It would figure that an extremely busy week for me would also be a busy news week in the airline world. Though I’ve tried to avoid these short summaries lately, there’s just too much going on for me to do it any other way today. Unfortunately, most of these stories … Read the post
I know, it sounds funny, right? You never think of Southwest needing a turnaround plan, but yesterday that appears to be exactly what they presented to Wall Street. Why? Well, in the past they were able to hide some of their problems thanks to their excellent fuel hedges. But as … Read the post
I really don’t understand the obsession that Midwest Airlines has with dogs.
First, they launched a frequent flier program for them. Fine, that’s a good way to reach dog lovers and probably makes some sense. Then they announced Canine Travel Packs, a “welcome gift” for dogs when they fly. … Read the post
I wasn’t planning on posting again this week, but after seeing this, I thought it would be nice to end the week on a lighter note.
Check out the long list of titles you can select for yourself when registering for the British Airways Executive Club frequent flyer program. … Read the post
There’s yet another development in the ongoing daytime drama, “Days of our LAX.” This time, there’s trouble afoot for United. All those little 30 seat turboprops buzzing around California will no longer be able to nest in cozy Terminal 8. They’re being banished back to the old remote terminal.
I’ll … Read the post
It’s amazing what you can find by poking around Southwest’s website in the middle of the night. My friend Robert Stack, the Thanksgiving Traveler (aka King of Bumping), was playing around on the site and found that Southwest has started showing no availability for some flights beginning October 4, 2007. … Read the post
Don’t be surprised that the title of this post sounds a little bitter. I AM bitter. This week is the Paris Air Show. In odd years, it’s at Le Bourget, the airport where Lindbergh landed after his first transatlantic journey, and in even years it’s in Farnborough in the UK. … Read the post