Random notes from my travels.United

Random notes from my travels. United airlines needs to mix up its first class meals a bit. In 9 days I at the portabella ravioli three times and the Reuben sandwich twice. Come on! Noise reduction headsets are back on United’s Boeing 777 aircraft! Security is still a joke. United Express stations are still pulling the first person in the boarding line aside for random screening. The major airports wait for the third or fourth person. It’s still easy to board without getting gate raped as long as you hang out and make sure to line up when security is already screening someone else. Security is still a joke, part two. At Los Angeles, I watched final boarding of a Sacramento-bound flight. A man and woman rush up at the last minute to board. The…

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I’m back with a vengeance.

I’m back with a vengeance. Let’s start with some ideas for free miles: Register at Lufthansa’s Miles & More for 2000 miles American Airlines is offering double miles to promote their new DC-NY-Boston “shuttle” operation Starwood hotels (Sheraton, W, Westin, Four Points, St. Regis) is offering triple points or triple miles through Jan. 31, 2003 Hawaiian Airlines will will give you 500 miles for filling out a survey Update: the Starwood promotion I mention above has already been cancelled! 🙁

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Just got back from Florida

Just got back from Florida last night and I’m off to Michigan to lecture on the evils of mental health parity legislation. Then on Wednesday it’s California… and my high school reunion on Saturday night. Blogging will be nonexistent until Thursday morning, and light until next Monday. Please don’t abandon me, though! I’ve worked hard for you, my reader, and I’d appreciate it if you would continue to visit regularly upon my return.

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Tony Woodlief asks,

Tony Woodlief asks, “how do you suppose airlines reconcile the belief that passengers need instruction in seatbelt fastening with the belief that we care about the current altitude, visibility, and aircraft windspeed?”

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