Monthly Archives: January 2008

Alaska “Welcomes” Virgin America to Seattle

Alaska, always the gentleman, has decided to roll out the red carpet for Virgin America’s upcoming arrival in Seattle by announcing a bunch of new flights and double bonus miles. Wait, that’s not very welcoming, is it?

08_01_16 vxseaAlaska has effectively decided to turn their Seattle – California services into a …

Southwest Bumps Up Denver Flying

I know I didn’t get to it last week, but I couldn’t let Southwest’s massive schedule change go by without at least a passing mention. For those who missed it, Southwest decided to cut 57 flights and add 40 new ones beginning May 10.08_01_15 wnzilla You math whizzes out there might …

United Screws Around with Fuel Surcharges

Anyone else having flashbacks to 2000?

Fares are going up, sort of, but not in a healthy way. This time, it’s in the form of massively increased fuel surcharges. United put together a $25 each fuel surcharge for domestic flights, and the usual suspects have matched except for Northwest. They …

Taking EAS to the World of Podcasting

I’ve finally done it. I’ve done my first ever podcast. Thanks are certainly due for Addison Schonland for convincing me to actually do it. I spoke with him yesterday about my Essential Air Service post earlier this week, and we talked a little more about the program.

If you have …

The Best Travel Blog of 2007*

Thank you to everyone who headed over to Performancing to vote for me. I have now officially been crowned The Best Travel Blog of 2007*!

08_01_11 performancingwinWhy the asterisk, you ask?

Well, the editors over there decided that reader votes aren’t enough. They thought they’d come up with their own …

BA Goes on a Diet – Same Great Taste (Almost), 1/3 the Seats

There had been rumblings about this for quite some time. Would British Airways make any moves designed to fight the all-business class airlines that have popped up over the last few years? Would they try to take advantage of open skies and fly between the US and Continental Europe?

The …

New Hampshire Aircraft Action

Besides being an airline dork, I’m also a weather geek and a political junkie. So I made it a goal to find a way to discuss the current US primaries without going off topic. FlightAware to the rescue!

08_01_09 presidentialprimariesWith the New Hampshire primaries finishing up last night, I thought it …

Nominated

I was really hoping to have my monstrous post on Essential Air Service finished today, but it looks like I’m going to need another day. 08_01_07 performancingawardsThat means I’m postless this morning. Arrrrgh. So, I thought I’d take the time to point out that I received an email over the weekend …

Good Luck Flying West Today

If you’re flying to the west coast today, be ready for a delayed and bumpy ride. We’re getting hit with the worst storm we’ve had in 3 years over here. Check out the satellite shot right now. Looks like a freakin’ hurricane.

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If you’re up in San Francisco, things are …

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