Greetings from Tokyo Narita. I’ve been overseas the last several days and will provide further details on my trip tomorow.
Over the last week, United has announced network updates including changes in Mexico service and a re-tooling of its Newark and Washington hubs. We also learned of new service fees coming to Alaska Airlines and how Boeing and Airbus will be hurt by the U.S. pulling out of the Iran Nuclear Deal.
Here’s a review of the top stories from the last week and all the stories on Live and Let’s Fly over the last two weeks, since no Weekend Digest was published last Sunday. Happy Mother’s Day!
United will concentrate connecting traffic in Washington Dulles and hopes to make Newark Liberty almost 100% mainline.
Sometimes the best redemption are the most boring ones.
My review of a renovated room at the Park Hyatt Paris. Spoiler: the stay wasn’t flawless.
I recently had the chance to ask a couple “real” questions to the United Airlines CEO.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Great Hotel Concept: Hospitality Suite
My Last Meal on Virgin America
A Horrible Stay at the Famed Plaza Hotel in New York City
Review: Park Hyatt Milan
Review: Park Hyatt Milan (Prestige Suite)
A Tremendous Priority Pass Lounge in Venice
Review: Hyatt Regency Paris Étoile
Review: Hyatt Regency Paris Charles de Gaulle
Andaz Singapore + Trapped in Changi Airport + Lost Apple Watch
Review: Park Hyatt Paris (Renovated Room)
Review: Hyatt Regency Cartagena – Suite
Hyatt Regency Cartagena Spa: Mother/Daughter Massage
Priority Pass Lounge: The Club Pittsburgh
NEWS & COMMENTARY
Passenger Who Survived Fatal Flight is Now Suing Southwest
Tacos and Other Exciting Items on Latest United BOB Menu
My Conversation with Oscar Munoz at SFO
American Airlines May Soon Find Itself Locked Out of Venezuela
Booking a 50K Lufthansa First Class Award with Asiana
Emirates Tells Passengers With Severe Nut Allergy To Sit In Lavatory…For 7 Hours
A321 with 200 Passengers Lands on Unfinished Runway, Now Trapped
Customer: AA Agent is Sending Me Vulgar Text Messages!
These Dogs And Cats Are Banned From United PetSafe
Commentary: United Hires a White House Press Secretary
Jail Time for Publishing a Mistake Fare?
Passengers Terrified by “Drunk or Stoned” FA on United Express
London to San Francisco on British Airways…in 4 Minutes
OneJet Continues Growth, Acquires Ultimate JetCharters
The Beguiling and Sometimes Accurate Freddie Awards
China Threatens U.S. Airlines
Is Air France Fighting for Survival?
Why is United Slashing Domestic First Class Meal Service?
A Boring But Brilliant Award Redemption
American Airlines’ Agent Humiliates Breastfeeding Mom
Airbus A350 Performs Near-Vertical Takeoff
Collapse Of Iran Deal Hurts Airbus Much More Than Boeing
United Overhauls Service To Mexico, Cuts Three Destinations
Alaska Airlines Is Ditching What Made It Special
British Airways Adds New Destination in South Africa
Qantas Destroys Baggage: A Cautionary Carry-On Reminder
United Shifting Strategy at Newark + Washington Hubs
Celebrating Mother’s Day With Travel Reflection