Boy, it was a rough week for me on the miles and points front! United Airlines decided to take 165K miles from my account. When I called to point out that it was a mistake, United took 15K more miles. It’s still a developing situation, but you can hear more about it on this week’s episode of the Miles to Go podcast. You’ll also learn about a promotion MasterCard is running with Airbnb that can save you $25 on a tour or experience on your next vacation. And, we dive […]
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.
With United Airlines eliminating award charts, Hawaiian Airlines new dynamic price, British Airways partner award chart changes and likely American Airlines changes, should you be worried about the value of your miles and points?
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.
I’m a sucker for a good airplane paint job. Or, lack thereof, since American Airlines’ iconic polished aluminum look that graced the skies for the past couple of decades is still one of my favorites. There haven’t been a ton of liveries featured by US carriers that bring much in the way of excitement. Southwest Airlines’ new livery was mostly good until you consider the heart on the underbelly, which I truly love. Their special paint jobs featuring various states are among my favorites. United Airlines has started to go […]
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.
United Airlines announced they’re buying a new airplane, the CRJ-550 from Bombardier. This 50-seat plane will be built on the CRJ-700 body. And, the Airbus 319 and 320 get more business class seats while the Boeing 767-300ER gets a lot more business class.
As a business traveler, the only thing more essential than working Wi-Fi when I fly is an on-time flight. I had a pretty horrible month finding working Wi-Fi on United Airlines flights, so I figured I would start tracking my success rate until things improve.