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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Last month, I wrote about the a man who was assaulted by a United employee at Houston (IAH). The assault happened in 2015 and many questioned why it took him two years to come forward. A shocking new allegation explains why. As a long time United fly
One of the many perks of working at TPG is that we reimburse credit card annual fees, enablingfull-time employeesto buildfamiliarity with a large variety of products and programs. That doesnt mean its a free-for-all, though we encourage employees to
One Mile at a Time shares a letterto employees from American Airlines’ CEO Doug Parker concerning news that Qatar Airways wants to buy up to 10%stake of AA. Read the letter first. I add my thoughts below. As you likely know by now, American
In a few years, these places will only exist in photographs.We tend to take most tourist destinations for granted, no matter how many articles we read about the threats many of them face. However, our denial won’t stop time nor their deteri
One of the many perks of working at TPG is that we reimburse credit card annual fees, enablingfull-time employeesto buildfamiliarity with a large variety of products and programs. That doesn’t mean it’s a free-for-all, though we e
While American Airlines is still trying to figure out why its new(ish) uniforms are making employees sick, Hainan Airlines is taking onboard fashion to new heights about 35,000 feet, to be exact. The China-based airline made a splash this week when i
I’m in Germany and went to bed last night just as this story was breaking. I admittedly chuckled when I read the headline last night, but this was no laughing matter. Per Jon Ostrower, we have the official complaint against Joseph Hudek IV.
As much as I love solo travel, exploring the world with others represents many of my best travel memories. Last summer I traveled to Scandinavia with my Uncle Bill, who I have mentioned before in this story on why I love United. Before I married Heid
Air Serbia, flag carrier of Serbia, resumed longhaul service between Belgrade and New York last year after a long hiatus. JAT, the forerunner to Air Serbia, last served JFK in 1996 with a DC-10. As Air Serbia’s flagship (and only) longhaul
It was shaping up to be a bad flight. First,the miscreant passenger in 2K. Next,an odd interaction with the purser and my other seatmate. Finally, horrid turbulence for several hours. But once the dust settled, I can again attest that Lufthansa First
Last week I flew from Los Angeles to Frankfurt in Lufthansa First Class then connected on a cheap ticket from Frankfurt to Amman via Athens in Aegean economy class. Believe it or not, the dinner on the 807-mile ATH-AMM flight leaving at midnight was
Good news for travelers to the United States: the electronics ban has been lifted on Etihad, Emirates, and Turkish Airlines. The ban willbe lifted on flightsfrom Saudi Arabia in the next couple weeks as well. So what was that experiment about? Althou
Happy Independence Day to myreaders in the USA. United CEO Oscar Munoz sent the following note to UA workers this morning. Thanks to a FA friend for sharing it with me: Dear United Family, This Fourth of July, our colleagues across the United States
I spent the night in Air Serbias Premium Lounge in Belgrade (BEG), allowing for plenty of time to explore it. Its a great lounge with many first class elements. After a rough opening act, I settled down to spend several hours working. Air Serbia Prem
I had a choice to make. I arrived into Belgrade at 5pm and had a connecting flight at 7am the following morning. While a hotel may seem 100% logical during a 14-hour layover, three factors worked against it. One, time. Id lose 45 minutes going to the
Trying to be as gentle as possible, Ill just say thisI have never shared a first class cabin with someone with such poor behavior. It started in the Star Alliance First Class Lounge at LAX. An escort arrived to take four passengers to the gate for bo
Greetings from over the Atlantic on a rare overnight westbound flight. The week took an unexpected turn as I found myself on a very quick jaunt to Germany and Jordan. More details on that trip are coming. In the coming week I’llfinish my Ai
Scary moments today as the left engine of a United Expressaircraft caught fire, forcing an emergency landing and hasty evacuation. United 5869, enroute from Aspen to Denver, encountered fire upon descent. TheSkyWest-operated Bombardier CRJ-700was met
Two weeks ago I found myself in a precarious situation, Typhoon season had begun in Hong Kong and the raincame in with fury. I was also traveling without my husband but with my daughter. During each of the last half-dozen visits to Hong Kong we had b
Some hotel chains offer room upgrades of varying levels to their elite guests. These are typically listed as if available upon checkin but often moving up from a double queen room to a coveted suite seems like hard work. But really, if the room is av
In an effort to provide short posts of relevant and updated information I have compiled some quick reviews to help readers benefit from my travel experiences. Location At Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the Cathay Pacific Loungeis located
Air Serbia has a brand new business class seat on its flights within Europe.This flight review recounts my experience flying from London to Belgrade a couple weeks ago. Check-In I arrived three hours prior to my flight via London Undergroundand found
Earlier today I analyzed the upcoming United MileagePlus devaluation coming in November. I noted that awards originating outside the USA are going up in price, but did not go into detail. I’ll go into detail now on one particular award, cur
I hate all devaluations. But United’s latest devaluation could have been much worse. Much worse. Let’s review what will change on November 01, 2017. For over a year now I have been predicting another United MileagePlus devaluation
Sometimes rules get in the way of common sense. Butsometimes rules exist for a valid reason, even if they appearinhumane. This sad story, however, demonstrates that sometimes there is just no right answer. Hideto Kijima ishead of the Japan Accessible
You would think that as a loyal Hyatt Globalist, I would have had the Hyatt Credit Card from Chase for many years. But I just applied for it today. You should too if you enjoy staying at high-end Hyatt properties. I don’t have an affiliate
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced an “enhanced security directive” on all commercial flights to the USA. From its Fact Sheet, the following changes will take place, effective immediately (though obviously comp
ANA has announced a third daily service on its Los Angeles Tokyo route starting on October 29, 2017. Presently, ANA operates one flight per day to Tokyo Haneda and one to Tokyo Narita. The new daily service will be to Tokyo Narita. NH176 Toyko &#
Yesterday I published a review of my Sun Country Airlines first class flight from Los Angeles to Minneapolis. For those of you who missed it, I want to focus on the meal itself for my weekly Meal of the Weekpost. You have to know something about me:
I arrived in London the night before the wedding and opted for an economical stay at the Hyatt Place Heathrow Airportfor only 79GBP. Would the hotel be as nice as the Hyatt Place Amsterdam Airport ? You can connect from Heathrow to the hotel on a com
The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee just voted to raise your airfare by making foreign competition more difficult. The provision allows the secretary of transportation to block foreign airlines from serving t
As I waitfor last-minute Lufthansa first class award tickets to open for Germany in the coming days, I seriously entertainedjust booking a cheap economy class ticket earlier this week on WOW Air. But ultimately I just couldn’t do it. There
Flying Sun Country in 2017 is like flying a legacy carrier 10-15 years ago. That’s both a good thing and a bad thing. My destination was Minneapolis and I wanted to fly non-stop from LAX. I figured that this was the ideal opportunity to try
For the last two decades, a Canadian professor has collected complaints against United Airlines and posted them to his website, untied.com. Now a Canadian Federal Court has ruled that his website violates United’s trademarks and copyright.
In a story that hits quite close to home for me, a mother claims she nearly lost her four-month-old son after sitting in a hot cabin on a delayed United Express flight. His whole body flashed red and his eyes rolled back in his head and he was scream
I am not loyal to the IHG chain, but when I sawCrowne Plaza had opened a new hotel in Vientiane, Laos I had to check it out. There are many cheaper options, but this hotel is a wonderful oasis and at $112/night, not all that expensive for a luxury ho
TheTransportation Safety Administration (TSA) is testing out a new program in which all books would need to be removed from carry-on baggage and subject to closer inspection. Is this1984? With proliferating fees for checked and larger cabin baggage,
How about the flight back? I already published a detailed review of my outboundLos Angeles to Frankfurt flight. How would the return flight, also in premium economy, compare? I enjoyed a nice breakfast in the Senator Lounge prior to the flight, throu
It has been a scorcher in Los Angeles this week, but I’m hunkering down at home before an extended trip to Germany next month. In the news this week: tipping comes to Uber, Qatar’s unexpected acquisitionof American Airlines common