Daily Archives: October 22, 2008

Comparing Three Airlines’ A380s

You must check out this photo gallery from The Los Angeles Times comparing the configurations of the A380s now being flown by Qantas, Emirates and Singapore airlines.

1_Shower_tcm272-349468.jpgSingapore has the fully enclosed first-class cabins. Qantas has massage seats. But Emirates — it has showers.

Reminds me of a line from the movie “Jerry Maguire:” ” First class … It used to be a better meal. Now it’s a better life.” Which was prophetic, considering that movie came out in 1996.

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Burning Those Frequent Flier Miles

I didn’t tell you to cash out of the stock market, but I did tell you to redeem those frequent-flier miles. Were you listening?

No? Oh, well. That’s OK. Nobody listens to me. I only half listen to myself.

The husband and I have burned through 180,000 miles of late, but we’ve got at least that much still hanging around.

The Associated Press reports that we’re not the only ones trying to use up the miles. Passengers are redeeming more miles for more award tickets of late, dodging high fares and scurrying to beat deadlines for newly imposed fees.

Do it now, folks, before it’s too late. Load up your wheelbarrow with those miles and see if you can get a ticket to Duluth.