September is the 9th month I’ve been tracking my wi-fi reliability across all flights and airlines I’ve flown. United continues to lead the pack as the worst among them.
Pretty cool news I wanted to share with you guys! My little corner of the internet ended up with a bit of press this month. If you’re flying Alaska Airlines this month, you’ll see an article in the July issue of Alaska Beyond magazine, the in-flight magazine in every seat back pocket on every Alaska Airlines flight. Titled “Family-Travel Podcasts”, it features my Miles to Go podcast and a picture of me recording a podcast segment. Quoting from the article: Recently celebrating its one-year anniversary, Miles to Go is a […]
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.
Each week, we cover some of the most interesting stories on BoardingArea of the week on the NowBoarding podcast. This week, we covered five stories that should help you get the most out of your travel. Alaska Airlines Newest Partner Alaska Airlines has added El Al Airlines as a partner. Details are still a bit thin on what award redemptions will look like, but more ways to redeem our miles is generally better. Hyatt’s New Partnership with American Airlines The partnership between Hyatt and American Airlines has launched. Members in […]
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.
With the possible exception of some tropical airport in Hawaii, Paine Field is the nicest airport in the United States. It’s certainly the nicest airport I’ve ever been to in the US. This also marks the first time I ever took an inaugural flight from a brand new airport. Hope you enjoy the tale!