Another week, another onboard airline altercation gone viral.
I’ve spent most of the day offline today. My goal is to take one day off per week–not always possible, but my wife puts up with a lot during the week so it seems fitting that at least one day per week should not be spent hunched over the computer.
I realize that the steady downpour of onboard passenger incidents gets old. I’m doing my best to vary my writing with trip reports, travel tips, and other news, but it is hard to resist dissecting each story. Every incident opens the “hood” of the human mind and paints a picture of the stark juxtaposition between two sides of a story. While I hope to provide sufficient content to keep you entertained if you skip what has become a new miniseries, I cannot ignore it.
This week I plan to catch up on two small recent trip reports — the flights from my recent Europe trip as well as a couple hotel reviews plus the Turkish economy class report from Istanbul to Los Angeles and review of the Hyatt Centric Levent Istanbul.
Every weekend now for the last month we’ve had a viral incident. Will the week ahead be any different?
When news broke yesterday that a Combative American Airlines FA Hits Woman With Stroller, Nearly Hits Baby AA quickly found itself in a mess. But I was impressed with AA’s Perfect Response to Out-of-Control Flight Attendant. This morning a counter-narrative emerged. Read why I don’t buy it.
Learn how Turkish Airlines is handling the in-flight electronics ban. I was impressed at how well it did.
United told the granddaughter of 94-year-old business class passenger that she could not help her grandma to the lavatory and back because she was seated in economy class and her grandmother in business class. Then they refused to help her even though federal law requires it!
There is nothing life coffee ice cream on a plane. Read my full review of a wonderful Austrian Airlines flight from Beijing to Vienna.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Review: Brussels Airlines A330 Business Class Brussels to New York
Lounge Review: Brussels Airlines Sunrise Lounge (BRU)
Review: Austrian Airlines 767 Business Class from Beijing to Vienna
Austrian Business Class: A Hot Meal on Every Flight
Around the World in a 737? My Next Adventure!
Review: Air China A330 Business Class from Taipei to Beijing
NEWS & COMMENTARY
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AA’s Perfect Response to Out-of-Control Flight Attendant
Combative American Airlines FA Hits Woman With Stroller, Nearly Hits Baby
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Already? United Airlines Cuts Back on Polaris Amenities
United Airlines Regrets Leaving New York JFK
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Arrogant U.S. Carriers Rejoice in Mocking Emirates
Photo Guide: How Turkish Airlines Protects Your Banned Electronics
Man Falsely Accused of Child Trafficking on United Flight, Humiliated
Despite Bad Reputation, Air China is Pretty Darn Good
United CEO Writes Me a Letter
Bumped from United? Free Private Jet Flights
For Your Protection, No Ice Cream Sundaes on United Airlines
Delta Closes SkyMiles Loophole
Time for Video Surveillance Onboard Planes?
United FAs Refuse to Help Disabled 94-Year-Old Butter Bread, Walk to Lavatory
Honeymooners Thrown Off United Flight
I Used My Cell Phone on Turkish Airlines. No One Cared.
Air Force One Costs HOW Much to Operate?
AA Learns the Concept of Diminishing Returns