Spirit Changing It Up

Spirit Changing It Up

Spirit is definitely a unique kind of airline. Just a few years ago, they were a small airline flying ratty old MD80s out of their Detroit hub as well as sending cold weather travelers down south to warm up. Here is their route map from January 19, 2001.

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It’s not …

How Much Stress Can a Wing Take?

How Much Stress Can a Wing Take?

I’ve had friends come back from vacations with harrowing stories about turbulence so bad they thought the wings were going to fall off. Of course, it didn’t happen, and it’s extremely unlikely that it could happen.

I came across this video this morning which is a 3:35 piece of the …

Not Your Father’s 747

Not Your Father’s 747

The 747 has been around for a long time. In fact, the 747-100 had its first commercial flight with Pan Am 37 years ago this Sunday. So as the plane approaches its fortieth birthday, you’d think it would be on its way out, right?

Not so much.

The program was …

Virgin America Tries Ignoring the DOT

Virgin America Tries Ignoring the DOT

You’d think that after such a strongly worded denial by the DOT last week, Virgin America would work on addressing the issues at hand, right?

Wrong.

Instead of trying to fix the foreign control problems that sunk their application, they’ve decided to take their fight to the public instead. According

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