I’ve been grounded all week and am thankful for it. No plans to travel next week either. Plenty of time with family and friends instead. Lots of work too.
There have been a handful of trips I’ve turned down, which is always hard to do. But I’m trying to clear the backlog of old trip reports over the first half of 2018 so that I never run into a situation where I fall behind…sometimes years behind…again. My Australia trip report will continue tomorrow with a review of Singapore Airlines’ Suites Class from Singapore to Melbourne.
I’ve let the SWISS First Class situation sit for another week and not followed up with the DOT or Aeroplan…I need to follow-up with both this week.
In terms of news, we saw politics in play between Delta and the state of Georgia over the NRA…an issue that fascinates this political scientist. We also learned about AirBnB’s plan to create an airline and about a trio in Miami who skimmed millions from an airport lounge before finally getting caught.
Enjoy your week ahead. Here’s a review of the week’s top stories.
United President Scott Kirby has angered employees by replacing a modest bonus with a lottery system that will save the company millions per quarter.
A trio in Miami got away with embezzling millions of dollars from a Miami Airport lounge for years before finally getting caught.
I’m sorry, but Harper’s Bazaar really needs to find a new luxury travel writer…
A fascinating look into Chinese theme cities by Kyle.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Introduction: Australian Holiday on Singapore Airlines
Review: Singapore Airlines 777-300ER First Class
Review: Singapore Airlines 777 First Class Dinner from Seoul to Singapore
Lounge Review: Singapore Airlines Private Room (SIN)
Our Best Souvenir: Professional Vacation Photography
Chinese ‘Ghost Cities’ Create Instagram Haunts
NEWS & COMMENTARY
Model Brings “Emotional Support Casserole” on American Airlines Flight
United Solves its Ice Cream Bowl Crisis
In Eliminating NRA Discount, United and Delta are Taking a Stand
Lufthansa Doesn’t Like its New Livery
Airbnb’s Secret Plan to Launch an Airline: Fact vs. Fiction
Analysis: Delta’s Tax Break (Subsidies) Threatened by NRA Stance
Why You Should NEVER Argue with Airline Phone Agents
Rude Exchange Over Carry-On Bag – But Who Was Rude?
Other States Court Delta After NRA Tax Dispute
Why Did Singapore Airlines Close Lounge in Seoul?
Virgin Atlantic Confirms Upgrade Story is #FakeNews
Bizarre Business Class Advice in Harper’s Bazaar
American Airlines Art Exhibit in Los Angeles
Controversial Air New Zealand Safety Video Angers Many
Seat Shenanigans on Lufthansa
Unbelievable: Miami Couple Embezzled Millions from Airport Lounge
United Airlines Inflames Employees With Bonus Cutbacks
Delta Loses NRA Tax Battle, Will Likely Win War
United FA Forced to Delete Her Petition to Restore Performance Bonuses