This Week on BNET (Feb 8 – 13)

Advertising, AirTran, BNET, Continental, Inflight Entertainment, MKE - Milwaukee, Schedule Changes, Seats, Southwest, Technology, US Airways, V Australia, Virgin America

Should Continental Continue to Host Events for Its Best Fliers?
Continental just finished up its annual FlyerTalk event. It’s not cheap, but should they continue to spend this money on their best customers?

V Australia’s Decision on Which Business Class Seat to Use
You would have thought that V Australia would choose the seat Virgin Atlantic pioneered, but they didn’t, and there had to be good reason.

US Airways’ Strong December On-Time Performance
December was a miserable month for just about everyone thanks to awful weather, but US Airways ended up outperforming.

AirTran Adds Flights in Milwaukee
Midwest keeps shrinking but AirTran is jumping in to pick up the slack. The airline announced a slew of new flights.

LAX and United Agree to Free Up Gates
United and LAX have finally settled their long running dispute over gates and more. This can only improve things for passengers at the airport.

Finding Good Usage Numbers for Onboard Wireless Internet
Airlines are cautiously rolling out tests of onboard wireless, but when will we see reliable usage numbers so they can make decisions? Soon.

Is Southwest’s SI Swimsuit Model Airplane Backfiring?
If you see a half-naked woman on a Southwest airplane, it’s not an illusion. It’s an SI swimsuit model, but was it a good idea?

Virgin America Should Be Considered “American” for Now
Alaska is questioning Virgin America’s “American-ness” but I find myself defending the airline. This is just an attempt to push them out of business.

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