Alaska Airlines Swaps Paper for Rock (for Your Safety!)
Oct20

Alaska Airlines Swaps Paper for Rock (for Your Safety!)

In a parallel universe where rock beats paper in a game of rock, paper, scissors, Alaska Airlines replaces all of their paper safety cards on board with… stone?

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Turbulence Sends Passengers to Hospital
Oct18

Turbulence Sends Passengers to Hospital

I’ll never get tired of saying it. Wear your goddamn seat belt at all times when you’re at your seat, and here’s why. You never know when your plane will hit turbulence. That’s exactly why they ask you to wear it at all times even if the sign is not illuminated. And yet, people don’t pay the slightest bit of attention. Well, an Aerolineas Argentinas flight today en route from Miami struck severe turbulent...

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What the Hell is Wrong with Breakfast in the United States?
Oct18

What the Hell is Wrong with Breakfast in the United States?

How many times have I heard “breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” since moving to the US, you ask? Probably way more times than I have actually believed it to be true. In most places in the world, breakfast isn’t the most important meal of the day. Many places have four meals a day instead of three! I myself grew up in a world where both those things were true. Breakfast,  as it is in most of Europe, consisted of...

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Bonjour! Air France offers Mexico Helicopter Rides
Sep26

Bonjour! Air France offers Mexico Helicopter Rides

One of the byproducts of living relatively near to SeaTac, having TSA Precheck and Clear is that we have become rather cocky when calculating our commuting time from our place to the airport. More than once I have said to myself ‘I wish we could just take a helicopter ride’ in order to bypass our totally ridiculous and unpredictable Seattle traffic. Well, it turns out I might be able to now. Sort of. Voom Air France has...

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How Much is an Alaska 20 Minute Bag Guarantee Really Worth?
Sep25

How Much is an Alaska 20 Minute Bag Guarantee Really Worth?

A twitter discussion with another blogger gets me thinking (and calculating) how much an Alaska 20-minute bag guarantee really is worth.

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Why the Marriott Starwood Merger Wasn’t Smooth
Sep18

Why the Marriott Starwood Merger Wasn’t Smooth

and why it was unrealistic for you to have expected it to be… Before I get going, I will preface this post by saying that I work in IT. I have for the past ten years. I also happen to have specialized in projects dealing with mergers and acquisitions related technology changes, legacy systems replacement, integration and data migration. I enjoy this tremendously particularly because of all the challenges these circumstances pose to a...

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Bluffworks Meridian Shirt 40% off Sale
Sep13

Bluffworks Meridian Shirt 40% off Sale

It’s no news at this point that I like to travel light. I got a lot of practice before No Mas Coach started, when I had all the time and flexibility to travel and none of the money (and not a ton of miles yet). I had to find ways not to incur into extra fees when checking bags and overall just didn’t want to be bogged down dragging bulky luggage.   It’s been great. I’m yet to find myself in a situation...

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Trials and Tribulations of Triple Citizenship
Sep12

Trials and Tribulations of Triple Citizenship

As I’m getting ready to acquire US citizenship, a coworker of mine made a comment in passing about how I will now be able to travel anywhere in the world without issues or visas. My instant reaction was to just say ‘yeah, that’d be great’, but it got me thinking. How many proverbial doors will open to me when I acquire US citizenship? As anyone who has dual citizenship, I get to enjoy the benefits of swapping...

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La Purificadora, the Perfect Hotel for a Giant Letdown
Sep10

La Purificadora, the Perfect Hotel for a Giant Letdown

An example of what happens when a hotel is all about style and not at all about substance.

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Why the Iberia Avios Promotion was a win-win (for Iberia)
Jun26

Why the Iberia Avios Promotion was a win-win (for Iberia)

If you heard about last week’s Iberia Avios promotion and keep thinking it was way too good to be true, you are right. But for all the wrong reasons. Here’s why.

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