777 9

Boeing Delays Ultra Long Range 777X

This has the potential to be yet another big blow to Boeing. Yesterday I wrote about how Airbus is expected to soon announce the A350-1000ULR, which would be the longest range plane in the world. While this plane would be useful for quite a few airlines,…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Money

Senator Warren Wants Answers From FTC Over Equifax Breach

In September 2017 Equifax had a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of about 147 million Americans, and several weeks ago a settlement was finally reached with the Federal Trade Commission. If you’re one of the people who was impacted…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Kategreatwall2015

Welcome To The OMAAT Team, Kate

Hi, I’m Kate, a lawyer in Calgary, Alberta, and the newest member of the OMAAT team. I didn’t grow up doing a lot of travel, mostly because I’m from Newfoundland, one of the most remote and expensive-to-reach corners of North America (and also home to…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
United Global First Lounge Sfo – 1

SFO Bans Sale Of Plastic Water Bottles

In general we're seeing a big push globally towards more environmentally friendly policies, and I'd say that in the US we're seeing a lot of progress on that front at the moment. It's an area where the US has long lagged (especially compared to many…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Money

No, You’re Not Getting $125 For Equifax Breach

In September 2017 Equifax had a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of about 147 million Americans, and last week a settlement was finally reached with the Federal Trade Commission. If you're one of the people who was impacted by…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
777 9

Boeing 777X Delayed Due To Engine Problems

It goes without saying that Boeing is having a rough year. The 737 MAX has been grounded since March, with no end in sight for the grounding. While they hope to have the next software fix completed by September, it's anyone's guess if more problems will…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Money

Claim Money From Equifax Data Breach Settlement

In September 2017 Equifax had a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of about 147 million Americans (that's almost half of Americans). The company agreed to a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Boeing 737 Max

Executive In Charge Of Boeing 737 MAX Retires

It has just been announced that Eric Lindblad, who is the Boeing Vice President in charge of the 737 MAX program and Renton assembly plant, will be retiring. Lindblad has been at Boeing for 34 years, though has only been in his current role since last…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Blade

BLADE Introduces Annual Helicopter Membership

In March 2019, BLADE Continuous launched, which offers continuous service between Manhattan and the three New York City area airports (EWR, JFK, and LGA). At $195 per seat, it brought helicopter pricing to a much more affordable level than ever before,…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Boeing 737 Max

Regulators Discover New 737 MAX Autopilot Problem

It seems that the situation with the 737 MAX returning to service just keeps getting worse. The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded globally since March, following the crash of two 737 MAXs just months apart. Boeing has been working on a software fix that…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Air Italy Business Class A330 – 70

Trump Needs To Save US Airlines From Collapse

...at least that's what some are suggesting. I feel like we live in a time where facts simply don't matter anymore, and I think sometimes those have to be called out, even if it's like beating a dead horse. Townhall has a story about how President Trump…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Boeing 737 Max

New Delayed Timeline For 737 MAX Flights

Yesterday I wrote about how the FAA discovered new problems with the troubled 737 MAX. The plane has been grounded globally since March. Boeing has been working on the necessary software updates to make this plane airworthy again, and in mid-May they…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Crystal Cruises 777

I’m Jealous Of How The Red Sox Flew To London

A few days ago I wrote about how NFL star Cam Newton missed his American Airlines business class flight from Paris back to the US, and was rebooked in economy. Given that he's 6'5", he offered someone in the exit row $1,500 to switch seats with him,…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Air Canada 737 Max

FAA Discovers New Boeing 737 MAX Safety Issues

The Boeing 737 MAX situation just went from bad to worse, and the timeline for the plane returning to service has probably just slipped quite a bit. The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded globally since March, following the crash of two 737 MAXs just months…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
United Club San Francisco – 39

New Iran Airspace Restrictions Impacting Airlines

Escalating conflict in the Middle East is having significant impacts on commercial aviation.: -- The Gulf blockade has been going on for over two years now -- many of us initially thought this would be short-term, but it has no end in sight -- The closure…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Boeing 737 Max

Is Boeing Quietly Rebranding The 737 MAX?

It goes without saying that Boeing is in quite a pickle with the 737 MAX. The plane is grounded globally following two accidents. Boeing and regulators are now working on getting the plane back in the sky. Boeing claims the necessary software updates…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Air Force One

Air Force One’s Patriotic New Livery

At the moment there are two 747-200s that serve as Air Force One -- they were delivered in 1987, so they're over 30 years old. Whichever plane the president is flying on serves as Air Force One, so I guess you can say there are two Air Force Ones (though…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc.
Four Seasons Desroches Island – 58

What’s Involved In Writing A Trip Report?

We get a lot of questions about what blogging is like, and even more questions about writing trip reports. Having just wrapped up an extremely lengthy series on my trip to Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, the process is pretty fresh in my mind, so I thought…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Misc., Trip Reports