Monthly Archives

Monthly Archives for April 2012.

Singapore Airlines Trip Report: Introduction and Itinerary

Singapore Airlines Trip Report: Introduction and Itinerary Singapore Airlines Trip Report: UA 534 Business Class LAX-JFK Singapore Airlines Trip Report: Swiss & Oasis Lounges JFK Singapore Airlines Trip Report: SQ 25 Business Class JFK-FRA Singapore Airlines Trip Report: Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport Singapore Airlines Trip Report: Lufthansa Senator Lounge FRA (B43) Singapore Airlines Trip…

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Round three: My problems redeeming a United e-certificate

Success! I finally received resolution on my previously blogged about issue redeeming a $200 United Airlines customer appreciation e-certificate. Here are the links to round one and round two and a short recap: The e-certificate wasn’t recognized when I tried making a booking online. On my first call to reservations, the agent had me build…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Continental Airlines Boeing 737-100

It’s time for another Vintage Airline Seat Map and I’ve selected a “guppy” seen flying the skies in 1987. Formerly a People Express aircraft, Continental Airlines flew the Boeing 737-100 appearing below in an all coach class configuration seating 118 passengers. I flew on a bunch of -200s in my early years of flying and…

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United offering up to 25,000 bonus miles in targeted campaign

As widely blogged and reported, United Airlines has a new promotion out there today offering up to 25,000 bonus MileagePlus miles after completion of a defined number of roundtrip flights from now through 7/15/12. Based on what I’ve read from others, it definitely appears targeted and the required number of trips varies. I saw a…

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United Airlines offering 40% off purchased MileagePlus miles

Not to beat a dead horse or anything, but in case you haven’t heard about the newest United Airlines promotion, here it is. Until midnight tonight Central time, there’s a 40% savings in purchased MileagePlus miles on United’s website. If you’re close to an award, I say absolutely go for it. Anywhere from 2,000 miles…

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My “run-in” with two Federal Air Marshals last week…

I’m freshly back from my first ride on an A380 and had a great time – trip report is forthcoming. My quick weekend adventure began with a flight on United’s premium service from Los Angeles to JFK and as I’ve been doing since taking big international trips, I film my journey from start to end…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: World Airways DC-10-30 from 1987

It’s time for another Vintage Airline Seat Map and I’ve selected an unusual one this week. World Airways – I know… they mislabeled it World Airlines – primarily flew (and currently flies) members of the military to war zones the world over along with other contracted business. If Wikipedia is correct, they currently operate a…

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American Airlines bonus mile offer for Qantas flights to Australia

As I’m sure many of you did, I received an email from American today offering up to 20,000 bonus AAdvantage miles for flying Qantas-operated flights to Australia. Flights booked as American Airlines codeshares apply. Registration is required using offer code QF20K at this link and the travel period is from April 19 through June 30,…

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Amenity Kit Review: Delta Air Lines Business Elite (April 2012)

Not too long ago, Delta Air Lines introduced a new amenity kit for Business Elite passengers and I’ve selected the new version for this installment of Amenity Kit Reviews. I also reviewed the previous red cylindrical offering. For a better description of each category and the 7-point scale for scoring, please refer to my introductory…

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