AirSnark’s Book Is Out!
By: Date: January 9, 2016 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines,Airports,Car Rental,Hotels,TSA Tags: , ,

So a while back I wrote a travel book, detailing exactly how someone who is new to the business traveler world should navigate.  Points this, hotel that, and the like.  Then the book sat unloved for a while. Well it’s not only been resurrected – it’s published! Currently the book, titled A Million Miles Amok:…

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Bad Form, Air Canada!
By: Date: December 31, 2015 Categories: Airlines,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , ,

So I have a side hobby that keeps me busy called CatastropheCast, in which I talk about disasters and catastrophes that have happened in the last couple hundred years.  A big part of that is airplane crashes, which luckily have become much more rare these days. Arguably one of the most important airline incidents was…

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Has the TSA just thrown in the towel?
By: Date: November 16, 2015 Categories: Airports,TSA Tags: , ,

So I was flying out of my home airport, Portland International, this morning.  First had to head through security – luckily with my TSA PreCheck, so I could fly through security in front of all of the other regular travelers.  It’s faster, right? Umm, no.  Not that the two TSA PreCheck lines weren’t going fast….

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Want some exercise, Road Warrior?
By: Date: October 27, 2015 Categories: Air Travel,Airports Tags: ,

We all tend to struggle when we’re on the road.  You know, trying to get to the client site, get your work done, and have some semblance of life, so maybe your afternoon run or your morning workout goes by the wayside? Maybe it’s just me. Well there’s a helpful little blogpost over on USA…

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The Latest Volley in the Frenemies Fight Between Alaska and Delta
By: Date: November 26, 2014 Categories: Airlines Tags: , ,

So I have been waiting for the other shoe to drop in the Alaska/Delta frenemies fight, and it has.  An email from Alaska Airlines this morning spells out mileage accrual changes for elites flying on Alaska, and anyone flying on Delta.  Elites on Alaska will be earning even more miles, which is awesome for us!…

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Airsnark’s Unscientific Guide To The Airlines – SAFETY
By: Date: October 6, 2014 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

As I start this five part series on my own ranking of the airlines, I have to say that these rankings are all of my own choosing, and have to do solely by my experiences first hand, or because of things I’ve read (from credible sources). So when you’re ready to go on a trip,…

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AirSnark’s Unscientific Guide To Ranking The Airlines!
By: Date: October 6, 2014 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: ,

So my shitty experiences on Delta, and some rather shaky/scary experiences on Skywest (“This is your Captain speaking. I’m sorry about the delay, but when we landed, a piece fell off of the airplane.  We had to find it and figure out what piece it was before we could fix it.”), I’ve decided to put…

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So why am I so hard on Delta Airlines?
By: Date: October 5, 2014 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines,F'd Up Issue of the Week Tags: , , ,

If you follow my twitter feed, then you’ll note that as of late, I’ve had some not very nice things to say about Delta.  Now don’t get me wrong; they are a big airline, and they have a very nice route map.  But I have to say it’s not the route map or the size…

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I am neither a good reporter, nor prognosticator
By: Date: April 3, 2014 Categories: Air Travel,Airlines Tags: , , ,

So I recently had some questions and posited some opinions in the Alaska vs. Delta frenemies shuffle that’s been going on the last few months – and I got some stuff wrong.  But not only that, I got some prognostication wrong as well.  So now I’m here to hopefully fix all that. First thing is,…

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