• Review: Delta One A330 JFK-ZRH

    This is the kick-off of a short series of posts on my trip across the pond. I can’t say enough about this trip — and I can’t take much credit either. My mom did a lot of planning of our trip, hotels, etc., but of course I decided to book business class to make my way over. So hope you enjoy! Review: Delta One A330 JFK-ZRH My experiences through Europe: France My experiences through Europe: Switzerland My experiences through Europe: Renting a car and flying “domestic” Review: Air Canada Business Class 787 MXP-YYZ I want to preface this review with some background knowledge about myself — for those that may…

  • Delta One vs. Air Canada 787 Business Class

    I recently got back from not only an amazing trip in Europe with my family, but also my first opportunity to try international business class! I’ve spoken a little about the booking process, where I needed to be and when, and what made me decide to fly what I did. But in this post I wanted to briefly put the two products head to head. While these aren’t products that are typically put up head to head, why the hell not. Interested to hear the responses, as I’m hoping that to maybe bring this in as a recurring installment. Let’s first review: Delta One – Airbus A330-200, JFK-ZRH Booked through…

  • My 2 cents on the Delta and Men’s Curling situation

    Even though it seems like this situation has been beaten to death, I wanted to throw out my 2 cents on the Delta situation with US men’s curling. As an avid sports fan and av geek, especially with Delta, I feel it is my duty to weigh in — although, I know better than anyone there isn’t too much weight to my claims. To summarize the events After the US men’s curling team’s gold medal winning match on Saturday, there was a tweet sent out from their account requesting Delta for an upgrade on their flight home. As the old saying goes, “shooters shoot” — and in this business, the…

  • United Airlines plane

    I’m considering giving some of my business to United

    Disclaimer: I began this post the night before my fiasco with United and Marriott started. The issue was never resolved, so I ended up flying without my status, but I will be following up on the issue directly with United. For the purposes of this post, I am removing that hiccup from my memory. I want to start off saying that I won’t ever talk ill of Delta. I have not only traveled with Delta the most over the past year, but I have had the least amount of issues with them. On a weekly basis, I firmly believe Delta is the best airline to travel with. From the people…

  • Chase Sapphire Reserve and Gold Delta Skymiles card from american express

    I’m downgrading my Gold Delta Skymiles card

    Credit cards can be an be an incredibly tricky game, but if you stay disciplined and organized it can be exceedingly rewarding. We already know this, though. One strategy of that “game” is ensuring that you strategically sign-up, downgrade and even possibly cancel cards. One of the great things about many cards is the trial year banks give you to carry a card for a year, earn points, make use of the benefits, and not pay any annual fee. For a lot of these cards, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred, you will even receive the huge sign-up bonus before paying any fee. And depending on your credit card strategy, you can receive…