May 2024 Monthly Recap

May was a big month here at ATX Jetsetter HQ. We officially joined the BoardingArea group, did some flying, and welcomed ATX Jr. into the world. There was also a ton of aviation related news to report on which kept us busy. As we head into summer, let’s take a look back with our May 2024 Monthly Recap.

Wide Open Flying Blue Award Availability to Europe This Summer

At the beginning of the month Air France and KLM opened a ton of Business Class award availability between the United States and Europe this summer and fall. This included flights to Paris during the 2024 Summer Olympics. While most of the availability went quickly, there are still a couple of open routes and dates available.

a row of seats in an airplane
Fly in KLM’s Boeing 787-9 World Business Class for 50k Miles

Delta Makes a Splash with the CRJ-550

Delta announced earlier this month that they would convert 19 CRJ-700s inherited from American to the premium heavy CRJ-550. These flights will be operated by SkyWest and initially serve short routes from the airline’s Salt Lake City hub.

a plane on the runway
SkyWest will operate the CRJ-550 on behalf of Delta Connection on routes out of Salt Lake City

Flight Review: American Boeing 737-800 Business Class

We had a pleasant, but somewhat quirky flight from Austin to Los Cabos in American Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business Class. We had a very well intentioned crew and great ground staff in Austin but the overall service flow was slightly off. A bus gate in Cabo detracted from the experience a bit but that should be resolved once the new terminal is fully opened. Overall, it was a nice flight.

American Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business Class Seat
American Airlines Boeing 737-800 Business Class

Hotel Review: The Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas

This hotel is far from the most cutting edge property in Los Cabos. At 30 years old the design definitely looks dated but the hotel has been well maintained. Our room had plenty of space for four adults to spread out without bothering one another and a useable kitchen that allowed us to prepare meals when we wanted to eat in.

The major downside to this hotel is the east facing view which means you don’t get any afternoon sun on the beach and pools. Overall I’d put the hotel in the good, not great category but we would return again if the opportunity presented itself.

The Westin Los Cabos Resort Exterior
The Westin Los Cabos Resort

Lounge Review: American Express Centurion Lounge San Francisco (SFO)

The San Francisco Centurion Lounge is one of the nicer lounges at SFO with high quality food and drinks. It is a great option for passengers flying United and their partners thanks to its location in Terminal 3 though it can be accessed by passengers flying from other terminals via a security check.

American Express Centurion Lounge San Francisco Entrance
American Express Centurion Lounge San Francisco


May was an exciting month for ATX Jetsetter! We had a lot of big changes and we’re looking forward to what’s coming in June!

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