This week was the clam before the storm. I spent most of it caring my sick wife and sick son (flu, cold). Then I got sick, though thankfully it was just a 48-hour sore throat and I’m back to feeling great. Next week there will be both Pacific and Atlantic Ocean crossings. The following week another round-the-world trip. Thus, spending time at home this week — even with the sickness — was appreciated.
In looking at the top stories of the week, I notice that people tend to like negative things, judging by the traffic of the four posts below. I try to include at least one trip report post each day to make this blog an escape from the mundanity of life, but perhaps I should focus less on aspirational and more on atrocious!
TOP STORY: The Worst Business Class Meal I’ve Ever Had
Sandwiches can be a great thing onboard a plane — but not this one. As I described it–
The sandwich was ice cold, like it had not just been refrigerated, but frozen. The beef was tough and tasteless. The cheese was like rubber. A side salad was simply a few large leaves of iceberg lettuce with no dressing drizzled in bland couscous. The bread was stale. Even the grapes were not sweet.
Here’s my list of 10 things you simply should not say to a FA. Perhaps #8 needs to be reconsidered.
A lot of SWISS space has been showing up lately on united.com. Some of it is real, some of it phantom. Also read about how you can protect yourself against this phantom space.
Makes you wonder about airprot seurrity when someone can stick seven bricks of cocaine under the nose of an aircraft…
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Review: The Old House Guest Lodge – Kasane, Botswana
A Visit to Impalila Island, Namibia
Kasane, Botswana to Johannesburg on South African Airways (Airlink)
Review: Hyatt Regency Johannesburg (Suite)
The Worst Business Class Meal I’ve Ever Had
Review: South African Airways Domestic Voyager Lounge – JNB
Road Trip from Johannesburg to Lesotho
Johannesburg to Cape Town in South African Airways A343 Economy Class
The Cruel Poverty of Cape Town
NEWS & COMMENTARY
Is an Uber Boycott Appropriate?
Is Hacking to Blame for Delta Outage?
$15,000 Dinner at Disneyland
Huge Cocaine Stash Found on AA Plane
Here’s How to Eliminate Risk When Booking a United Award
Delta Ditches Taiwan, Further Dismantles Narita Hub
Etihad and Lufthansa Announce Closer Partnership
10 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Flight Attendant
Want to Work for Lufthansa? Now is Your Chance!
Hilarious Ellen DeGeneres Parody of United Basic Economy
United Warns FAs: Stop Customers from Stealing!
Flying Blue Now Lets You Book Award Travel One Year in Advance!
Star Alliance Iceland Stopover Now Much Easier
Would You Pay 250K Miles for First United Polaris 777-300ER Flight?
United CEO Vents About Small Planes, Washington Dulles