It was a fun day at Southwest headquarters today when I was invited with three other bloggers (Holly Hegeman of PlaneBusiness/PlaneBuzz, Ellen Wernecke of Jaunted, and Grant Martin of Gadling) to be guest judges for their annual Halloween contest. I dressed myself up as a Canadian Mountie … Read the post
As I mentioned before, I’m in Dallas for the Southwest Halloween contest tomorrow. But tonight, I’ll be joining Southwest blogger and spokeswoman Paula Berg along with some other esteemed Southwest folk at Club Schmitz near Love Field. I don’t know much about the place, but I’m told it’s a dive … Read the post
Looks like it’s a done deal. Delta and Northwest cleared the last hurdle in their merger effort yesterday when the DOJ approved the deal without any changes. Now, one of the oldest names in American skies will disappear under the Delta name. I’m not going to spend too much time … Read the post
United has internally released its plans for how it’s going to handle the dismantling of Ted, and as usual, copies are circulating. I know that some planes have already been painted over, but that’s just the beginning. Here’s what we’re going to see. Let’s start with the biggest news.
“Airport Security in America is a Sham . . .”
Effective security may be unpleasant, but it’s worthwhile and important. Is what we have today effective? What else can airlines be doing?
Mayor Villaraigosa’s Misguided Strategy for LA Airports
LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is as it again. He continues to … Read the post
Looks like those wacky folks over at the Department of Homeland Security are at it again. In the name of improving your safety and security, Secure Flight is (supposedly) ready for implementation in early 2009. (Click for a little history on the program.) What does that mean? Well, they’re … Read the post
JetBlue travelers rejoice! The airline’s brand spanking new Terminal 5 opened yesterday. This means the cramped and awkward Terminal 6 is finally, mercifully empty.
If you’d like to learn more about the terminal, you can see my earlier post or you can check out JetBlue’s blog on the opening. … Read the post
Earlier this week, I had heard rumblings that American would be back on Kayak, and now it appears to have happened. The two have apparently resolved their differences, and that can only be good for Kayak users.
I reached out to Kayak spokesperson Kellie Pelletier and she had the following … Read the post
There was some disturbing news out of the Metroplex last week when American’s pilots announced that the Aviation Safety Action Program (ASAP) is dead. It would seem that this program contributed greatly to improving safety at the airline, and now, thanks to bickering and stubbornness, it’s gone, and that’s … Read the post