Andrew Ingersoll in Dubai ATIS Hotel “ATIS” stands for “Automated Terminal Information Service,” which is a recorded message broadcast at most busy airports around the country. ATIS gives pilots the current wind, air traffic, and runway information and each time the Read full post »
This article is a reprint of Lucky’s blog post of June 27th, 2010 on the value of a mile or point. His blog, One Mile at a Time is one of my daily reads, and I think he has done a terrific Read full post »
This handbook has been a great project for me. Hopefully it will benefit those of you that are new to this hobby, feel overwhelmed with all the info in the blog, or just need a starting point or reference guide. I tried Read full post »
New Zealand Cows Photo by Andrew Ingersoll I’ll take $4,000 worth The controller working a busy pattern told the 727 on downwind to make a three-sixty–do a complete circle, a move normally used to provide spacing between aircraft. The pilot of the Read full post »
As we approach the half way mark in 2010 I was looking back at my Elite Qualifying miles accumulation on United Airlines. I have a return trip from New Zealand, roundtrip to Hawaii and roundtrip to Europe so far this year, along Read full post »
Photo of the Crowne Plaza Hotel Prague It was a Soviet Military Hotel originally No Movie on flight 933 I had just finished writing a chapter on Customer Service issues and “up popped the devil” again. I was 15 minutes into the Read full post »
What great views over the runways from the location above gate A65. I love the international airports with the 747’s, A340’s, and great lounges to relax in before flight time. We arrived about 3PM for the 5PM flight and the place was Read full post »
I took advantage of this offer several years ago when I needed some reasonably priced airline miles and lounge access. Take a look, to see if this makes sense for you for the next twelve months. The Platinum Card from American Express Read full post »
It’s travel day from Frankfurt to Washington Dulles to Savannah. We leave Frankfurt at 5PM local time and arrive in Savannah at about 11Pm East Coast time. The connection is a comfortable 2 and one half hours. We’ve spent a relaxing day Read full post »
We woke the morning of the 19th to a steady rain. Seemed like the perfect day for a Salt Mine tour and I’m glad we took the trip. The tour picked us up at 9:20 AM and we were the last stop Read full post »
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