Greetings from a beautifully blustery autumn day in Carmel, CA. I’ll have details tomorrow about the wonderful way I’ve spent my long holiday weekend.
It was a fairly quiet week on the blog and in the aviation industry, which was appreciated. We’ll see what next week brings, though. We did learn further details about Lufthansa’s new 777-9 Business Class seat and that the UK’s already-high departure tax will rise again.
Here’s a review of the week’s top stories and every Live and Let’s Fly post for the last week.
A guide to booking JAL award space with AA…find out why most agents claim there is no award space and how to get around it.
I detail seven steps for how I prepare for an ultra-longhaul flight in economy class.
Learn why SWISS disappointed me on its flagship 777-300ER business class between LAX and ZRH.
The holidays are coming. Here’s a great gift idea from United for those who love to fly.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Hotel Review: Ritz-Carlton Shanghai Pudong – Suite
Hotel Review: Park Hyatt Toronto (Suite)
Flight Review: Ethiopian Airlines 787-8 Business Class Dublin to Los Angeles
Lounge Review: Dublin Airport Executive Lounge
A Turkey Dinner from 37,000 Feet Over Iraq
Introduction: Adventures on Ethiopian Airlines and Qatar Airways
Flight Review: SWISS 777-300ER Business Class Los Angeles to Zurich
Taste Test: United’s New Smoked Gouda Cheeseburger
NEWS & COMMENTARY
Putting the ‘Mistake’ in Mistake Fare
Helping a Toddler Beat Jet Lag
Airport Shuttles are NOT the Bane of My Existence!
New Trick for Booking JAL Award Space with AA Miles
“BA Magic” Campaign from British Airways
Next Generation Lufthansa Business Class Seat Revealed
UK’s Obscene Airport Taxes Rising Again
Thanksgiving Letter from United CEO
How to Survive 14 Hours in Economy Class
Air China Cancels Service to North Korea
Masturbation or Self-Gratification? Penetrating the Air France Controversy
Horrifying Vegetarian Meal or Impressive Domestic Meal Service?
Would You Upgrade Chicago to LA for $159?
Yes Gary, I Would Fly 1700 Miles in a Regional Jet
United Polaris Shop: If You Can’t Steal It, Buy It…