This week’s featured link:
Ryanair to bid for Alitalia’s jets: O’Leary – FlightGlobal
On the surface, the idea that Ryanair would want both long and short haul aircraft to operate under the Alitalia brand is laughable. I assume this is just Ryanair playing mind games. My guess? Ryanair just wants to show interest, drive the price up, and then laugh when others get saddled with it. Or maybe drive the price up so that nobody is interested and they have to break it up instead. That would be what Ryanair would really want – pick at the carcass to get what it wants.
Two for the road:
Non-flyers will have access to Airmall at Pittsburgh International Airport – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
I like being able to go past security and meet people at the gate, but you know what else I like? Shorter lines at security when I have to fly. Maybe Pittsburgh has the capacity and doesn’t think it will stress the system. But if that’s the case, maybe they need to send those TSA agents over to an airport that could use more help.
Burning Man airport emerges in Nevada desert – USA Today
It’s not every day that an airport comes out of nowhere for a couple weeks. In fact, it’s every YEAR. This is a fun read.