Good evening from LA. For the first time in weeks, it appears I will not set foot on a plane this week. I’m looking forward to it. Honestly.
Last week, the Gulf Carriers “kissed and made up” with their American legacy counterparts in an agreement that changes nothing and allows both to save face. We also learned that KLM’s patience with Air France is growing short. Finally, Japan Airlines announced it would start a low-cost carrier.
Here’s a review of the week’s top stories plus a digest of all stories that have appeared on Live and Let’s Fly over the last week.
KLM is profitable, Air France is not…and KLM has had enough. Can the marriage survive?
Counterintuitive award pricing from Delta.
A horrific story of air rage aboard a Frontier Airlines flight bound for Orlando.
A medium-rare airline steak is hard to come by, but United came through on a recent flight from Tokyo to LA.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Review: Grand Hyatt Denver Suite and Valet Trouble
Review: British Airways Lounge Singapore (SIN)
A “Real” Review of the United Polaris Lounge in SFO
Review: Andaz Singapore (Suite)
Wow! A Perfect Steak on United Airlines
Review: Andaz Singapore
Introduction: A Whirlwind Week in Asia
Pros and Cons of the New Malaysia Airlines First Class Lounge
I Loved Malaysia Airlines A350 First Class!
NEWS & COMMENTARY
Airlines Aren’t Killing Smart Luggage Manufacturers
Uber For Kids: Good Idea or Not?
United Airlines to Flight Attendants: Work on Sloppy Grooming, Uniform Standards
Deaf, Pregnant Frontier Airlines Passenger Punched in Stomach by Angry Seatmate
Breaking News: Aircraft From Havana Crashes After Takeoff
Sabena Lives on in Ft. Lauderdale…
United Undoes First Class Meal Service Cutbacks
United Saver Award Sale to Outdoor Destinations
Glitch? Odd Award Pricing From Delta
Dine Under The Belly Of A Boeing 747
Delta’s Victory Lap Over a Meaningless Agreement + New Service to India?
I’m Giving Malaysia Airlines First Class Another Shot
Japan Airlines Will Create Low-Cost Carrier
KLM Increasingly Frustrated With Air France Marriage