Upgrd 57: LOT o’ Mail

Listen to me (and the rest of the crew..) on the new Upgrd podcast.

We discussed:

  • Damian joins us to discuss his very recent experience in LOT business class
  • Standby on United Airlines
  • US Airways open to merger – anyone want an airline?
  • United Airlines finalizes 787 order
  • Program options for Qantas travellers
  • International Star Alliance partners and domestic USA lounge access
    and Ben’s additional prediction of the possible demise of DEQM
  • About Gary Leff

    Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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    1. Like Damian, I was able to purchase the 50% biz deal from LHR-WAW-ORD round trip and returned yesterday. A disappointment. Found a tired 767 with limited recline seats more suitable for 10 years ago, entry level wines (unless you consider at 4 Euro Sangre de Toro top of the line), unclean (my inbound had a sticky goop in the side pocket), and mediocre service. Did not like boarding from the back of the plane forward, because by the time I arrived at my seat someone had already poached my overhead space.

      Was it worth the $1200? Not really.

      I did enjoy the Florida Gator decor, however.

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