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The True Value of Elite Status - A Chance at Redemption

Being Stuck in a Bad Situation
If you have followed the previous posts (start at the beginning) about the mishaps and mistakes I made during a recent trip to Peru, you will know that I was stuck in a bad position.  My wife was very upset, I had friends that would be waiting for us at the ...

Mistakes and Mishaps of a Travel Pro - Continued

To catch up on this story please first read this post. 
Still Stuck at Terminal 1 in Mexico City
I had a fleeting thought that perhaps we should just get into a taxi, but taxi drivers sometimes queue for an hour or more to get a fare at the airport which tend to be business people ...

Every Major Airline is Adding NYC - LAX/SFO Frequencies This Fall

The Transcontinental battle for premium passengers is heating up as United leaves JFK for Newark and Delta, Jetblue, and American all beef up their schedules to offer more premium lay flat seats coast to coast than ever before!
With today’s announcement from Delta, business travelers and ...

American, United, and Delta Applaud SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling

American, United, and Delta Airlines have all been big supporters of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) community and have supported their GLBT employees and customers and have even received perfect 100s on the Human Right Campaign Corporate Equality Index. The airlines have ran ...

Mistakes and Mishaps of a Travel Pro

When discussing my travel planning faults it only seems appropriate to wax biblical like my friend Matthew:
“We have all fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)
And to quote from the one of the finer films of all time, Raising Arizona, who at the time was biblically ...

My American Airline Citi Executive Card Annual Fee is Essentially Zero

Last year I signed up for the American Airline Citi Executive credit card as it found it a great way to access the American Airlines Admiral club for just $250 after a one time sign up bonus credit was applied to the account of $200. The $450 annual fee was steep, but with the $200 credit, a 100,000 ...

American Airlines Limits Advantage Awards On Hawaiian Airlines

American Airlines is imposing new restrictions on Advantage award redemptions on Hawaiian Airlines starting September 1, 2015, further devaluing the American Airlines Advantage program. The new restriction on Hawaiian awards states that new reservations on Hawaiian Airlines will no longer be ...

Flight Review - American Airlines A321 First and Main Cabin Extra, DFW-LAX

It was time for our periodic trip to SoCal to visit my in-laws a few weeks ago, and since I didn't have time to make it a road trip, what better opportunity to engage in some plane-geekery.  Over the past couple of months, American has been deploying new Airbus A321 aircraft on the DFW-LAX ...

Lawsuits for Everyone! Dallas Asks Courts to Settle Love Field Quagmire

When we left off in the last episode of the Dallas/Delta/Southwest/Virgin America soap opera down at the end of Cedar Springs Road, Southwest had announced plans to ramp up Love Field flying to 180 departures per day by August.  Virgin America, meanwhile, decided that burning piles of ...
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Delta and Tokyo Haneda: sit, or get off the slot

American will assume Delta's route authority to fly seven weekly roundtrips to Haneda airport in Tokyo
Delta Air Lines will discontinue its Seattle to Tokyo Haneda route this fall following a narrow victory over American Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines from the US DOT to retain ...

American Airlines Shows Its Support for the LGBT Community

June is National Pride month marking Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride events across the country as communities across the United States remember the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Riots of New York . For those who do not know about Stonewall and why we as a community celebrate ...

San Diego Commuter Terminal to Close June 4

FINALLY!! The day has come when the San Diego Commuter Terminal will say goodbye to regional service and the final three occupants will move their regional jets to operate out of terminal 1 and 2!

Per the San Diego Airport Authority News:
 Effective June 4, airlines that ...

Flight Review - AA 787 Business Class DFW to Chicago

I previously covered the exciting inaugural flight of American's 787 Dreamliner on May 7th, reviewing the Main Cabin (economy class) product.  My original intention was to fly both economy and business class on the same day to compare and contrast the products, but unfortunately, scheduling ...

Best Business Class Seats on American Airlines Boeing 787

Three days ago, American debuted their Boeing 787-8 on a flight from Dallas to Chicago. While much of the fan-fare was covered in that post, and in others by Sriram and Rocky, I wanted to talk a bit more about the best seats in the business class cabin. American chose an all-new product for their ...
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Flight Review - Dreamliner vs. Mad Dog on American Airlines

As mentioned in my teaser post from Wednesday, I had the privilege of being on American's inaugural 787 flight from Dallas to Chicago on Thursday morning, along with fellow UPGRDrs Rocky and Daniel.  I live in the DFW area, and when the announcement came out that the inaugural would take off ...

American Airlines 787 Business Class Review Inaugural Return Flight

American Airlines 787 Dreamliner flew its first commercial route yesterday and I was on board going to and returning from Chicago. On the inaugural flight I enjoyed my economy class seat in 16H, but on the return flight I was able to upgrade to business class with help from the Booking ...