Air Berlin Eats dba

Air Berlin Eats dba

Air Berlin, which has quietly become one of Europe’s largest low cost carriers, announced today they’ve acquired primarily domestic German airline dba.

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dba is one of those wayward airlines that has drifted from owner to owner over the years. Originally, it was Deutsche BA, owned by British Airways, but it …

London Getting Closer to Normal

London Getting Closer to Normal

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, …

Northwest Should Learn to Proofread

Northwest Should Learn to Proofread

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 …

Lots of Checked Baggage

Lots of Checked Baggage

As you might expect, this ban on liquids in the aircraft cabin has resulted in a lot of extra checked baggage. I’ve heard rumors, but the Chicago Tribune is the first I’ve seen to show actually numbers.

The article shows that on Monday, Chicago/O’Hare saw nearly 61,000 bags checked, up …

Beirut Airport Ready to Reopen

Beirut Airport Ready to Reopen

Now that the cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah has held up for a couple of days, Beirut airport is getting ready to reopen to traffic.

The Daily Star of Lebanon reports that the airport was putting the final touches on yesterday and could be open again tomorrow (Thursday, Aug 16), …

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