Posts from August 2012

The Faux Allure of a Cheap MegaBus Ticket

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me 15 times, I must be an idiot.

I had to journey from Philadelphia to New York City tonight and had two opt...

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No More Bumps on United Airlines for Me

My United redeye flight to Philadephia Monday turned out to be oversold. But I did not take a bump. It simply wasn't worth the effort, a stark change in the post-merger world.4 Comments

United's Retro Boarding Pass

When a portion of United Airlines' computer network crashed today, gate agents were left to improvise. Most just waited out the 2hr, 20min outage, but some got creative--check o...

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United Announces Additional 787 Routes

Although United Airlines, with great fanfare, announced that the Boeing 787 would operate the carrier's new Denver-Tokyo Narita route next year, that will not be the first route...

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Flying Home One Day Early on United Airlines

One of the positive post-merger changes on United Airlines is the ability to confirm an earlier flight up to 24 hours before your scheduled flight, even if it is the day before....

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United Wins My Loyalty...Again

After what was perhaps the best summer of my life, I have left Germany and returned to Philadelphia. The one upside to being back in Philadelphia is that my domestic travel has ...

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Relaxing in Thessaloniki

After a rather stressful but fascinating (wait for the trip report) trip through the Balkans, my arrival in Thessalonki, Greece yesterday was most welcomed. I have sought refuge...

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Why I Won't Be Going to Venezuela Anytime Soon

My readers know that I am up for an adventure. I've been to some messy parts of the world and am bolder than most in choosing a travel destination. But there are some places tha...

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In the Heart of the Balkans

I am writing this in a very Soviet-style hotel room in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro. Yes, I am deep into the Balkans now.

The last several days have been quite p...

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US Airways is Growing on Me

I may rave about a good flight on US Airways here and there, but most of my dealings with US Airways come over the phone. So many of my European clients have discovered the trem...

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