Wrapping up my crazy trip to Djibouti, I got the chance to try out Qatar Airways’ business class product on a 15-hour flight.
I’ll admit it, I’m a bit nutty about travel. Where most people dread getting on an airplane, I’m frequently happy, especially when traveling with my family. Being a self-avowed aviation geek, I keep track of all kinds of kooky stats about my travel. I was excited when I chalked up my first million miles in the air and am working my way to 2 million. So, a little bit of me geeked out when I realized I had blown by 100 unique airports in my time on the road and […]
Terry Maxon of the Dallas Morning News is reporting that American Airlines had canceled almost 1,000 flights on Monday due to an impending storm in the DFW area . I’m usually a weather-watcher whenever I’m traveling, but since I’m home this week (thank goodness) I wasn’t keeping an eye on things. This won’t just mess stuff up in Dallas, as some of the canceled American Airlines flights out of DFW will have aircraft that were bound for onward travel. Whenever bad weather enters the picture it pays to be prepared. […]
For those unaware, CLEAR was a program that pre-dated TSA PreCheck and allowed for a “skip the line pass”. You still needed to go through traditional security screening, but you were pushed to the front of the line. It started 2005-ish and perished about 4 years later. It was purchased out of bankruptcy and restarted, though with significantly less airports than before. I was lucky enough to purchase a renewal for my wife and I just a month or so before they declared bankruptcy. The company that bought their assets out […]
It’s finally time to fly an American Airlines 787. Ever since I took off on the inaugural 787 Dreamliner flight from the US to Tokyo, I’ve been excited for the day my favorite airline starts flying the 787. American has officially announced their initial routes, all of which go on sale tomorrow, February 14th: Similar to United, American plans to fly their 787s between domestic hubs for a month or so to work out the kinks. In this instance, American Airlines will begin twice daily service between DFW and ORD […]