I’m back in LA after a fast-paced week around the world. My trip took another twist on the way to Ho Chi Minh City, which I will share tomorrow morning.
As it was a relatively light news week, Live and Let’s Fly focused more on trip reports than breaking news. But importantly, Airbus and Bombardier joined forces on the C-Series program, a game-changer in the subsidy fight with Boeing. Rumors of a JetBlue-United merger spread, though I do not put much stock in them.
Have a wonderful week ahead.
TOP STORY: JetBlue-United Merger?
Will JetBlue and United merger? A controversial airline analyst says yes, but I argue no.
Pay attention to visa requirements on low-cost-carriers, even when you think they do not apply to you!
Carly reviews business class on a Chinese high-speed train.
Does Lufthansa First Class remain a competitive product? Read my review to find out.
REPORTS & REVIEWS
This Week: Toronto, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Saigon, Doha, New York
Review: Lufthansa 747-8 First Class Los Angeles to Frankfurt
Saying Goodbye to the Park Hyatt Toronto
Review: Lufthansa First Class Terminal Frankfurt
Review: Flying the Bombardier CS100 (SWISS from Frankfurt to Zurich)
13 Long Hours on Ethiopian Airlines
What I Did in Addis Ababa
Review: SWISS First Class Lounge Zurich
Finally, Lie-Flat Beds on My Ethiopian Airlines Flight!
Beautiful New Hyatt Place in Bangkok
Review: Hilton Zurich Airport
How Turkish Airlines Plays Politics with Airline Meals
Business Class: China Railway High-Speed
Review: Park Hyatt Ningbo China (Suite)
NEWS & COMMENTARY
How Should I Spend 17 Hours in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia?
Airbus and Trump Win, Boeing and Bombardier Lose
Drunk United Passenger Urinates on Seatmate…and FAs Ignore?
The Godfather of the Airline Industry
The Cheapest Hyatt in the World
Delta’s Curious Move to Make Economy Class More Humane
Yellow Fever Vaccination Bites Me Again
How I Nearly Ruined My Qatar QSuite Trip
Closing My BankDirect Mileage Checking Account