Weekly Review: October 17, 2015

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Hello from Chicago!


I’m here for the annual Chicago Seminars, and am looking forward to meeting some of you this afternoon!

Featured Stories

My Punishment For Wearing Pajamas At An Airport


You’d think I’d learn eventually. But once again, for whatever reason keeping my pajamas on during the transit seemed like a decent idea, and once again — it wasn’t.

Review: Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

Andaz AO Spa entrywayNick recently completed a stay at the new Andaz Tokyo, which looks absolutely stunning.

This is certainly a great new option for redeeming Hyatt Gold Passport points in Tokyo, and I can’t wait to try it myself.


Where Should You Credit British Airways Business Class Fares?

British-Airways-A380Myself and many others were able to take advantage of some killer fares between North America and Europe.

There are several options for earning miles on these tickets, depending on your future travel plans.


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TIPS: Earning Miles & Promos

Up To 60% Bonus When You Buy IHG Points
Where Should You Credit British Airways Business Class Fares?
I’m Going To London For Thanksgiving!
Amazing Deal: ~$1,300 Business Class Tickets To Europe!
When Paying For Business Class Is Better Than Using Miles?
Earn Up To 3x Etihad Guest Miles For Flights This Winter
American Miles On Sale Through November 13, 2015
When Will I Get My Copa ConnectMiles Card? And Other FAQs

TRICKS: Redeeming Miles

Not All “No Blackout Dates” Reward Nights Are Created Equal
Best Chance Of Upgrading American Flight To London?
What’s Going On With Emirates Awards Using Alaska Miles?
Marriott Rewards Cash + Points Details

TRAVEL With Ben (Lucky)

My First Longhaul Economy Flight In 10+ Years?
When You Wake Up In Your Hotel To A Crime Scene…
My First (And Probably Last) Time Skiing
Boyfriend’s First Time In Emirates First Class
Why Are Some Airline Employees So Damn Hostile?
My Punishment For Wearing Pajamas At An Airport

REVIEWS & Trip Reports

Review: Delta One 767 Tokyo Haneda to Los Angeles
Review: Park Hyatt Tokyo
Etihad Vs. Qatar Business Class — Which Is Better?
Review: Andaz Tokyo Toranomon Hills

NEWS & Updates

Asiana Offering Complimentary Chauffeur Service For A Limited Time
Video Of Engine Cowling Falling Off Airbus During Takeoff
Breaking: United’s New CEO Suffers A Heart Attack
Pornstar Angry At Airline For Making Sex Joke
KLM’s Trippy Yet Traditional New Safety Video
Is Delta’s Average Fleet Age About To Get Much Older?
The New, Most Luxurious Way To Fly To Cuba?
Accessing Priority Pass Lounges Just Got Easier
Lufthansa Launching Frankfurt To San Jose Flight
Delta SkyClub Single Visit Passes Become More Expensive & Restrictive
Delta Comfort+ Is Getting Curtains
About That Lady Who Was Kicked Off The American Flight…
Insane Video Of Woman Giving Birth On A Flight
Flying American This Weekend? Be Prepared!
Singapore Airlines To Restart Nonstop US Flights In 2018
Video Of Lady Getting Kicked Off Flight After Crew Power Trip
Several British Airways Heathrow Routes Will Now Depart From Terminal 3
Woman Fined For Trying To Bring Apple Butter Through Security
Hilarious: WOW Air Giving Away Tickets On Tinder!
American Shortly Announcing Flights To Auckland, New Zealand?
Uber JFK Airport Flat Rate Rides Eliminated
SNL’s Over The Top Delta Flight Attendant Spoof
Is Qantas’ Lounge Dress Code Ridiculous?
Delta Removing Seats To Allow Crews To Provide Better Service

Otherwise this is a quiet week for me — I’m flying back to Los Angeles and looking forward to catching up on writing some trip reports.

What is everyone else up to?

  1. Any glitches yet with the AA and US Airways merger yet? Personally I’m headed to New Zealand for a fortnight, taking some long needed vacation days!

  2. I have been traveling today on American and have not had any problems. I did print paper boarding passes as a back up but have not needed them.

    Also just to note all FA’s and ground crew I’ve interacted with today have been really nice and friendly, starting at LAX thru DFW and now in DEN. Even all the Admiral’s Club employees have been super friendly. Maybe they sent out a company wide memo after the “Tim incident” earlier this week.

    I learned something new today also, LAX is not a 24 hour airport, I got to the AA terminal at 3:15am and security was not open. They started letting us thru at about 3:30-3:45. I never would have guessed that, I mean it’s Los Angeles!

  3. Lol stay in Chicago. The weather in LA is ok this weekend, but I see it’s heating up again during the week. It’s only hitting 84, but still, I’m getting really sick of this unrelenting heat.

  4. At DFW right now. No major problems to report. Can’t get my connecting boarding pass via the AA app but other than that pretty smooth so far. Crew on my LGA-DFW flight were super friendly. I think Tim has everyone shook as stated above. But also the pax on this flight were very very chill. Flying Saturday afternoons is worlds different than during the week.

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