Cranky on the Web (August 15 – 19)

If you’ll be near LAX TODAY, come on by to celebrate 5 Cranky years. Join me and Johnny Jet at In ‘n Out for a little plane spotting between 11a and 1p.

No bag? Then airlines should refund feeCNN Out of the Office
I’ve written about this here before. If your bag doesn’t travel with you, then you should get a refund of the bag fee, but that’s not the way it works at most airlines.

US Airways Warms to Inflight InternetAPEX Digest
I’m writing for the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s publications now. This piece was about US Airways revisiting inflight internet.

In the Trenches: Relying on Third PartiesIntuit Small Business Blog
Sometimes, you think you’re as prepared as you can be, but third parties can throw a wrench into things sometimes.

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I think the biggest reason US has seen low usage rates on the A321 long-haul routes is the lack of power. In-flight internet very quickly drains your computer’s battery; if I can choose between 1.5 hours of using the internet and 3 hours of doing work, doing work for 3 hours wins.


Well, it was nice meeting you all… Thanks to Brett…