There is a new type of airport nuisance group – Lounge Hitchhikers. Would you let a stranger hanging around outside a lounge accompany you into the lounge as your guest?
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Qantas flyers aren’t exactly jumping for joy over this partial removal of fuel surcharge verbiage from some flights that won’t result in ticket prices reductions.
Could you imagine submitting an airline complaint to a “customer advocate” who is paid by the airlines and not only having the complaint resolved to your satisfaction, but also receiving a call from the advocate to chat about the result?
How are Ryanair and Panda Express alike? They are both cheap and will do in a pinch, but they’ll leave you feeling unwell and unless you’re desperate you’ll avoid going back.
When I was a kid we read a magazine called “Dynamite”. In every issue there was a section called “What’s Grosser Than Gross”. If there were a “What’s Grosser Than Gross” piece for airline travel I think these anecdotes would qualify.
A couple of weeks ago I featured a thread on the Australian Frequent Flyer forums in which a couple had been involuntarily downgraded from business to economy. Since I wrote that post, more information has come to light and the thread has grown to more than 800 posts.
We have all heard announcements seeking volunteers on overbooked flights. But if you weren’t asked to volunteer, rather you were told you have to move from business to economy?
Judging by countless threads and articles on the topic, there would seem to be room for a site that describes recommended itineraries for various major cities, based on stay length, interests and the area of the city where you will be based.
Most every frequent flyer has heard of the Pudding Guy – the infamous David Phillips whose mileage earning exploits were portrayed by Adam Sandler in “Punch Drunk Love.” But have you heard of Australia’s the Taco Cat Guy?
Al Jazeera English’s investigative report titled “Broken Dreams: The Boeing 787” paints an unflattering portrait of Boeing in general, and the workmanship that has gone into the Boeing 787 in particular.