Greetings from Vienna, Austria: one of my favorite cities in the world.
It has been both a busy but relaxing weekend. I’m anxious to get back to my wife and son, but trying to make the most of my time here before more meetings this week. If you have not been to Vienna, add it to your list. Austrian Airlines is great and Vienna is one of the most beautiful, cleanest cities in the world.
Here’s a look at this week’s top stories. I wish you a pleasant rest of your weekend and a wonderful week ahead.
I Survived Lufthansa Premium Economy and thankfully so did the two passengers nearby who got into a skirmish over seat recline. But read how the FA beautifully diffused the situation.
A family was kicked off a Delta flight due to a misunderstanding over seating. I don’t condone the horrid threat that their children would be separated for not complying, but there reaches a point in which discussion must end. In that sense, I did side with Delta in that the family was uncooperative and refused to be reasoned with (even if they did when it was too late). Delta later apologized to the family.
My helicopter ride was amazing. Read about how I got from Manhattan to Newark in 10 minutes with incredible views of the NYC Skyline and Statute of Liberty.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
I Survived Lufthansa Premium Economy
Review: Blade Helicopter from Manhattan to Newark Airport
Comparing Scandinavian Lunches in SAS Business Class
Review: Hyatt Centric Levent Istanbul (Suite)
Crazy Uber Driver in Vienna
NEWS & COMMENTARY
Why I’ll Keep My Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card
The Worst Aeroplan Redemption I’ve Ever Made
Which Lounge Terrace at LAX is Best?
The Secret Place to Smoke Airside at LHR
Seriously Good Coffee at LAX Star Alliance Lounge
Fight Nearly Breaks Out on My Lufthansa Flight Over Seat Recline
The Best Kept Secret at LAX
Delta Apologizes to Family Kicked Off Hawaii Flight
I’m Siding With Delta: Family Kicked Off Hawaii Flight
My Letter to Ethiopian Airlines (RE: Cheap Business Class Ticket)
I Forgot My Wallet. Thanks Dad.
New United Airlines Service to Buenos Aires
American Cutting Legroom in Economy Class. Will United Follow?
Congress Makes Me Sicker Than the Airlines…
Why I’m Opting for More Expensive Airport Hotels
Aeroplan “Tech” Issues: Coincidental or Deliberate?
Freakish Brawl on ANA Flight to LAX Reminds Me of My Own Near-Miss Fight
Here’s How to Get a Free Transit Hotel and Visa in Doha
Free Visa + Hotel for Qatar Airways Doha Transits
Leaked A350-1000 Configuration on United Airlines
United Will Not Retire 757-200s As Planned