Good evening from Carmel, CA…I’m spending the holiday weekend at my favorite California Hyatt and have been enjoying the fresh air and beautiful weather with my family.
Earlier today we drove down Highway 1 to Big Sur…it is always beautiful:
Last week, Alaska Airlines introduced a draconian new restriction on Cathay Pacific, Hainan, and JAL awards only to roll it back a day later. Lufthansa formally unveiled its new livery but admitted it will take seven years to repaint all its aircraft. Finally, Norwegian Airlines broke another transatlantic speed record.
For those in the USA who are off tomorrow, enjoy the day. I’ll be blogging on regular schedule. Here’s a review of the week’s top stories.
TOP STORY: “Demonic” Child on Lufthansa Flight
A child screams for eight hours straight on a Lufthansa flight from Munich to Newark.
A detailed review of Qatar Airways’ new 777-300ER Qsuite Business Class.
Just weeks after breaking a transatlantic subsonic speed record, a Norwegian flight from New York to London did it again!
Do government officials, even senior ones, deserve to fly in business or first class?
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Review: Magnolia Hotel Houston, Tribute Portfolio
Surprisingly Delicious United Airlines First Class Salad
Review: Qatar Airways A330 Business Class Doha to Ho Chi Minh City
Review: Hyatt Regency Orange County (Near Disneyland)
Which Sandwich is Best in Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Lounge?
Review: Qatar Airways 777-300ER Qsuite Business Class New York to Doha
The Hidden AA Lounge Within a Lounge at JFK
Review: AA Flagship Lounge New York (JFK)
NEWS & COMMENTARY
Second Crash This Year Claims 65
Upside.com Wooing Businesses With Elaborate Gifts
Hyatt Underpaying Remote Reps, Lawsuit Claims
AA Agent Saves Two Teenagers from Human Trafficking Plot
Airlines Condemn Trump Budget Plan
In Defense of the Cursing Delta Agent
Norwegian 787 Breaks Transatlantic Speed Record…Again!
Pruitt’s Latest Defense of First Class Travel: Civility
Let’s Give Alaska Airlines Credit for Listening
Latest Alaska Devaluation Was Bizarre Overreaction
“Demonic” Child on Lufthansa Flight
A Cigarette Shuts Downs Auckland Airport
Frequent Traveler University Coming to New York City, Returning to DC
“Poop and Run” by Fake Service Animal at Newark Airport
I’m Disgusted by First Class Travel for Government Officials
Cathay Pacific Chairman: No Budget Airline (Thanks to Disgraced United CEO)
Lufthansa Livery Update Will Take…7 Years!
A Tale of Two Hyatt Agents
Emergency Exit Door Falls Off Plane During Landing
Wi-Fi Internet on Lufthansa Shorthaul Flights