I want to be the first person to fly on the Boeing 737MAX

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The 737 MAX has been grounded since early this year after two tragic crashes. It appears that in the next 90 days that 737MAX will get FAA approval to fly again. Some people say they won’t fly on the troubled airplane. The major airlines know that some customers will push back with concerns about the new plane even when all the bugs have been worked out. I understand that United and American will be flying many test flights with no paying customers – in addition to the thousands of hours that the FAA has already tested – to demonstrate to the public that the 737MAX is safe. Here is one thing you can take to the bank. The relaunched 737MAX will be the safest airplane in the sky. Boeing is betting their whole company on it and so are the bureaucrats at the FAA.  I am so confident that the Boeing 737MAX is safe I will volunteer to fly on the first flight that United or American Airlines puts in the air.

Will you be willing to fly on the Boeing 737MAX the first 6 months after it is approved to fly again?

Please CLICK HERE to answer this one question survey.

Should you be able to recline your seat on an airplane? The results are in – 

Last week I asked my readers if reclining their airplane seat is their right since they paid for the seat, or if seats should remain upright at all times and the results were definitive. 71% of those surveyed state that seats should remain upright the whole trip, 17% say it’s their right to recline and 12% said there are exceptions to each side. The most common comment was that airlines have made legroom so minimal that for you to recline your seat on a plane for your comfort, you are causing pain to another traveler.

You’d better be serious about taking immunization vaccines if you travel internationally –

My son Matt and I recently traveled to India and China for business. Before we travel we always visit our local immunization expert at our local University Health Center https://health.unl.edu/travel to make sure we have our standard Malaria, flu and other vaccines before we travel. This year my son Matt returned from our trip and was very sick and lost over 11 pounds in just a few days. It appears that even though he got vaccines for Hepatitis A and B that there are unique strains of it that have no vaccines.  The list of vaccines when traveling to Asia includes influenza, TDAP, Measles and Mumps, and Hepatitis A and B along with tablets for Malaria just to name a few.  I highly recommend that you keep up with all your vaccination protections prior to traveling beyond the borders. CLICK HERE to find a list for children and adults.

Delta, United and now Southwest miles never expire –

Southwest Airlines is joining Delta and United in changing their frequent flyer program so that their miles never expire. This is a big thing for people who don’t fly as much and have seen those miles quietly disappear before they can accumulate enough for a free ticket. CLICK HERE to read more.

The best travel deal of all time is about to get harder to use –

Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Companion Pass is the best travel deal of all time, in my humble opinion. The companion pass allows customers to choose one person to fly (plus taxes) with them free for the remainder of the year it is earned, plus the following calendar year. Basically you and your spouse (friend) can travel two for the price of one. Amazing! Currently to get a Companion Pass you have to fly 100 qualifying one-way flights or earn 110,000 qualifying points in a calendar year. As of January 1, 2020, the requirement will increase to 125,000 qualifying points to earn a Companion Pass. CLICK HERE to read a great article on the easiest way to earn a Southwest Companion Pass.