The last few days have been hectic—travel from coast to coast, the Freddies, final exams, and a term paper. Thankfully, that is all behind me now and I will be taking a breather for the next week and a half.
A breather for me simply means a change venue….I’ll still be working on award bookings and updating the blog, but it will be from Europe.
Tonight I fly to Germany, where I’ll spend the rest of the week. Next week, I’ll check out Malta and then visit a family friend in France that I have not seen in nearly a year and a half.
United Airlines again, of course, but I am closing in on my million miles so that loyalty may be coming to an end, though not necessarily. With increased competition and a glut of additional inventory on the Newark-Los Angeles/San Francisco routes, my complimentary upgrade record has been perfect lately on the transcon flights I never used to clear and I have enjoyed, with the exception of the loud redeye to Philadelphia last month, consistently good service on United. So once I achieve MMer status I may just stay, though sitting on a regional jet right now drinking out of a plastic cup in first class with no meal and no wi-fi, I have to wonder how United can maintain such a competitive disadvantage over American and Delta on these outsourced routes.
Anyway, I know you have been patiently waiting for my Afghanistan report and I also have a review of the Park Hyatt Baku soon to be published. Just be patient—the material is written, I just must upload the media. That takes sometimes, but these reports would not be complete without pictures and video.