Monthly Archives: October 2006

Mesaba Saved

mesabaYou’ve probably never heard of Mesaba, but if you live in the upper Midwest, there’s a good chance you’ve flown them. Mesaba flies as Northwest Airlink, primarily with turboprops.

The airline filed bankruptcy soon after Northwest did and things have been getting uglier ever since that time. They were in

Inconsistency – Why People Hate Airlines

SadPeople absolutely love to hate airlines, but why is it that some airlines anger people a lot more than others?

I always hear the argument that successful airlines are those that underpromise and overdeliver. Take a look at Southwest Airlines. When you buy a ticket, you expect a seat and …

Where Should AirTran Fly?

Want to help AirTran decide where to fly? Well, click here and you can vote for your favorite city. I really hope this is just a lame promotion and not something that will actually influence their future planning. Then again, with JetBlue stepping in and stealing their markets before they …

Random Bits of Info

I was out of town over the weekend, so I didn’t have time to write. Here are a few random bits of info:

  • Looks like it only took Oasis Hong Kong one extra day to get approval to fly in Russian airspace. The airline is now operating regularly. We’ll see

JetBlue Surprises in Chicago

JetBlue has been trying to fly to Chicago for a long time, but their inability to get gate space and slots at O’Hare meant they weren’t able to start flying unless they settled for another area airport (Midway, Gary). Clearly they were unwilling to do so, and they really stepped …

Uh Oh-asis Hong Kong

I’ve been meaning to blog about these guys for awhile, but after their inaugural flight between Hong Kong and London was scrapped today due to the Russians, I figured it was time to start writing. (Sounds like an old Cold War novel, huh?)

Let’s start with the basics. These guys …

JetBlue Outsources Planning to AirTran

This is starting to become a regular event for JetBlue. Let AirTran announce new markets and then announce you’ll fly the same routes with an earlier start date.

The latest announcement is that JetBlue will begin flying to Newburgh/Stewart (just north of NYC) on Dec 19. Flights will operate from

Spirit Does It Again

I’ve posted before about how good Spirit Airlines is at getting attention for themselves here, but their latest promo had me on the floor laughing. If you go to their homepage, you’ll see this in all its fully-animated glory:


Seriously, does it get any better than that? I …

Trip Report: Not Long Enough

Last year, I went with a group of friends on a trip to Hawai’i for a week. We were amazed that all eight of us could get the same week off last year, but it was even more surprising this year when all but one of us were able to …

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