A380 Coming to LAX

A380 Coming to LAX

I know where I’ll be on March 19. Airbus has buckled under the pressure from Qantas and LA World Airports and announced it will bring an A380 to LAX on the same day it brings one to JFK.

The initial announcement said that Airbus would bring the plane to JFK, …

A Concorde Go-Around

A Concorde Go-Around

There are thousands and thousands of videos on the web showing airplanes landing, taking off, going around, etc. Generally, even I don’t find these that interesting to watch, but this one is great. It’s a short, 32 second video of a Concorde descending in a crosswind and then aborting the …

American Tries to Capitalize

American Tries to Capitalize

06_02_26 nycWho wants to guess that last Thursday’s announcement of American’s “New York Initiative” was coincidentally timed shortly after JetBlue’s problems? Me neither. I can’t imagine it was a coincidence.

New York has been a battleground for a long time. Besides JetBlue’s substantial flying, Delta has tried to grow its JFK …

Adam Air Gets Bent

Adam Air Gets Bent

It’s a rare weekend post for me, but I thought this was worth it.

Remember Adam Air? The Indonesian airline had a 737 go down off the coast of Indonesia in January. Well, now they’ve had another, um, incident. Another 737 came in for a hard landing in Surabaya, and …

Business Week Hates JetBlue

Business Week Hates JetBlue

It’s definitely been a bad couple of weeks for JetBlue. I’m sure everyone is sick of hearing about them by now, but I feel compelled to DEFEND the airline.

This week, Business Week was coincidentally scheduled to release its rank of the top 25 customer service firms. JetBlue was #4. …

What is That Noise?

What is That Noise?

If you’ve flown on an Airbus narrowbody (A318/A319/A320/A321) or an A330, you’ve definitely heard the sound that makes you think something is horribly wrong, especially if you’re sitting near the wing. As you wait to take off, you look out the window expecting to see this:

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But don’t worry, it’s …

Vote for Cranky!

Vote for Cranky!

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I was honored to find out that I am one of the top 5 finalists for two Travvies this year. So, now it’s your turn to help me win. Here’s how you can help.

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