Sure, the conversations were great, but our plans for birthday festivities came up short.

We faced a couple mechanicals getting this week’s episode recorded, but are willing to admit that truth, rather than blaming weather, unlike some airlines.

An airport closes, possibly forever. Another was already closed when the plane showed up. And airlines are still planning their financial turnarounds as demand starts to creep higher.

Welcome to lifetime status on British Airways. That is, if you can swing it. The lead story in this week’s edition is the announcement by BA’s Executive Club program that they are now offering both…