Looks like the TSA has fans everywhere. Over at schneier.com they are sponsoring a TSA Logo design contest highlighting the TSA's soon to be motto: "Tedium, Weakness, Farce". Check it out at: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/01/tsa_logo_contes.html
During the recent Amtrak ...
Not a flyer was stirring, not even a rat around D36.
The airplanes were parked by the jetbridge with care,
In hopes that the economy rebound would soon be there.
The Captain and FO were nestled in the ...
Ummmm, what can I say? The movie was so hyped in upgrd-land that I had exceptionally high hopes for ... well I don't know ...
Today, on "Turkey 1" a United Airlines flight from IAD to LAX, first class was occupied by the National Thanksgiving Turkey and his alternate who had ...
Google, in partnership with Boingo Wireless, Advanced Wireless Group and others is providing free internet access at 47 airports now through January 15, 2010. This is in addition to the free wifi that Google is offering on Virgin America flights.
From their FAQ:
Q. How do I sign up for complimentary WiFi?
No login or email is required, simply select the option for the complimentary WiFi and accept the terms of service.
Find out more, including which airports this service is available from at: http://www.freeholidaywifi.com/
Although I can't beat Matthew's $105 fare on UA, this one way fare on American comes close. Purchased only a few days in advance with the upgrade clearing immediately, is always nice for me, but seems counter productive to AA's bottom line. Now if only Business class passengers weren't second class citizens. Where is my pre-departure drink!!! ;)
This article about a United Airlines executive building a replica of a Pan Am 747 in his garage got me thinking. We must have some equally dedicated and creative listeners and readers that have something to show.
What is in your garage?
What airline memorabilia do you own?
What nostalgic photos do you have to share?
After having several discussions about what makes an airline club membership worthwhile, I thought we should ask you, the frequent traveler. It seems everyone has different wants and needs, so please take the anonymous survey and I will post the results in a few weeks.
Please leave any other comments below. Thank you!
While attending the United Fleet Week event last week, I noticed a crack in the fence and snuck airside to take some snaps of the hard working employees loading your bags. For some reason most of the photos were lost on my camera, but I still have this one:
Last week I attended United Airlines' fleet week at SFO which included a plane pulling competition. An Airbus A320, recently saved from TED hell, was on the apron with a long rope attached to the pull bar.
Along with 19 (26?) other FlyerTalk readers we lined up for a quick photo:
Somehow we finished second.
Special thanks to Joe Jusai (flyforsmiles.com) for taking the photos.
I ordered a Northwest luggage tag after reading Gary's post as a memento before the airline disappears. As I have no particular affiliation to NW and I foolishly printed my own name (instead of something generic I could sell on ebay!) what should I do with it? Should I keep it pristine in the drawer or use it today on my flight since my (also defunct) Ansett bag tag is wearing thin?
"I was planning on going for Executive Platinum (EXP) this year. Question: I have just ...
"Do you have to use 500 mile coupons for every upgrade?"
As an American Airlines Aadvantage Gold (GLD) or Platinum (PLT) member you need 500 mile upgrade coupons (more affectionately known as "stickers" from the days when they were actually stickers applied to ...