Hello from the American Express Lounge at San Francisco International Airport. I’m on my way home from FTU after a great weekend in Seattle. It was an honor to meet many readers.
Remember, there are four upcoming Frequent Traveler University events in the months ahead:
- New York City
- Washington, DC
I enjoy these weekends immensely and urge you to consider one or more of these. You’ll always pick up one or two other nuggets of useful information and the fellowship is excellent.
Enjoy the remainder of your weekend as well as this digest of all the week’s stories on Live and Let’s Fly.
TOP STORY: Why Are Miles & Segments Still Required?
A thoughtful piece from Kyle asking why we even need miles and segments in a world of revenue-based earning.
Qatar Airways wants to put Alitalia out of business through its new investment in Italy.
New services including easier seat assignments, award bookings, mileage crediting, and baggage tracking are coming to Star Alliance.
Should a passenger have forced a passenger to switch seats so a mother and son would not be separated?
A mixed review of Vietnam Airlines’ flagship A350 in business class.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Utter Failure and Complete Success at Disney World
Review: Hyatt Centric Santa Barbara
Review: Vietnam Airlines A350 Business Class Ho Chi Minh City to Frankfurt
Guide: Transit Without a Visa in Vietnam
Review: Vietnam Airlines Lotus Business Class Lounge Ho Chi Minh City (SGN)
NEWS & COMMENTARY
Why Are Miles & Segments Still Required?
The Paradox of Aeroplan’s Survivalist Mentality
How Qatar Airways Promises to Combat Jet Lag with A350-1000
Did You Hear About the New Hyatt Promo? (Humor)
Fly Qatar Airways Qsuites for Less Than $2K R/T
When Will We Learn? Dog Bites Child on Southwest Flight
Airline CEOs Plead: Stop Raising Our Taxes!
United FA Compels Passenger to Change Seats: Ridiculous or Justified?
Why Latest United Airlines Promo May Not Make Sense for You
Questionable Upgrade Advice on Virgin Atlantic
Air Italy: Qatar’s Plan to Destroy Alitalia
Sisters Sue Airline for “Guilt by Association” Fart Removal
Sun Country Slashes Workforce in Minneapolis
First 10 United 737 MAX 9 Routes Announced
Star Alliance Rolling Out Extremely Useful New Services
Looks Like Opening of New Malaysia Airlines Lounge is Delayed
Did This Lady Deserve To Be Kicked Off A Flight? Oh Yes.