Nautical terms used in aviation

I find it interesting that so many of the terms that we use in our modern air travel date back to the the original form of long distance travel – ocean going ships.  I decided to go through Wikipedia’s glossary of nautical terms to pull out some nautical terms used in aviation today. (Air)port –… Read More »

Hyatt Regency Seattle Announced

Today Hyatt announced that a Hyatt Regency is set to open at 8th and Howell in downtown Seattle.  The Hyatt Regency Seattle will be the biggest hotel in the city at 45 stories and 1,264 rooms.  The property is (and will continue to be) owned by R. C. Hedreen. Construction is well under way.  I walk by the… Read More »

Hyatt Gold Passport Points Devaluation?

Are we in for an imminent Hyatt Gold Passport points devaluation? Yesterday I received an email offering a 40% point bonus when you purchase 10,000-55,000 points by October 25, 2016.  Unlike previous offers, this one is NOT targeted and anyone can purchase points at this rate.  Their last 40% bonus on points purchase was this summer.… Read More »

The Concourse Hotel Officially Renamed Hyatt Regency LAX

The Concourse Hotel Officially Renamed Hyatt Regency LAX It looks like Hyatt is about to officially introduce a new (renovated) Regency property to it’s portfolio.  As of October 3, The Concourse Hotel will be officially renamed Hyatt Regency LAX. The rebranding has been in full swing for sometime.  You could earn points and stay credits for some… Read More »

American Express Hawks Island 2016

American Express Hawks Island 2016 Attention Seattle readers!  American Express Hawks Island 2016 is coming on October 16.  I attended last year and had a blast.  This year it is going to be held on 10/16/16 prior to the Seattle Seahawks hosting the Atlanta Falcons at Century Link Field. The official website is oddly lacking… Read More »

British Airways Terraces Lounge Seattle

SeaTac Airport (SEA) is my home airport; yet up until last week I had never visited the British Airways Terraces Lounge Seattle. Located in the South Satellite above Gate S10, the lounge can get quite busy prior to departure.  The website lists opening times as “15:00 to last departure”, however on days that a second SEA-LHR… Read More »