It has been a scorcher in Los Angeles this week, but I’m hunkering down at home before an extended trip to Germany next month.
In the news this week: tipping comes to Uber, Qatar’s unexpected acquisition of American Airlines common stock, and the announcement of a big FTU event in Chicago.
Coming up on the blog, a new report from my trip to Norway last summer. It will include SAS flight reviews and a look at Longyearbyen, one of the coolest (literally and figuratively) places in the world.
Here’s a look at the past week’s top stories. Have a restful evening and week ahead!
Honestly, premium economy on Lufthansa is fairly comfortable, but almost impossible to sleep in. Read my detailed review from LAX to FRA.
On my mind: traveling to Syria and North Korea. Would that be a huge mistake?
Tipping will soon be available in all U.S. cities on your Uber app. Is this a good thing or bad thing?
Read about my surprisingly great trip on Iberia, followed by a horrible ending on the ground in Los Angeles.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
Next Stop: Belgrade on Air Serbia
Review: Park Hyatt Hangzhou
Review: Iberia’s Impressive Velázquez Lounge in Madrid
Lounge Review: Oman Air Lounge Bangkok
Review: Iberia A330-200 Business Class from Madrid to Los Angeles
First Impression: Air Serbia BEG-JFK Business Class
The Most Addictive Airline Meal
First Look: Beautiful InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
Review: Lufthansa A380 Premium Economy Los Angeles to Frankfurt
Review: Hilton Mexico City Airport Hotel
Must Do In Bangkok: Central Embassy Food Court
NEWS & COMMENTARY
Would You Travel to a Conflict Zone?
Air Serbia Removing Business Class Seats on Shorthaul Fleet
How Aeroplan’s Latest Website Upgrade Could Save you Hours on Hold
How I Saved $150 By Booking Connecting Flight Separately
A Disappointing Relief: Tipping Officially Comes to Uber
Nine Passengers in Hospital After Severe Turbulence on United Flight
Analysis: Why Qatar Airways is Buying a Stake in American Airlines
Join Me for Frequent Traveler University Chicago!
American Airlines CEO’s Disingenuous Response to Qatar Outreach
Not too Late! Link: 20K Sign-Up Bonus for AMEX Blue Business Plus Card
Here’s What the UNO Pizza on United Looks Like
United’s New Taxi Ad Campaign: Newark is Closer
More Promising Changes to United Onboard Dining Menu Next Month
Why It Matters: 24hr Free Cancellation on AA Award Tickets
Encountering Immigration As a Solo Parent