August 17th, 2009
Note: As this site has always been about travel and deals I’m going to try and incorporate both aspects as I post trip reports from the road. Regular deals will still be posted so if you don’t like the trip reports-just skip ‘em!
I’d like to thank Amigo-US for making possible and being the official sponsor of the updating of Dansdeals.com while I’ll be in Israel!
Right now I’m posting from 30,000 feet in the air aboard Airtran flight #201 from Akron, OH to LaGuardia.
Airtran has GoGo wi-fi on all of their planes and it’s free through 08/31 with code: 159FLT3161
You have to first create an account and then select the $9.95 flight access in order to be able to enter in the code for free access.
Speeds are decent, about 2 Mbps download and 350 Kbps upload. I can’t say that I would ever spend $10 for internet access on a 1 hour flight, but I’ll sure use it when it’s free!
With my Airtran Elite status my wife Mimi and I both received complementary battlefield upgrades to business class at 20 minutes prior to departure due to some no-shows. There were half a dozen folks that requested to purchase upgrades after I had requested my elite upgrades, so kudos to the gate agent for not selling them out from under my feet! In the upgrade world a battlefield upgrade is any upgrade that does not clear in advance, and has to be cleared by a gate agent.
XM radio is free on all Airtran flights, but there’s nothing that I really want to listed to at this time of the morning. It would be nice to have though when flying during a ballgame! There is a nice selection of free premium drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) in business class and there even a few kosher parve snacks like kettle chips and granola bars that are most appreciated.
We leave to Israel on Continental flight 84 next Sunday! It’s been 2 years since I was last there, so I can’t wait!
Know any great activities anywhere in Israel that you’d like to share? Have something you’d like me to write about from Israel? Post ‘em here in a comment!