Monthly Archives: October 2007

A Standard for Mobile Check-In

I mentioned last month that Air Canada had began allowing customers to check-in using their mobile phone. (Sadly it didn’t work for me, but that’ll be in my trip report later on.) Now, IATA has come out with a standard barcode that will be used on all paper boarding passes …

Finding In-Seat Video on Delta

I know, I know, I’m back early. Actually, I’m still in the UK until tomorrow, but I have some free time and an internet connection, and I just can’t stay away for too long. So I don’t know if I’ll be back on the normal schedule just yet, but that …

It’s Break Time

As much as I love writing Cranky every day, it’s time for a break. Actually, it’s a wedding break. First up is a wedding in Canada this weekend and then one in France next weekend (the couple that actually encouraged me to start blogging in the first place). So, I’ll …

Baggage Check-In Times Part Deux

As promised, here’s how those same airlines from yesterday fare when it comes to international baggage check-in times (except Southwest, which doesn’t fly internationally). The situation here is much cleaner than domestic.

As you can see, most airlines say you must check bags 60 minutes prior to departure regardless of …

The Insane World of Baggage Check-in Times

Is there anything more ridiculous than the various baggage check-in time cutoffs that airlines impose? It’s not the idea that bothers me; it’s the hodge-podge execution that drives me crazy. Delta added to the fun by changing JFK’s cutoff from 30 to 45 minutes before departure, all in the name …

The Supercool Sukhoi Superjet Rolls Out

While the 787 rollout garnered worldwide coverage back in July, there was a more recent rollout that has basically gone unnoticed in the US. Yes, it’s the Supercool Sukhoi Superjet. The plane officially rolled out on September 26, and I must say it’s one good looking plane.

07_10_01 sukhoirollout

First flight will …

Adios, America West

It was a bittersweet day last Wednesday, Sep 26, when America West and US Airways officially merged on to one operating certificate. Yes, they still have workgroups to merge, but in the eyes of the FAA, they are one airline. That means America West is truly no more, and that’s …

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