Greetings from the fairly remote Las Padres National Forrest about 90 minutes north of Los Angeles. It was special weekend for me: my brother is getting married next week and this weekend was his bachelor party.
Heidi, don’t worry…it has been a very calm weekend. We’re in a lodge-style house. Our big activity was not strippers or a nightclub, but driving to Soda Lake, which reminded me of a small version of Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia.
We also got to see the San Andreas fault close-up. We BBQed and watched The Office, my brother’s favorite show. Talk about a tame weekend…much like my own bachelor party.
In terms of travel, Kyle broke some fairly startling (but hardly unsurprising) news about the SPG-Marriott merger. I also got a look at United’s beautiful new Polaris Lounge in San Francisco.
Here’s a review of the week’s top stories plus a look back at every story that appeared on Live and Let’s Fly.
Kyle’s scoop on the imminent devaluation of your Marriott points.
A detailed review of the beautiful new Polaris Lounge for longhaul international business and first class passengers on Star Alliance at SFO.
The remarkable way Southwest Airlines handled Flight 1380.
My final trip on Virgin America, an airline that is now merely a memory.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
The Kahala: Still a Treasure in Honolulu
Lounge Review: SWISS First Class Lounge Zurich (A Gates)
Review: SWISS A320 Business Class Zurich to Rome
Review: My Final Trip in Virgin America First Class
My Pictures from the New SFO United Polaris Lounge
Review: United Polaris Lounge San Francisco (SFO)
Dining and Bar Menus at United Polaris SFO Lounge
Review: Westin at the Woodlands (Houston) – Suite
NEWS & COMMENTARY
Nutgate and Watergate 2.0: The Disgraced Sisters of Korean Air
United CEO Turns Down Lucrative Bonus
Would You Take a Quadruple Upgrade in Exchange for Early Checkout?
JetBlue Considers Los Angeles Expansion
Passenger with Multiple Sclerosis Says Delta Tied Her to Wheelchair
JetBlue Returns to Ontario, Expands at Burbank and Palm Springs
Should This Man Have Been Thrown Off My Flight?
New Cookies Onboard United Polaris Business Class
Singapore Airlines Will Resume World’s Longest Flight by End of 2018
AA Passenger Finds Dead Rat in Luggage, Told to Burn It
Marriott/SPG Devaluation: Fears Confirmed at Freddies
How You Can Have Your Face Plastered on a 737
Impressive: How Southwest Sprang Into Action After Disaster Struck
OneJet Launches Pittsburgh-West Palm Beach With New Product
The Problem With Never Turning Off The Seatbelt Sign