WestJet Looks at oneworld

WestJet Looks at oneworld

A little bit of love for our friends north of the border . . .

Canada’s Globe and Mail is reporting that Westjet is looking to join the oneworld alliance anchored by American and British Airways. This is a pretty interesting move.

First things first. I’m neither a fan of …

Eggs, Milk, and Air Berlin Tickets

Eggs, Milk, and Air Berlin Tickets

German supermarket Lidl will be running a promotion with Air Berlin at all their UK stores. For the week beginning September 5, customers will be able to buy £19 vouchers that can be turned in for a one way ticket on Air Berlin.

It’s a pretty interesting promotion, I …

MAXjet Decides to Gamble

MAXjet Decides to Gamble

Raise your hand if you’ve heard of MAXjet. Then raise your hand again if you can tell me why airlines can’t just use normal capitalization rules in their names.

If you live in New York, Washington, or London, there’s a good chance you know of them. Otherwise, well, maybe not. …

NTSB Targets CF6-80 Engines

NTSB Targets CF6-80 Engines

Who remembers the American 767 that had an engine explode during maintenance at LAX back in June?

If not, click here for some refresher photos taken by the LA Fire Department. It was pretty nasty. Really, they’re lucky that it happened in maintenance, because an uncontained engine failure like that …

Airplanes and Parachutes

Airplanes and Parachutes

I’ve had a lot of people asking me about airplanes with parachutes lately, so I thought it would make for a worthy post here.

In short, yes, there is an airplane that has a parachute on it. It’s manufactured by Cirrus and it’s called CAPS (Cirrus Airframe Parachute System). If …

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