Footage of the Biman Accident

Footage of the Biman Accident

It didn’t seem to get very much press, but Biman Bangladesh had an accident the other day and there were security cameras there to capture it. The plane was departing from Dubai when the nosegear collapsed. This security cameras caught it sliding down the runway, sparks and all.

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787 Gets Closer

787 Gets Closer

I think it’s been a long time since people have been as excited about seeing an aircraft roll out as they are about seeing the 787. Part of it may be that the construction process if very different from any other commercial aircraft.  Read this to see what I’m talking … Read the post

Why Calling an Airline Sucks

Why Calling an Airline Sucks

07_03_13 telephonestrangeI really haven’t gotten very cranky lately, but an experience this weekend put me back in the cranky mood. My girlfriend and I decided to use miles on United to go to Hawai’i. We had to book separately since we used our own mileage accounts. We walked through the process … Read the post

ATA Now Competing with Southwest

ATA Now Competing with Southwest

Since Southwest helped ATA out of bankruptcy a few years ago, ATA has basically become Southwest’s testing ground.  For the most part, ATA now flies to Hawai’i, Mexico, and to congested airports like LaGuardia.  This allows ATA to feed their customers into Southwest’s network as well as bring new options … Read the post

Welcome to Cranky’s New Home

Welcome to Cranky’s New Home

Welcome to the new home of The Cranky Flier.

For those with RSS feeds or email subscriptions, you may not have even realized things were changing.  Thanks to Feedburner, I was able to change the URL fo your subscriptions without you having to do anything.

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Spirit Races Toward the Bottom

Spirit Races Toward the Bottom

07_03_06 nkulccIt’s interesting to see how low cost carriers developed differently in the US versus Europe. Over here, Southwest was always considered the standard for low-frills and low fares. When compared to what Ryanair has done in Europe, Southwest looks downright pricey and opulent.

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