It’s usually a surprise to people when they hear that I haven’t done a true long-haul trip in a few years. Heck, it’s a surprise to me as well. Most of my travel is domestic, or at least within North America, and I just don’t have the time to go … Read the post
It’s been a long, cold, rainy winter (by Southern California standards), so I was thrilled at the prospect of joining some of my old America West friends at our annual spring training game in Phoenix. While the wind and cool weather kept it from being a shorts day, it was … Read the post
Southwest used to put together something called the “Message to the Field,” a big party that also happened to be an attempt to tell everyone how the company was doing. Over the years, this has morphed into what today is called a Rally. They do 3 or 4 a year, … Read the post
I already wrote up my impressions of Southwest founder Herb Kelleher’s “Celebration of Life,” but I still haven’t written up my flights out to Dallas and back home. While the flight out was fine, the return was… less enjoyable.
[Disclosure: Southwest provided the flights for … Read the post
I’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving, so this is my last post of the week. I’ll be back with more on Monday.
You may have noticed I haven’t put up a trip report in awhile. That’s because I just haven’t been traveling, and you know what? It’s … Read the post
It was time for the annual Boyd conference once again, but this time the event moved further east to Denver. One thing I do like about Denver is that there are a ton of flights on a bunch of airlines, so I always get to do something interesting. I’ve flown … Read the post
After a week bouncing around the Carolinas, it was time to come home. As is always the case when we return from visiting the in-laws in North Carolina, we had the choice of a connection from Wilmington or a nonstop from Raleigh/Durham. And as usual, the nonstop won out. Delta … Read the post
We had a wedding to attend just outside of Charleston, South Carolina, and when I looked at flights, I realized something obvious: flying to Charleston on a Friday during the summer is not cheap. But there is one thing that makes it cheaper, and that’s having a Southwest companion pass. … Read the post
Last year, I turned 40. This year, it was my wife’s turn. And for her 40th, she wanted to go on an Alaska cruise with me and the kids. After looking at all the options, she picked a trip on the new Norwegian Bliss, and that meant we’d go roundtrip … Read the post