A pleasant Sunday evening to you from warm and sunny Los Angeles. I’m back from my latest trip to China/Thailand/Laos/Bangladesh/England/Spain and am looking forward to a couple weeks at home.
My travails with Ethiopian Airlines have drawn out strong reactions on both sides: many have been supportive of my efforts while others have condemned me for what they see as reckless and arrogant behavior. I just tell it like I see it, but if you have not read Why I Have Become Jaded By So-Called “Mistake” Fares please do. It explains why I battled Ethiopian and have little sympathy for airlines who claim a fare is a “mistake” days or weeks after ticketing.
I was also happy to welcome Kyle Stewart onboard last week as a contributing writer. You can check out his first three stories here:
Have a wonderful week ahead. Here’s a look at the top stories over the last week.
Ethiopian refused to honor my business class ticket from Bangkok to Toronto…until two days after the flight. Read about what happened when I showed up to the Ethiopian counter at BKK.
The trip to Bangkok wasn’t a waste, tough. I enjoyed checking out the new Park Hyatt Bangkok, a beautiful hotel. But is it worthwhile? Also check out Kyle’s suite review: he received a much better upgrade than I did!
Qantas first class exceeded all expectations (except for the overdone steak!). Read my detailed photo review.
Why is it that when airlines make a “mistake” they can rescind the ticket but when we make a mistake we are told to go pound sand? Join the discussion on this un-level playing field.
ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES ADVENTURE
Another Note from Ethiopian Airlines Arrives
Ethiopian Called. Now They Want to Honor My Ticket…
The Last Battle with Ethiopian Airlines (+Videos)
Denied Boarding by Ethiopian Airlines at BKK
On My Way to BKK to Confront Ethiopian Airlines!
Update: I’ve Made it to Bangkok
Ethiopian Airlines Showdown: I’m Flying to Bangkok
Final Denial from Ethiopian Airlines (RE: Cheap Business Class Fare)
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Review: Ace Hotel Pittsburgh
Denied: Biman and Iberia Prohibit Me from Taking Onboard Pictures
Review: Qantas A380 First Class Sydney to Dubai
The Police Chase After Me in Dhaka
Review: Park Hyatt Bangkok
How is Biman Bangladesh Airlines in Economy Class?
United CEO Reflects on Manchester Terror Attack
A Remarkable Airline Meal in an Airport Lounge
Booked: Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Iberia
Help Me Get Home: Three Choices!
Park Hyatt Bangkok: Suite and Bitter
First Look: Park Hyatt Bangkok
Review: Qantas International First Lounge Sydney
Review: Qantas 747-400 Business Class from Hong Kong to Sydney
Qantas Hong Kong Lounge Review
NEWS & COMMENTARY
Qatar Airways and the Laptop Ban
Iberia Apologizes, Clarifies Onboard Photo Policy
United Airlines Falsely Accuses Father of Fondling Son
Spirit Airlines CEO Promises Better Customer Service
Why is Aeroplan Website Blocking Non-US/Canada Awards? My Theory
Women Sue United Airlines for $85K After Rough Landing
20% Off Park Hyatt Bangkok + 3,000 Bonus Points
Five Reasons to Attend FTU in Minneapolis
Why I Have Become Jaded By So-Called “Mistake” Fares
Man Attempts to Break Into Cockpit on AA Flight
Leak: “United Coast” to Replace p.s. Premium Service