Surprising Offers from @United

This week I received two curious promotional emails from United. One was for a mileage promotion where I could spend $400 for 7,800 (bonus) miles, or $900 for 19,900 (bonus) miles. Certainly not bad for topping off an account! Granted, I have a hard time rationalizing flying on United where my status is complimentary thanks … Continue reading “Surprising Offers from @United”

[24]7.ai Cyber Incident and @Delta ‘s Response

Delta has been sending out letters to inform customers that they have been notified of a security breach of [24]7.ai, the chat service they (and other companies) use. At this moment it’s unclear just how many customers were affected, but there is the potential that it could be several hundred thousand customers. The good news … Continue reading “[24]7.ai Cyber Incident and @Delta ‘s Response”

The Oncoming Storm: Marriott/SPG Merger Information

As much as I was upset by the news of the merging of Starwood with Marriott, and I’m still not thrilled by the prospect, the recent news really is the best case for what we could hope for from an SPG member perspective. There are definitely some frustrating points involved, particularly for partner members (Delta … Continue reading “The Oncoming Storm: Marriott/SPG Merger Information”

Global Upgrade Certificate Success! Thanks, @Delta!

I’ve gotten some concerned looks in the past about some of the routes and mileage runs I’ve done to maintain my status with Delta, but believe me when I say it pays off. I posted earlier about some excitement regarding an extremely affordable trip to Paris later this year, and after having received my Global … Continue reading “Global Upgrade Certificate Success! Thanks, @Delta!”

Domestic #DeltaOne on a Boeing 767-400

With only a few days remaining on my Global Upgrade Certificates (from my 2017 Choice Benefits), I’ve been using them rather liberally for my recent flights to and from LAX. Since I was automatically confirmed in Comfort+, I wasn’t too disappointed when they weren’t clearing. However, on the last day of their availability, I was … Continue reading “Domestic #DeltaOne on a Boeing 767-400”

Recent LAX Visit and @Delta First Class Meal – Antipasto Salad

While in LA for work recently, I caught a glimpse of a KLM Queen flying overhead as I returned my rental car. It’s been quite some time since I’ve seen one of those! I was pleasantly surprised with an upgrade on the way back to Raleigh. Initially rather worried with the weather hitting the South-East, … Continue reading “Recent LAX Visit and @Delta First Class Meal – Antipasto Salad”

“Do you belong in first class?”

Have you ever been asked that? I have. With all the press about passengers being bumped out of First Class or just being questioned if they belong there, I thought I would share a couple of my experiences on the matter. The earliest memory I have of this, in recent history, is a flight I … Continue reading ““Do you belong in first class?””