Cranky on the Web (March 22-26)

ALERT: If you used to follow Cranky at, you’ll notice that the blog is no longer there. It was taken down as of Thursday, so you’ll need to make sure you come to to get your fix from now on.

Is Virgin America Flying Without a Map?BNET
Virgin America has announced Toronto and Orlando service, two very different markets. What’s the strategy?

Flying In Style: Premium Air Travel Rebound BeginsBNET
IATA predicts that the premium air travel downturn is cyclical, not permanent. The airline rejoice.

Did Airport Grants Sway Stupak’s Healthcare Vote? No Way.BNET
There are some allegations that Rep Stupak voted for the healthcare bill in exchange for airport grants. This is absurd.

JetBlue Fights Talent Flight, Keeps HQ in New YorkBNET
JetBlue picked talent over costs and kept its headquarters in New York instead of going to Orlando. That was definitely the right move (or lack thereof).

How to Sail Through Airport SecurityBNET Feature
My first feature story for BNET offers tip on how to get through security quickly.

When Will Foreigners Be Able to Own US Airlines? Not Anytime SoonBNET
There’s a lot of talk about the new open skies deal between the US and Europe, but there’s not much new coming out of this deal.

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My guess on Virgin America. They are trying to offer intra US flights for Virgin Atlantic passengers. Open Jaw ticketing is very popular with the British! Many want to combine more than one city into an itin! Up til now, flying into MCO from LON/MAN/GLA was an in and out affair. Maybe Open jaw with Miami! … But many by now, its a been there done that! So while FL is considered “low season” during the summer for Americans! For passengers coming in from other parts of the world, its PEAK SEASON! Branson, has spoken recently about being able to… Read more »


Concerning Bart Stupak: Stupak stinks and so does this article. The Obama Administration bought him off with a promised Executive Order and who knows how many “federal grants”. And no matter who says so, there is no proof that it didn’t. This article is fatuous at best and biased at worst. It doesn’t deserve a link in the Flyer.


The EO was a cover for the other shenanigans that Obama perpetrated; and Stupak and all the others gobbled them right up. The country can’t afford this type of bribery and it will be defunded after November.

I think this site should just stick to air travel topics, you’re in way over your head!


Why were you taken doen on boardingarea?


Well Mr CF, what do you think of Stupak now? It’s obvious that he is a hypocritical turncoat who has no character and won’t stand behind his own actions. They’ll probably rename those airports after Benedict arnold, Anger Hiss, and Julian and Ethel Rosenberg.

As I said before, “I think this site should just stick to air travel topics, you’re in way over your head!”

By the way, you might have noticed that nobody has supported you on this subject.