Silver Airways ATR 72-600 economy class flight review MSY-JAX 3M 96

Elite status: none Aircraft type: ATR 72-600 Seat: 7A MSY-JAX June 13, 2021 Distance: 514 miles Padding:  Padding was thin. Could certainly improve.  Too hard for the flight length.  Recline: Recline was decent for a small aircraft at around 3 inches.  Pitch: Pitch was average when compared to most legacy USA airlines. Definitely adequate.  Living … Continue reading Silver Airways ATR 72-600 economy class flight review MSY-JAX 3M 96

The Club at MSY Lounge Review MSY Louis Armstrong International Airport

Access method: Priority Pass Date of Visit: June 13, 2021 Time of day: 12:00 PM Location: After security near the A Gates.  Lounge has a sign. Need to take elevator to floor 3 to access.  Seating: Plenty of seating in the small lounge. Some desks for getting work done. Bar seating was missing due to … Continue reading The Club at MSY Lounge Review MSY Louis Armstrong International Airport

Silver Airways ATR 72-600 economy class flight review JAX-MSY 3M 95

Elite status: none Aircraft type: ATR 72-600 Seat: 5F JAX-MSY June 10, 2021 Distance: 514 miles Padding:  Padding was thin. Could certainly improve.  Too hard for the flight length.  Recline: Recline was decent for a small aircraft at around 3 inches.  Pitch: Pitch was average when compared to most legacy USA airlines. Definitely adequate.  Living … Continue reading Silver Airways ATR 72-600 economy class flight review JAX-MSY 3M 95

Booking Announcement: USA Low Cost Carrier Comparison Trip!

Today I have booked a trip to review 3 low cost carriers in the United States. I will be flying on: Allegiant Air, Spirit Airlines, and Frontier. I am going on a circle trip of sorts to allow me to fly them all in one weekend. I have never flown on any of these airlines … Continue reading Booking Announcement: USA Low Cost Carrier Comparison Trip!

Booking Announcement: New Orleans, LA USA June 10-13, 2021 on Silver Airways

I have now booked what is likely my first flight of 2021! Silver Airways is starting a twice weekly nonstop service between Jacksonville, FL to New Orleans, LA in June 2021. While I will not be on the inaugural flight I will be going a week later. I have never flown Silver Airways and am … Continue reading Booking Announcement: New Orleans, LA USA June 10-13, 2021 on Silver Airways

Booking Announcement: Return from Bangkok September 2021 on Japan Air Lines

This booking pairs with our previous announcement of booking a one-way award ticket on United Airlines to Singapore. I have now booked a return flight using American Airlines AAdvantage miles to get back home from southeast Asia. The flights worked for my schedule and were well timed for my needs. I will be flying Japan … Continue reading Booking Announcement: Return from Bangkok September 2021 on Japan Air Lines

Delta Skymiles Devalued Without Warning. Again!

Delta has once again increased prices, in terms of miles, for redeeming their own Skymiles for partner award flights. This time they increased business class prices by as much as 60%! This is terrible news for travelers who need to or have to fly Delta most of the time. I am not loyal to any … Continue reading Delta Skymiles Devalued Without Warning. Again!

United MileagePlus: waitlisting for domestic first class on award tickets

United MileagePlus has a little-published feature of their rewards program: waitlisting for a higher class of service. This only applies to flights operated by United and booked using United Mileage Plus miles. Partner flights cannot be waitlisted and you are stuck in the class that you book. I will use my own booking mentioned in … Continue reading United MileagePlus: waitlisting for domestic first class on award tickets

Booking Announcement: Singapore September 2021 on United Airlines (We hope!)

In our previous post we mentioned that we have been noticing some good deals in the airfare world and are booking speculative airfare when an opportunity comes up that excites us. We have now booked one! United Airlines' frequent flyer program, MileagePlus, has LOTS of availability in business class on their international flight routes through … Continue reading Booking Announcement: Singapore September 2021 on United Airlines (We hope!)

COVID-19 Travel Slump Creates Opportunities for Good Deals in the Future

COVID-19 has decimated much of the travel industry. Many airlines are bankrupt or dissolved altogether. Others are barely hanging on with reduced flying and furloughs. Now that a vaccine (several, actually) has been developed, we predict that there will be many good deals to be had in the future. While it is generally not yet … Continue reading COVID-19 Travel Slump Creates Opportunities for Good Deals in the Future