Attack of the Killer Tray Tables

Attack of the Killer Tray Tables

The airplane tray table . . . so small, so uneven, so . . . so upright and locked before landing. Why do they have to mess with a good thing?

First it was advertising on the tray table. I wasn’t a big fan of the half-naked dude advertising clothes …

A Upcoming Death in the Dulles Family

A Upcoming Death in the Dulles Family

Speaking of Eero Saarinen-designed terminals . . . let’s check in on Washington/Dulles. When was I speaking about Sarrinen terminals, you ask? Well, both JFK’s terminal 5 (from yesterday’s post) and the main terminal at Dulles were designed by Saarinen. Unfortunately, he died in 1961, a year before both structures …

Airline Information Going Mobile

Airline Information Going Mobile

Ah, Memorial Day. The start of summer and the start of airline delay season. Is there anything worse than getting stuck in a thunderstorm in Chicago and not being able to do anything except sit on terminal hold and hope for some agent in India to pick up the phone …

VX Gets the Go Ahead

VX Gets the Go Ahead

After an epic battle, Virgin America (IATA code: VX, seriously) has finally received approval from the DOT to start flying.

07_05_18 vxfliesThey jumped through a million hoops, and now they’ve finally finished this part of the process. If you’d like to read the 12 page ruling, go here (PDF).

In the …

Not So Fast, LAX

Not So Fast, LAX

To say that this was a bad week for LAWA (the organization that runs LAX) would be an understatement. I mean, if this were a football game, there would have been a flag for unnecessary roughness. Judge Goodwin absolutely dropped the hammer on them. By the time I got to …

Long Time, No Alitalia

Long Time, No Alitalia

It has been far too long since we’ve checked in on the airline I love to hate, Alitalia. So what’s new?

alitaliaWell, They just reported stellar first quarter earnings. By stellar, I mean absolutely horrible, but not quite as bad as last year. They lost just a tad over 147m …

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