Monthly Archives

Monthly Archives for November 2011.

Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Airlines Super 80 in 1985, aka MD-80 today

I figure with American Airlines’ announcement of bankruptcy yesterday that they are deserving of a Vintage Airline Seat Map post this week. Here is the commonly unattractive Douglas Super 80, now known as the MD-80. It’s nearly the same as it is today, but this variation was seen flying before the “More Room Throughout Coach”…

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New JFK-based airline Baltia to serve five Baltic region cities… will it survive?

Someone I follow on Twitter posted a link today to an informative and actually quite funny look back at startup airlines that failed since airlines were deregulated in 1978 here in the United States. It’s definitely worth a read and brought back some memories since I flew on one of them, Kiwi International Air Lines,…

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Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Check-in & Star Alliance First Class Lounge LAX

Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Introduction & Itinerary Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Check-in & Star Alliance First Class Lounge LAX Asiana Airlines Trip Report: OZ 201 Los Angeles to Seoul-Incheon Asiana Airlines Trip Report: OZ 723 Seoul-Incheon to Hong Kong Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Check-in & CNAC Lounge HKG Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Singapore Airlines SilverKris…

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Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Introduction & Itinerary

Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Introduction & Itinerary Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Check-in & Star Alliance First Class Lounge LAX Asiana Airlines Trip Report: OZ 201 Los Angeles to Seoul-Incheon Asiana Airlines Trip Report: OZ 723 Seoul-Incheon to Hong Kong Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Check-in & CNAC Lounge HKG Asiana Airlines Trip Report: Singapore Airlines SilverKris…

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2011 mileage run deals still available on American, Delta and United

If you need a quick 5,000 elite qualifying miles on American, Delta or United this year for your 2012 status, there are some reasonable fares out there right now for travel 12/1 – 12/3/2011. The all-in fares range from $219.40 to $240.80 depending on your routing and are available from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston,…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: American Airlines DC-10-10 LuxuryLiner (1977)

It’s time for another edition of Vintage Airline Seat Maps and this is probably one of the coolest layouts for a Douglas DC-10-10 that I’ve ever seen. The American Airlines configuration shown below seated a total of 264 passengers and was flying in the pre-deregulation era when airlines were less concerned with packing the greatest…

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Status downgrades at United Airlines also impact its own retirees

The rollout of the new United Airlines MileagePlus program for 2012 saw several tiers of elites getting their benefits slashed – from a 50% cut in bonus redeemable miles for many Premier Executive flyers to the loss of Economy Plus at the time of booking for Premiers – and the carrier also downgraded travel benefits…

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How to use United Airlines systemwide upgrades on Continental Airlines

There’s not a whole lot of cheering among elites, particularly on the United Airlines side, with the merger, but one thing I am happy about is the new destinations opened to me on Continental Airlines metal. There are many European cities I’ve been wanting to visit and look forward especially to visiting Oslo and Stockholm,…

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Blog update and my interview with Cheapflights.com

First, a couple of blog updates. If you haven’t noticed, you can now subscribe to my posts via email. On the right-hand side near the top underneath the calendar, there’s a spot where you can enter your email address and receive my posts daily. Might be a good idea for some of you who don’t…

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