Monthly Archives: May 2008

Swiss Installing Aerobeds in Business Class

Ok, so maybe it’s not actually an Aerobed, but it’s close enough. Anyone get a chance to see Swiss’s new business class product yet? It’s an interesting concept, but I have to wonder if it’s actually as comfortable as they say.

For those who didn’t see it, you can see …

Two Quick Links on Herb Kelleher

I really can’t let Herb’s departure as Chairman go without a little more color. I mean, he’s an absolute legend in this business, and he deserves a proper send off (not that I can really live up to that). So, here are a couple of video links that I recommend …

Champion Air Gets a (Purple and) Gold Star In Its Dying Days

It can’t be easy being Champion Air these days. The clock is ticking . . . only 10 days until the airline shuts down for good. 08_05_21 purpleandgoldstarBut apparently, this fine airline found the will to do a great thing yesterday. And for that, they get a (purple and) gold star.…

Sukhoi Superjet Takes Flight

Congratulations to Russian aircraft manufacturer Sukhoi. The company’s first Superjet 100 successfully flew yesterday. This is obviously a huge milestone for any aircraft program, but it must be even more exciting for these guys since this is the first Russian commercial jet program with any economic success potential in many, …

Airlines and the Environment

I started putting this post on the airlines and the environment together a long time ago, and then it fell by the wayside. I dusted it off this weekend, and fortunately it’s still relevant. In fact, it’s only going to continue to become a bigger and bigger issue as time …

Virgin America Superfly Wednesdays

You guys know I can be pretty harsh on Virgin America, but I have to say, I really like their latest promotion. I received it last night not only from Virgin, but also from two other people before the original had even landed in my inbox. 08_05_16 vxpimpThat tells me it’s …

Booking A Flight In a Time of Uncertainty

Let’s face it. It sucks to have to book travel right now. Ok, it clearly sucks to actually be an airline far more, but we’ve beaten that horse to death already. So why do I say it’s so bad to book? Uncertainty.

With my wedding coming up in October, there …

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