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The Qatar Airways' "AtlantaGate" situation was inexcusable

I will confess that when I read on Thursday that Qatar Airways' inaugural flight to Atlanta was denied an Airbus A380-capable gate upon arrival, I laughed. 
There has been an unending story of hysterics between Delta Air Lines and the MEB3 centered around theatrics and accusations of ...
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The strong grow stronger: Qatar Airways and Turkish add new US routes

Qatar Airways announces Los Angeles, Boston and Atlanta, increases JFK. Turkish Airlines plans to resume service to Miami
Against the backdrop of a geopolitical spat between U.S. carriers and the Big Three Gulf Carriers, Etihad, Emirates and Qatar Airways, the allegations against the Middle ...
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BREAKING NEWS: Delta eliminates Memphis hub, cuts jobs

Delta to de-hub Memphis
American songwriter Marc Cohn's 1991 hit, "Walking in Memphis" begins with a few lyrics that have some direct and indirect references to airlines and aviation (which is why I love the song, duh). 
Check it out...
Put on my blue suede ...
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Delta Heritage Museum To Undergo Major Renovations

Airline museums always provide some interesting experiences for the aviation geek to see old products and unique twists for the given airline providing the museum.  American has a museum on their campus at DFW, and Delta has theirs located at their corporate headquarters at ATL.  The ...
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Four Seasons Atlanta Review

So I was attending an event where the Four Seasons Atlanta was the host hotel, and the group rate was fairly good, so I decided to make a little weekend getaway of it.  
Arrival
Arriving, I pulled up front, and I was immediately given my valet slip (Valet parking is $32 a night), and ...
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Flying Delta To São Paulo in Economy: Trip (Ro)Ports

It only took me nearly nine months, but I have finally published my trip report to São Paulo Guarulhos/Cumbica International airport (GRU) in Brasil after journeying down there in January.
To access the trip report, published on airliners.net, click here.
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Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Opens New Terminal and Delta Sky Club

Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Opens New Terminal and Delta SkyClub
Today marks the official opening of the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal at Atlanta’a Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.  Concourse F spans 1.2 million-square-feet and includes 12-gates capable of handling wide-bodied ...
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Preview of the New Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal in Atlanta

So yesterday I got to participate in the terminal simulation for the new international terminal in Atlanta.  One of the benefits was that it was the full experience, as both a departing and arriving passenger.  While I only have departing pictures (full simulation, people were even put in ...
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Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Test a New Airport Terminal in Atlanta

As I'm sure many readers are aware of, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is opening a new terminal this spring.  The concession contracts have been signed, most of the heavy construction is done and you everyone is waiting for the terminal to finally open so international ...
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Delta Diamond Members Riding Fly to Connecting Flights in a Porsche

I had to see it to believe it.  I landed at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson last week and as we approached the gate a Porsche SUV was at the adjacent aircraft.  A Delta agent quickly escorted a man in a business suit down the jet bridge stairway into the Porsche.  It happened so ...
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Megabus is Following Me: New Routes Launching From ATL

This time last year, Megabus did a major expansion from Washington DC, and it included service to Durham, NC where I lived at the time.  This year Megabus is launching a brand new hub, Atlanta, GA.  After going through withdrawl for cheap trips, I can now take Megabus again for ...
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Lufthansa Senator Lounge Atlanta

Before beginning my journey to SFO for Family Day, I had some time to kill at the Atlanta airport, and it was during the 3 hour window that the Senator lounge is open.  And to make things even more convenient, it was only one concourse down from where my flight was scheduled to depart. ...
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A Night At the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport Hotel

So for my trip to New Orleans, I decided to add another hotel night, since it is an hour drive from where I live to the airport, and I did not look forward to leaving the house at 4am on a Saturday morning, especially since I did not know how long I was going to be staying up that night.  I was ...

Next Month of Travel: New Orleans and a Downtown Atlanta Stay

The whole job change situation has put a crimp in my travel plans for the past few months, however I finally have some travel planned, and it just so happens that I get to experience a few new things, as well as an interesting opportunity.  As I mentioned previously, I am a Royal Ambassador and ...
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Courtyard Lobby Demo is still in Denver and Atlanta

For those looking for a nice place to relax, if you are still flying through Denver and Atlanta, make a point of finding the display for the new lobby at Courtyard by Marriott.  It includes comfortable seating, power ports (more than one for every seat), a table to work on, and the new ...

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.  ...