft business class product. Despite this, on my return, I flew Lufthansa’s’ 747-8i to Washington DC and was supposed to connect to US Airways to ...
5 Comments

LaGaurdia Shut Down After Southwest Landing Gear Failure

Breaking News: Southwest Airlines Flight 345, from Nashville to LaGuardia landed without nose gear this afternoon at LaGuarida. The New York Airport has had an Air Traffic control ground stop since the incident and Southwest has so far reported no injuries.
There is still mixed reports coming ...

Mercedes-Benz Car Transfer for Global Service Members

United Airlines has begun to roll out luxury car transfers for a handful of United's most premium flyers while transferring with tight connections at Houston Intercontinental Airport. The service is reserved for Global Service members who have extremely tight connections at IAH and is 100% by ...
1 Comment

Another Upgrade Taken Away By Delta

Everyone loves a free upgrade, in fact many of us travel and throw ourselves behind a single airline frequent flyer program because we love the benefits. The benefits of regional and in some cases, system wide upgrades, free baggage allowance, free same day travel changes, etc etc. Yet, not every ...
7 Comments

Delta's D Game

Is It just me, or has Delta put away their “A” Game and replaced it with their  “D”  Game? Or maybe I had just drank the kool-aid for too long and Delta has always had their left foot forward, showing us their “D” game all along! Either way, after being ...

Delta: L'eggo My Eggo

Airline Food SUCKS and we all know it! No matter how scrumptious we say it is, we all know it’s not healthy, it’s overly seasoned, full of salt and not good for our guts. Yet despite this, we fly and eat and dine and drink at 30,000 feet. The large majorities of us have lowered our ...
5 Comments

Air France To Refresh All Cabins

Money losing Air France is trying to reinvent itself with a “100 actions” initiative. The airline’s 500 million euros Best & Beyond program will overhaul the airline product and will be completed by 2015. The airline recognizes that new trends in the aviation industry have ...

Hilton HHonors Summer Promotion: Triple Your Trip

This summer, Hilton is giving HHonor members the opportunity to earn 2x or 3x the points on every stay for summer stays between July 9, 2013 and September 30, 2013. The "Triple Your Trip" summer promotion allows you to collect 3x the points on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights and 2x the points on ...

Delta SkyClub Policies: Good For Employees, Bad For Customers

Being a long time NWA flyer, I am still accustomed to the old NWA culture and customs. Each time I come across a nuance, I’m thrown through a loop, especially when I have a hard time wrapping my head around it. This week when flying to Maine, I encountered another round of irregular operations ...
6 Comments

British Airways A380 Flying To LAX & Hong Kong

Last week, British Airways took delivery of their 1st of 12 A380 and announced that service to Los Angeles via the A380 that will commence on September 24 followed by Hong Kong, its second destination, on October 22, 2014. Both destinations are offering special fares to celebrate the new A380 with ...

The World's Worst Frequent Fly Program Is...

 Frequent flyer programs are they Holy Grail to our existence. Ours as a collective community that includes the frequent flyers, business travelers, travel addicts, bloggers, flyer talk & mile point contributors and even leisure travelers. The programs we love to hate, and hate to ...
2 Comments