I have yet to fly in the new liquid-free era (that’ll be next week), but I’ve had quite a few friends who have. Of course, I’ve asked them all what they thought about the new “dry cabin” rules, and every single one has said they actually like it.
The ruling just came down today . . . . Northwest flight attendants will be permitted to strike on August 25. The union came out with a release saying that the ball is now in Northwest’s court. If no agreement can be reached, they will being CHAOS (random, unannounced mini-strikes) … Read the post
Air Berlin, which has quietly become one of Europe’s largest low cost carriers, announced today they’ve acquired primarily domestic German airline dba.
dba is one of those wayward airlines that has drifted from owner to owner over the years. Originally, it was Deutsche BA, owned … Read the post
As the news coverage has died down here in the US, most people have probably forgotten about the plight of London-bound travelers. But last night as I sat in LAX’s Encounter restaurant (that big spider-looking thing), I saw Virgin’s 520p Heathrow departure head to the runway after its 850p departure, … Read the post
Boeing says they’ve finished reviewing their Connexion inflight internet service, and they’ve decided to shutter the whole project.
In the short term, this is a bummer for customers of Lufthansa, SAS, ANA, Japan Airlines, and Singapore Airlines because they will now be internet-less. Those were … Read the post
To say that Northwest’s relationship with its employees is tenuous would be a very generous understatement. They broke the striking mechanics last year and replaced all the ones who wouldn’t cross the line. They’ve also made it down to the wire with their flight attendants who are threatening to strike … Read the post
In the last couple of weeks, LAX has seen failures on one of its instrument landing systems (ILS) on two separate occasions. The first time, it created a heck of a backup, but the second time was less painful because the weather was better and it lasted for a shorter … Read the post
Airlines have relied on international routes recently to be their big money makers and none have been more sought after than flights to China. In the last few years, the US and China came to agreement to slowly phase in more flights between the two countries. Before that agreement, the … Read the post
Nay, there is no such thing as Mini Airlines, but methinks Mini would like you to believe otherwise. As I filled up on black gold at my local Exxon the other day, I came across this sitting on top of the pump. (Please excuse my poor picture taking skills.)