Greetings from Southern California. I’m home again after nearly four weeks in Europe. My family had a wonderful time visiting friends and family in Germany then spending a few days in Greece to end the trip.
While I don’t plan a formal trip report for this journey, I will write a few posts about the flights, a couple hotel reviews, and some thoughts about traveling with a six-month old. I have no plans to turn this into a “Daddy Points” blog (besides, Ed from Pizza in Motion has already reserved that name!) but I cannot help but to discuss this aspect of my life in the context of traveling.
I’ll be in the air again tomorrow with an interesting flight path this week. More details to come!
Here’s a look at the top stories from the week:
TOP STORY: Why I Love the Upper Deck on United’s 747
There are many reasons why I love the upper deck of a 747-400 and now I have a new one.
A feisty exchange occurred after I reported on a recent lounge visit in which my son was well behaved unlike a pair of drunk men nearby. For a more adult-like discussion, check out A More Civil Discussion on Children in Lounges
Another story on males drinking too much…
Take a walk with me down memory lane as I recall five planes I regret never flying on.
The answer is yes. But not on any of the flights you will likely to be on…
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Why One Day in Angkor Wat is Enough
Review: Park Hyatt Siem Reap
Driving from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Witnessing Pol Pot’s Inhumanity in Cambodia
Beef Chili in a Sourdough Bowl: United p.s. Business (+ A Funny Story)
Review: Lufthansa Senator Café Munich
Review: Malaysia Airlines Regional Golden Lounge KUL
Two Great Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
NEWS & COMMENTARY
High Speed Wi-Fi Finally Arrives on Qantas
The Black Market for United’s White Stuffed Polaris Bears
Why I Love the Upper Deck on United’s 747
Even After Latest Devaluation, We’re Stuck Using Delta SkyMiles
Hotel Levent in Istanbul Now a Hyatt Centric Property
Loophole: How to Beat Delta’s Latest Devaluation
United Airlines Closing 787 Base in Houston, Moving it to Washington Dulles
Hot Deal: USA to Singapore for $328 R/T
Lufthansa Flight Diverts Due to Unruly Business Class Passenger
A More Civil Discussion on Children in Lounges
United Scraps NRT-ICN Flight, Last Intra-Asia Flight from Tokyo Hub
My Son Was an Angel in AMEX Lounge, Unlike Drunk Losers Nearby
Air India’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Win Back Customers
Should Free Tap Water When Flying Be A Right?
Inhumanity? 87-Year-Old Barred from Using Lavatory, Sits in Wet Clothes for 10 Hours
Loud Copulation in Hotel Room
5 Planes I Wish I Had Flown
Breaking: United Ground Stop at Houston IAH
Air France: Cairo to Tahiti for $2K RT in Business Class
Mints on United vs. MINT on JetBlue
Does Aeroflot Still Use Russian Planes?
My Unorthodox Free Suite Upgrade at Hilton