Cranky on the Web (January 28 – February 1)

How to Protect Yourself from Antiquated Airline Computers That Could Ruin Your
I talked a little more about how we have helped clients with computer system issues. He used my recent example of our client stuck in Beijing.

US Aviation Review 2012: Vinay vs. Cranky FlierBangalore Aviation
Vinay and I had a fun back and forth about the big news in the US airline industry in 2012. We talked about a potential US Airways/American merger, the United IT issues, the Delta/Southwest deal for 717s, and lastly, the United/Southwest customs facility fight in Houston. It’s a long read, but it was fun to put together.

ONT passenger traffic decline continues in DecemberInland Valley Daily Bulletin
Another bad news story for Ontario. I helped the reporter dig in to why the passenger numbers are dropping again.

Test Drive: New Paperless Car Rental Service Silvercar is Sleek but BuggyConde Nast Daily Traveler
I promised you more details on my Silvercar rental at Dallas/Ft Worth, and here it is. I put in plenty of pictures as well.

In the Trenches: The Flu BugIntuit Small Business Blog
I came down with the flu earlier this week, and man, it is tough to operate a small business when sickness hits.

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David SF eastbay

The one thing about old GDS systems is they only add new things and don’t update the old. They update to add new things like e-tickets, but everything they had on day one of GDS systems will still be done the same way.

David SF eastbay

To bad Ontario isn’t a more used airport, it’s not like it’s in the middle of no where with no people. But you have talked about the high cost of doing business there before.

Sounds like if they lower costs for airlines, they might be willing to put in more flights. But that sounds to simply, so there must be a reason they don’t.

Guess it’s been awhile since someone put in a 767 doing ONT-SAN-JFK like TWA did back in the day.

David SF eastbay

Sorry to hear you were sick. So how many people said “Didn’t you get a flu shot?”