Cranky on the Web (September 2 – 6)

Annoyed by Slow Wi-Fi at 30,000 Feet? Get Ready for Some SpeedConde Nast Daily Traveler
JetBlue has finally passed its last wifi hurdle and that means fast wifi is finally coming to its airplanes.

In the Trenches: Our Business Credit Card StrategyIntuit Small Business Blog
I’m not talking about accepting credit cards here but rather which credit cards to use for our expenses.

World’s largest airliner: Is bigger better?CNN.com
I was asked to comment on whether the A380 being bigger was actually better.


3 Responses to Cranky on the Web (September 2 – 6)

  1. I wouldn’t want to even fly on a 380 so bigger in the form of two full size decks is not better for me. The thought of being on the lower deck and the thought of the entire upper deck come crashing down on my in an accident is just to scary to even think about.

    Plus I think it’s ugly looking.

    • Jim says:

      David, that’s a rather irrational thought. If your airplane were to be involved in a crash (which is incredibly unlikely to begin with), the thought of the upper deck crashing down on you would be the least of your worries.

  2. Nathaniel says:

    I think both the 787 and A380 have their places.. The A380 is great for high volume routes, and I wouldn’t be shocked to see some North American airlines eventually use a high capacity version for hub to hub. ORD-DFW, ORD-MIA, DET-ATL, DEN-ORD, SFO-ORD, LGA-ATL, all can benefit from less planes, but better aircraft utilization. The 787 on the other hand does allow for new, better routes, allowing smaller markets access to the direct flights they need, I don’t see why they can’t both be successful in the market.

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