Category Archives: Airlines

Asking the Peanut Gallery: To Upgrade, or Not to Upgrade

This post marks the first in what I hope to be a semi regular feature on YWW: Asking the Peanut Gallery. In these posts, instead of sharing tips, I’ll ask you for your feedback. Today’s question involves my upcoming trip to Peru.  Two friends and I are heading down on… Read more »

YWW Tips: Handling Connecting Flights and Missed Connections

My delayed flight from IAH to EWR screwed up a lot of people’s travel plans.  But there are things you can do to minimize the drama when a delay causes you to miss a connection! 1) Pay attention at booking I’m often amazed that people don’t look at connection times… Read more »

Shockingly, a *positive* change to British Airways Executive Club??

Busy week at my day (and night) job, but my report on the return leg from Houston is forthcoming.  I did want to share one piece of news I saw in my email that I haven’t seen covered in any of my standard travel blog reading. British Airways is making… Read more »

Trip Report: Phoenix to Houston

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Continental 1648;  Dep. PHX: 10:11 a.m, Arr. IAH: 2:43 p.m.; Coach, 1,009 miles After a nice 24 hours in Phoenix, and a great free breakfast at the hotel, it was back to Sky Harbor International. Despite a very sloooooow security line (Yes, the announcements to remove everything from your pockets… Read more »

Trip Report: Newark to Phoenix

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Continental 1576;  Dep. EWR: 7:00 a.m, Arr. PHX: 8:51 a.m.; Coach, 2,126 miles My trip to Phoenix this weekend started out a little harried.  For some reason, I thought 4:35 a.m. was an early enough wake-up time to get on a 5:00 a.m. bus to Newark from the Port Authority…. Read more »

The New United Gets the Last Laugh . . . When Elite Status is Worth Less Than $95

I really wanted to attain elite status on Continental/United this year.  I had had United status for a year, and really enjoyed the free Economy Plus and found upgrade availability to actually be fine at the lowest tier.   And without trying very hard, it looked like I would make it: … Read more »

Social Media, LGBT Equality, and the Fishy Passenger Complaint

People love whining about airlines.  Particularly on Twitter, Youtube, and Facebook.  In the past year,  Delta has been accused of being anti-semitic and anti-military .    Schedule changes, charging for food and baggage, and weather delays are often the targets of the masses complaints.    One blogger, Chris Elliott, has a feature… Read more »

YWW Tips: A Schedule Change and Four Lessons for Flyers

I had an experience last night dealing with Delta that demonstrates four basic lessons for flyers, that many ignore on a regular basis. A few weeks ago, I bought a ticket to go to Warsaw and Amsterdam for Martin Luther King Day Weekend in January.   Delta was having some crazy… Read more »