Monthly Archives: April 2009

Is There Such a Thing as a “Good” Bag Fee?

In general, baggage fees make people cringe. I don’t think it’s that it’s because charging for a checked bag is bad in theory, but rather it’s just that everybody was used to getting a couple bags included in the price of the ticket. The transition has been rough on customers, …

Bienvenue à Paris

Cranky is on vacation, but I’ve lined up some excellent guest bloggers for you while I’m gone. Today I have Frances Colleen Barton-Wolf. As far as I can tell, she’s not a blogger at all nor is she an airline dork (just married to one). I chose her post because

Stolen Souvenirs and Other Embarrassing Baggage

Cranky is on vacation, but I’ve lined up some excellent guest bloggers for you while I’m gone. Today I have The Traveling Optimist, who is a frequent commenter and previous guest poster on the blog.

Recent articles have highlighted inexcusable stealing out of passenger baggage. It does not happen …

Paying For Non-Existent Airports in India

Cranky is on vacation, but I’ve lined up some excellent guest bloggers for you while I’m gone. Today I have Devesh Agarwal who writes the Bangalore Aviation blog. He always has great insight into Indian aviation.

At a time when airports across the Asia-Pacific region are slashing their …

The Future of Airline Geekiness

Cranky is on vacation, but I’ve lined up some excellent guest bloggers for you while I’m gone. Today I have Things in the Sky author Dan Webb.

The vast majority of the airline geeks I know found their passion as children, and I’m no exception. Heck, I made a …

Strange But True Aviation News

Cranky is on vacation, but I’ve lined up some excellent guest bloggers for you while I’m gone. Today I have my old friend Benet Wilson from Aviation Week. Last time she posted her “Strange but True” piece I received good feedback, so she’s back with more.

First—it kills …

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