Trip Report: Radisson Ambassador Plaza, San Juan

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One problem with traveling the way I do- spending little or no money for some very nice accommodations- is that you lose some perspective.  Last weekend I stayed at the W South Beach, and found some flaws.  This weekend I stayed at a decidedly nonluxury property (well, two separate ones,… Read more »

Miscellany: Delta takes New York; Free Airport Wifi; a Thief in F

More on my Puerto Rico trip to come, but some quick links of goings on: – Last week, Delta announced its plans for the LGA slots it acquired via the slot swap with US Airways.   No big surprises, but its clear Delta is trying to lock down the New York… Read more »

Trip Report: JFK to San Juan on Delta

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I spent the weekend in Puerto Rico for some much needed alone time, and a little birthday present to myself.  It was exactly what I needed. Delta Flt 301,  Dep. JFK 7:00 am, Arr. SJU 12:30 pm, Boeing 757 Delta’s nonstop to San Juan leaves unnecessarily early at 7am (for… Read more »

Trip Report: Miami and the W South Beach

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Delta Flt. 1771 JFK to MIA Dep.  10:40 a.m.       Arr.  1:45 p.m. Delta Flt. 1771  MIA to JFK (yes, same flight number) Dep.  2:37 p.m.      Arr.  5:28 p.m. I spent the weekend in Miami at the W South Beach.   The genesis of the trip was a friend’s free… Read more »

A morning of South America planning: of BA Miles and BRGs

I’m supposed to be spending this weekend finishing a book chapter on a not particularly exciting topic in my other law life.  While doing so yesterday morning, I decided that I rather work on my upcoming trip to South America using British Airways miles I’d gotten through credit card signup…. Read more »

Trip Report: Lima to New York on Copa Airlines

After a short, nothing-much-to-report stay in Lima, it was time to head back home.  I arranged for a car through Green Taxi, who had given us a fine ride from the airport, in order to avoid being gouged by the Westin’s fleet of overpriced cars.  The ride was about $20… Read more »

Industry News: AA Bankruptcy and Slot Swap Winners

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The past week or so has brought some major industry news that readers might be interested in. First, this morning’s big news is that American Airlines and its parent company, AMR, have filed for bankruptcy.  This has been expected for a while, and the straw that broke the camel’s back… Read more »