Last weekend, the Michael W Travels family headed off on our first trip of 2019 (over President’s Week break).
We headed to a destination which was the first city I ever visited in Europe- Barcelona. We also included a visit to Andorra, a first for all of us.
I was happy to find award availability for our flights using American Airlines AAdvantage miles. The only issue was the time of the flight.
Continue reading Possibly The Worst Time To Fly To Europe
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There are many legitimate reasons for being kicked off of a plane. I think of things like being verbally or physically abusive to others on the flight, trying to self-upgrade to a premium cabin and other things along those lines.
Then there are some questionable or ridiculous reasons for being kicked off of a flight.
Smarter Travel came up with a list of 9 Outrageous Reasons To Get Kicked Off A Plane. Continue reading Most Ridiculous Reasons For Being Kicked Off Of A Plane
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Last summer, the Michael W Travels family flew Virgin America at the beginning and end of
. These will end up being the first and last flights we’ll ever take with the airline. our five week trip to the Pacific
On the last day of the trip, our Fiji Airways flight from Vanuatu to Nadi was delayed, causing us to miss later flights.
, changing a flight we missed at no cost so we’ll definitely miss their customer- friendly policies. Virgin America totally helped us out Continue reading You Can Fly On The Last Virgin America Flight
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When you fly in a private jet I’d assume that the service has got to be top notch. All of the attention is on you and your small party of fellow passengers.
When you fly commercial, odds are pretty high that there are many passengers for the flight crew to take care of, regardless of what cabin you’re flying in.
The most personal attention that we’ve ever had was on a flight with Singapore Air when Kim, Lucas and I plus one other passenger, were the only ones flying in Business Class.
Continue reading Woman Was Only Passenger On 189 Passenger Jet2 Flight To Greece
Lucas and I got home late last night from Pittsburgh. It should’ve been a quick one hour flight.
We were scheduled to fly at 5:50 PM from PIT, getting us into New York’s LaGuardia at 7:14 PM. When we arrived at the gate, it seemed busy but nothing unusual. After standing around for a few minutes, I noticed that the screen said now boarding for a 2:45 flight which was switched to 5:30!
This got me curious. If the flight before ours was delayed, then our flight most likely would be too.
Continue reading Cancelled Flights- Lucas & I Get Home on AA Flight That Doesn’t Really Exist!
Last night I went online to book a flight for our upcoming summer destination.
What should’ve been around 10 minutes online at Virgin America ended up being a couple of hours, lots of hold times (with bad music) during calls to customer service and no resolution so far.
Continue reading Virgin America Takes Double My Points, Where’s My Flight?
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Over the summer I wrote how
. The flights which were supposed to start on September 15, will take passengers from Toronto to Niagara Falls in just 12 minutes! Canada would soon have one of the shortest flights in the world
Now FOX News reports on the “w
orld’s shortest international flight” starting service next month! Continue reading Shortest International Flight in World Starting Service Next Month
I’m currently in Cancun with Lucas on our
. trip to Mexico
Back in May I went for a status match to JetBlue Mosaic with my Southwest Companion Pass.
Since I knew that I would be flying the airline for my Cancun trip, I’d get a glimpse at seeing what the Mosaic benefits were up close. Here are my thoughts on what JetBlue Mosaic does for you.
Continue reading An Impressive Experience Flying with JetBlue Mosaic Status
Selma Blair, an actress probably best known for role in the movie Cruel Intentions was taken by stretcher off of her flight returning to L.A. from Cancun. Blair was removed for “
allegedly having an outburst on the flight,” according to Yahoo News.
She was traveling with her four year old son and her ex when the situation took place.
Continue reading Actress Selma Blair Removed From Plane on Stretcher for Outburst, Apologizes
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A four month old baby girl died during a Cathay Pacific flight over the weekend, according to an article from FOX News.
This awful tragedy took place as the plane was flying from London to Hong Kong. No foul play is suspected and the baby supposedly suffered from a gastrointestinal disease.
Continue reading 4 Month Old Infant Dies During Cathay Pacific Flight