The Unaccompanied Flyer

Max Prosperi is an aviation management major based out of the Midwest. A freshman in college stuck with the task of receiving an education, he still makes time to fly throughout the world. He’s learned how to maximize earning points and miles, travel cheaply, and fly as a teenager unaccompanied.

WOWair St. Louis to Reykjavik Review, plus WOWair’s ‘Big Seat’

Trying Out WOWair From St. Louis to Reykjavik, Iceland – plus WOWair’s ‘Big Seat’ WOWair was founded in 2011 by an Icelandic business mogul. It wasn’t until 2012 that WOWair launched the airline’s first flights. Initial operations were very modest, to say the least. The newly launched low-cost carrier operated a handful of routes between Reykjavik, Iceland, and mainland Europe. With tourism in Iceland continuing to grow, WOWair was able to capture the low-cost lesuire segment of flyers in Europe. Rival Icelandair is a full-service carrier with fares to match. It wasn’t until WOWair purchased Iceland Express, another low-cost carrier,...

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I Couldn’t Use My American Express Card at the American Express Lounge Mexico City

During a recent visit to the American Express, The Centurion Longe Mexico City, credit card readers went down which kept servers from accepting American Express credit cards. Though this was an issue The Centurion Lounge’s end, multiple servers attempted to get me to pay cash for my $4 dessert. Some servers claimed the dessert would be on the house while others insisted I had to stay in the lounge until the credit card readers went back up. In addition to the American Express, The Centurion Lounge not accepting my American Express card, poor customer service, and a rather hostile environment will keep me out of this lounge in the future.

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3 Days Left To Get a Free 1 Month JetSmarter Membership (+ $1000 Free Seat)

Fly JetSuiteX or Other JetShuttle Flights and Get  One Month Family Membership Free With JetSmarter – Ends July 8th Bonus: Use the promo code JLL0KF when you join and receive $1000 in free seat credit I’ve been meaning to write about this promotion for a while now but kept getting caught up at work, in the sky with slow wi-fi, or out with friends. Finally, I have some time to share a really neat promotion with readers, however, you need to act fast as the promo ends in just three days. By now, you’ve probably already heard about JetSmarter, the private jet-sharing application that claims...

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Sun Country Airlines Emulates Allegiant With New Routes, Fare-Structure

Restructured Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier Sun Country Airlines Emulating Allegiant Air with New Routes and Business Model Sun Country Airlines, based just outside of Minneapolis-St. Paul, has always been somewhat of an enigma in the airline industry. With the airline industry undergoing massive consolidation over the past two decades, smaller regional airlines have vanished as they merged with larger airlines. Other smaller-sized air carriers attempted to restructure as low-cost carriers noting a shift in consumer trends towards cheaper fares. Some airlines like Spirit, Frontier, and JetBlue, successfully restructured or launched using this structure allowing them to survive liquidation or consolidation. Sun Country...

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Gogo 2Ku is Super Fast – Streaming Concerts and More on American Airlines

American Airlines is among three major US-based airlines to install Gogo’s new satellite-based wi-fi service in some of its aircraft. The first American Airlines aircraft to receive the service was N102UW previously operated by US Airways. Gogo 2Ku has been available on American Airlines since last July though on just a select few aircraft. I finally had the opportunity to experience American’s new Gogo 2Ku in-flight wi-fi on my way to Punta Cana. The service proved to be even faster and more reliable than I had expected.

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Swimming at The Airport – VIP Lounge Punta Cana Review

The VIP Lounge Punta Cana offers guests an array of standard airport lounge amenities. Typical amenities include free soft drinks, espresso drinks, basic alcoholic drinks, lite finger foods, areas to work and relax, and power outlets. The VIP Lounge Punta Cana in Terminal B offers all of these amenities plus one very unique amenity. Guests visiting the VIP Lounge in Terminal B also have access to a full-sized outdoor swimming pool with fantastic views.

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After 15 Year Drought, St. Louis Reconnected to Europe – WOWAir Inaugural Event

After a 15 Year Hiatus, St. Louis Gets First Nonstop Flights to Europe Thanks to WOWAir At the airline’s peak, Trans World Airlines (TWA) served 3 European destinations from its main hub, St. Louis-Lambert International Airport. Nonstop flights were offered between St. Louis, Missouri and Frankfurt, London-Gatwick, and Paris-Charles De Gaulle. Following American Airlines’ acquisition of TWA, only flights to London-Gatwick remained. In 2003, American Airlines finally pulled the plug on St. Louis’ last remaining Trans-Atlantic route. For the next 15 years, St. Louis-Lambert International Airport, serving a metropolitan area of nearly 3 million, was without a nonstop flight to...

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Major American Airlines Network Changes, ORD-PEK Ending

American Airlines Is Ending Chicago (ORD) to Beijing (PEK), Adding The Boeing 787-8 to Cancun American Airlines has released an outline of the airline’s route plans moving forward. The update details changes coming to both its North American and international route network this winter. The updates, for the most part, aren’t that surprising except for the end of one major route. Here’s an outline of some of the changes. American Airlines is Ending Chicago to Beijing This October The biggest change to the airline’s route network is the decision to end service between American’s Midwest Chicago hub to Beijing,...

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Preview: The Stunning United Polaris Lounge San Francisco

The United Polaris Lounge San Francisco Might Be The Most Amazing Lounge in the United States After a somewhat lengthy delay, United Airlines finally unveiled the airline’s second Polaris Lounge. The United Polaris Lounge San Francisco is set to open its doors to eligible passengers on April 30th. This comes over a year and a half since the airline’s first Polaris Lounge in Chicago opened. Though loyal United flyers might not have enjoyed the persistent delays, they were certainly worth it. The United Polaris Lounge San Francisco is a behemoth of a lounge boasting 28,000 square feet. Not only is the...

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American Airlines Unveils New Stand Up To Cancer Livery

American Airlines and The Avengers Team Up With Stand-Up to Cancer Using an Airbus a321 American Airlines teamed up with Marvel’s The Avengers to promote Stand Up To Cancer, one of the leading cancer awareness organizations. Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and American Airlines began their partnership in 2016. American Airlines saw Stand Up To Cancer’s innovative and bold take on cancer awareness and decided they were the perfect organization to work with. The collaboration was a multi-million dollar project aimed at spreading public awareness. This year, the collaboration between American and SU2C was taken to another level. At American...

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