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Lie-Flat Is Great, but I’ll Miss These Cradle Seats

I was hunting for a certain picture in my iPhoto album earlier and paused several times when I passed by each of my trips on United’s Premium Service (p.s.) Boeing 757s flying between New York’s JFK Airport and Los Angeles or San Francisco. As you’re probably aware, United completed the redesign of the p.s. fleet…

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Million-Mile Flight Review: United BusinessFirst, Seoul to San Francisco

[This is the final installment of my Million-Mile Trip Report. I’ve included links to the other posts below:] United Airlines Million-Mile Trip Report: Introduction and Background Flight Review: United Airlines BusinessFirst, San Francisco to Seoul Hotel Review: Conrad Seoul, Executive Floor King Room Lounge Review: Asiana Business Class, Seoul Incheon Midfield Concourse Whenever possible, I…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: United Airlines Boeing 747-200 YR

It’s time for another Vintage Airline Seat Map and I’ve selected a United Airlines Boeing 747-200 seen flying the skies in the mid to late 1990s. This configuration, classified as “YR,” seated 369 passengers in the typical three- class international layout and featured a spiral staircase to the upper deck. Having two lavatories upstairs is…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-200B

Blog reader Will sent me a batch of Cathay Pacific seat maps from the 1980s a couple of years ago, and I have the final one to share with you for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. The Boeing 747-200B appearing below devotes more real estate to economy class than the previous Cathay 747-200…

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Flight Review: United Airlines BusinessFirst, San Francisco to Seoul

[This is the second part of my Million-Mile Trip Report. You can read the introductory post by clicking here.] My inbound flight from Reno arrived about four hours prior to boarding for the Seoul flight, so I had plenty of time to set up shop and get some work done in the international terminal United…

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United Airlines Million-Mile Trip Report: Introduction and Background

Last month, I (finally) crossed one million lifetime miles in United’s MileagePlus program. It’s been a long time coming, quite honestly, as I’m certain that I crossed the actual flown amount on United metal years ago. As did most members, I received a nice bump in lifetime miles when Continental OnePass merged with United MileagePlus,…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 25, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: For the sixth straight year, Virgin America was named “Best Premium Class” airline here in the U.S. by business travelers in Conde Nast Traveler‘s annual poll. Sun Country, Hawaiian, Alaska and Allegiant (??!!) rounded out the top five. United’s new Cleveland-Austin nonstop flight began today.…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 19-20, 2013

While I’m traveling, here’s a briefer than normal sampling of industry news that caught my attention during the past two days: United Airlines rolled out a revived “Fly the Friendly Skies” multimedia ad campaign on Friday. It tugs at nostalgia for me given I grew up with that slogan, and actually think it’s a decent…

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Vintage Airline Seat Map: USAir Boeing 737-300

Earlier this year I posted the seat map for USAir’s 737-200 seen flying the skies in 1987, and now bring you the airline’s Boeing 737-300 for this installment of Vintage Airline Seat Maps. As was the case with the -200 version, row 1 here was also aft facing complete with “poker” tables. Also, I asked…

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Notable Airline, Hotel and Travel News: September 17, 2013

A brief sampling of industry news that caught my attention today: Boeing’s stretched Dreamliner, the 787-9, took to the skies for the first time. A live video feed was available and I imagine very few #avgeeks got any work done for a while today. Delta Air Lines tweeted out a rather amusing comic/graphic showing various…

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