Allow me to nerd out for just a minute. I’ve been a hardcore points and miles nerd for over 20 years. Rarely in that time have we seen a completely new loyalty program emerge. Even more rare is to see a new loyalty program from a large, established airline. Southwest Airlines’ Rapid Rewards program is the one that immediately comes to mind when I think of big airlines with new programs. Fast forward to today, and we have the reimagined Aeroplan program. Many moons ago, Air Canada spun off Aeroplan. […]
Air Canada has definitely been making some noise lately. We should expect to hear announcements soon about their new loyalty program, but they’re still busy ahead of releasing those details. Just a few weeks ago they had a really incredible mileage sale. I had a package of miles sitting in my shopping cart when they went on sale but ultimately wasn’t able to get the purchase confirmed. Still, it was an incredibly popular deal that some folks were able to score. Now, they’re back with what may end up being […]
May marks the fifth month in a row where I’ve kept track of the Wi-Fi reliability on all of my flights. With over 50 flights in the books, we have enough of a sample size to start making some reasonable conclusions.
April marks the fourth month in a row where I’ve kept track of the Wi-Fi reliability on all of my flights. With over 40 flights in the books, we have enough of a sample size to start making some reasonable conclusions.
Wi-Fi is so critical for me on airplanes, and yet so unreliable. I’ve begun tracking my success rate with Wi-Fi on different carriers to see if my frustration in the moment matches my results. So far, with almost half of my flights experiencing some sort of Wi-Fi issues, my frustration seems appropriate.
This is my second month of tracking my Wi-Fi success on flights. So far, 2019 has been pretty poor, with United making up most of the failed connectivity. It’s insane that a decade after the expansion of in-flight internet connectivity can still be this bad.