US Airways - April 2013 - (Page 172)

Window or Aisle? engage Chatting with a Frequent Flyer Ken Jacobs is a diversity outreach officer in the admissions office of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. His work takes him across the country. When did you join the Coast Guard Auxiliary? Fifteen years ago. I have a very rewarding and fulfilling job developing relationships on behalf of the Coast Guard. I also really enjoy teaching classes for the Coast Guard Auxiliary in electronic media. How often do you fly? I flew 115,000 miles last year, so I’m on the road all the time. Where do you travel the most? TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FREQUENT FLYER OFFERS. WITH MY US AIRWAYS MASTERCARD, I’VE EARNED 400,000 MILES. LAST YEAR, I USED SOME OF THEM TO TAKE A FIRST CLASS TRIP TO BARCELONA, AND IT WAS WORTH EVERY MILE SPENT. When you’re not working, what do you do? In my downtime I’m usually keeping up with my Coast Guard qualifications. I’m also a bridge inspector, and last year I did 21 inspections, mostly on the Erie Canal. What’s your favorite part of flying? The people. I meet so many different pilots and flight attendants. In my view, US Airways has the greatest support people, and I really enjoy getting to meet them and hear where they’re from and where they’re flying. The pilots and flight attendants in v particular make me feel like I’m a part of the US Airways family. Is there a place that you’ve always wanted to visit? Lots of places, but in the U.S., I’d have to say Hawaii. It’s the only state I’ve never been to. And in Europe, I’d like to visit Stuttgart, Germany, because that’s where my father was from. If you could sit next to one person on a flight, who would it be? My dad. He died when I was 13. That would be the greatest thing ever. Window or aisle? The aisle for sure because I need to be in control. Are you a US Airways frequent flyer with an interesting story to tell? Email us! STAR ALLIANCE Corner RELAX IN STYLE IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST LOUNGE NETWORK With Star Alliance Gold Status, you can enjoy the comfort and benefits of the world’s largest lounge network. Whether it’s for business or pleasure, you have access to over 1,000 lounges worldwide. And don’t worry if you’re traveling with a guest; with Star Alliance Gold Status you can invite them to join you. Enjoy a range of complimentary beverages, hot and cold snacks, television programs, and a wide selection of newspapers and magazines. Many of the lounges provide a fully equipped business center with complimentary Wi-Fi and private offices for a conference call or a meeting (subject to availability). To find out more about the largest lounge network and other benefits of Star Alliance Gold Status, visit You’ve earned it. 172 Follow us: @USAirwaysMag APRIL 2013 TOP PHOTO BY PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS DIANA HONINGS/U.S. COAST GUARD Ken’s travel tips: I do Native American outreach for the academy, so I find myself in the Dakotas, northern Arizona, New Mexico, and Alaska most often.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - April 2013

US Airways - April 2013
Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Best Ballpark Food
Hub Crawl: San Francisco International Airport
Wine & Dine: 20 Wines Under $20
Wine & Dine: True Brew: Puerto Rico Coffee
Great Tastes: Luna Red
Great Escapes: Couples Resorts
Adventure: Cape Ann, Massachusetts
Great Escapes: Fairmont San Francisco Hotel
Adventure: High Springs, Florida
Gear Up: Golf
Special Section: Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Travel Feature: Grazing in Venice, Italy
US Airways Feature: 50+ Year Employees
No Strings Attached: Brad Paisley
The Rise of Hotel Restaurants
Phoenix Flair
Celebrate New Orleans: Art. Culture. Music.
Great Dates
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - April 2013