I’ve Had Enough — I’m Disabling Blog Comments!

Okay, perhaps that’s not completely accurate. šŸ˜‰

But blog comments will be disabled this afternoon and evening. And weĀ have had enough of how slowly this blog loads sometimes. Let me explain.

BoardingArea (which hosts OMAAT) has been trying to find a solution for faster bandwidth, and they’ve finally figured something out. That’s good news, because it should improve your experience loading and browsing the blog.

The bad news is thatĀ putting in place this new software and hardware requires a migration to new servers. This is expected to happen at around 3PM ET today, Thursday, March 3, 2016. The entire process should take no more than eight hours, so hopefully by the end of the night things are back to normal.

But don’t worry, the blog itself won’t be down, and we’ll even be publishing (pre-written) posts during the downtime, so be sure to check back during that time. The only thing you won’t be able to do is leave comments on the blog.

We appreciate everyone’s patience, and if everything goes as planned the commenting feature will just be down from 3PM until 11PM ET today.

Take this as aĀ warning, so you can get whatever you’re thinking off your chest prior to then. šŸ˜‰

Thanks for reading!


  1. The 757 has the best looking nose in commercial aviation. Best looking engines are the GE90 and the RB211 535. Best looking stews are on TAM out of BSB. Qantas flight deck crew look the most professional.

  2. I’m happy to read that it’s just a temporary shut-down – I get invaluable information from comments on your blog, too.

  3. You should write more reviews of economy class, enough of Emirates F.
    Why do you hate BA J so much?
    Why don’t you write more reviews about the places you visit instead of just the planes and hotels?
    How can you travel to such homophobic countries?
    There. I think I that should tide me over for 8 hours.

  4. I really feel that United First delivers a better hard/soft product than Emirates First. I’ll take a “Hawaii 757-200” from 1996 with shared seemingly black and white TVs over a shower on an immaculate A380 any day. The only airline that tops United is Allegiant. I feel better that I was able to bring the truth to light here.

  5. I’m a technology consultant who does datacenter (server) migration and consolidation for a living. If it were that seamless and easy, I wouldn’t have a job. Good luck!

  6. Which sign up bonus is better right now? SPG Business 35K sign up (just announced) or Chase Ink 60K bonus. Kind of nervous to sign up for SPG Business with the Marriott merger looming if you know what I mean.

  7. You probably dont have this option because of boardingarea, but you should move to disqus for comments. Threaded comments are so much better.
    Hell, just go self hosted. You’re big enough to go on your own and it’d give you a ton of flexibility for all of your great content.

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