Monthly Archives: May 2007

Arpey’s Case of Foot-in-Mouth Disease

Oh man. I really didn’t think this one could get much worse, but American CEO Gerard Arpey just found a way. Yesterday was the big annual shareholder’s meeting for the airline, and the front line employees were out in force. The main protest was over the executive compensation plan that …

Why Am I Not Talking About JetBlue’s Move at The Top?

07_05_16 neelemanoutIt’s funny. When JetBlue announced that the Board had decided to remove David Neeleman as CEO last week, I didn’t even think twice about blogging it. Now that I’ve gotten a few emails from people asking about my thoughts, I thought I’d explain why I hadn’t written about it in …

Airplane Porn From the Pacific

Last week, both Singapore and Aloha came out with some cool looking new planes. First up, let’s take a look at Singapore’s first A380 to come out of the paint shop. I definitely don’t think they got its best side. That cro-magnon looking forehead is definitely exaggerated even further with …

Trip Report: ExpressJetting to Tucson

I was really excited about this trip for many reasons. First, my brother was graduating from medical school. Second, I was able to fly ExpressJet, a new airline for me (well, new if you don’t count flying on Continental Express). Third, it was the first time I’d ever flown in …

Delta Needs More “Change”

I mentioned last week that Delta was launching their new community site at delta.com/change. Though they didn’t get it up in time for the New York Times article, they did get it live this Monday. What are my thoughts?

Not so great. And that’s a bummer because I really …

US Airways Hints at Changes to Come

You may have seen this press release a couple of weeks ago from US Airways. After announcing some pretty impressive first quarter earnings, they decided to talk about some of their “customer service initiatives” going forward. The only problem is that a lot of these points didn’t actually say very …

Move Over Singapore, Now There’s Somethin’ Meatier

Singapore Airlines is generally regarded as the king of the premium cabins. I posted on their last upgrade back in October, but now it looks like we have a newcomer to the race.

Jet Airways of India

If you’ve gone to India, you probably know Jet as the full service, …

Trip Report: Florida Deja Vu

It seems like just last month that I was heading to Florida for a wedding. Oh wait, it was. This past weekend, I did it all over again. This time two of my good friends were marrying each other on Longboat Key, a surprisingly nice area near Sarasota. (Anything nice …

More Fun with Billboards in India

Remember my post about the billboard war in India? Looks like Jet and Kingfisher aren’t the only ones who want to play. Check out GoAir’s attempt at joining the party.

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Edit 5/7 1217p: Ok, so I’ve had an email or two suggesting that the picture was photoshopped, and they’re probably …

Ending Delta Week with a Gold Star

So how was your Delta week? I’m sorry I had to leave you post-less on Friday, but I had just arrived bleary-eyed in Florida for the wedding of two good friends. I’ll have that trip report some time this week, but I thought I’d stick with the Delta theme for …

A Good Day for International Travelers in LA

It’s a pretty rare day when you get a new international flight at your home airport, so today is especially rare. There were two new international flights announced as well as promises of a third!

MAXJet to London
MAXJet, the all-business class airline that currently flies from New York/JFK, Washington/Dulles, …

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