The Evil Union Strikes Again - Literally

Not that you would be getting this from here first, but just in case:
The evil union of flight attendants at BA has voted to strike from 22. December to 2. January.  Way to ruin everyone's Christmas, you assholes. 
The general statement can be found here, rebooking information ...

I Feel "Tiger Woods Dirty"

Yeah, I did what I never wanted to do, but it wasn't as bad as I thought. 
Here are my thoughts:
1) The RCC product is a tie with the SkyClub product in my opinion.  Both the SFO and SAN RCCs were very nice and had a better food selection than the SkyClub.  The RCC people ...

No, I Actually Wasn't Kidding

And, I'll tell you what else sucks:  I logged into my UA account, and while I could see the itinerary, I couldn't check in without entering the confirmation number / last name thing.  Presumably because this trip is tagged to my CO number.  But that still sucks, especially because I booked the trip on


Thoughts on Making a Change

On a side note, are you Carrie Underwood fans really going to let Jenn Brown's people kick your ass?  Seriously?
So it shouldn't be a shock that I've been thinking about making some changes to my carrier choices for some time now.  I've got Delta Platinum (soon to be Diamond), ...

The Problem With a Certain Arabic Poem

Today I present a story that should indulge those who continue to bash me.  You should revel in the excellence I am about to present.
If you haven't read Layla and Majnun, I highly encourage doing so.  The problem, though, is that Majnun let that bitch Layla drive him into a state of ...

Yeah, This S*#t Just Happened -- #epicfail

So, on the 7th of December, I will be in San Francisco and I need to see a client in San Diego for a day.  Let me be clear from the outset: what I just did is not about me be disgruntled with Delta (even though I am).  It's about only being in San Francisco and only needing to be San Diego ...
4 Comments Has Gone Off The Rails

I've often times defended the Delta website - my bad.
Let me lay out the scenario for you:
I need to see a client in San Diego for 1 day during the week of December 6th, and I just found that out.  Since I just got ass-fucked on paying two B fares for a separate trip, I figured I ...

Weekend Round Up, or Why #failgate Is My New Friend

(Title - in part - courtesy of Deadspin.)
After an epic fail of a weekend, I have a few thoughts for you.   Note to self, if you're going to keep working long jobs in Atlanta, make some decent friends.  Not cool to have no parties to go to on the sluttiest holiday of the year.  ...

More Information From The Useless News Department

It looks as if AA is having more problems than previously thought, although certainly not on par with US.  The Financial Times and Tulsa World are reporting that AA will be shutting down its Kansas City maintenance base and eliminating 700 jobs.
Also from the The Financial Times ...

A Pleasant Surprise from Our Former Friends at CO

I got to the President's Club today at LAS fully expecting not to be let in.  The good news is that CO is honoring SkyClub memberships until January 31, 2009 systemwide.
In addition, if you want to become a member, they'll waive the initiation fee ($50) and give DL Elites the same price ...

Vegas, Starwood, and The Misery of Chasing Status

I'm chasing Platinum at SPG this year, and I'm short a few nights.  One of these years, I'm either going to get to Gold and be nowhere near Platinum, or I'm going to go over Platinum.  Until then, I'm tied to Planet Hollywood, the only SPG hotel on The Strip, for my Vegas Vacation - styled ...

Smokers of the World Unite - Part I

In the first of what will be a series of smokers-aide postings that I'll be doing, here's a focus point on smoking in Delta hubs.  I'll focus on other legacy airline hubs and popular cities in later postings.  If I've made a mistake here, or you have further information, please add it to ...

Delta Announces 2010 Summer Service

So the schedule will change in summer 2010 (big shock there), and you can see the international changes here, along with the accompanying news release here.
Nothing shocking - aircraft changes, some minor adds and subtracts, and blah, blah, blah.
What's interesting to me is that they are ...

Picturebook - Hot Flight Attendants Edition

As Joel McHale would say: "Let's talk about chicks, man."
In honor of the ridiculously smoking hot flight attendant I recently had the pleasure of seeing on a SkyWest flight, I'm starting a photo gallery of hot flight attendants that you can see here.
There's nothing there at the ...

Sky Clubs, Liquor, and Wifi All Seem to Mix

So things are not going so well in Honolulu right now.  Last year, around the same time as the NWA merger announcement, DL announced the closing of multiple Crown Rooms.  Some of them mattered almost not at all (like CVG and BOS, where there were multiple clubs) and some of ...

When things go wrong, what truly is fair?

I took DL 69 last night from ATL to SFO.  On a Saturday night, nobody really expects any problems.  But that's where the problem begins.
My upgrade was cleared five days in advance.  For reasons that are completely unclear to me, the flight was serviced by a 767-300ER, with 36 ...

Airline Collectables Show This Weekend

Contrary to what you might expect, I'm a big fan of these airline memorabilia shows, and a great one is going on this weekend.  The 23rd Annual Atlanta Airline Collectibles Show and Sale will be happening at the Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum this weekend on Saturday (10/17) ...

The Beauty of the SkyTeam Lounge at LHR

So I'm not much of a lounge hound - I've never seen these "magical" places in Asia or the Middle East.  I enjoy the AF lounges throughout Europe, and SkyClubs are, well, domestic lounges.  So long as the booze and wifi are free, I generally don't care.
After this week, ...

Reflections on the 764D, or flat bed flying

So I think I'm the first in our crowd to fly the 764D, which is the DL 767-400ER with flat bed seats.  I'm in London currently (which explains why I haven't been posting - sorry#, and I took DL 10 to get here.  So, my humble opinion:
I'll be the first to admit I've never flown ...