Cranky on the Web (January 18 – 22)

American Airlines, oneworld Increased Offer to Japan Air Lines May Not Be EnoughBNET
American is desperately trying to keep JAL in oneworld, but it’s not looking good.

oneworld Alliance Will be Much Weaker if Japan Air Lines LeavesBNET
If JAL leaves oneworld, what does it mean for the alliance? It’s not pretty.

do your visa researchantibride
If you’re traveling to exotic lands, make sure you find out the passport and visa rules before you go, otherwise it’ll be ugly.

Delta, American Airlines Court JAL for Routes to AsiaNPR Morning Edition
I chat with NPR’s Adam Hochberg about JAL’s bankruptcy filing and what it means for Delta and American.

The Business Case Behind Boston Logan Airport Making Wireless Internet FreeBNET
Boston Logan has made wifi free. Why would they do that? I thank Google.

Codesharing ExplainedFly HIA Blog
I dug into the world of codesharing for a guest post on the Harrisburg Intl Airport blog.

Charleston Yeager Airport Expertly Uses Social Media During Recent Aircraft IncidentBNET
An airplane aborted takeoff and ran off the end of the runway at Yeager. The media could have blown this out of proportion, but Yeager didn’t let them with their expert use of social media.

More Passengers in Fewer Seats Means Profit for Southwest AirlinesBNET
Southwest announced a profitable fourth quarter this week, even without special items. They appear to be back on track when it comes to revenue.

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I am still not going to bother to register on BNET in order to comment… but related to the Boston article, it appears that SFO will get free WiFi next month.