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.
I 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
Since Southwest helped ATA out of bankruptcy a few years ago, ATA has basically become Southwest’s testing ground.Â For the most part, ATA now flies to Hawai’i, Mexico, and to congested airports like LaGuardia.Â This allows ATA to feed their customers into Southwest’s network as well as bring new options … Read the post
I had actually been working on this post about US and UK aviation relations and now it seems even more appropriate. As you may have heard, a tentative agreement allowing unlimited flights by US and EU carriers between the participating countries was agreed upon last week. There’s a good shot … Read the post
A friend of mine was at the rollout of Alaska’s 75th anniversary plane yesterday in Seattle, and he sent a couple of pictures. This is one good looking bird, despite the crappy weather which made the plane blend in with the clouds.
I think the … Read the post
Good news for JetBlue fliers, I think. The mystery surrounding “Controllable Irregularity” has now officially been solved. Thanks to Flight Wisdom for noticing that JetBlue has put up their new contract of carriage (PDF) which not only includes the Customer Bill of Rights but it even defines Controllable Irregularity. So … Read the post
It’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.
Since Ryanair … Read the post