Hello from Stuttgart. Thanks to these anti-jetlag tips, I quickly adjusted to Central Europe Time and have acclimated back to life in Germany.
Little Augustine is meeting many family members for the first time and we’ve had a very pleasant week. The highlight was the flight over — instead of a 10hr nightmare trying to keep the baby quiet, he slept the entire flight. What a relief!
News this week has included disappointing Cathay Pacific earnings and the effect of the President’s budget proposal on travel. I continue to hammer U.S. airlines on the double-standard on subsidies and will do so again later today. The point is not beat a horse dead, but encourage more reasoned discussion. Some of the comments in a post I did yesterday obfuscate what I consider a clear issue of hypocrisy. We need to understand this issue carefully as it will only intensify when oil prices go up again or recession strikes.
Here’s a review of the week’s stories–
This article was a follow-up from a story the day before entitled Ouch! Disappointing Loss for Cathay Pacific. A reader berated me and others who had covered the earnings results for failing to zero in on fuel hedging. Check out the comments section — the discussion is thought-provoking and divided.
Why are some subsidies good and others bad? Join the discussion.
Should a blind woman have been kicked off an American Airlines flight for demanding a seat change?
With a weak Euro and a price that includes all taxes, buying clothing in Europe is cheaper than it has been in years. Read about my recent shopping trip in Amsterdam and how you can save money on clothes.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Great Flight on United Airlines 787-9 Business Class
The Kentucky Derby VIP Experience
Breeding, Bourbon, and Bevin: The Day Before the Big Race
Airline Meal: Carbs with Carbs and a Side of Carbs
A Kind Gesture at LAX Makes My Day
Willam J Clinton Presidential Library and Museum
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Why I Buy My Clothes in Europe Now
NEWS & COMMENTARY
United Ends Duty Free Sales
Exposed: Shameful Double Standards on Airline Subsidies
Why United Won’t Sweat the Polaris Seat Delays
Emirates A380 Wake Turbulence Flips Over Private Jet!
Huge Bonus Miles Offer for New York City Residents on United (Targeted)
Trump Budget: Higher Passenger Fees
The Real Reason Cathay Pacific is Losing Money
Hilarious British Airways Passenger Spoofs
SWISS Lounges in Zurich and Geneva Part of Priority Pass
Ouch! Disappointing Loss for Cathay Pacific
British Airways Passengers Angry at Lack of Food and Toilet Paper
Blind Woman Kicked Off Flight for Requesting Seat Change
Will Finnair Leave the oneworld Alliance?
A Congressional Mandate For More Legroom?
United Will Now Call You Back During Long Holds
Airbus Considers New “A380-Plus”