American Airlines Launches LAX-MEX and the Uncomfortable Soda Can Discussion. The Best of The Rest for Saturday, June 6th, 2015

The Best of the Rest for Saturday includes American Airlines taking over the LAX-MEX route from Alaska, free $5 on iTunes, and more details on the disturbing soda can incident. Read more….

Delta Appears To Eliminate Saver Award Inventory 3 Weeks Prior To Departure

I’m not sure I wrote about Delta this many times in all of 2014….. It appears that Delta has wiped all saver award inventory for every destination for flights that depart within 3 weeks of booking.  I received a comment from Nun on my Delta post discussing their award chart removal this morning that alerted me something was going on.  I started doing some searches and literally couldn’t find any saver (cheap) inventory available between any city pairs I tried.  Here’s just one example:   Then, I started to see […]

Concourse Hotel LAX: Hyatt In Hiding

Airport hotels at LAX are something of a dying breed.  Sure, you have the new-ish Hyatt Place LAX/El Segundo, but there’s not much else new nearby.  Getting to and from the Hyatt Place can be a bit cumbersome with the shuttle and no way to walk it.  And, I’m not really a big fan of the Sheraton Gateway/LAX.  In the half dozen times or so that I’ve stayed at that Sheraton, I’ve walked to and from the terminal, probably about a 15 min walk if you’re flying American Airlines (less […]

American Airlines Tries To Nab Delta’s Tokyo Slot

It’s an interesting tactic. American Airlines has filed a complaint with the DOT stating that they should be able to take Delta’s Haneda slot. The crux of their argument is that given Delta’s significant reduction in flights from Seattle to Tokyo’s Haneda airport over the winter, the DOT should hand those rights to American who will operate daily service to Haneda. You can hear commentary on Delta’s changes (as well as my thoughts on American Airlines in Argentina and United’s reductions) on this Dots, Lines and Destinations podcast I was […]

Fun Travel Ideas For NYC, Paris and Italy & Lots More Tidbits. Catching Up On Travel, Saturday, August 2, 2014

Catching up on things I enjoyed reading in the travel world: Airline lounge employees in Miami stole over $1 Million from Swiss Air and well over $2 million in total.  Hands down the best story of the week. Stephanie Rosenbloom reports on the next wave of personalization in travel, hotels focusing on women without families looking to travel.  Technology allows travel companies to dial-in so much more than they used to be able to and this makes a lot of sense.  The Westin New York Grand Central, where I just […]