News : Travel Related: American Airlines American is the first airline to fly out of New York LaGuardia in the morning, with flights scheduled to push back before 6am, even though they can’t actually take to the air before the 6am, according to thought leader in travel, View From The Wing. He says “As far as I can tell only American schedules LaGuardia departures before 6 a.m. While it’s desirable to get out ahead of other airlines to be first in the departure queue at the crowded airport, those flights push back and… wait. It’s unclear to me the benefit of pushing back more than 5 and 10 minutes early.” American apparently has two flights scheduled to depart before the 6 a.m. curfew: While he questions the benefits of push back first, American Airlines spokesperson Justin Franco says: “We set these departure times for mainly two reasons. The first one is ensure that once the curfew expires we are at the top of the queue for runway departure. … [Read more...] about Why Is American The First Airline To Fly Out Of New York?
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News : Travel Related: American Airlines I have a childish palate when it comes to my taste in food. While I think that one of the more recent additions to the American Airline’s First Class menu is horrific, I explain more here, the AA warm cookies win my heart. The scent in the cabin is wonderful as they’re heated up, the satisfying sweet crunch is delicious. Being British, I find that a cookie (or biscuit) goes extremely well with my cup of tea. American Airlines has, however, changed their supplier and View From The Wing reports that these new cookies are less gooey but too sweet: The new cookie is “a little less gooey than the last cookie which is actually a good thing. It didn’t disintegrate picking it up. That said I didn’t love the consistency, and it was too sweet for my taste. I’d prefer it to be paired with something to give it better balance.” While we’re not talking about the introduction of a new high-end champagne or a … [Read more...] about Is New American Airlines First Class Cookie Good Or Bad?
News : Travel Related: American Airlines One always likes to assume that authority figures and those that run companies know what they’re doing and spend company funds sensible. Of course, this isn’t always true and the latest investment by American Airlines is considered by some to be completely insane. It seems that they are in such a rush to refit their Boeing 737-800 cabins with a more densified design (from 160 seats to up to 172 seats), that they are currently refitting and will then be re-refitting these cabins once again next year. According to View From The Wing: “What’s more the ‘fixes’ to first class don’t appear to have been certified yet. That means American is spending money to put the problematic seats in, only to have to rip them out spending money to replace them again later. That’s almost the definition of insanity.” While customers may like bigger overhead bins, they hate the new, less padded seats that are … [Read more...] about An Insane Move By American Airlines
Wednesday newsletters always feature a hotel or flight review. I recently traveled to India & Bhutan. You can read my trip reports here Review: Swiss Airbus A330 First Class from Zürich to Delhi Review: India Aman Tour – The Lodhi New Delhi Review: India Aman Tour – Aman-i-Khas, Ranthambore National Park Review: India Aman Tour – Amanbagh, Rajasthan Review: The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra Review: The Oberoi New Delhi Review: Six Senses Thimphu, Bhutan (today) Review: Six Senses Punakha, Bhutan Review: Six Senses Paro, Bhutan Review: Bhutan Airlines A320 Business Class from Paro to Delhi Review: The Leela Palace Delhi Review: Taj Lake Palace (Udaipur) Review: The Oberoi Udaivilas (Udaipur) Review: Lufthansa A380 First Class Delhi to Frankfurt Today (October 9, 2019): Review of Six Senses Bhutan, Thimphu Lodge. Location: Google maps Hotel website: Six Senses Bhutan, Thimphu Lodge Tip: get complimentary VIP perks … [Read more...] about Review of Six Senses Bhutan – Thimphu Lodge
One size does not fit all when it comes to traveling and exploring the world. For plus-size globetrotters, that presents some challenges along the way, whether it’s too-snug airplane seats or spa robes meant for someone of more diminutive stature. Take heart, though—the problems are surmountable. Where there is a desire to take a journey, there are workable solutions to ensure grand experiences. Tips for Plus-Size Travelers Here are tips geared to fellow voyagers of size, gleaned from my own travels as a Rubenesque gal who has racked up visits to more than 70 countries. Choose Size-Friendly Airlines In the U.S., most airlines require that you be able to lower both armrests and buckle up your seatbelt (using one extender). That’s the litmus test in determining whether you may be required to buy an adjacent (aka “comfort”) seat. If you do need an additional “comfort” seat, you’ll need to call the airline directly to book them. Policies … [Read more...] about 9 Tips for Savvy Plus-Size Travelers