... and hello from the hotel. 2 words to make any frequent flyer happy: Battlefield Upgrade :D More much later! … [Read more...]
United upgrades all Domestic sectors… Seat Bunfight ahead!
United seems to be getting creative with their Elite policy as Continental rears its head into Star Alliance. This little thing popped up in the United Forum on FlyerTalk with the announcement from United: "Hello all, We want you to be among the first to know that Mileage Plus will be introducing Unlimited Domestic Upgrades in the second quarter of 2010. All members … [Read more...]
Soapbox: United… WHY? (Put the booking engine back to how it was!!!)
You know, I think airlines are turning more into confusopolyies these days (According to Scott Adams of Dilbert fame, a confusopoly is where a company or companies gains monoploistic powers by being too darned confusing for mere mortals). And United Airlines seem to be taking this to an extreme. For example, I'm pricing out a mileage run whilst I'm stateside next so I hit … [Read more...]
The Friday News Roundup
It's Friday, and I've been under the weather with a cold, so lets do a roundup before I go for another bucket full of lemsip... Qantas - From Bad to Worse to Bad Qantas is having one hell of a rough time it seems, with the latest traffic numbers down again by 1.4% year on year. Things are slowly improving, but it's a hard road for the flying Kangaroo TUI Group cancels … [Read more...]
The Friday News Roundup
It's Saturday, so it's time to look at the commercial aviation world with raised eyebrows and see what's going on this week. (Apologies for the delays - call it sleep) Qantas - No Upturn just yet Qantas report that don't expect an upturn in traffic, with a 88% drop in profits for the first half of the year. Seems that Kangaroo is going to have to do some more bouncing … [Read more...]
United Airlines – Subliminal Messages Safety Video
Ah... Youtube. It's full of crap. But there are one or two gems in it.Today's gem is the United Boeing 777-200 safety video. With additions. What are United REALLY trying to say with these videos ... ;)I knew it - there was an evil master plan after all!!! … [Read more...]
Paris Air Show Update Day 3
Sorry - no fancy graphic today as it's been a day from hell (and when I find the ****** who wrote the Conflicker virus, I will rip them to bits - then leave them to the rest of the office) Order update Royal Air Maroc - 6 ATR's of sorts. IFE Update - Panasonic have been mentioning that their iPod merging equipment is going nicely... on the following airlines: Singapore, … [Read more...]
Sunday Soapbox – Food.. Make an effort please!
Now moving to a subject close to my heart - Food. I don't expect the finest gourmet dining whilst in the air. Heck, in economy, I expect to be give something resembling food and be done with it. What I don't expect is this: Ok, I'll vaguely attempt to ignore the bad attempt at Salad (hey, chuck some green leaves together), the abomination of Pudding (A triple … [Read more...]
Trip Report – Saying Goodbye to a friend – LHR-PHL with United
Saying Goodbye to a friend - Travelling for the wrong reasons. A United Experience - LHR-ORD-PHL-IAD-LHR For DW - Have fun up there! What's a matter dear reader? You've forgotten how I write my trip reports? Well I'm going to be cruel this time - no rambling intro on how they are written, the bad humour, and random things in them. Heck. I just mentioned it. Oh clams - … [Read more...]
United time laspe configures a 747… and what about Economy class?
United seems to be busy with their Youtube Channel (dread the thought - doing a Delta) and has posted this little vid of a reconfiguration of a 747... My interest in this video starts at 0:58 seconds... where we see economy class being fitted in (getting shot of those lovely grey with multi-striped coloured seats to nice corporate blue ones. And SURPRISE! Not … [Read more...]