After a few weeks at home, I’ll be traveling again at the end of the week.
Leaving home is always bittersweet. When you get used to your daily routine, especially with your family, it is particularly difficult to leave. I love waking up next to my wife each morning and walking into my son’s room to see his smile and hear his giggles as he wakes up. Yet I am smitten by the travel bug, something I’ve learned to live with after more than a decade. I’m looking forward to the trip and it is for work, not play.
Last week United announced its final 747 flight, introduced a new safety video, and promised its gate agents greater discretion in their daily duties. Delta announced two new European routes from Los Angeles and a flight diverted after a drunk man attacked the crew both physically and verbally.
Here’s a look at the week’s top stories and a review of all Live and Let’s Fly posts over the last week.
United’s last 747-400 flight will be a re-creation of its first flight in 1970. I am booked on it and cannot wait!
A review of the surprisingly wonderful first class product on a 16hr flight from Jeddah to Los Angeles.
United CEO Oscar Munoz pointed out many problem and promised to make things right.
Bluff or not? Canada plays hardball in a trade dispute between Boeing and Bombardier.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Useful Trick: Iceland + Miles = Cheap Trip to Europe
Final United Boeing 747 Flight Will be SFO-HNL on November 07, 2017
Hit and Run: My Car Was Damaged in Hotel Parking Lot
Booked! Last United 747 Flight
Prime Minister: Canada Will NOT Buy Boeing Jets
How to Obtain a Tourist Visa to Uzbekistan
Delta Abandons Guam, Further Cuts Tokyo Narita Hub
I Love the New United Airlines Safety Video
Flight Diverts When Legless Man Attacks Cabin Crew, Launches Racist Tirade
How to Obtain a Visa on Arrival in Tajikistan
Did You Catch These Four Inside Jokes in the New United Safety Video?
Turkish Airlines Orders 40 Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
Hey Saudia, Where’s My Limousine?
Here’s Why Uber Will Continue to Operate in London
How United Airlines Will Empower Gate Agents with More Discretion
Delta Adds New Flights to Europe from Los Angeles
What is Biofuel? Should Airlines Embrace it?
Closing My American Airlines Citi Executive Card
Air New Zealand Makes My Case
Language Lessons Connect Children to Travel
NEWS & COMMENTARY
Lounge Review: Saudia First Class Lounge Riyadh (RUH)
Lounge Review: Saudia Business Class Lounge Riyadh (RUH)
Review: Saudia 777 First Suite Riyadh to Jeddah
Requesting Coach Food in First Class
Review: Saudia 777-300ER First Class Jeddah to Los Angeles
Introduction: Los Angeles to Rome via Argentina and Spain on SkyTeam
Review: Aeromexico Lounge Cancún (CUN)