Cranky on the Web (November 14 – 20)

Atlantic Southeast, BNET, Delta, ExpressJet, Frequent Flier Programs, United

First Space Hotel Set to Open in 2012Asylum.com
I was asked about travel to space. Fun topic, but I don’t see it anytime soon.

Milwaukee sparks air warsBusinessRockford.com
A thorough piece on what the low cost carrier expansion into Milwaukee might mean for Rockford. I weighed in (and, as you imagine, I don’t see much hope for the place).

Does Delta Make Atlantic Southeast’s Performance Suffer? We’re About to Find OutBNET
ASA’s on time and bag handling performances are pretty bad, but is it Delta’s fault? Possibly, and now we’ll find out.

Electronics top splurge gifts for travelersABC News/AP
The AP asked what kinds of gifts I would find interesting this holiday season. I’m looking at netbooks these days.

ExpressJet To Fill the 50-Seat Aircraft Void at UnitedBNET
Looks like United has decided how to replace those Mesa 50 seaters it’s getting rid of. ExpressJet is the winner, but this is a little more complicated than it sounds.

get that dress to your wedding in one pieceantibride.com
I don’t know much about wedding dresses, but I do know how you should get it to your wedding. Don’t check it. There are better ways.

Boingo Bets Passengers Will Engage with Sponsors for Free Wifi in AirportsBNET
Boingo is bringing the sponsor model to airports – watch an ad or do something they want and you’ll get free wifi.

United Listens to Customers, Changes Upgrade PolicyBNET
United is bringing back the regional upgrade due to popular demand. It goes to show that they do listen, sometimes.

Premium Air Traffic Takes and Unexpected Turn for the WorseBNET
I really thought that September year-over-year comparisons would be much better. I was wrong.

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1 comment on “Cranky on the Web (November 14 – 20)

  1. Rockford will eventually see an exponential increase in pax traffic when the W/NW Suburbs reach Marengo and ORD is once again max’d.

    There is a great article that the Chicago Tribune put out in 2005 that supports such foresight:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-051023rockfordburns-story,0,5706600.story?page=1

    Although it can be argued that the name “Chicago Rockford”, in terms of pax draw, might be premature, it will be aptly titled in due time.

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