Happy Sunday to all of our travel friends, both near and far! Here are some articles we’ve read from other bloggers (and other sources) that we think you may like, as well, so we’re passing them along.
I’m sure American Airlines wasn’t thinking about the 737-800 when they put the ad telling you to rate the seat on Tripit into the seat back pocket. If they were, they might have tried a little harder to make sitting in one of their seats a less miserable experience. I can’t put my finger on exactly what made the seat feel as bad as it did. Was it the narrow seat width? Maybe it was the seat pitch (distance from the seat in front). It could have been we were already in a bad mood after having to deal with surly gate agents trying to check as many carry on bags as possible, even if they were the correct size.
I did some checking on narrow body jets we’ve flown on this year and American’s 737-8 ranks towards the bottom of seat comfort metrics, but not the worst. So why did American seem so much worse than it looks on paper and how could they make it any worse?
HAPPY SUNDAY y’all – we hope you’re enjoying your weekend! Here are some travel articles we’ve seen recently that we think you may like:
Happy Saturday, friends! Here’s a recap of what we posted this week:
Joe wrote about:
- His and Sharon’s travels in 2017 (and why their loyalty isn’t worth anything).
- What to do when you have a rental car reservation but the rental car company has no cars.
- The tale of the 737 Max U.S. debut – in two parts.
- Why we threw away all our plans in Las Vegas and booked a one bedroom suite.
Sharon wrote about:
- A behind-the-scenes glimpse into the times when she and Joe sang at Walt Disney World’s Candlelight Processional.
- The New York City hotel with an adults-only miniature golf course on its rooftop.
- How to find reviews and information about airport lounges around the world.
- When you’re looking for Universal Studios theme park and wind up at an incinerator.
- How to prepare for airport security when flying with medications and medical equipment.
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The Boeing 737 has been a mainstay of U.S. Aviation for over 50 years so it was quite a big deal when a new version of the airplane was announced in 2011. The 737 MAX is Boeing’s new and improved version of the 737 narrow-body jet with improved engines that increase the fuel economy and distance these jets can fly. Any introduction of a new airplane is met with excitement by the Airplane Geek community so it was interesting to see the reviews of the first two U.S. airlines to fly the 737 MAX, Southwest and American.