Greetings from LA. After a busy weak of travel last week, it was nice to be home this week. I’m not planning on going anywhere in the coming week either.
Here’s a review of the week’s top stories plus a look back at every story that appeared over the last seven days on Live and Let’s Fly.
Delta addresses my lounge denial incident at LAX on the record.
AA laid the groundwork for adding five oneworld partners to its online award booking tool. I explain why this is BAD news.
The first time in my life I’ve heard a pilot address passengers in four languages.
The offer was attractive, but I turned down an upgrade offer from business to first class on Air France.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
My New Favorite AMEX Centurion Lounge
I Loved Flying Air France (777-300 Business Class)
Business Class Lunch From Easter Island On LATAM
A Smoking Good Time On Middle East Airlines
First Impressions: Middle East Airlines A330 Business Class
First Class Satay: Singapore Airlines vs. Malaysia Airlines
Hyatt Regency Delhi – Dining Dazzles, Delights
NEWS & COMMENTARY
UPDATE: Official Delta Response To Lounge Denial Incident
Why I Turned Down An Upgrade To First Class On Air France
SkyTeam Sends Me A Note On Delta Lounge Incident
Africa’s Strongest Airline Grows 21% In One Year
Why AA’s Expanded Online Award Space Is Devastating News
Contest: Win One Million United Miles
Turkish Airlines Is A Pawn In The USA-Turkey Chess Game
Why Did AA Really Pull Back Partner Award Space Online?
Hot Deal: Under $700 R/T Business Class from West Coast to SE Asia With Hong Kong Stopover
New Air France-KLM CEO Already Has A Target On His Head
Planning My Final Korean Air Award
Thank You Southwest For Your Common Sense On Emotional Support Animals
The Polyglot Pilot on United
Airline Serves Raw Chicken, But I Blame Passenger For “Starving”
Hong Kong Airlines vs. Aeroplan: An Ethics Lesson
A Vintage Russian Jetliner Skids Off Runway in Sudan
Hotel Standards Still Lag, Updates Needed
What’s Wrong With Japanese Airline Credit Cards?