A Pleasant Alaska First Class Flight to Puerto Vallarta and an Equally Pleasant Return on Delta in Coach (Trip Report)

A Pleasant Alaska First Class Flight to Puerto Vallarta and an Equally Pleasant Return on Delta in Coach (Trip Report)

I celebrated my 40th birthday in Hawai’i last year. This year, it’s my wife’s turn. Though our big celebration is this summer, we opted to also sneak in a weekend in Puerto Vallarta closer to her actual day. And since I was down there and award space was uncommonly good, … Read the post

Washington’s Paine Field Begins Commercial Service This Fall and It’s Already Out of Room

Washington’s Paine Field Begins Commercial Service This Fall and It’s Already Out of Room

There’s nothing quite like building a brand-spanking-new terminal only to find out that it’s completely full before it even opens. This sounds like really poor demand planning, right? Oh no. This is all by design. Airlines have tried to open up Paine Field, north of Seattle, to commercial flights for … Read the post

3 Links I Love: Why JFK is Terrible (Reason #3,194), Alaska’s Winter of Discontent, Americans Flee to Tijuana

3 Links I Love: Why JFK is Terrible (Reason #3,194), Alaska’s Winter of Discontent, Americans Flee to Tijuana

This week’s featured link:
Why Did New York’s JFK Airport Struggle to Cope With Its Flight Backlog After the Bomb Cyclone?The Points Guy
Were you stuck in New York during that nasty bomb cyclone thing? Or did you at least hear about the mess that was JFK? Well … Read the post

Southwest Declares War Against Alaska and Anyone Else Who Wants a Piece of California

Southwest Declares War Against Alaska and Anyone Else Who Wants a Piece of California

I spent the beginning of this week at the Boyd Conference (aka International Aviation Forecast Summit), and while I was there, war broke out. Fortunately, this one didn’t involve North Korea. Instead it came from a place of, ahem, LUV. Southwest has decided that it’s time to declare itself the … Read the post

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