Many people say “don’t sweat the small stuff”, but sometimes the lack of said “small stuff” is what makes me sweat, literally. What am I driving at here? The lack of air vents above seats on non-US air carriers. This drives me crazy! Continue reading “Sweat the Small Stuff”
Security at NYC area airports can be a hassle, this especially applies to EWR. Add the normal amount of people at this airport with summer travel, and that is a recipe for disaster. After landing at EWR from SFO (flight review), there was a line to get out of the secure area (see rant).
United (among other airlines) has noticed this issue and will attempt to address the issue of getting through security into the terminal at least. Continue reading “United to Modernize EWR Security”
During the summers I try to lighten up on my business travel as airports are busier. I tend to have more delays and issues during summer just with high congestion than winter with weather delays. EWR has taken the crown for summer congestion to a whole new level for me. Continue reading “EWR + Summer = Nope”
I was going to title this after the popular catchphrase coined by Capital One, but didn’t want to take the chance of getting a cease and desist letter.
Credit cards are one of the focal points of nearly every frequent traveler blog. So, I thought I jump right in and inventory what I carry around on a daily basis. I don’t sign up for several credit cards a year just for the bonus then cancel them. I don’t sign up for a personal credit card then also sign up for the business version just to get double the bonus. Some bloggers travel so they can blog. I blog because I travel. With that said, I get enough points based on the few credit cards I have and my extensive travel through work. Continue reading “What’s In My Wallet?”
Did you mean Platinum Elite? No, I mean Platinum Premier … Elite. Platinum Premier Elite is Marriott’s unpublished top tier status. Continue reading “Marriott Platinum Premier”
Date: Sunday July 17
Seat: 29D Economy
Scheduled Push Back: 9:00 AM
Actual Push Back: 9:00 AM (OMG, On Time)
I lived my 1% dream on the flight out from EWR, now it’s time to go back to economy. Since I’m a United 1K, I do have access to Economy Plus (E+) at booking. E+ is nothing to write home about, but I’ll take any extra leg room I can get. I booked this flight specifically as it is operated on a pmUA 777 (version 1) which has two rows in E+ normally used for crew rest. When this plane operates domestic flights these seats are opened up for normal reservations. These seats are row 29 and 30, in the middle section (D, E, and G). Continue reading “Review: UA SFO-EWR Economy”
I like to try to eat healthy, and oatmeal falls on the list of bland, not bad for you foods. Unfortunately, the American Express Centurion lounge in terminal 3 of SFO doesn’t have that (anymore). They do have egg frittatas, French toast, and other similar things. Therefore I went through security, passed the Centurion lounge and headed for my favorite United Club in SFO. Continue reading “Review: SFO Rotunda United Club”
July 18th Update
The FAA has lifted the ban on flights entering the US from Turkey. Turkish airlines has announced flights will resume via Twitter.
Attention to U.S passengers, all flights to and from the United States of America will resume as usual starting from July 19th.
As someone who flies around 100,000 miles and stays 150 nights a year at a hotel, I like to think I’ve optimized what to carry for comfortable (and light) travel. Below are a few of the items which have become part of my everyday life. Continue reading “Travel Accessories of a Consultant”
Date: Thursday July 14
Seat: 9J BusinessFirst
Scheduled Push Back: 3:59 PM
Actual Push Back: 4:46 PM
Time to jump in and do my first flight review. Like I said in my first post, I fly coach 99% of the time. Well, this happens to be the 1% of the time where an upgrade cleared. Continue reading “Review: UA EWR-SFO BusinessFirst”