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JetBlue Looking to Return to Atlanta

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Good news for many Atlanta travelers! JetBlue Airways has indicated that it intends to resume serving Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in September 2017. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the airline recently “…sent a letter of interest to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, saying it plans to renew service to Atlanta in September 2017. The airline said it plans 16 daily flights as long as it can get access to two gates suitable for large aircraft “and higher end business and leisure travelers that JetBlue is targeting in the Atlanta market.” JetBlue last served Atlanta in 2003. My Take This is really good news. As you know, I routinely fly Delta, and I don’t think that’s going to change. However, a little competition,…

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Prince Plays the #ATL: Plane Makes Emergency Landing


Last night was a twice in a lifetime experience for me. It was the second time I’ve seen Prince in concert. The first was several years ago at The Verizon Center in Washington, DC. That was an awesome show, but a traditional concert. Prince’s band was tight, but I specifically remember Maceo Parker and Candy Dulfer playing saxophone. I witnessed all that from the nosebleed section. Last night in Atlanta, I experienced a far different kind of concert. Prince brought his Piano & A Microphone tour to Atlanta’s Fox Theatre…… and he put on another awesome show….actually, it was better than awesome. Smaller and more intimate, the show was just what the title implied – Prince, a piano, and a…

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Uber Ends Flat Rate Fares to Atlanta’s Airport

Atlanta Uber fans, be advised that Uber has ended flat rate fares to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Fares are now calculated and the same as other routes, and for many (if not most) of us, that means our airport trips are about to become more expensive if you are a frequent UberBLACK or SUV guest. For example, UberBLACK and UberSUV rates have been set at $50 and $65 respectively. My fare search for airport trips from my ITP (that’s Inside the Perimeter for you non-Atlantans) home yielded the following results. While an increase is an increase, these fares are not out of line, and are still quite competitive with other black car options like Carey and GroundLink. UberX and XL as well…

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Atlanta: Uber to Music Midtown


Good morning Atlanta! It’s that time again – Music Midtown in Atlanta. It’s one of the biggest events of the year. I use Uber for transportation to all events like this in Atlanta because it just makes life easier. Not to mention, you can take advantage of the adult beverage options and leave the driving to Uber. Uber is making things easy by suggesting two pickup areas for your transportation home, one to the east of Piedmont Park, and one to the west. Both are a reasonable walking distance away from the crowds. If you’re headed to Music Midtown, Uber is the way to go. If you haven’t tried Uber yet, click here to sign up or use promo code ubermjontravel…

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Next Stop – Platinum Medallion (A Word on Why I Won’t Carry Delta Points’ Luggage)

OK, I’m kidding about carrying Delta Points‘ luggage, even if he does have a bit of the big head about hitting Diamond Medallion since he did ask me to carry his bags for him when we were on the same flight earlier this week. Hey, he really was kidding. 😀 That said, I’m not kidding about Platinum Medallion. I posted recently about my quest for maximizing Delta MQMs now that I have relocated to Atlanta. Let’s look at my situation. I live in Atlanta. I fly outside the country once per year, on average. (Ships don’t count) MrsMJ accompanies me on less than 25 percent of my flights. I live in Atlanta. About Atlanta. Hey, this is Delta’s home and…

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Checked in With Lufthansa

We arrived at the airport very early. Just before 3PM. Our flight is at 6:45PM. First note….it really doesn’t take very long to travel from our home to the Atlanta Airport (ATL) during non-rush hour. We were the third group of 2 checked in for LH 445. Waiting in the F queue, the agent working that was getting set up. No issue. Within about a second, we were called down to the coach queue for check in before any other passengers were processed in the coach line. For what it’s worth, in Atlanta, the First Class check in queue is the Star Gold line, and the Business queue is the Star Silver line. From presenting our passports at check in,…

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Uber Worked Well For Me

I have just begun a 3 day business trip that started around 11am today. I went into the office early to take care of some things, and then departed for the airport from there. I normally take rail transit to the airport, but I’ve been itching to give Uber a try, having downloaded the iPhone app many weeks ago, but not yet using it. I was running late anyway, so this was an ideal opportunity. I clicked on the app, entered my address on the map, and found that a car was 12 minutes away. Perfect! I finalized everything, and with that, my car was ordered. I really like that the app shows the position of your assigned vehicle on…

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Mixed Emotions – It’s Hard Stepping Down to “Just” Gold

Yes, I know. First world problem. What the heck am I talking about? My first real stay as a Starwood Gold after one year plus of Starwood Platinum. I’ve made more than a handful of stays at this particular hotel, and I don’t believe I’ve ever been placed below floor 20. This stay – 10th floor. Yes, I know….first world problem. Other than that, the stay has been just as any other. Desk staff – polite and welcoming. Lobby bar staff – awesome as ever. Only other difference – WiFi not complimentary in the room (unless you make the right benefit choice). Good thing I always travel with a Verizon 4G MiFi nowadays, huh? I was offered a choice of…

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Time to Go Home

Another Friday at the airport, another opportunity to be glad to go home. As much as I love to travel, I think I love traveling home more. This one was a week where I got some stuff done, just not anything I’d planned on (hoped for). Had a great stay at the W Atlanta – Midtown, and I will work on my review over the weekend. Should post Monday. I’ll be back in 3 weeks, and I thought about staying in Midtown again, but Buckhead has kind of grown on me, so it’s back to the W Atlanta – Buckhead next time. Anyways, coming up: More on my new flirtation with US Airways Dividend Miles A word about needing to…

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