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!
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
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 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 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
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 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
Access method: American Express Platinum Card Date of Visit: January 26, 2020 Time of day: 1:30PM Location: just beyond C gates security checkpoint in Terminal 1 Seating: Varied seating options included the bar, lingers, dining style tables, and work desks. Plenty of available seats during my visit and surprisingly quiet! All seating except dining tables … Continue reading Delta Sky Club Lounge Review SFO San Francisco international Airport Terminal 1
Access method: American Express Platinum Card Date of Visit: December 13, 2019 Time of day: 8:00PM Location: Near gate E15 in concourse E Seating: This club was large with lots of seating. Mostly lounge chairs with some dining tables, bar seats, and a few work desks. The club was very busy on a Friday night … Continue reading Delta Sky Club Lounge Review ATL Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport E Concourse
Elite status: none Aircraft type: B757-300 Seat: 24D Padding: Seat padding was adequate for a longer flight in economy. This aircraft had older thicker seats which are better than the new slimline seats with far less padding. Recline: Recline was average at 4 inches from the upright position. I wouldn’t want this for a flight … Continue reading Delta Airlines B757-300 economy class flight review SFO-ATL DL 2381