Hasta Luego, eh?

Hasta Luego, eh?

Two airlines failed yesterday, one south of the border and one up north. Is there a connection?

First up, Líneas Aéreas Azteca. These guys have followed in the footsteps of Aero California. The government looked into their safety and training practices, didn’t like what they saw, and decided to shut

Gold Star to Jerry Grinstein

Gold Star to Jerry Grinstein

All the warm sunshine here in Tampa has me in a good mood. So, I thought I’d put my “cranky” hat away and talk about something, er, sunnier. So, let’s talk about Delta Air Lines, and more specifically, CEO Jerry Grinstein, the latest recipient of a gold star.

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Hittin’ the Road

Hittin’ the Road

I’m off tomorrow for a week of travelling that will include the CASMA conference (come visit if you’re there), a visit to Dodgertown for a Spring Training game, and a wedding.  That means my posts will be somewhat sporadic next week.

I will be posting when I can.  And of …

Skies Open in One Year, Then What?

Skies Open in One Year, Then What?

As I mentioned yesterday, the airline world is abuzz about the newly agreed-upon Open Skies deal between the US and the European Union (EU). The agreement takes effect in March 2008, but what exactly does it mean?

EU-based airlines can fly from any EU airport to any US airport


EU-based …

No Time for Love, Dr Jones

No Time for Love, Dr Jones

It’s a busy day today and though I can’t wait to comment on the newly agreed upon Open Skies agreement between the US and the European Union, it’ll have to way until tomorrow. So for now, I’ll leave you with some good ole’ airline porn, video style.

What do you …

A380 Part II – The Evening Event

A380 Part II – The Evening Event

As I mentioned earlier, I was fortunate enough to be invited to the A380 welcoming event this evening at LAX. You’ll be happy to know that I took almost 70 pictures from just about every angle of the plane you can imagine. Actually, only a few of you will be …

The A380 Arrives at LAX

The A380 Arrives at LAX

Well, the A380 has now arrived at LAX and I’ve got the video to prove it. I went out to the airport this morning to watch it arrive. When I got there at just after 8a, there were already a good number of people waiting, as you can see down …

Dinner with ExpressJet

Dinner with ExpressJet

I was lucky enough to be invited to a small dinner with ExpressJet President and CEO Jim Ream as well as VP of Marketing Trish Winebrenner on Monday night. The small group setting meant that I had plenty of time to poke and prod, and I must admit I like …

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