Greetings from Italia. Sadly, I’ve had to spend Father’s Day away from my family…but my trip, like every trip, is in order to provide for them. Even so, every trip in which I am separated from my family is bittersweet.
Top stories from the last week include the official announcement of an American Express lounge in Los Angeles, a gathering storm in China for U.S. airlines, and two new ways to use your United miles.
I wish all my readers who are fathers a very happy Father’s Day. Check out Carly’s great post on fatherhood here. Here’s a round-up of the week’s top stories and a review of every post from the last week on Live and Let’s Fly.
A scary moment onboard a Qantas A380 bound for Melbourne.
Perhaps the best first class flight of my life.
Is it every okay to steal blankets and pillows from business class?
The answer to this question will leave you scratching your head.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
A Tale of Two Waldorf-Astoria Hotels
I Challenge You To Identify This Hotel Brand
A Hot Meal on Ryanair
Review: Malaysia Airlines 737-800 Business Class Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur
Flight Review: Japan Airlines 777-300ER First Class
Review: JAL First Class Lounge Tokyo (NRT)
My Dumpy Hotel in New York City
Review: United Polaris Lounge Newark (EWR)
Review: JAL 767-300 Economy Class
My Disappointing Review of New Priority Pass LAX Restaurant
Review: Premium Lounge Guangzhou (CAN)
NEWS & COMMENTARY
A Father’s Day Reflection: Travel Moments with Dad
Christopher Elliott Misleads Consumers on Travel Perks for U.S. Politicians
Houston Polaris Lounge Opens June 29th – Get an Early Bird Look
On Anthony Bourdain, Travel, and Suicide…
U.S. Airlines Brashly Defy China: Consequences Coming?
Is It Ethical To Steal Premium Cabin Amenities?
Vortex Sends Qantas A380 Into Terrifying Nosedive
Use Your United Miles To Be A Movie Extra In London
A New Sharia-Compliant Airline in the United Kingdom by the “Halal Richard Branson”
Why I’m Excited About the New LAX American Express Lounge
THIS Is How You Deal With An Unruly Passenger
United 767-300 Diverts Due To Bomb Threat
New Priority Pass Restaurant at LAX + How to Access
Man Strikes FA, Hurls Racial Slur, Calls Her Overweight