Jetwhine Tries to Out-Cranky the Cranky Flier

By Robert Mark on February 5th, 2012

I’m made quite a career out of whining about the aviation industry, but even I need someone’s shoulder to moan on every so often. As I sit here in a hotel room in Bordeaux trying to get back to the states from France using an American/Iberia code-share ticket, the story of how I got here … and how I’ll get back was simply too much even for an ex-airline guy like me. Imagine my shock when it took four different airline partners to complete one trip across the Atlantic.

Best of all, many of the French aviation unions are calling a strike for first thing Monday … the day I head back to America. Oh goodie.

I knew only one man could help me keep my sanity and explain for whom exactly, airline code-sharing is such a great solution.

I called Brett Snyder … The Cranky Flier. Before YOU book a ticket on an airline partner, you’d better give our conversation a listen.

Rob Mark

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6 Responses to “Jetwhine Tries to Out-Cranky the Cranky Flier”

  1. Cranky on the Web (February 5 – 10) - >> The Cranky Flier Says:

    [...] Jetwhine Tries to Out-Cranky the Cranky Flier – JetWhine Rob over at JetWhine had a painful experience dealing with American/Iberia on a codeshare so he gave me a ring to vent. You can listen to the 11:27 podcast over on his website. [...]

  2. 24/7 Hotel Deals | Cranky on the Web (February 5 – 10) Says:

    [...] Jetwhine Tries to Out-Cranky the Cranky Flier – JetWhine Rob over at JetWhine had a painful experience dealing with American/Iberia on a codeshare so he gave me a ring to vent. You can listen to the 11:27 podcast over on his website. [...]

  3. Devesh Agarwal Says:

    From a 4,000 flight, 4 million international miler, I cannot figure out why were you whining at all, Rob? Many airlines do not have a concept of advance seat assignment in economy class.

    A founder of oneworld, British Airways does not allow advance seat assignment even in Business Class!!!! something all airlines in the world do.

    Next time, try not to fly a US flag carrier and I am reasonably sure your trip will be a lot smoother, not to say a whole lot more comfortable and hospitable.

    Regards

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    [...] frequent flyer kitty to look for help. Trust me, 39,000 points at American doesn’t buy much. Of course, if American, or Iberia or whoever it was I flew to France a few weeks ago would actually … Where are you when I need you Cranky [...]

  5. Why Southwest Grabs My Business, Again and Again - Jetwhine - AirSpace blogs - Aviation & Aerospace Blogs - FlightGlobal Says:

    [...] frequent flyer kitty to look for help. Trust me, 39,000 points at American doesn’t buy much. Of course, if American, or Iberia or whoever it was I flew to France a few weeks ago would actually … Where are you when I need you Cranky [...]

  6. Passengers Shouldn't be Scared - Jetwhine - Jetwhine: Aviation Buzz and Bold Opinion Says:

    [...] – And in case you think my review had anything to do with the fact that Iberia still refuses to credit me with miles flown on the leg to France, it didn’t … although that, alone would be enough to keep me off this airline a second [...]

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