Category: Fly

Upgrades, priority boarding, on time, and other areas that help us choose an airline

Strange Customer Service Delta Story – Pizza for diverted passengers

Passengers on a flight from Boston to Atlanta were delivered pizza after they were diverted because of weather.  A possible tornado on the ground in Atlanta caused some problems in the air for people traveling from Boston.  The flight had circled for a while,… Continue Reading “Strange Customer Service Delta Story – Pizza for diverted passengers”

Expect long lines at your airport – Spring Break

That wonderful time of year when college kids take over the airports is upon us.  Obvious destinations within the US including ORL, MIA, LAX, and LAS will especially see an impact to security lines.  Be prepared and arrive early.  Watch out for those kids… Continue Reading “Expect long lines at your airport – Spring Break”

Lessons learned from recent flights

Thought I would share some fun little facts I learned on recent flights from Boston to Barcelona and another flight from Boston to Seattle. 1) You can get upgraded internationally even if you used points to book on Delta.  We were upgraded to first… Continue Reading “Lessons learned from recent flights”

Kulula is a low-cost South-African airline that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

              WHAT A PITY KULULA DOESN’T FLY INTERNATIONALLY – WE SHOULD SUPPORT THEM IF ONLY FOR THEIR HUMOR – SO TYPICALLY SOUTH AFRICAN. Kulula is an Airline with head office situated in Johannesburg. Kulula airline attendants make an… Continue Reading “Kulula is a low-cost South-African airline that doesn’t take itself too seriously.”

My Top 5 List of Great Travel Blogs – I found several articles on how to use points to book upgrades on international flights, dozens of ongoing discussions on every airline I’ve ever heard of, and much more.  He does a weekly review called Destination of the Week.  The site is… Continue Reading “My Top 5 List of Great Travel Blogs”

10 Reasons why I love Indianapolis, IN

I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to write something about my companies home town.  Over the last couple of years I’ve had the pleasure of visiting Indianapolis on a monthly basis.  Every visit I discover something new.  I thought I should share my… Continue Reading “10 Reasons why I love Indianapolis, IN”

Networking…by actually talking with somone at the airport

Not so long ago, it wasn’t unusual to sit next to someone in a similar field in the Delta lounge, on a plane, or in an airport bar.  I remember my very first time flying first class, I sat next to the EVP of… Continue Reading “Networking…by actually talking with somone at the airport”

My first lost luggage experience

I tell consultants to avoid checking luggage at all costs.  The time you save at check in and waiting for luggage when you arrive is significant.  I rarely check, I mean maybe two or three times a year.  As luck would have it, I… Continue Reading “My first lost luggage experience”

Great Article Found Today on Ten Things you should know about airline safety

I thought nothing could bother me while flying.  I mean I’ve had to circle around an airport to go through all the fuel because the flaps failed and we had to depend just on breaks.  That was in Buffalo, NY…where I was born.  I… Continue Reading “Great Article Found Today on Ten Things you should know about airline safety”

TSA Pre Risk-Based Security Initiative

TSA is testing a limited, voluntary passenger pre-screening initiative with a small traveler population at four U.S. airports. The TSA Pre✓™ initiative implements a key component of the agency’s intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to security. This pilot program will help assess measures designed to enhance… Continue Reading “TSA Pre Risk-Based Security Initiative”